Get happy in five minutes: 16 quotes on happiness

16 Joyful quotes, from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Winnie the Pooh to Mother Teresa.

1. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~Dali Lama Tweet:

2. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Tweet:

3. “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” ~Abraham Lincoln Tweet:

4. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” ~Marthe Troly-Curtin Tweet:

5. “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.” ~Albert Camus Tweet:

6. “Happiness is a warm puppy.” ~Charles M. Schulz

7. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” ~Jonathan Safran Foer

8. “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 month, get married.
If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody else.” ~Old Chinese Proverb

9. “The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” ~ Ashely Montagu

10. “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

11. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” ~Robert A. Heinlein

12. “Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.” ~Winnie the Pooh

13. “Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.” ~Alan Cohen

14. “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” ~Psalm 37:4

15. “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” ~Mother Teresa

16. “I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.” ~Paul Simon

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