Quotes from the Masters
On Happiness

"Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually." -- Stephen Covey  

"Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens." -- Douglas Jerrold  

"How sad to see a father with money and no joy.  The man studied economics, but never studied happiness." -- Jim Rohn  

"Most of your happiness, and your unhappiness, comes with hair on top, and talks back." -- Brian Tracy

"Happiness is not an accident.  Nor is it something you wish for.  Happiness is something you design." -- Jim Rohn

"The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what interests you and that you can do well, and put your whole soul into it - every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have." -- John D. Rockefeller, III

"Did you ever see an unhappy horse?  Did you ever see a bird that had the blues?  One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses." -- Dale Carnegie

"Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other." -– Brian Tracy

"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved.  The real milestones are less prepossessing.  They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.  Our lives are measured by these." -– Susan B. Anthony  

"Happiness and high performance come to you when you choose to live your life consistent with your highest values and your deepest convictions." -– Brian Tracy  

"The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it." -- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present." -- Jim Rohn 

"I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances." -- Martha Washington  

"Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want." -- Jim Rohn  

"The quality of your life is determined by how you feel at any given moment.  How you feel is determined by how you interpret what is happening around you, not by the events themselves." -– Brian Tracy  

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

"Happiness is the art of learning how to get joy from your substance." -- Jim Rohn  

"Happiness and self-confidence come naturally when you feel yourself moving and progressing toward becoming the very best person you can possibly be." -– Brian Tracy

"Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances." -- J. Donald Walters  

"To be truly happy, you need a clear sense of meaning and purpose in life." -– Brian Tracy  

"Your unhappiness is not due to your want of a fortune or high position or fame or sufficient vitamins. It is due not to a want of something outside of you, but to a want of something inside you. You were made for perfect happiness. No wonder everything short of God disappoints you." -- Fulton Sheen


Provided courtesy of  Jim Rohn International