Happiness Quotes

Happiness Quotes from Monks

"Happiness is contagious."  

"Happiness is here and now."

Thich Nhat Hanh    
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" Happiness is when there is no hunger or want at all, when we're completely free of all hunger, desire, and want. "

Extracted from "Keys to Natural Truth"

" True happiness consists in eliminating the false idea of 'I'. "

Extracted from "The Danger of I (Another Kind of Birth)"

Buddhadasa Bhikkhu    
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" Only the really happy person has real peace, and only the person who has peace can be really happy. "

Extracted from "Buddhist Solutions for twenty-first century"

" ...the highest kind of happiness, to be realized through the liberating wisdom or insight into the true nature of things. "

Extracted from "Aging and Dying"

" ...true happiness can only be attained through sensual gratification... "

Extracted from "Peace Through Freedom and Happiness"
Bhikkhu Prayudh Payutto    
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" Where there is peace, there is happiness. When there is happiness, attachment and clinging to that happiness arise. "

Extracted from "A Taste of Freedom"
Ajahn Chah    
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" A well-trained mind brings happiness "

" No other happiness is beyond peace "

" Loving-kindness makes a peaceful world "

" Non-violence brings happiness "

" Killing angers bring happiness "

" True happiness come from accumulation of merit "

" All happiness is in the mind. Why seek it outside ? "

" Happiness follows he who speaks or acts with a pure mind, like his own shadow that never leaves him "

" Work is life, life is work, happiness comes from work, so enjoy it and be cheerful while you work. "

" If you want to be happy, live for others "

" Nirvana is the highest bliss "

Happiness Motto Complied in Verses of Eternal Truth
Phra Prasong Paripunno    
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" Pain is there so we can learn, Hope is there so we can dream, Happiness is there for us to share, The mind is there for us to observe."

Source: Dhamma Inspiration
Phra Archarn Amnaj Opasoh    
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" I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness... "

" The purpose of our lives is to be happy. "

" Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. "

" The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy. "

" When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace. "
Dalai Lama    
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" Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient. "

" Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. "

" Happiness depends upon ourselves. "

" Different men seek ... happiness in different ways and by different means. "

" To live happily is an inward power of the soul. "

" Happiness is something final and complete in itself, as being the aim and end of all practical activities whatever .... Happiness then we define as the active exercise of the mind in conformity with perfect goodness or virtue. "
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Happiness Quotes from International Distinguishes

" People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within. "
Ramona L. Anderson    
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" Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. "
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" Independence is happiness. "
Susan B. Anthony    
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" The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depend upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. "
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" Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. " 

" We are as happy as we make up our minds to be. "
Abraham Lincoln    
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" The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation. "

" Happiness is a very pretty thing to feel, but very dry to talk about. "
Jeremy Bentham    
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" Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits. "
Thomas Jefferson    
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" Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. "
George Washington    
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" Man is meant for happiness and this happiness is in him, in the satisfaction of the daily needs of his existence. "

" Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them. "
Leo Tolstoy    
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" I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them. "
John Stuart Mill    
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" Happiness, though an indefinite concept, is the goal of all rational beings. "
Immanuel Kant    
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