1. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” —Aristotle

2. “To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.” —Mary Stuart

3. “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” —Dalai Lama

4. “If you want happiness for an hour—take a nap. If you want happiness for a day—go fishing. If you want happiness for a year—inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime—help someone else.” —Chinese Proverb

5. “It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” —Lucille Ball

6. “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” —Winnie the Pooh

7. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” —Oscar Wilde

8. “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

9. “It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” —L.M. Montgomery

10. “Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

11. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” —Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

12. “I’d far rather be happy than right any day.” —Douglas Adams

13. “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” —James Oppenheim

14. “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” —Albert Schweitzer

15. “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” —Groucho Marx

16. “If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.” —Andy Rooney

17. “The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.” —Andre Maurois

18. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” —Marcel Proust

19. “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” —Abraham Lincoln

20. “If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” —Lao Tzu

21. “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” —Andrew Carnegie

22. “Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are.” —Chinese Proverb

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

24. “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” —Buddha

25. “True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” —Helen Keller