Quotes about happiness and perspective

“When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.”
W. Somerset Maugham

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”
Sir John Lubbock

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses”
Tom Wilson

“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be.”
Groucho Marx

“Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing, that we see too late the one that is open.”
Alexander Graham Bell

“The great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd,
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.”

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Albert Einstein

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

“The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those who feel.”
Horace Walpole

“Have patience with all things, but first of all, have patience with yourself.”
St. Francis De Sales

“Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.”
Edward de Bono

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“The best mirror is an old friend.”
German Proverb

“I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.”
William Allen White

“Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same time.”
Gunter Grass

“When love is your greatest weakness, you will be the strongest person in the world.”
Garman Wold

“God answers all the prayers. Sometime He answers “yes”, sometimes
He answers “no”, and sometimes the answer is “you gotta be kidding.”
Jimmy Carter

“Work like you don’t need the money. Dance like no one is watching.
And love like you’ve never been hurt.”

Mark Twain

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

“Do the right thing regardless of what others think.”
Col. Eugene Bird

“Joy shared is joy increased, grief shared is grief diminished.”
Rabbi Earl Grollman

“To thine own self, be true.”

“To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.”
Aldous Huxley

“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly,
while bad people will find a way around the laws.”


“For those to whom much is given, much is required.”
John F. Kennedy

“You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those
who can do nothing for them or to them.”

Malcolm Forbes

“We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.”
Anais Nin

“The soul would have no rainbow, if the eyes had no tears.”
Minquass saying

“In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.”
Daniel L. Reardon

“Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.”
Janis Joplin

“The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.”
William M. Thackeray

“What a man thinks of himself that is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.”
Earl Nightingale

“Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.”
Chinese Proverb

“I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.”
Groucho Marx

“The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds,
and the pessimist fears this is true.”

James Branch Cabell

“Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.”
Mark Twain

“An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered;
an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.”