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Quotes - Happiness


When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, I told them they didn’t understand life.

John Lennon, Singer & Songwriter


A smile will gain you ten more years of life.

Chinese Proverb


I discovered so late in life that trusting your own heart is your greatest and only path to real happiness. I believe everyone is given a unique path to happiness we just have to listen to our hearts.

Michael Gates Gill, American Author


Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think.

Chinese Proverb


You will never really feel at home anywhere if you always want a bigger house.



The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed.

Chamfort, French Writer


It's easy to be miserable. Being happy is tougher.

Thom Yorke, English Musician


What we predict will make us happy doesn’t always make us happy.

Kelly Goldsmith, Kellogg School of Management.


If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man.

The Alchemist


Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.

Dalai Lama, Tibetan Spiritual Leader


True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating new things.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French Poet


The best you’ll ever feel, is when you’ve done a good job.  That’s the best you’ll ever feel.  And that satisfaction is wonderful, because it’s a job well done.  And I’m grateful for all of it, but I know at the end of the day, that when I’m done shooting Capote or any other film or any play, the day it ended, where I felt I acted well and I went home and breathed a free breath, that was long and deep, and I get into bed, with my eyes shut and I go to sleep peacefully, that’s as good as it gets.

  Phillip Seymour Hoffman, American Actor