Be excited about what you want

“Happiness is making your dreams come true.” – Jourdan Dunn

“Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.” – George Bernard Shaw

“A good way to simplify your life is to ask yourself every morning, “what’s important to me?”. Then, spend most of your time on those things.” – Maxime Lagacé

“Having no expectations is a win-win situation. If the outcome is good you are pleasantly surprised. If not then no problem because you were not expecting anything to begin with.” – The Ancient Sage

“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.” – Edith Wharton

“Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self?” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” – Hafez

“The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.” – Freya Stark

“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Happiness is a state of activity.” – Aristotle

“There is no way to happiness — happiness is the way.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin Roosevelt

“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

“Happiness is inversely correlated with desire.” – Unknown

“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” – Gabriel García Márquez

“It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.” – Seneca

“The thicker the skin, the happier the man.” – @LifeMathMoney

“All happiness depends on courage and work.” – Honoré de Balzac

One joy scatters a hundred griefs

“You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.”  – Oprah Winfrey

“Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.” – Shari R. Barr

“View your life from your funeral, looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn’t? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again, and what you wouldn’t?” – Victor Frankl

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs–even though checkered by failure–than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time…serenity, that nothing is.” – Thomas Szasz

“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

“Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.” – Unknown

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” – Frank Tyger

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

“One joy scatters a hundred griefs.” – Chinese Proverb

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn

“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 someone else.” – Chinese Proverb

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

“Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve.” – Robert S. Lynd

“Happiness comes from peace. Peace comes from indifference.” – Naval Ravikant 

“Happiness is not doing fun things. Happiness is doing meaningful things.” – Maxime Lagacé 

“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” –  Rita Mae Brown

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli 

“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.” – Marcus Aurelius