Quotes about happiness

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„The noblest art is that of making others happy“

—  P.T. Barnum American showman and businessman 1810 - 1891

„There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.“

—  Bob Ross American painter, art instructor, and television host 1942 - 1995

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„If you have ever seen the play Peter Pan you will remember how the pirate chief was always making his dying speech because he was afraid that possibly when the time came for him to die he might not have time to get it off his chest. It is much the same with me, and so, although I am not at this moment dying, I shall be doing so one of these days and I want to send you a parting word of goodbye.

Remember, it is the last you will ever hear from me, so think it over.

I have had a most happy life and I want each one of you to have as happy a life too.

I believe that God put us in this jolly world to be happy and enjoy life. Happiness doesn't come from being rich, nor merely from being successful in your career, nor by self-indulgence. One step towards happiness is to make yourself healthy and strong while you are a boy, so that you can be useful and so can enjoy life when you are a man.

Nature study will show you how full of beautiful and wonderful things God has made the world for you to enjoy. Be contented with what you have got and make the best of it. Look on the bright side of things instead of the gloomy one.

But the real way to get happiness is by giving out happiness to other people. Try and leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn come to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best. "Be Prepared" in this way, to live happy and to die happy - stick to your Scout promise always - even after you have ceased to be a boy - and God help you do it.“

—  Robert Baden-Powell lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder and Chief Scout of the Scout Movement 1857 - 1941

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„When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.“

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980

Variant: When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.

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„Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.“

—  William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910

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„Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

Variant: Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.

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„The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.“

—  Robert Baden-Powell lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder and Chief Scout of the Scout Movement 1857 - 1941

Letter (September 1940)

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„You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect—you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

Variant: You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect — you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break — her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.

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„Music is something everyone on Earth can share. Music is meant to heal us, to bring us together, to make us happy.“

—  Ariana Grande American singer-songwriter 1993

Twitter statement on the Manchester terrorist attack https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande/status/868164986887176192 (26 May 2017)

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„I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness.“

—  Frédéric Chopin Polish composer 1810 - 1849

As quoted in Chopin.
Variant translation: I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness. And yet I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them.
Variant: I wish I could throw off the thoughts that poison my happiness, and yet I love to indulge in them;
Source: Chopin's Letters

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„No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.“

—  Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer 1797 - 1851

Variant: No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.

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„Come freely, go safely and leave something of the happiness you bring.“

—  Bram Stoker, book Dracula

Variant: Welcome to my house! Enter freely. Go safely, and leave something of the happiness you bring.
Source: Dracula

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„You can't buy happiness“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

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„I'm so happy 'cause today I've found my friends…. They're in my head. I'm so ugly, but that's okay, 'cause so are you.“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

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Song lyrics, Nevermind (1991)
Variant: I'm so happy
'Cause today I found my friends
They're in my head.
I'm so ugly, that's okay
'Cause so are you,
Broke our mirrors.
Source: Nirvana

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„I HAVE HAD A HAPPY LIFE AND THANK THE LORD. GOODBYE AND MAY GOD BLESS All!“

—  Christopher McCandless American hiker and explorer 1968 - 1992

Final written goodbye, August 13, 1992 http://www.christophermccandless.info/bio.html

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