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Happiness Quotes

Happiness Quotes Happiness Perspective

Source: Various

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-08-05

Scripture: Various

Author: Various


“I am absolutely convinced it is a sin to be unhappy. A big sin. It’s a statement to God that he blew it.” [Dennis Prager is a KABC radio talk show host.]

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” [Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.]

“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.” [Helen Keller (1880 – 1968) was, both deaf and blind, was an American author, political activist, and lecturer.]

“Do't put the key to happiness in someone else's pocket.” [Author unknown]

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” [Robert A. Heinlein (1907 – 1988) was an American science fiction writer.]

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” [Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, author of the Emancipation Proclamation, and was assassinated in 1865.]

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.” [James Openheim (1882–1932), was an American poet, novelist, and editor.]

“It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” [Chuck Palahniuk (1962 - ) is an American novelist and freelance journalist, best known for his novel Fight Club.]

“Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.” [St. Augustine (354 – 430) was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings greatly influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy.]

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” [Jonathan Safran Foer (1977 - ) is an American author and creative writing professor.]

“It is't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” [Dale Carnegie (1888 – 1955) was an American writer, lecturer, and self-help guru, best known for his work How to Win Friends and Influence People.]

“Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” [Guillaume Apollinaire (1880 – 1918) was a French poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, and art critic.]

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” [George Burns (1896 – 1996) was an American comedian, actor and writer, best known for his radio program Burns and Allen.]

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get” [W.P. Kinsella (1935 - ) is a Canadian novelist and short story writer, known for his novel Shoeless Joe which was adapted into the movie Field of Dreams.]

“The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” [Benjamin Franklin (1706  – 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he was an accomplished author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.]

“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.” [Robert Frost (1874 – 1963) was a Pulitzer Prize and Congressional Gold Medal winning American poet.]

“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968) was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.]

“This is my "depressed stance." When you’re depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you’ll start to feel better. If you’re going to get any joy out of being depressed, you’ve got to stand like this.” [Charles M. Schulz (1922 – 2000) was an American cartoonist, best known for the comic strip Peanuts.]

“The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.” [Carl Sandburg (1878 – 1967) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American poet, writer, and editor.]

"There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.” [C.


Many of the above quotes provide their own points of application. They do not necessarily represent the views of Orthodox Christianity; neither do they necessarily represent the views of Illustration Exchange.