Philosophy Happiness:
Quotes and Quotations

Philosophy happiness.

What does that mean?

It means that your happiness in life depends on your philosophy on life!

Really? Even though “philosophy” can be one of those absurdly pretentious words that seems to have no meaning in daily life?

You know the kind of thing: "Intellectual speculation that critically examines and analyses the grounds for fundamental beliefs and concepts."

Well you can rest assured—that’s not what this section of is about!

Hmmm… How do I think about life?

So… what is philosophy?

Your philosophy is simply the way you think about life.

It’s the system of values you live by.

And that’s why it’s so important, especially when it comes to your happiness.


To read some excellent and uplifting quotes on how to live life happily, I highly recommend Cute Quotes about Life, like, "Life! Do it with your whole heart," from the Canadian jazz great, Oscar Peterson.

If you're short on time, you can check out these 50 philosophy happiness Short Quotes about Life.

Here's one that expresses something I've always believed: "The good people in this world far outnumber the bad."

And if you're not short on time, how about Good Quotes about Life, like this fabulous quote from Pink: "If God is the DJ, then Life is the dance floor; Love is the rhythm, and You are the music."


Speaking of love, did you know the word “philosophy” comes from the ancient Greek word philosophos, which meant love of wisdom?

Wisdom is not just knowledge. Real wisdom is actually inseparable from compassion.

Applying a positive life philosophy pumps nourishing goodness to the cellular level of your psyche—and benefits everyone.

Here’s the philosophy happiness formula:

Philosophy => Wisdom + Action = Happiness!

When you take action based on wisdom, you can bring harmony and happiness to yourself, your family, your community… your world.

With wisdom, you know what to do to create value in your life.

That’s why one of my favourite definitions of the word philosophy is: a system of principles for guidance in practical affairs.

For instance, how much more practical can you get than this quote? "You can’t prevent what happens to you, but you can choose how you respond." It's from another great Canadian jazz artist, Diana Krall.

You can click on this link for 89 more Wise Quotes and Sayings!


Do you know the answer to this riddle?

What does everyone want, but no one appreciates when they have it?

The answer? Old age!

But as George Burns says in a quote from the Wonderful Quotes about Old Age page: "You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old."

You can also read the Inspiring Quotes about Age page for 32 inciteful quotations about age and youthfulness, like: "Live your life and forget your age," from Norman Vincent Peale.


Sometimes, you may not know what action to take, which choice to make to maximize your happiness.

If that's what you're going through at the moment, click on Quotes on Choices, for wisdom and encouragement to help you.

(I love this one from the wonderful American personal development/success teacher and author, Alan Cohen: "Live by choice, not self-protection.")


Ah, integrity—the bedrock of good character. (There's no true happiness without it.)

Click here for Famous Integrity Quotes like, "If you don't have integrity, you have nothing," from U.S. business financier, Henry Kravis.

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This part of Philosophy Happiness: Quotes and Quotations is dedicated to bringing you inspiring quotes from great philosophical thinkers...

Herbert Spencer

A Victorian Englishman, Spencer was compared to Aristotle in his day!

Spencer understood that the real purpose of knowledge is to enhance life on Earth. As he put it: "The primary use of knowledge is for such guidance of conduct under all circumstances as shall make living complete. All other uses of knowledge are secondary."

I couldn't agree more! Find more Herbert Spencer Quotes here.

Thomas Merton

Merton, the 20th century's Christian mystic monk, said that: "We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone—we find it with another."

An American poet and a social activist, Merton was deeply concerned with applying practical philosophy to benefit human happiness.

You can find plenty more Thomas Merton Quotes here.

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