Always Be Looking For Ways To Be Happy

Hello Friends,

Hope all is well. I'm about to board a plane, but I came across some great quotes about "happiness" and I wanted to share them quickly before I miss my flight.

Happiness is what everyone should be striving. When your happy, life is so much more enjoyable. People will want to be around you because your "happy" vibrations rub off on them. So not only do you improve your life, you are also improving the life of another.

Carry some of the quotes around you as a reminder to always be looking for ways to make yourself happy. Ok gotta go. They just started boarding. Have a great day everybody, and Always Feel Good!

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Helen Keller

Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.

Happiness resides not in posessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.

People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Albert Schweitzer

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

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
David Burns, Intimate Connections

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions—the little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitessimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Men spend their lives in anticipations,—in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other—it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realising that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
from How to Live on 24 Hours a Day, by Arnold Bennett

Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Alice Meynell

Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Benjamin Franklin


Peter J. Crowley said...

Very good I'd be happier if I was out creating photographic art so that is now the plan. Thanks for a great grouping of quotes.
enjoy pjc

J. Ray Rice said...

Thank you!


Lucy Sem Fronteiras said...

Hello Dexter,
I love to read what you write. And as I said again, or the difference in language may interfere when you want to make new friends. Like I really believe: "Without Borders" even. Again sorry for not writing very well, but I read what you write, and I like its simplicity and willingness to help people, from their texts.
Much success, peace, light and blessings in your life!
Is always very welcome.

Lucy ♥

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the quotes. you have a nice blog..^^

Dexter Francois said...

Thanks for visiting friends. Continue looking for ways to be happy. Blessings!

Unknown said...

I love this kind of optimism. Do you mind if I share this with some of my students? I am trying to counter the culture of negativity that permeated the colleges. Got to snag those freshmen while they're still sponges :)

Unknown said...

permeates, I meant :)

Dexter Francois said...

Hi Stephanie.

It's nice to meet you. I would be honored if you shared this with your students. It's important to teach this type of thinking to young minds. It becomes so much harder to change as our minds become cluttered with all that is happening around us. I say the sooner we reach them, the better.

Feel free to let your students voice their opinions on this blog. It's not called ...In OUR own words for nothing. I would love to hear what they have to say. Thanks again for visiting.

Many Blessings,