Chasing Happiness and Other Noble Goals
Author: Anna Newell Jones

the happiest people quote

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything.” -Unknown

Aren’t we all chasing happiness? Isn’t that why we want out of debt anyway? So we can be happy and so we can be free?

It’s that wonderful old in-the-gut, pure joy and contentment mix of  happiness that keeps me hoping and trying for a better kind of life. What about you, why do you want a better life?

Some more great quotes on happiness (and money)…

  • “Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.” –Benjamin Franklin
  • “Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.”
    – Dale Carnegie
  • Another goodie from the great Dale Carnegie, “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”
  • “Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable.” -Clare Boothe Luce (isn’t that the truth;)


quotes via brainy quote

What makes you so beyond happy you can’t stand it, and why do you want a better life?


in Goals, Money, Motivation


  1. kathleen // September 17, 2012

    LOVE this — needed to read it today, thank you!

  2. Sarah // September 18, 2012

    Thanks for the inspiration, Anna! The last one especially hit home.

    By the way, I think something is wonky with your RSS feed. It hasn’t been updating since you spruced up your blog (which looks great, by the way!).

  3. Lauren @ L Bee and t // September 18, 2012

    I love the idea of “making” the best of everything. You are not your paycheck, but you are the master of your own destiny. Thanks for the share!

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