Delving deeper than decor to explore the power of home as a path to wellbeing #happyinside

August 24, 2017

10 quotes on happiness

“The best things in life are free. The second-best things are very very expensive.”

Chanel, Fashion designer, milliner, legend. (1883 – 1971)


“Happiness is not a state to arrive in, but a manner of travelling.”

Margaret Lee Runbeck, Author (1905 -1956)


“If you cannot enjoy doing the dishes, you will not enjoy what you’re looking forward to doing later on.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist (born 1926)


“Not what we have, but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance.”

Epicurus, Ancient Greek philosopher (341 -240 BC)


“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.”

Ingrid Bergman, Award-winning Swedish actress (1915 – 1982)


“For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, lecturer, and poet (1803 – 1882)


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

Mahatma Gandhi, Leader of the Indian Independence Movement (1869 – 1948)


“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”

Tom Bodett, American author, politician, voice actor, and radio host (born 1955)


“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.”

Dale Carnegie, American writer and lecturer and author of ‘How to win friends and influence people.” (1888 – 1955)



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