Happiness Quotes (part 1)

I often find words spoken by others, quotes if you will, to be inspiring and sometimes very insightful.  I’m sharing some of the quotes about happiness I find fits these criteria.  I hope you find them thoughtful.

“For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Folks are usually as happy as they make their minds up to be.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

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

“It isn’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.”  ~ Dale Carnegie

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer someone else up.” ~ Mark Twain

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ~ Aristotle

“Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called ‘All things that could go wrong’.” ~ Marianne Williamson

“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions and not upon our circumstances.” ~ Martha Washington

“Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.”  ~ Daphne du Maurier