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Happiness Quotes

43 of the best book quotes about happiness
  1. #1
    “There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.”
  2. #2
    “Even for me life had its gleams of sunshine.”
  3. #3
    “But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
  4. #4
    “Chin up, chin up. Everybody loves a happy face.”
  5. #5
    “You must be the best judge of your own happiness.”
  6. #6
    “Oh, my girls, however long you may live, I never can wish you a greater happiness than this!”
  7. #7
    “I don’t care about truth. I want some happiness.”
  8. #8
    “It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are the result of previous study?”
  9. #9
    “Give me a moment, because I like to cry for joy. It’s so delicious, John dear, to cry for joy.”
  10. #10
    “Dear old world’, she murmured, ‘you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.”
  11. #11
    “Money is a needful and precious thing,—and, when well used, a noble thing,—but I never want you to think it is the first or only prize to strive for. I’d rather see you poor men’s wives, if you were happy, beloved, contented, than queens on thrones, without self- respect and peace.”
  12. #12
    “One of the illusions is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly until he knows that every day is Doomsday.”
  13. #13
    “The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship”
  14. #14
    “It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness.”
  15. #15
    “Why joys so scantily disburse,
    Why Paradise defer,
    Why floods are served to us in bowls,—
    I speculate no more.”
  16. #16
    “Oh for heaven’s sake! Listen to me, all of you! You’ve got just as much right as wizards to be unhappy! You’ve got the right to wages and holidays and proper clothes, you don’t have to do everything you’re told — look at Dobby!”
  17. #17
    “Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.”
  18. #18
    “I sometimes wonder if all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.”
  19. #19
    “Joy is the serious business of heaven.”
  20. #20
    Mr. Wonka: “Don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he wanted.”
    Charlie Bucket: “What happened?”
    Mr. Wonka: “He lived happily ever after.”
  21. #21
    “Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.”
  22. #22
    “And O there are days in this life, worth life and worth death.”
  23. #23
    “For each ecstatic instant
    We must an anguish pay
    In keen and quivering ratio
    To the ecstasy.”
  24. #24
    “She was sensible and clever, but eager in everything; her sorrows, her joys, could have no moderation.”
  25. #25
    “What matters most are the simple pleasures so abundant that we can all enjoy them...Happiness doesn’t lie in the objects we gather around us. To find it, all we need to do is open our eyes.”
  26. #26
    “I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.”
  27. #27
    “Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.”
  28. #28
    “...when pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure.”
  29. #29
    “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
  30. #30
    “It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”
  31. #31
    “Pan, who and what art thou?” he cried huskily.
    “I’m youth, I’m joy,” Peter answered at a venture, “I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg.”
  32. #32
    “Most of us are showing up to ensure that people’s basic needs are met and their civil rights are upheld. But we’re also working to make sure that everyone gets to experience what brings meaning to life: love, belonging, and joy. These are essential, irreducible needs for all of us. And we can’t give people what we don’t have. We can’t fight for what’s not in our hearts.”
  33. #33
    “I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me.”
  34. #34
    “Now and then, in this workaday world, things do happen in the delightful storybook fashion, and what a comfort it is.”
  35. #35
    “So she enjoyed herself heartily, and found, what isn’t always the case, that her granted wish was all she had hoped.”
  36. #36
    “Don’t mind me. I’m as happy as a cricket here.”
  37. #37
    “I’m not ambitious for a splendid fortune, but I know, by experience, how much genuine happiness can be had in a plain little house, where the daily bead is earned, and some privations give sweetness to the few pleasures. I am content to see Meg begin humbly, for if I am not mistaken, she will be rich in the possession of a good man’s heart, and that is better than a fortune.”
  38. #38
    “God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.”
  39. #39
    “He was sunshine most always-I mean he made it seem like good weather.”
  40. #40
    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
  41. #41
    “The foundation of courage is vulnerability--the ability to navigate uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure. It takes courage to open ourselves up to joy...joy is probably the most vulnerable emotion we experience. We’re afraid that if we allow ourselves to feel lit, we’ll get blindsided by disaster or disappointment. That’s why in moments of real joy, many of us dress-rehearse tragedy...I call it foreboding joy. The only way to combat foreboding joy is gratitude.”
  42. #42
    “Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love.”
  43. #43
    “Stay in your own lane. Comparison kills creativity and joy.”
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