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Hope & Happiness Quotes


“The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”  ~


Allan K. Chalmers

“For every day that there is sunshine, there will be days of rain, it’s how we dance within them both that shows our love and pain.”


~Joey Tolbert

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”


~ Dalai Lama


Half of being happy is being happy with what you’ve got, the other half is being happy no matter what.”  ~ Ash Sweeney

“The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” ~


Allan K. Chalmers

“The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” ~


Benjamin Franklin

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. ~Jacques Prévert

*If you want to be happy, be.
~Leo Tolstoy

Happiness is never stopping to think if you are. ~Palmer Sondreal

Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy. ~Robert Anthony

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. ~


James Openheim

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. ~John Barrymore

Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack.


~Hazelmarie Elliott

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.


~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. ~Abraham Lincoln

Happiness is a form of courage. ~Holbrook Jackson

We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all. ~Jean de La Bruyere

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have


. ~Frederick Keonig

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.


~Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is a direction, not a place. ~Sydney J. Harris

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour


. ~Author Unknown

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Dalai Lama

Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower. ~Author Unknown

If you search the world for happiness, you may find it in the end, for the world is round and will lead you back to your door.


~Robert Brault

Be happy, and a reason will come along


. ~Robert Brault

I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success


. ~Diego Val

There is no way to happiness – happiness is the way.


~Thich Nhat Hanh

How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and there will never be a time when it is not now.


~Gerald Jampolsky

I have only two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy


. ~Allen J. Lefferdink

Happiness is the feeling you’re feeling when you want to keep feeling it


. ~Author Unknown

Happiness is distraction from the human tragedy


. ~J.M. Reinoso

Seeking happiness, I passed many travelers headed in the opposite direction, seeking happiness.


~Robert Brault

Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.


~Gretta Brooker PalmerHappiness is an inside job. ~William Arthur Ward

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens. ~Douglas Jerrold

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.


~Maxim Gorky

When you’re really happy, the birds chirp and the sun shines even on cold dark winter nights – and flowers will bloom on a barren land.


~Terri Guillemets

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for


. ~Joseph Addison

On the whole, the happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so


. ~William R. Inge

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony


. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Sometimes we don’t find the thing that will make us happy because we can’t give up the thing that was supposed to.


~Robert Brault

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.


~Denis Waitley

Happiness is like the penny candy of our youth: we got a lot more for our money back when we had no money. ~Mignon McLaughlin

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy


. ~Robert Brault

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.


~Hosea Ballou

Some pursue happiness, others create it


. ~Author Unknown

Gather the crumbs of happiness and they will make you a loaf of contentment.


~Author Unknown

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?


~Albert Camus

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future;
it is something you design for the present.” ~


Jim Rohn

If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time.


~Josh Billings

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.


~William Feather

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.


~Author Unknown

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.


~Bertrand Russell

Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response


. ~Mildred Barthel

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length


. ~Robert Frost

The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash. ~Author Unknown

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. ~Margaret Lee Runbeck


When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”


~ Unknown

“In all things it is better to hope than to despair.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Hope is the feeling that the feeling you have isn’t permanent.” ~ Jean Kerr

*“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

*“Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.” ~ Samuel Smiles

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  ~


Jeremiah 29:11

“Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.” ~ George Iles

Where hope would otherwise become hopelessness, it becomes faith


. ~Robert Brault

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible


. ~Christopher Reeve

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us – in the dreariest and most dreaded moments – can see a possibility of hope. ~


Maya Angelou

Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent. ~


Mignon McLaughlin

Lord save us all from… a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.


~Mark Twain

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark. ~George Iles

Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.


~Author Unknown

It is the first purpose of hope to make hopelessness bearable.


~Robert Brault

Hope is the physician of each misery.


~Irish Proverb

Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them.


~Vincent McNabb

Take hope from the heart of man and you make him a beast of prey.



Hope is a walk through a flowering meadow. One does not require that it lead anywhere.


~Robert Brault

Hope is grief’s best music.


~Author Unknown

There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope


. ~Baruch Spinoza

Never deprive someone of hope – it may be all they have. ~Author Unknown

Hope never abandons you, you abandon it. ~George Weinberg

The birds of hope are everywhere, listen to them sing. ~Terri Guillemets

Some see a hopeless end, while others see an endless hope. ~Author Unknown

Hope is patience with the lamp lit. ~Tertullian

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers


. ~Robert Ingersoll

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops… at all. ~Emily Dickinson

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.
~Anne Lamott

The wings of hope carry us, soaring high above the driving winds of life. ~Ana Jacob

All it takes is one bloom of hope to make a spiritual garden. ~Terri Guillemets



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