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I'm looking for short quotes about being happy in life...

Asked by caseykuhlmer (5points) November 14th, 2006
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maggiesmom1's avatar
"There is only one happiness: to love and be loved"
Elfman's avatar
"Barn's burned down. Now I can see the moon."
opera_critique's avatar
Albert Camus: You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
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Albert Schweitzer: Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
opera_critique's avatar
Edith Wharton: If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time.
opera_critique's avatar
Last one I have - George Burns: Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
andrew's avatar
This thread makes me smile. :)
occ's avatar
this isn't as short, but check out one of my favorite shakespeare sonnets (on happiness)
dans85's avatar
In general, I turn to Khalil Gibran's "The Prophet" for quotes about pretty much anything--on Joy and Sorrow: "When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."
dans85's avatar
That one may be a little more about sadness, but it's a different take
occ's avatar
love that. There's also the line from that where he says "your joy is your sorrow unmasked."
mvgolden's avatar
here is my fav, Benjamin Franklin, " Beer is proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy."
hossman's avatar
Soren Kierkegaard: "All success lies in a good breakfast."
hossman's avatar
Donald Trump: "Happiness is dying just after you spent all that money you borrowed, but before you have to start making payments."
mdlukas's avatar
I always like:
mdlukas's avatar
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
mdlukas's avatar
Which Jack London may or may not have said.
nomtastic's avatar
check out gandhi: all men are brothers. it is a book of his quotations compiled as biography. brilliant.
Evan's avatar
an old man on a hill once said, "i like my hill. i am happy."
burlapmellish's avatar
I thought it was Ingrid Bergman who said "Happiness is good health and a bad memory."
Poser's avatar

I know this is an old question, but I just found it and wanted to add my favorite. Don’t know the source, though.

“Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming… WOW! What a ride!”

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