Happiness Quotes - 2


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Quotes about Happiness

"A contented person is the one who enjoys the scenery along the detours. Now and then it's good  to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."


"I wish that every Latter-day Saint could say and mean it with all his heart: 'I'll go where you want me to go. I'll say what you want me to say. I'll be what you want me to be.' (Hymns, 1985, no. 270.) If we could all do that, we would be assured of the maximum of happiness here and exaltation in the celestial kingdom of God hereafter."

Ezra Taft Benson - "Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson", p. 344          

"Live so as to have a quiet conscience."

Richard L. Evans (April 1954 General Conference Report, page 85)

"The key to happiness is to get the Spirit and keep it."

Marion G. Romney  (General Conference Report, October 1961, page 61)

"Our eternal happiness will be in proportion to the way that we devote ourselves to helping others."

George Albert Smith  (General Conference Report, October 1936, page 71)

"Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied."


"Happiness and peace are found when we are in harmony with ourselves, with God and with our fellowmen."

Barbara W. Winder (November 1985 Ensign, page 96)

"Nobody is ever happy 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Rather than thinking in terms of a day, we perhaps need to snatch happiness in little pieces, learning to recognize the elements of happiness and then treasuring them while they last."

James E. Faust, BYU Dev., 9/14/99

"When the Spirit of God burns in your soul, you cannot be otherwise than happy."

George Albert Smith  (General Conference Report, April, 1950, page 169)

"Happiness is a byproduct of helping others. No man ever finds happiness by thinking of himself. True happiness comes when we lose ourselves in the service of others - when we are merciful to our  fellowmen."

Royden G. Derrick  (May 1977 Ensign, page 58)

"It is God's purpose and will that we might be happy today, tomorrow, next week, a hundred years from now-yes, a million years from now.  You may say in your mind, 'But we won't live that long.' We will live that long. Life is eternal, and the thing that is important to remember is that the way we live today, and the way we live throughout mortality, will determine our happiness throughout eternity, will determine our status forever."

Milton R. Hunter  "Conference Report," October 1947, p. 95

"Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling."

Margaret Lee Runbeck

"Happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions.  It depends on inner conditions. It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it."

Dale Carnegie  -  How to Win Friends and Influence People

"The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up."

Mark Twain

"The happy people are those who are producing something; the bored people are those who are consuming much and producing nothing."

 William Ralph Inge 

"The city of happiness is in the state of mind."


"We perhaps need to snatch happiness in little pieces, learning to recognize the elements of happiness and then treasuring them while they last."

President James E. Faust  -  Ensign, Oct. 2000, 2

"Success is not the key to happiness.  Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."

Albert Schweitzer 

"Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine."

Lord Byron 

"People will be happy to about the same degree that they are actively involved in trying to help others. This truth is tied to the Savior's teaching that 'inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me' (Matt. 25:40)." 

LeGrand R. Curtis, "Perfection: A Daily Process," Ensign, July 1995, p. 33

"Obviously there is a great difference between feeling happy at a given moment and being happy for a lifetime, between having a good time and leading a good life."

President James E. Faust - Ensign,Oct. 2000, 2

"There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness."

Carl Jung