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Life as Happy: Happiest Quotes

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So who is the happiest person alive? Can we learn his secrets? The popular media consensus shows that it is, a 64 year old Buddhist Monk who acts as an interpreter for the Dalai Lama. To see if meditation can affect levels of happiness, he took part in a scientific study performed at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and scored significantly higher in happiness levels than the average volunteers. The results were obtained after testing hundreds of other volunteers along with other long-time meditators. Each of them had experienced at least 10,000 hours of meditation and all of them were given MRI scans to determine if meditation had any measurable effect on their brains. The scans did indeed show that meditation impacted the brain in a way that could be observed and that all the meditators revealed very high positive emotions in the area of the brain associated with happiness. The MRI tests also showed a notable degree of suppression of any sad, depressed or negative thoughts.

After further scans of inexperienced meditators, the scientists concluded that even inexperienced people who meditate had increased levels of happiness, and that meditation has the capabilities of being a very powerful happiness booster.

Happiest Quotes

The following are quotes that contain the word happiest.

A healthy old fellow, who is not a fool, is the happiest creature living. Gerald Brenan

A man who both spends and saves money is the happiest man, because he has both enjoyments. Samuel Johnson

As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it. Martin Van Buren

Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them; he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account. Euripides

For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance. Mignon McLaughlin

Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best. Robert Bulwer-Lytton

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He who has no wish to be happier is the happiest of men. William R. Alger

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t’were his own. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I find that he is happiest of whom the world says least, good or bad. Thomas Jefferson

I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive. Henry Miller

I like ‘Bewitched’ off the first album because it’s one of the happiest songs I’ve ever written and, as any writer will tell you, happy songs are a million times more difficult to write than sad songs. Malcolm Wilson

I like going into nature and that’s where I’m happiest. Garry Shandling

I spend my happiest hours in reading Vedantic books. They are to me like the light of the morning, like the pure air of the mountains – so simple, so true, if once understood. Max Muller

I was a shy, quiet kid. I was happiest playing by myself with my toys, rather than hanging around people. Christian Slater

I was very pleased you know, and I was afraid that I might stick out, but I didn’t. My happiest thing about that picture is that I proved that American actors can speak as well and also fit in with an ensemble like that. Rod Steiger

I’m happy, I would say that I’m one of the happiest people I know but I’ve certainly had periods of profound sadness, depression and heartache and those are the kind of things that are interesting to me to write about. Richard Marx

If happiness truly consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow. William Lyon Phelps

If I could drop dead right now, I’d be the happiest man alive. Samuel Goldwyn

Inheritance taxes are so high that the happiest mourner at a rich man’s funeral is usually Uncle Sam. Olin Miller

It was the most fun I’ve ever had on a movie. It was one of the happiest times in my life. I was living in New York, and I really enjoyed acting at the time. Also, it’s funny because that was also the time when I went downhill. Mickey Rourke

Joy is a subtle elf; I think one’s happiest when he forgets himself. Cyril Tourneur

Looking at beautiful things is what makes me the happiest. Ali MacGraw

My entire life has been an attempt to get back to the kind of feelings you have on a field. The sense of brotherhood, the esprit de corps, the focus – there being no past or future, just the ball. As trite as it sounds, I was happiest playing ball. David Duchovny

My primary lesson, however, was that I’m a solo writer, happiest when I’m making all the executive decisions. I’ve always been willing to rise or fall on my own merits. Sue Grafton

My school days were the happiest days of my life; which should give you some indication of the misery I’ve endured over the past twenty-five years. Paul Merton

Once you start a working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest. Chanakya

One would have to have completely forgotten the history of science so as to not remember that the desire to know nature has had the most constant and the happiest influence on the development of mathematics. Henri Poincare

Onstage I’m the happiest person in the world. Britney Spears

Our old age was in some respects the happiest period of life. Charles Eastman

People are at their happiest if they are true to themselves. I think that applies to their chosen profession, friends and relationships. It goes for your health too. If you are true to yourself, it seems to me everything should work out pretty well. Bebe Neuwirth

Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son. Evelyn Waugh

Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds. Percy Bysshe Shelley

Probably one of the happiest moments, outside the birth of all of my kids, was the first time we won an Emmy, that the show won an Emmy. That was a big night. Dick Van Dyke

Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday. Eleanor Roosevelt

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

That man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of a life. Euripides

The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older. William Lyon Phelps

The busiest man is the happiest man. Sir Theodore Martin

The happiest and most contented people are those who each day perform to make the best of their abilities. Alfred A. Montapert

The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered, but a general effect of pleasing impression. Samuel Johnson

The happiest excitement in life is to be convinced that one is fighting for all one is worth on behalf of some clearly seen and deeply felt good. Ruth Benedict

The happiest lot for a man, as far as birth is concerned, is that it should be such as to give him but little occasion to think much about it. Richard Whately

The happiest people are those who are too busy to notice whether they are or not. William Feather

The happiest people I have known in this world have been the Saints-and, after these, the men and women who get immediate and conscious enjoyment from little things. Hugh Walpole

The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life. Brian Tracy

The happiest people in this world are those who have the most interesting thoughts. William Lyon Phelps

The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so. William Ralph Inge

The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts. William Lyon Phelps

The last few years have been my happiest. I’m happy in the years that most people are blue and sad and waiting to die. I don’t feel that a bit. Smiling has a lot to do with it. You can just lift your spirits by smiling a little bit. William Proxmire

There are four varieties in society; the lovers, the ambitious, observers, and fools. The fools are the happiest. Hippolyte Taine

There are so many people that have come up to me during our shows and tell me: “The hour that we are watching your show is the hour that my kids are happiest and are smiling, they are laughing,” and that is what I long to do. Miley Cyrus

There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool. Francis Bacon

Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others. Booker T. Washington

Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation – what are they? They are the [amazon_link id=”044669889X” target=”_blank” ]happiest[/amazon_link] people in the world. William Lyon Phelps

Time sometimes flies like a bird, sometimes crawls like a snail; but a man is happiest when he does not even notice whether it passes swiftly or slowly. Ivan Turgenev

To know nothing is the happiest life. Desiderius Erasmus

To live for a principle, for the triumph of some reform by which all mankind are to be lifted up to be wedded to an idea may be, after all, the holiest and happiest of marriages. Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest. Peace Pilgrim

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile. Earl Nightingale

We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness. Pierre Corneille

Work is the true elixir of life. The busiest man is the happiest man. Theodore Martin

You can think best when you’re happiest. Peter Thomson

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Orange is the happiest color. Frank Sinatra

All my life I have been happiest when the folks watching me said to each other, `Look at the poor dope, wilya?` Buster Keaton

I was the happiest and highest-paid straight woman in the business. Dorothy Lamour

Those are the happiest times. Having fun, doing the simple things. Don Campbell

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