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Of all the things that human beings make and do for each other, it is the unquantifiable ones that contribute most to human happiness. --Charles Eisenstein (in The Man Who Quit Money)

The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person's suffering and bring that person joy. --Thich Nhat Hanh (in Free Tea and Company: Ten Years And Counting)

The best way to multiply happiness is to share it with others. --Unknown (in The World's Happiest Man on Altruism)

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. --Dalai Lama (in 5 Things Science Says Will Make You Happier)

Human beings are wired to care and give and it's probably our best route to happiness.
--Dacher Keltner
(in What Science Taught Me About Gratitude, Compassion & Awe)

It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. --Brother David Steindl-Rast (in When Kids Say Thanks)

Life is as dear to a mute creature, as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. --Dalai Lama (in The Vet Who Is Saving India's Orphaned Animals)

All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin. --Lord Byron (in Meredith's Joy Jars)

Acts of kindness, even in the simplest ways, are what make our lives meaningful, bringing happiness to ourselves and others. --The Dalai Lama (in The Privilege of Sharing Abundance)

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. --Dalai Lama (in The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters)

Our happiness comes not as a goal, but as a byproduct of engaging in honesty with ourselves. --Susan David (in Breaking Free from the Tyranny of Positivity)

As we lose ourselves in the service of others, we discover our own lives and our own happiness. --Dieter F. Uchtdorf (in Nipun Mehta on What It Means to Serve)

The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness. --Dalai Lama (in Muhammad Yunus: Revolutionized Banking)

The worst approach to suffering is to try to make it go away, and the worst approach to happiness is to try to make it stay. --Max Ritvo (in Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship)

This is happiness...to be dissolved into something complete and great. --Willa Cather (in Gardening and the Secret of Happiness)

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. --Gilbert K. Chesterton (in The Gift of Humility)

Real happiness is not vulnerable, because it does not depend on circumstances.
--Nisargadatta Maharaj
(in Gratitude Behind Bars)

Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields...Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness. --Mary Oliver (in A Tribute to Mary Oliver)

Until we define happiness for ourselves, clearly seeing the difference between excitement and joy, for example, our habits will likely not change. We will keep returning to the fruits of our desires --Judson Brewer (in A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit)

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.
--Thomas Merton
(in Lucky Man: Life Lessons from William Segal)

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
--Confucius
(in The Seed Wheel Turns)

Our happiness comes not as a goal, but as a byproduct of engaging in honesty with ourselves. --Susan David (in Breaking Free From the Tyranny of Positivity)

One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken. --Leo Tolstoy (in Activating Moral Discomfort & Spiritual Community for the Earth)

Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get. --W.P. Kinsella (in Daily Phrases from the World's Happiest Nation)


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