Happiness Quotes

What is Happiness?

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times. – Aeschylus

Happiness is a state of activity. – Aristotle

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. – George Burns

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. – Dalai Lama

Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them. – Steve Maraboli

Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world. – Orhan Pamuk

Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration. – Pat Conroy

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. – Aristotle

Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind. – Daphne Du Maurier

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values. – Ayn Rand

Famous Happiness Quotes

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

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. – Robert A. Heinlein

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. – Ernest Hemingway

Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. – Abraham Lincoln

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mahatma Gandhi

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. – John Lennon

The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters. – Audrey Hepburn

Happiness is a warm puppy. – Charles M. Schulz

You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness. – Jonathan Safran Foer

No medicine cures what happiness cannot. – Gabriel García Márquez

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust

The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open. – Chuck Palahniuk

You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes. – Lauren Oliver

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. – Bertrand Russell

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination. – Mark Twain

Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get – W. P. Kinsella

I’ve got nothing to do today but smile. – Simon and Garfunkel

Happiness is only real when shared. – Happiness is only real when shared.

The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you. – Bette Midler

Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness. – Ayn Rand

It’s like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story. – Haruki Murakami

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. – Steve Maraboli

I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride. – Alexandre Dumas

I’m happy. Which often looks like crazy. – David Henry Hwang

All happiness depends on courage and work. – Honoré de Balzac

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up. – Mark Twain

I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve. – Jane Austen

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. – Marcus Aurelius

Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness. – Fyodor Dostoevsky

I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it. – Jonathan Safran Foer

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands. – Roy T. Bennett

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. – Rita Mae Brown

Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. – Robert Frost

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. – William Shakespeare

Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life. – Roy T. Bennett

Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy. – Roy T. Bennett

Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life. – Roy T. Bennett

The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage. – Carrie Jones

It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life. – Henrik Ibsen

Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude. – Roy T. Bennett

Whoever is happy will make others happy. – Anne Frank

The problem with people is they forget that most of the time it’s the small things that count. – Jennifer Niven

Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens. – Tony DeLiso

We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain. – Charles Bukowski

Laughter is poison to fear. – George R.R. Martin

Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy. – Roy T. Bennett

The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely. – Louisa May Alcott

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. – William James

You are in charge of your own happiness; you don’t need to wait for other people’s permission to be happy. – Roy T. Bennett

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. – Martha Washington

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. – John Keats, Endymion

The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal. – C.S. Lewis

If only we’d stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time. – Edith Wharton

I’m a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. – J.D. Salinger

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. – Epictetus

Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure. – Arthur Schopenhauer

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking. – Marcus Aurelius

Happiness is a risk. If you’re not a little scared, then you’re not doing it right. – Sarah Addison Allen

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. – Oprah Winfrey

Be believing, be happy, don’t get discouraged. Things will work out. – Gordon B. Hinckley

Most of us must learn to love people and use things rather than loving things and using people. – Roy T. Bennett

Those who do not know how to see the precious things in life will never be happy. – Alex Flinn

Nothing makes a person happier than having a happy heart. – Roy T. Bennett

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same. – Anne Frank

Success is getting what you want.. Happiness is wanting what you get. – Dale Carnegie

There are as many styles of beauty as there are visions of happiness. – Stendhal

It is sometimes easier to be happy if you don’t know everything. – Alexander McCall Smith

Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one. – Edmund Burke

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

Happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain. – Thomas Hardy

Money may not buy happiness, but I’d rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus. – Françoise Sagan

Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek. – Dalai Lama

I don’t understand the point of being together if you’re not the happiest. – Gillian Flynn

Memory is the happiness of being alone. – Lois Lowry

People wait around too long for love. I’m happy with all of my lusts. – C. JoyBell C.

There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations. – Jodi Picoult

It is a happiness to wonder; — it is a happiness to dream. – Edgar Allan Poe

Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give. – Ben Carson

Expectations make people miserable, so whatever yours are, lower them. You’ll definitely be happier. – Simone Elkeles

You must be the best judge of your own happiness. – Jane Austen

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. – Andy Rooney

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. – Lucille Ball

Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf. – Orson Scott Card

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does. – James Matthew Barrie

When you lose your smile, you lose your way in the chaos of life. – Roy T. Bennett

I am not good at noticing when I’m happy, except in retrospect. – Tana French

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet. – James Oppenheim

Happiness depends on being free, and freedom depends on being courageous. – Marie Rutkoski

Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have. – Doris Mortman

There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes. – C.S. Lewis

Happiness is like those palaces in fairytales whose gates are guarded by dragons: We must fight in order to conquer it. – Alexandre Dumas

For those who are poor in happiness, each time is a first time; happiness never becomes a habit. – Marilyn Monroe

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. – Michael J. Fox

Inspirational Quotes About Happiness

Happiness only real when shared. – Christopher McCandless

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

Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable. – Albert Camus

The secret of happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible, horrible. – Betrand Russell

Happiness is a myth. It was invented to make us buy new things. – Gregory David Roberts

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. – Jane Austen

I may never be happy, but tonight I am content. – Sylvia Plath

A flower blossoms for its own joy. – Oscar Wilde

Our way of thinking creates good or bad outcomes. – Stephen Richards

You can’t buy happiness. – Kurt Cobain

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy. – Robert Anthony

Do not look for happiness outside yourself. The awakened seek happiness inside. – Peter Deunov

Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be. – William Adams

Money doesn’t bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness brings money. – Sam Rosen

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. – Marcus Aurelius

Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think. – Dale Carnegie

People who can change and change again are so much more reliable and happier than those who can’t. – Stephen Fry

Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

I do not think we have a “right” to happiness. If happiness happens, say thanks. – Marlene Dietrich

Best Happiness Quotes and Sayings

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind. – Pearl S. Buck

The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money. – Albert Camus

The strength of a man isn’t seen in the power of his arms. It’s seen in the love with which he EMBRACES you. – Steve Maraboli

Your success and happiness lie in you. – Helen Keller

Happiness is not a life without pain, but rather a life in which the pain is traded for a worthy price. – Orson Scott Card

Money does not buy you happiness, but lack of money certainly buys you misery. – Daniel Kahneman

Joy comes always after pain. – Guillaume Apollinaire

Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. There is no more mistaken path to happiness than worldliness. – Arthur Schopenhauer

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. – Hugh Downs

Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. – Mother Teresa

It is well to have as many holds upon happiness as possible. – Jane Austen

The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is. – Desiderius Erasmus

Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear. – Taylor Swift

The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy for yourself and yourself. – Ellen DeGeneres

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

I have only two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy. – Allen J. Lefferdink

People should find happiness in the little things, like family. – Amanda Bynes

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. – Andrew Carnegie

All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love. – Baruch Spinoza

A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness. – Bernard de Fontenelle

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. – Charles Spurgeon

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise. – Colette

I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success. – Diego Val

Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends. – Divyanka Tripathi

Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness. – Don Marquis

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness. – William Saroyan

On the whole, the happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so. – William R. Inge

The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. – William Morris

Happiness is an inside job. – William Arthur Ward

Happiness is a function of accepting what is. – Werner Erhard

The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony. – V.S. Pritchett

Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind. – Thomas Jefferson

Happiness is a direction, not a place. – Sydney J. Harris

Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest. – Sri Chinmoy

Happiness is the natural flower of duty. Phillips Brooks

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. – Omar Khayyam

Happiness is the resultant of the relative strengths of positive and negative feelings rather than an absolute amount of one or the other. – Norman Bradburn

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad. – Norm Papernick

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. – Mother Teresa

Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response. – Mildred Barthel

Many things can make you miserable for weeks; few can bring you a whole day of happiness. – Mignon McLaughlin

Happiness is a well-balanced combination of love, labor, and luck. – Mary Wilson

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. – Margaret Lee Runbeck

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. – Albert Camus

As people spin faster and faster in the pursuit of merely personal happiness, they become exhausted in the futile effort of chasing themselves. – Andrew Delbanco

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