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Happiness And Joy Quotes About Love And Relationships

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.
William Saroyan

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.
Morrie Schwartz

Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Victor Hugo

Love is not something you go out and look for. Love finds you, and when it does, ready or not, it'll be the best thing to ever happen to you.

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.
Nicholas Sparks

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.
Dalai Lama XIV

The most important thing in life is to love and be loved.
St. John Bosco

The greatest happiness in life is the certainty that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Victor Hugo

Happiness And Joy Quotes About Mindfulness And Presence

The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle.
Tara Brach

The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Happiness is not a destination, it's a journey. Happiness is not tomorrow, it is now. Happiness is not a dependency, it is a decision. Happiness is what you are, not what you have.
Zig Ziglar

The present moment is a powerful goddess.
Jalaluddin Rumi

The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Jim Rohn

The present moment is all you ever have.
Eckhart Tolle

The present moment is perfect. You don't need to change anything.

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.
Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Happiness And Joy Quotes About Laughter And Humor

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
Victor Hugo

A day without laughter is a day wasted.
Charlie Chaplin

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
Victor Borge

Laughter is an instant vacation.
Milton Berle

The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.
Mark Twain

Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
Charlie Chaplin

Laughter is the language of the soul.
Pablo Neruda

Laughter is the best medicine.

Laughter is the foundation of reconciliation.
St. Francis de Sales

Laughter is the music of the soul.

Happiness And Joy Quotes About Adventure And Exploration

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
Oprah Winfrey

Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
Amelia Earhart

The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Helen Keller

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
Saint Augustine

Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world.
Mark Jenkins

I travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape me.

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness And Joy Quotes About Creativity And Expression

Creativity takes courage.
Henri Matisse

The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Art is the highest form of hope.
Gerhard Richter

The purpose of art is to make the invisible visible.
Paul Klee

Creativity is intelligence having fun.
Albert Einstein

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
Edgar Degas

The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before.
Neil Gaiman

The creative adult is the child who survived.
Ursula K. Le Guin

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
Pablo Picasso

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.
Albert Einstein

Happiness And Joy Quotes About Nature And The Outdoors

In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.
John Muir

The earth has music for those who listen.
William Shakespeare

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
John Muir

The poetry of the earth is never dead.
John Keats

The mountains are calling and I must go.
John Muir

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Lao Tzu

The best things in life are the people we love, the places we've been, and the memories we've made along the way.

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
Galileo Galilei

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
W.B. Yeats

Happiness And Joy Quotes About Friendship And Connection

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
Hubert H. Humphrey

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
Bernard Meltzer

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.
C.S. Lewis

A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.
William Shakespeare

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship is the purest love.

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Jim Morrison

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
Ethel Barrymore

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Thomas Aquinas

Happiness And Joy Quotes About Faith And Spirituality

Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
Denis Waitley

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Dalai Lama

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
Oprah Winfrey

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

Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.
Daphne du Maurier

Happiness And Joy Quotes About Simplicity And Minimalism

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
Hans Hofmann

The simplest things are often the truest.
Richard Bach

The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.

The more you know, the less you need.
Yvon Chouinard

The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.
Steve Maraboli

The greatest things in life are not things at all.

Happiness is not a destination, it's a journey.

Happiness And Joy Quotes About Kindness And Compassion

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

The greatest gift you can give someone is your kindness and compassion.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.
Wendy Mass

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
Robert Green Ingersoll

Compassion and kindness are the ultimate acts of self-reflection.
Yehuda Berg

The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Mahatma Gandhi

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Mark Twain

The greatest wisdom is kindness.

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
Amelia Earhart

Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life.

Happiness And Joy Quotes About Forgiveness And Letting Go

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Mark Twain

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi

Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.
Martin Luther King Jr.

The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.

Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

Forgiveness is the key to unlocking the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.
Corrie ten Boom

Forgiveness is the final form of love.
Reinhold Niebuhr

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
Marianne Williamson

Forgiveness is not about forgetting. It is about letting go of another person's throat.
William Paul Young

The greatest gift you can give yourself is forgiveness.
Maya Angelou

Happiness And Joy Quotes About Inner Peace And Serenity

The pursuit of inner peace is more important than the search for happiness or success.

Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.
Wayne Dyer

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
William James

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.
James Allen

The measure of wisdom is how calm you are when facing any given situation.
Naval Ravikant

The greatest gift you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention.
Anthony J. D'Angelo

The quieter you become, the more you can hear.
Ram Dass

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

Happiness And Joy Quotes About Success And Achievement

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Albert Schweitzer

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Success is not the destination, it's the journey. Happiness is not tomorrow, it is now. Happiness is not a dependency, it is a decision. Happiness is what you are, not what you have.

Happiness is not a goal...it's a by-product of a life well-lived.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Success is not the absence of failure; it's the persistence through failure. Success means you're going toward your goal; not just reaching it.
Anita Roddick

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret Lee Runbeck

Happiness And Joy Quotes About Gratitude And Appreciation

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Melody Beattie

The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.
Mary Davis

Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.
Amy Collette

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.
Zig Ziglar

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
Henry Ward Beecher

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.
Tony Robbins

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
Henry Van Dyke

Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.
Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie

Happiness And Joy Quotes About Self-Acceptance And Self-Love

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Lucille Ball

The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.
Steve Maraboli

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.
Roy T. Bennett

Self-love, self-respect, self-worth: There’s a reason they all start with ‘self.’ You can’t find them in anyone else.

You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously.
Sophia Bush

The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.
Robert Hand

You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.
Amy Bloom

When you make a mistake, respond to yourself in a loving way rather than a self-shaming way.
Dr. Kristin Neff

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