Happiness is not a destination, but the way you live

I’ve been looking for the source of the quote “Happiness is not a destination but the way to live your life.”  It seems to have many versions and is quoted as originating from many sources. It’s even been attributed to Leonardo da Vinci.

“Happiness is a journey, not a destination; happiness is to be found along the way not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it’s too late. The time for happiness is today not tomorrow.” This is the version said to be quoted by Paul H Dunn.

Happiness is not a destination

“Happiness is a means of travel not a destination” is another variation of it, or “Happiness is a journey, not a destination”. The shorter versions have probably been adapted to suit plaques, wall hangings and greetings cards.

“The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.” is quoted as Dan Millman in Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
A believable original source may be Margaret Lee Runbeck: “Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”

However you look at the quote, it has meaning. Happiness isn’t something that comes to you or that you find when you get somewhere, it’s something you can take with you on your journey through life and a way to look at the world as you pass. Sorry if that’s a bit too soppy for you!