hinckley_medium“Let us be happy people.  The Lord’s plan is a plan of happiness.  The way will be lighter, the worries will be fewer, the confrontations will be less difficult if we cultivate a spirit of happiness.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley



MONSON_medium“This is our one and only chance at mortal life – here and now.  The longer we live, the greater is our realization that it is brief.  Opportunities come and then they are gone.  I believe that among the greatest lessons we are to learn in this short sojourn upon the earth are lessons that help us distinguish between what is important and what is not.  I plead with you not to let those most important things pass you by as you plan for that illusive and nonexistent future when you will have time to do all that you want to do.  Instead, find joy in the journey – now.”
– Thomas S. Monson


Harold B. Lee“Happiness does not depend on what happens outside of you, but on what happens inside of you.  It is measured by the Spirit with which you meet the problems of life.”
– Harold B. Lee



hinckley_medium“In all of living, have much fun and laughter.  Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley



404px-Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-D0116-0041-019,_Albert_Schweitzer“Success is not the key to happiness.  Happiness is the key to success.  If you love what you are doing, you’ll be a success.”
– Albert Schweitzer*




Joseph_Smith1_Mormon“God never will institute an ordinance or give a commandment to His people that is not calculated in its nature to promote that happiness which He has designed, and which will not end in the greatest amount of good and glory to those who become the recipients of His law and ordinances.”
– Joseph Smith



georgealbertsmith“None of us are secure expect we keep the commandments of our Heavenly Father. The pathway of righteousness is the highway of happiness. There is no other way to happiness.”
– George Albert Smith



Harold B. Lee“Happiness does not depend on what happens outside of you but what happens inside of you; it is measured by the spirit with which you meet the problems of life.”
– Harold B. Lee




marvinjashton“True happiness is not made in getting something. True happiness is becoming something.”
– Marvin J. Ashton




sarahbanbreathnach“Both abundance and lack [of abundance] exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend … when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present—love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature, and personal pursuits that bring us [happiness]—the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience heaven on earth.”
– Sarah Ban Breathnach*


davidomckay“Man’s greatest happiness comes from losing himself for the good of others.”
– David O. McKay




ArtBook__134_134__EzraTaftBenson____[1]“I wish that every Latter-day Saint could say and mean it with all his heart: ‘I’ll go where you want me to go. I’ll say what you want me to say. I’ll be what you want me to be’. If we could do that, we would be assured of the maximum happiness here and exaltation in the celestial kingdom of God hereafter.”
– Ezra Taft Benson



boyd-k-packer-large“Happiness is inseparably connected with decent, clean behavior.”
– Boyd K. Packer




quentin-l-cook-large“Happiness in this life and happiness in the life to come are interconnected by righteousness.”
– Quentin L. Cook




MONSON_medium“Essential to the plan is our Savior, Jesus Christ. Without His atoning sacrifice, all would be lost. It is not enough, however, merely to believe in Him and His mission. We need to work and learn, search and pray, repent and improve. We need to know God’s laws and live them. We need to receive His saving ordinances. Only by so doing will we obtain true, eternal happiness.”
– Thomas S. Monson


Joseph_Smith1_Mormon“Happiness is the object and design of our existence; and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it; and this path is virtue, uprightness, faithfulness, holiness, and keeping all the commandments of God.”
– Joseph Smith




davidomckay“True happiness comes only by making others happy.”
– David O. McKay





220px-JohnLennonpeace“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.   They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
– John Lennon*



richard-g-scott-large“Sometimes we get so wrapped up in things that we find fascinating or become so consumed by mundane responsibilities that we lose sight of God’s objectives. As you consistently focus your life on the most basic principles, you will gain an understanding of what you are to do, and you will produce more fruit for the Lord and more happiness for yourself.”
– Richard G. Scott



hinckley_medium“Don’t be gloomy. Do not dwell on unkind things. Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. Even if you are not happy, put a smile on your face. ‘Accentuate the positive’. Look a little deeper for good. Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, with a great and strong purpose in your heart. Love life.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley



hinckley_medium“You can be wise and happy or stupid and miserable. The choice is yours.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley




ArtBook__134_134__EzraTaftBenson____[1]“You cannot do wrong and feel right. It is impossible! Years of happiness can be lost in the foolish gratification of a momentary desire for pleasure.”
– Ezra Taft Benson




johnstuartmill“Those only are happy (I thought) who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness; on the happiness of others, on the improvement of mankind, even on some art or pursuit, followed not as a means, but as itself an ideal end. Aiming thus at something else, they find happiness by the way. The enjoyments of life (such was now my theory) are sufficient to make it a pleasant thing, when they are taken en passant, without being made a principal object. Once make them so, and they are immediately felt to be insufficient. They will not bear a scrutinizing examination. Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so. The only chance is to treat, not happiness, but some end external to it, as the purpose of life. Let your self-consciousness, your scrutiny, your self-interrogation, exhaust themselves on that; and if otherwise fortunately circumstanced you will inhale happiness with the air you breathe, without dwelling on it or thinking about it, without either forestalling it in imagination, or putting it to flight by fatal questioning.”
– John Stuart Mill*


470px-Henry_ford_1919“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you’re doing, you will be successful.”
– Henry Ford*




MONSON_medium“When we keep the commandments, our lives will be happier, more fulfilling and less complicated.”
– Thomas S. Monson




Russell_M_Nelson“The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.”
– Russell M. Nelson




“It’s easy (almost cowardly) to be a grump – to complain about everything and the negative. It’s harder (and much more admirable) to wear a smile all the time to be happy and laughing constantly, to find grace and tiny bits of joy in any situation… and it is those who laugh and smile all the time that are the most worth being around. Never stop smiling.”
– Franki Elliot*


“The amazing thing about life is that you choose what you allow into it; you choose how things affect you; you choose how to react.  Happiness is a choice.  Make it.  It’s up to you.”
– Unknown


“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
– Unknown