Quotes About Happiness

Whenever I am tired or sad, I need to be encouraged and recharged. These wise quotes always bring me some comfort. Reading them can help me stand up and fight again. Hopefully, you would feel the same and find the light in your life.

  1. “… but the older you get, the more you learn to appreciate the moments life gives you. Getting them certainly isn’t a given, and I feel blessed to have carved out a life here where I could be happy even if it wasn’t quite the happiness I envisioned if the things I dreamed of never quite came to pass.” – Chanel Cleeton
  1. “A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.” – Bernard de Fontenelle
  1. “A heart full of joy is better than a hand full of coins.” – Matshona Dhliwayo
  1. “A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.” – Unknown
  1. “All happiness depends on courage and work.” – Honoré de Balzac
  1. “All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.” – Baruch Spinoza
  1. “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” – Leo Tolstoy
  1. “As material items can still leave us feeling unfulfilled, perhaps a better gauge of success is simply happiness, finding enjoyment in what we do.” – Kristi Bowman
  1. “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
  1. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam
  1. “Be happy just as you are. Don’t think you have to change a single thing about yourself.” – Marty Rubin
  1. “Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.” – Alan Cohen
  1. “Be happy. It really annoys negative people.” – Ricky Gervais
  1. “Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.” – Colette
  1. “Being happy is not the only happiness.” – Alice Walker
  1. “Being kind makes us happier. Rather than being weighed down by negative thoughts or speaking negatively to others, we’re sharing something that uplifts. It is uplifting to both the receiver and the giver.” – Kristi Bowman
  1. “Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” – “Bernard Meltzer
  1. “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.” – Psalm 1:1-6
  1. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things, there is no law.” – Galatians 5:22-23
  1. “But what is after all the happiness of mere power? There is a greater happiness possible than to be lord of heaven and earth; that is the happiness of being truly loved.” – Lafcadio Hearn
  1. “But what is happiness except for the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? Albert Camus
  1. “Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don’t go through life creaking.” – H.W. Byles
  1. “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli
  1. “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” – John 3:18
  1. “Desire is a contract that you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.” – Naval Ravikant
  1. “Determine to live life with flair and laughter.” – Benjamin Franklin
  1. “Do not let society define you. Remove yourself from this illusion and take off the mask you hide behind. It’s time to listen to your heart, letting the light into your soul and living only for the expectations that make you really happy.” – Dee Waldeck
  1. “Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” – Frank Tyger
  1. “Doing what you were born to do … That’s the way to be happy.” – Agnes Martin
  1. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Ludwig Jacobowski
  1. “Don’t give your enemies that pleasure to fulfill their wishes about you. If your enemies are working so hard to see you unhappy, BE HAPPY!” – Endale Edith
  1. “Don’t postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson.” – Alan Cohen
  1. “Don’t take life too seriously.” – You’ll never get out of it alive.” – Elbert Hubbard
  1. “Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.” – Roy T.


  1. “Don’t look for happiness. You have to be your happiness, nothing and no one else.” – Marty Rubin
  1. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault
  1. “Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” – Carl Jung
  1. “Everything is a gift of the universe – even joy, anger, jealousy, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment.” – Ken Keyes Jr
  1. “Everything is connected – words, thoughts, emotions, our energy level…. Because of this interconnectedness, we can influence how we feel through our words. The more we begin to observe our words, the more we can use them to better our lives.” – Kristi Bowman
  1. “Find a place where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell
  1. “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” – Abraham Lincoln
  1. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. “Freedom without happiness is like pizza without the cheese. I don’t believe in it.” – Marty Rubin
  1. “Gather the crumbs of happiness and they will make you a loaf of contentment.” – Unknown
  1. “Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others…By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.” – Gordon B. Hinckley
  1. “Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.” – George Bernard Shaw
  1. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr
  1. “Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.” – Maxim Gorky
  1. “Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack.” – Hazelmarie Elliott
  1. “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley
  1. “Happiness comes from peace. Peace comes from indifference.” – Naval Ravikant
  1. “Happiness consists more inconveniences of pleasure that occur every day than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.” – Benjamin Franklin
  1. “Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude.” – Roy T.” – Bennett
  1. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle
  1. “Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.” – Aristotle
  1. “Happiness does not have a price tag so smile.” – Unknown
  1. “Happiness does not lead to gratitude. Gratitude leads to happiness.” – David Steindl-Rast
  1. “Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.” – Douglas Jerrold
  1. “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” – Ernest Hemingway
  1. “Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.” – Gretta Brooker Palmer
  1. “Happiness is a choice and a skill and you can dedicate yourself to learning that skill and making that choice.” – Naval Ravikant
  1. “Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.” – Mildred Barthel
  1. “Happiness is a constant work-in-progress, because solving problems is a constant work-in-progress – the solutions to today’s problems will lay the foundation for tomorrow’s problems, and so on.” – True happiness occurs only when you find the problems you enjoy having and enjoy solving.” – Mark Manson
  1. “Happiness is a direction, not a place.” – Sydney J. Harris
  1. “Happiness is a form of courage.” – “Holbrook Jackson
  1. “Happiness is a function of accepting what is.” – Werner Erhard
  1. “Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.” – Charles Dickens
  1. “Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.” – Iris Murdoch
  1. “Happiness is a place between too much and too little.” – Finnish proverb
  1. “Happiness is a state where nothing is missing.” – Naval Ravikant
  1. “Happiness is a way station between too little and too much.” – Channing Pollock, Mr.” – Moneypenny
  1. “Happiness is a well-balanced combination of love, labour, and luck.” – Mary Wilson Little
  1. “Happiness is acceptance.” – Unknown
  1. “Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.” – Robertson Davies
  1. “Happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else.” – Dr. Idel Dreimer
  1. “Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.” – Pat Conroy
  1. “Happiness is an inside job.” – William Arthur Ward
  1. “Happiness is an occasional brief glance into how simple it all can be.” – Robert Brault
  1. “Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.” – Divyanka Tripathi
  1. “Happiness is distraction from the human tragedy.” – J.M. Reinoso
  1. “Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place.” – But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.” – E.L. Konigsburg
  1. “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns
  1. “Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.” – Orhan Pamuk
  1. “Happiness is like the penny candy of our youth: we got a lot more for our money back when we had no money.” – Mignon McLaughlin
  1. “Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. “Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” – Margaret Lee Runbeck
  1. “Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.” – Immanuel Kant
  1. “Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.” – Thomas Jefferson
  1. “Happiness is not having what you want.” – It is appreciating what you have.” –
  1. “Happiness is not out there, it’s in you.” – Unknown
  1. “Happiness is not so much in having as sharing.” – We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Norman MacEwan
  1. “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama
  1. “Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Maraboli
  1. “Happiness is only real when shared.” – Jon Krakauer
  1. “Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.” – Ayn Rand
  1. “Happiness is the absence of self-concern. Don’t think about yourself; look up at the sky.” – Marty Rubin
  1. “Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.” – Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat
  1. “Happiness is the default state. It’s what’s there when you remove the sense that something is missing in life.” – Naval Ravikant
  1. “Happiness is the experience of loving life. Being happy is being in love with that momentary experience. And love is looking at someone or even something and seeing the absolute best in him/her or it. Love is happiness with what you see. So love and happiness really are the same thing…just expressed differently.” – Robert McPhillips
  1. “Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.” – Don Marquis
  1. “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” – Aristotle
  1. “Happiness is the natural flower of duty.” – Phillips Brooks
  1. “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
  1. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  1. “Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.” – J. Petit Senn
  1. “Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.” – Johnny Carson
  1. “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  1. “Happiness lies in the physical life; sorrow in thought.” – Marty Rubin
  1. “Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.” – Robert Frost
  1. “Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.” – Charlotte Bronte
  1. “Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.” – Walt Whitman
  1. “Happiness: A butterfly, which when pursued, seems always just beyond your grasp; but if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Daily Crescent
  1. “Happiness? That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory.” – Albert Schweitzer
  1. “Happy girls are the prettiest.” – Audrey Hepburn
  1. “Happy people have two things in common. They know exactly what they want and they feel they’re moving toward getting it. That’s what makes life feel good: when it has direction, when you are heading straight for what you love.” – Barbara Sher
  1. “He who despises his neighbor sins, but happy is he who is gracious to the poor.” – Proverbs 14:21
  1. “How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and there will never be a time when it is not now.” – Gerald Jampolsky
  1. “I am very happy because I have conquered myself and not the world.” – I am very happy because I have loved the world and not myself.” – Sri Chinmoy
  1. “I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity, but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat.” – Allen Klein
  1. “I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy.” – Neil Gaiman
  1. “I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.” – Nikos Kazantzakis
  1. “I have never searched for happiness. Who wants happiness? I have searched for pleasure.” – Oscar Wilde
  1. “I have only two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy.” – Allen J. Lefferdink
  1. “I have the urge to fly, to celebrate, to dance, to sing! My happiness can’t be told or expressed, it can’t be described, and it’s impossible to confine it.” – Noha Alaa El-Din, Norina Luciano
  1. “I live to laugh, and I laugh to live.” – Milton Berle
  1. “I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.” – Jane Austen
  1. “I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.” – Ecclesiastes 3:12-13
  1. “I prefer happiness to unhappiness, pleasure to pain. I’m old-fashioned that way.” – Marty Rubin
  1. “I think for me, happiness is crucial, but I think we think that happiness comes from amassing goods and getting things and being loved and being successful, when in fact my experience of happiness comes when you give everything away, when you serve people, when you’re watching something you do make somebody happy – that’s when happiness happens.” – Eve Ensler
  2. “I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success.” – Diego Val
  1. “I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am.” – I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
  1. “If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.” – Edith Wharton
  1. “If the present moment has peace and joy and happiness, then the future will have it also.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  1. “If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us.” – Richard Carlson
  1. “If you are not happy here and now, you never will be.” – Taisen Deshimaru
  1. “If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” – Roy T.” – Bennett
  1. “If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu
  1. “If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator. He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of the day.” – W. Beran Wolfe
  1. “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.” – Chinese proverb
  1. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama
  1. “If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy
  1. “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” – Andrew Carnegie
  1. “I’m not saying that it is necessary, expected or even desirable that we live in that experience of warm-hearted, big-smile love every second of every minute of every day. Life flows, and it’s natural to have a variety of feelings and experiences. However, it supports our own and others’ growth and happiness to be able to feel and act from a place of love at will and when the situation calls for it.” – Kristi Bowman
  1. “In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be a gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  1. “In my life, I’ve learned that true happiness comes from giving. Helping others along the way makes you evaluate who you are. I think that love is what we’re all searching for. I haven’t come across anyone who didn’t become a better person through love.” – Marla Gibbs
  1. “In order to be happy, one must first let go of all pettiness and selfish attachments.” – Dee Waldeck
  1. “In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?” – Leslie Caron
  1. “In our lives, change is unavoidable, a loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom.” – Buddha
  1. “Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.” – St. Augustine
  1. “Is it not clear, however, that bliss and envy are the numerators and denominator of the fraction called happiness? Yevgeny Zamyatin
  1. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – Charles Spurgeon
  1. “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 it.” – Dale Carnegie
  1. “It’s all about the quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.” – Philip Green
  1. “It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” – Chuck Palahniuk
  1. “It’s the little things in life.” – Unknown
  1. “It’s the moments that I stopped just to be, rather than do, that have given me true happiness.” – Richard Branson
  1. “Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” – Mother Teresa
  1. “Joy is more divine than sorrow; for joy is bread, and sorrow is medicine.” – Henry Ward Beecher
  1. “Joy is not in things; it is in us.” – Richard Wagner
  1. “Joy is prayer; joy is a strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” – Mother Teresa
  1. “Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.” – Sri Chinmoy
  1. “Laughing brains are more absorbent.” – Alton Brown
  1. “Laughter is an eternity if joy is real.” – Bono
  1. “Laughter is poison to fear.” – George R.R.” – Martin
  1. “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” – Earl Nightingale
  1. “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” – Ayn Rand
  1. “Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.” – Carl Sandburg
  1. “Let the dead bury their dead, but while one has life one must live and be happy!” – Leo Tolstoy
  1. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust
  1. “Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.” – Peter Hagerty
  1. “Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.” – Unknown
  1. “Life only comes around once, so do whatever makes you happy, and be with whoever makes you smile.
  1. “Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” – Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey
  1. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert A. Heinlein
  1. “Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  1. “Man’s only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever.” – John Ruskin
  1. “Money doesn’t bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness bring money. ” -Sam Rosen
  1. “Most people have given back to life the power to make themselves happy.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  1. “My family didn’t have a lot of money, and I’m grateful for that. Money is the longest route to happiness.” – Evangeline Lilly
  1. “No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” – Gabriel García Márquez
  1. “Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” – Guillaume Apollinaire
  1. “Often people attempt to live their lives backward; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.” – Margaret Young
  1. “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
  1. “One happiness scatters a thousand sorrows.” – Chinese proverb
  1. “One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” – Rita Mae Brown
  1. “One of the simplest ways to stay happy is letting go of the things that make you sad.” – Unknown
  1. “Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods, in fact, seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression, and respect.” – Alain De Botton
  1. “Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” – Thomas Jefferson
  1. “People are unhappy when they get something too easily. You have to sweat – that’s the only moral they know.” – Dany Laferrière
  1. “People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” – Anton Chekhov
  1. “People should find happiness in the little things, like family.” – Amanda Bynes
  1. “Perfect joy excludes even the very feeling of joy, for in the soul filled by the object no corner is left for saying ‘I’. We cannot imagine such joys when they are absent, thus the incentive for seeking them is lacking.” – Simone Weil
  1. “Perfectionism is the enemy of happiness. Embrace being perfectly imperfect. Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, you’ll be happier. We make mistakes because we are imperfect. Learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself, and keep moving forward.” – Roy T. Bennett
  1. “Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else.” – Nathaniel Branden
  1. “Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.” – Samuel Johnson
  1. “Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.” – William Feather
  1. “Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard’s rustling, a breath, a flash, a moment – a little makes the way of the best happiness.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  1. “Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.” – Hosea Ballou
  1. “Real happiness is not of temporary enjoyment, but is so interwoven with the future that it blesses forever.” – James Lendall Basford
  2. “Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.” – Mark Twain
  1. “Sensual living is a tool of happiness in the battle of life.” – Lebo Grand
  1. “So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? Hunter “S.” – Thompson
  1. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” – Unknown
  1. “Some of us sacrifice the substance of happiness for the appearance of happiness.” – Luigina Sgarro
  1. “Sometimes we don’t find the thing that will make us happy because we can’t give up the thing that was supposed to.” – Robert Brault
  2. “Success doesn’t lead to happiness. Happy people are more successful. Therefore happiness is not a result to be attained through action, but a fact to be realized through knowledge.” – Jimvirle
  1. “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” – Dale Carnegie
  1. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer
  1. “Success isn’t important. What’s important is that one is happy and doing things one enjoys.” – Marty Rubin
  1. “That is happiness; to be dissolved into something completely great.” – Willa Cather
  1. “The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  1. “The best vitamin to be a happy person is B1.” – Unknown
  1. “The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash.” – Unknown
  1. “The constant happiness is curiosity.” – Alice Munro
  1. “The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.” – Epictetus
  1. “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” – James Oppenheim
  1. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” – Victor Hugo
  1. “The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.” – William Saroyan
  1. “The greatest secret to happiness and peace is letting every life situation be what it is, instead of what you think it should be. Then, make the very best of it.” – “Thibaut
  1. “The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment.” – Samuel “Taylor Coleridge
  1. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius
  1. “The hardest thing to find in life is happiness – money is only hard to find because it gets wasted trying to find happiness.” – Unknown
  1. “The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.” – Unknown
  1. “The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life.” – Euripides
  1. “The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.” – Roy T. Bennett
  1. “The most important thing in the world is family and love.” – John Wooden
  1. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” – Audrey Hepburn
  1. “The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.” – George Bernard Shaw
  1. “The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.” – Chuck Palahniuk
  1. “The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.” – Eric Hoffer
  1. “The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day.
  1. “The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.” – Carrie Jones
  1. “The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.” – Carl Sandburg
  1. “The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.” – V.S. Pritchett
  1. “The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” – “Tony Robbins
  1. “The secret to happiness is to put the burden of proof on unhappiness.” – Robert Brault
  1. “The thicker the skin, the happier the man.” – Life Math Money
  1. “The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” – William Morris
  1. “The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.” – Doug Larson
  1. “There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy.” – Unknown
  1. “There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.” – Jodi Picoult
  1. “There are two ways to get enough.” – One is to continue to accumulate more and more.” – “The other is to desire less.” – G.K. Chesterton
  2. “There is great happiness in not wanting, in not being something, in not going somewhere.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti
  1. “There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.” – Lady Blessington
  1. “There is no expert on what happiness is but many on what it might have been.” – Robert Brault
  1. “There is no happiness; there are only moments of happiness.” – Unknown
  1. “There is no way to happiness — happiness is the way.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  1. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand
  1. “They say money doesn’t bring happiness, but everyone still wants to prove it for themselves.” – coolfunnyquotes.com
  1. “Think of what you have rather than of what you lack.” – Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them.” – Marcus Aurelius
  1. “Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.” – Norm Papernick
  1. “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.” – Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha
  1. “Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” – Joseph Addison
  1. “To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek.” – Alan Cohen
  1. “To be happy, you must fancy that everything you have is a gift, and you the chosen, though you worked your tail off for every bit of it.” – Robert Brault
  1. “To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.” – Gustave Flaubert
  1. “Today is life – the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.” – Dale Carnegie
  1. “Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.” – Christian Nestell Bovee
  1. “True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self.” – Joseph Addison
  1. “True happiness comes not from a limited concern for one’s own well-being, or that of those one feels close to, but from developing love and compassion for all sentient beings.” – Dalai Lama
  1. “True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Helen Keller
  1. “Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” – John 16:24
  1. “Ups and downs. Victories and defeats. Sadness and happiness. That’s the best kind of life.” – Maxime Lagacé
  1. “Usefulness is happiness, and… all other things are but incidental.” – Lydia Maria Child
  1. “We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” – Charles Kingsley
  1. “We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.” – Walter Savage Landor
  1. “We are seldom happy with what we now have, but would go to pieces if we lost any part of it.” – Mignon McLaughlin
  1. “We can’t control the world. We can only (barely) control our own reactions to it. Happiness is largely a choice, not a right or entitlement.” – David C. Hill
  1. “We cannot be happy if we expect to live all the time at the highest peak of intensity. Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.” – Thomas Merton
  1. “We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.” – “William James
  1. “We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all.” – Jean de La Bruyere
  1. “We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” – Frederick Keonig
  1. “When a happy person is treating others well, this is not too important; but when an unhappy person is treating others very well, this is very important and very valuable!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
  1. “Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though it were his own.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  1. “Whoever is happy will make others happy.” – Anne Frank
  1. “Within, the only place where it is created, is the very last place most pursuers of happiness are likely to go.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  1. “You can be happy or you can be unhappy. It’s just according to the way you look at things.” – Walt Disney
  1. “You can only have bliss if you don’t chase it.” – Henepola Gunaratana
  1. “You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes.” – Lauren Oliver
  1. “You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy.” – Alan Cohen
  1. “You laugh at me because I’m different, I laugh at you because you’re all the same.” – Jonathan Davis
  1. “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

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