Pursuit of Happiness Quotations

This Pursuit of happiness quotations blog  looks at the precept that happiness is an unalienable right according to the US Constitution.

A little less conversation—maybe?

Difficult words – maybe, but but don’t let that put you off – you decide what this video means to you.

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Thomas Jefferson


No will deny that these words express a fine sentiment authored by an intelligent and respected man who took a keen interest in the human condition of his time.

The god-given right for the pursuit of happiness is one thing but the means to do so is entirely another.

There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy.
Joyce Grenfull

Our state of happiness and success could depend largely on such things as well-being and numerous other qualities. A combination or any single one of these factors might be the basis of our present contentment or not if we lack them.

Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.

Thomas Jefferson

Very few of us are given all or even some of those means as a birthright and which makes the pursuing of happiness that much more difficult and challenging.

What you need to reach your happy state depends on your ambition and desires and you might have to spend a lifetime in chasing your goals.

A good start can be made in using happy quotes as a motivational force in your life.

The necessity of pursuing happiness [is] the foundation of liberty.
John Locke

Getting some inspiration from happiness quotations is a fine sentiment – but not much use unless you have the desire, the capability and the means to reach that goal and all that usually takes some serious effort on your part. Nobody else can do that for you – well maybe hypnotists might help – depending on what you want to achieve.

This site can’t give you the capability or the means to reach your goal but perhaps reading through the pages of this site will stimulate you into listing up your own collection of quotes that make you happy and perhaps think about your life.

Getting into a regular happy frame of mind takes effort. It needs a daily application just as Groucho recommended. Adopt his view use it each new day as a morning mantra so that the day is taken as it comes and you gain from whatever new experiences arise.

Take the chance with these pursuit of happiness quotations and see how the day pans out – what’s to lose? How you do that is up to you.

There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there’s only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.

W. Dyer

So where do happy quotes come into things? Answer – they are like little mental pep pills that you can take as often as you can manage but unlike the chemical stuff you can do so without any risk of physical damage.

It’s really the suggestive power of both the written and spoken word – although the latter tends to play more to the emotions while the former allows us the time to be more reflective about how to implement any call to action to change our mindset.

The  quotations listed here might not always be to your liking but you need to be as broad-minded and receptive to ideas despite them disturbing your philosophy. Be brave and open-minded about that and don’t deny any thought on the basis that is doesn’t comply with the party line.

If you don’t do this how can you ever hope to change things in your life that deep down you are not happy with? You’re the one responsible for how your ideas translate into actions in the physical world.

Considering thorny questions and unpalatable ideas might be a bitter pill to swallow sometimes but there maybe some sugar in the spoon – you won’t know until you try. it.

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

So you can’t change your mindset without changing your mind for sure. And you really need the desire to change or it won’t happen. Otherwise even the better of the pursuit of happiness quotations will not help you.

Don’t be a victim to accepting mindsets through nothing but habit. Let them go if they are a hindrance to you in your attempt to change for the better.

It’s a bit like dumping enjoyable but bad habits – you have to really want to change or you just won’t do it, despite all the mechanical aids and exhortations from others.

I know this myself – I smoked for many years but couldn’t give up long term. Even after determined breaks of up to a year I fell back into the habit. Nobody’s fault but mine – why – because I reckon that at those times I secretly didn’t want to quit but pretended to myself that I did – as much for the sake of others as for me.

I succeeded in giving up when I decided to do so just before my daughter was born. I truly believed that was sufficient motive for me to  give up.

No big achievement – but it did prove to me that anyone could attain definite goals as long as they had the real desire to do the things needed to reach them.

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 So be determined to achieve a happy frame of mind.

Take action now for your own sake. There is any amount of quotations available free online and in libraries and many more can be browsed in bookshops. Start on this site and build your own motivational library.

The coming of ebooks makes it even easier to collect and store your own fund of motivational words that can help you. Let someone like Amazon be your bookcase.

From this moment,
The very firstlings of my heart shall be
The firstlings of my hand

William Shakespeare

Don’t take too long to think about how you might try to improve your happiness using the power of words in your pursuit of happiness quotes.