It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – Charles Spurgeon

 The above is one of the many happy quotes which says it all. The thing is happiness or unhappiness is often a matter of choice. We get to decide whatever we want to feel. Always tell yourself to choose happiness.

Surprisingly today we still see so many so-called motivational books advising us how to be jovial. Do we really need these long-winded text-laden books to make us cheerful?

happy quotes shed light on happinessIt all simply comes down to our outlook on life. We make the decision. Be optimistic, be grateful, be kind, learn to forgive and you have to accept life is never going to be perfect and fair.

Why don’t you read through these happy quotes below; ponder over them and I am sure they will shed light to show you the way to happiness.


“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” – Groucho Marx


“He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“If I keep a green bough in my heart the singing bird will come.” – Chinese Proverb


“I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.” – John Stuart Mill


“Happiness is a Swedish sunset; it is there for all, but most of us look the other way and lose it.” – Mark Twain


“If you think sunshine brings you happiness, then you haven’t danced in the rain.” – Unknown


“Happiness is an inside job.” – William Arthur Ward


“The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it.”  – C. P. Snow


“This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.” – Chuck Sigars


“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu


“Getting what you go after is success; but liking it while you are getting it is happiness.” – Bertha Damon


“Happiness is a direction, not a place.” – Sydney J. Harris


“Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in perfect harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi


“We take greater pains to persuade others we are happy than in trying to think so ourselves.” – Confucius


“Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.” – Robert Green Ingersoll


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