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 Wisdom Quotes about Happiness, Joy


A collection of inspirational wisdom, sayings and quotes on the subject of happiness and joy.

Laughter, joy and happiness is healthy for you.  They say laughter is the best medicine. It can cure illness and extends life.  A good laugh boosts the immune system, relieves depression and stress, relaxes all the body's muscles, is good exercise for the heart and helps prevent heart attacks, it cleanses the lungs, and provides an overall sense of well being.

We don't need to wait for someone else to bring us happiness - happiness is a choice we can make at any time we want.  You can choose to look on the good side of things and take life more lightly, or you can choose to think gloomy and sad.  It's up to you. Life is the movie you see through your own eyes - it's up to you how you take it.


There is no way to happiness,
happiness is the way.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh
(1926 - ) Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author ~


Let there be
more joy and laughter
in your living.

~ Eileen Caddy ~

Life is a song ... sing it.
Life is a game ... play it.
Life is a challenge ... meet it.
Life is a dream ... realize it.
Life is a sacrifice ... offer it.
Life is love ... enjoy it.

~ Sai Baba ~

If you can walk, you can dance.
If you can talk, you can sing.

~ Zimbabwe proverb ~

One of the most responsible things you can do as an adult
is to become more of a child.

~ Dr Wayne W Dyer ~

Look to this day, for it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course lie all the realities and verities of existence.
The bliss of growth, the splendor of action, the glory of power.
And yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision.
But today - well lived - makes every yesterday
a dream of happiness,
and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.

~ Sanskrit proverb ~

Earth laughs in flowers.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

To be at peace in any endeavour,
we must release our need
to control the outcome.

~ Diane Dreher (from 'The Tao of Inner Peace') ~

... the soul would have no rainbow
if the eyes had no tears.

~ part of a Native American Saying ~

Enjoy yourself.
These are the good old days
you're going to miss in the years ahead.

~ Author Unknown ~

"We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves strong.
The amount of work is the same."

~ Carlos Castenada,, American writer, nagual (shaman)
(1925 - 1998) ~

If you cannot find happiness along the road,
You will not find it at the end of the road.

~ Author Unknown ~

To give up enthusiasm
wrinkles the soul.

~ Author Unknown ~

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others
cannot keep it from themselves.

~ Sir James Barrie ~

Fear less, hope more.
Whine less, breathe more.
Talk less, say more.
Hate less, love more.
And all good things are yours.

~ Author Unknown ~

Since everything in life
is but an experience perfect in being what it is,
having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection,
one may well burst out in laughter.

~ Long Chen Pa ~

Children smile 400 times a day on average ... adults 15 times.
Children laugh 150 times a day ... adults 6 times per day.
Children play between 4-6 hours a day ... adults only 20 minutes a day.
What's happened?

~ Robert Holden (from 'Living Wonderfully') ~

Greet everyone you meet with a warm smile.
No matter how busy you are,
don't rush enounters with co-workers, family and friends.
Speak softly. Listen attentively.
Act as if every conversation you have
is the most important thing on your mind today.
Look your children and your partner in the eyes when they talk to you.
Stroke the cat, caress the dog.
Lavish love on every living being you meet.
See how different you feel at the end of the day.

~ Sarah Ban Breathnach
(from 'Simple Abundance : A Daybook of Comfort and Joy') ~

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