13 True Quotes on Happiness.

Via elephant journal
on Feb 25, 2014
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“Happiness is like a butterfly; The more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

All images: Media Library, Imgur. Above image, This Wild Idea. For a well-loved follow on Instagram: @thiswildidea (my hound rescue will be jealous, he only has a hashtag: #redfordlewis )

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 Relephant bonus:

The Dalai Lama’s Guide to Happiness

“My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance and in inverse proportion to my expectations.” ~ Michael J Fox

‘Saruman believes it takes great power to hold back great evil. I have found quite the opposite. I find it takes the small things, expressions of love and happiness.’ ~ Gandalf the Grey, The Hobbit


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“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.” – James Oppenheim

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer

Happiness is not a destination.

“We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few.” ~ President Obama

“No man chooses evil because it’s evil. He only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft

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“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

“Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.” ~ Aldous Huxley

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Everybody seeks happiness! Not me, though! That’s the difference between me and the rest of the world. Happiness isn’t good enough for me! I demand euphoria! ~ Calvin & Hobbes

Happy people do not demand a lot from the world because their happiness proceeds from a place deeper than the world can touch. ~ Alan Cohen

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“I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’” ~ Kurt Vonnegut



“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” ~ Albert Einstein


Relephant reads:

10 Simple Things to Get Happy. {Surprising Video}

10 Signs You Are Truly Happy.

13 Tips to Help You Stay Healthy & Happy This Winter.

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6 Responses to “13 True Quotes on Happiness.”

  1. Heather Grimes says:

    So lovely! Just reading these brought me so much happiness! xo.

  2. Terg says:

    Thank you for share the images and the phrases, you make

    My day 😀 !

  3. penny says:

    im still alittle sad

  4. Erica says:

    Oh, Penny. Me too.

  5. Manish says:

    That pic of dog resting in the boot space of the car in a rather cute manner is what really made me smile today. It made my day. The rest of the pics and quotes are bonus for me.:) I also liked this image of a kid and a man surfing and of course, all the quotes are awesome.

    Have a great life,
    Manish Kapoor

  6. jai says: