39 + 1 Awesome Quotes on Happiness

Today is the International Day for happiness. The day was set aside by the United Nations Organization (UNO) in 2012.
In commemoration of the day, I present you these forty (40), sorry thirty-nine plus one (39+1) quotes on the subject of happiness. Enjoy!

International day for hapiness
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  1. “All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within.” — Horace Friess
  2. “The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” — Allan K. Chalmers
  3. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” — Albert Schweitzer
  4. “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.” — Anne Frank
  5. “Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.” — E.L. Konigsburg
  6. “The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy.” — H.H. the Dalai Lama
  7. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” — Helen Keller
  8. “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” — James Oppenheim
  9. “We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”– Frederick Keonig
  10. “There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.” — Anthony de Mello
  11. “How to be happy when you are miserable. Plant Japanese poppies with cornflowers and mignonette, and bed out the petunias among the sweet-peas so that they shall scent each other. See the sweet-peas coming up. Drink very good tea out of a thin Worcester cup of a colour between apricot and pink . . .” — Rumer Godden
  12. “There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
  13. “How we feel about ourselves, the joy we get from living, ultimately depends directly on how the mind filters and interprets everyday experiences. Whether we are happy depends on inner harmony, not on the controls we are able to exert over the great forces of the universe.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihaly
  14. “Health is not just the absence of a disease. It’s an inner joyfulness that should be ours all the time; a state of positive well-being.” — Deepak Chopra
  15. “The really happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery when on a detour.” — Unknown
  16. “Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” — Margaret Lee Runbeck
  17. “Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.” — Anon
  18. “When I meet people from other cultures I know that they too want happiness and do not want suffering, this allows me to see them as brothers and sisters.” — H.H. the Dalai Lama
  19. “Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.” — William Makepeace Thackeray
  20. “Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.”– Jacques Prévert
  21. “All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh.”– Doris Lessing
  22. “Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self- gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” — Helen Keller
  23. “It’s not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.”– Unknown
  24. “To live long and achieve happiness, cultivate the art of radiating happiness.”– Malcolm Forbes
  25. “Happiness is really a deep harmonious inner satisfaction and approval.” — Francis Wilshire
  26. “Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.” – – Joseph W. Krutch
  27. “Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don’t collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don’t really mean anything.” — Norman Lear
  28. “A person will be called to account on Judgement Day for every permissible thing he might have enjoyed but did not.” — Talmud
  29. “A business is successful to the extent that it provides a product or service that contributes to happiness in all of its forms.” — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  30. “When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.” — Wayne Dyer
  31. “A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.” — Helen Keller
  32. “If I regarded my life from the point of view of the pessimist, I should be undone. I should seek in vain for the light that does not visit my eyes and the music that does not ring in my ears. I should beg night and day and never be satisfied. I should sit apart in awful solitude, a prey to fear and despair. But since I consider it a duty to myself and to others to be happy, I escape a misery worse than any physical deprivation.” — Helen Keller
  33. “Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”– Norman Vincent Peale
  34. “Happy is the man who can endure the highest and lowest fortune. He who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity has deprived misfortune of its power.” — Seneca
  35. “Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.” –Dennis Wholey
  36. “Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you have decided to look beyond the imperfections.” –Unknown
  37. “Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although eating honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called. — A.A. Milne
  38. “True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.” — Joseph Addison
  39. “Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.” — Mildred Barthel
  40. “The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others. — William Lyon Phelps
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