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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Quotes: Being happy

Here are a few of many wonderful quotes on being happy by some wise and famous people. Enjoy and be happy today!

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.  ~Jacques PrĂ©vert

If you want to be happy, be.  ~Leo Tolstoy


Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.  ~Palmer Sondreal

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.  ~Mark Twain

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.  ~Edith Wharton

Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.  ~Cynthia Nelms

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.  ~Norm Papernick

Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys.  If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.  ~Fyodor Dostoevsky

What a wonderful life I've had!  I only wish I'd realized it sooner.  ~Colette

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.  ~James Openheim

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.  ~John Barrymore

It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness.  Poverty and wealth have both failed.  ~Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier.  The way it actually works is the reverse.  You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.  ~Margaret Young

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


We are seldom happy with what we now have, but would go to pieces if we lost any part of it.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960



The happy have whole days,
and those they choose.
The unhappy have but hours,
and those they lose.
~Colley Cibber



You cannot always have happiness, but you can always give happiness.  ~Author Unknown


What makes you happy? Sometimes simplest things in life makes me happiest.
1. When little P and R are not sick.
2. When clothes are folded and sink is empty of dirty dishes.
3. Hot chai-tea made by Zenguy
4. Seeing smiles on my kids face
5. Watching My favorite movie or reading a book (yet again)


How about you?


Zengirl

3 comments:

Ms.Chitchat said...

Awesome, u made my day. Some quotes are wholesome truth and nothing but the truth. Life is short and we should try to enjoy to its fullest instead of crib and cry. Thanks for sharing.

Chitchat
http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

Kamal said...

Very good quotes.

It was not easy to pick one, but my favorite one is..

What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner. ~Colette

Being thankful for today is an important thing we need to realize.

Keep up the good posts.

zengirl said...

Ms. Chitchat,

I am glad you enjoyed the post. You are so right, life is too short to worry about small things. Thank you for stopping by.

Kamal,
I too like that quote! Being thankful is a good way to be happy!. Thank you for your comments and support here.