8 Beautiful Thoughts on Happiness

Ever since I stumbled upon www.goodreads.com, I’ve been happier.

It is a collection of some truly wonderful thoughts and ideas, expressed by great men and women from history as well as the modern age. Though the primary purpose of Goodreads is to help you choose fine books for your reading pleasure, I always turn to the ‘Explore’ button and press ‘quotes.’ And at the touch of a button, I am rewarded with words that make me smile, reflect, relax!

I like the selection of thoughts, the choice of font and the text size–many other quotations websites/pages seem to lack imagination; this, in its simplicity, is beautiful.

So, if you find yourself feeling dull, restless, or unhappy while sitting at your desk, open up a new tab and visit Goodreads. Gift yourself a few minutes of feel-good thoughts, and I’m sure you’ll feel better within minutes.

I’ve picked out a selection of my favourite quotations from Goodreads for you. Here they are:

8 Beautiful Thoughts on Happiness:

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

“There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.”
Jonathan Safran Foer

“I am very happy
Because I have conquered myself
And not the world.
I am very happy
Because I have loved the world
And not myself.”
Sri Chinmoy

“I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.”
Drew Barrymore

“All who joy would win
Must share it — Happiness was born a twin.”
George Gordon Byron, Don Juan

“Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called ‘All the Things That Could Go Wrong.’”
Marianne Williamson

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald




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Melania Padilla
Melania P4 years ago

Shared, thank you.

Elena T.
Elena P4 years ago

Thank you :)

Gabriel L.
Past Member 4 years ago


Marianne B.
Marianne B4 years ago

very nice, thanks

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Thank you!

Kamryn M.
Kay M4 years ago


Roger M.
Past Member 4 years ago

All good. Thank you.

Cheryl I.
Past Member 4 years ago

Noted, thank you.

Beata R.
Beata R4 years ago

i know Goodreads, there are many perfect quotes o read and think of, thanks ;)

eloise b.
barbie bastille4 years ago

this is good, but i suppose i'm a little vain for me it would be.
i am very happy because i have conquered the world.
i am the world, i am happy.
happiness makes me beautiful and youthful.