Happiness—The Ultimate Quotation Collection
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171 Page Quotation Collection on Happiness
This 171 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Happiness. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Happiness, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.
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I asked professors who teach the meaning
of life to tell me what is happiness.
And I went to famous executives who boss
the work of thousands of men.
They all shook their heads and gave me
a smile as though I was trying to fool with them.
And then one Sunday afternoon I
wandered out along the DesPlaines River
And I saw a crowd of Hungarians under
the trees with their women and children
and a keg of beer and an accordion.
Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
—H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
I am 100% responsible for my own happiness. It is a state of mind cultivated by my choices and habits, not by things or people. Yes, my children make me happy. Yes, sitting at the beach and watching a sunset makes me happy. But I don’t ever want to make the mistake of thinking my happiness is dependent on something—a different job, more money, another child, wood floors, a remodeled bathroom.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
--George Bernard Shaw
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
The happy people are those who are producing something; the bored people are those who are consuming much and producing nothing.
--Dean W. R. Inge
The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditations on the past.
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.
--John Stuart Mill
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Some pursue happiness—others create it.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
A laugh is a smile that bursts.
--Mary H. Waldrip
The young man who wants to marry happily should pick out a good mother and marry one of her daughters—any one will do.
--J. Ogden Armour
Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe.
--Orison Swett Marden
Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.
Comparison is the thief of joy.
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