Saturday, March 27, 2010


Yesterday's Times of India had some quotes on happiness, two of which made a lot of sense to me - I am putting them down here for easy reference; and also a few more that I found along the way.

If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator.

- W. Beran Wolfe

Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.

- Mahatma Gandhi

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognising and appreciating what we do have.

- Frederick Keonig

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

- Mark Twain

It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed.

- Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

- Dalai Lama

Happiness is thus more about the self than about material possessions though it is also said that, "Money does not buy one happiness, but gives one the opportunity to look for it in peace". What are your thoughts?