Books of Happiness

Continuing my last article about How Do You Define Happiness here are some quotes about Happiness that have an effect on me. These quotes I found by accident and been re-read every time I feel down or worry.

 hector-and-the-search-for-happinessTitle: Hector and the search for Happiness

Author:François Lelord

Published Date: August 31, 2010

  • Lesson 1: Making comparisons can spoil your HAPPINESS
  • Lesson 2: HAPPINESS often comes when least expected
  • Lesson 3: Many people see HAPPINESS only in their future
  • Lesson 4: Many people think that HAPPINESS comes from having                       more power or money
  • Lesson 5: Sometimes HAPPINESS is not knowing the whole story
  • Lesson 6: HAPPINESS is a long walk in beautiful unfamiliar                                   mountains
  • Lesson 7: It’s a mistake to think that HAPPINESS is the goal
  • Lesson 8: HAPPINESS is being with the people you love
  • Lesson 8b: UnHAPPINESS is being separated from the people you                        love
  • Lesson 9: HAPPINESS is knowing your family lacks for nothing
  • Lesson 10: HAPPINESS is doing a job you love
  • Lesson 11: HAPPINESS is having a home and a garden of your own
  • Lesson 12: It’s harder to be HAPPY in a country run by bad people
  • Lesson 13: HAPPINESS is feeling useful to others
  • Lesson 14: HAPPINESS is to be loved for exactly who you are
  • Observation: People are kinder to a child who smiles (very                                              important)
  • Lesson 15: HAPPINESS comes when you feel truly alive
  • Lesson 16: HAPPINESS is knowing how to celebrate
  • Lesson 17: HAPPINESS is caring about the HAPPINESS of those                            you love
  • Lesson 18: HAPPINESS could be the freedom to love more than                              one woman at the same time
  • Lesson 19: The sun and the sea make everybody HAPPY
  • Lesson 20: HAPPINESS is a certain way of seeing things
  • Lesson 21: Women care more than men about making others                                    HAPPY
  • Lesson 22: Rivalry poisons HAPPINESS
  • Lesson 23: HAPPINESS means making sure that those around you                          are HAPPY.

Hatching TwitterTitle: Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal

Author: Nick Bilton

Date of Published: November 5, 2013

“Loneliness is not so much where you are, but instead is your state of mind”

Eat Pray Love Title: Eat, Pray, Love

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

Date of Published: January 30, 2007

“We search for happiness everywhere, but we are like Tolstoy’s fabled beggar who spent his life sitting on a pot of gold, under him the whole time. Your treasure–your perfection–is within you already. But to claim it, you must leave the buy commotion of the mind and abandon the desires of the ego and enter into the silence of the heart.”

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