Happiness is fast losing its impact in the world today. A lot of people tend to be sad and many people spend more time being sad than happy.

Happiness isn’t just an emotion; it’s also an action and a decision. If you choose to be happy then you’d be happy, and if you choose to let situations weigh you down then you’ll be unhappy.

Read these important quotes about marriage.

1. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. “Happiness  is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama XIV

3. “If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap. If you want happiness for a day — go fishing. If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.” – Chinese Proverb

4. “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

5. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” – Epictetus

6. “We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” – Frederick Keonig

7. “Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.” – Alan Cohen

8. “If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu

9. “Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are.” – Chinese Proverb

10. “You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy.” – Alan Cohen

11. “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

12. “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” – Greg Anderson

13. “Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” – Margaret Lee Runbeck

14. “The only joy in the world is to begin.” – Cesare Pavese

15. “Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” – Carl Jung