420 Happiness Quotes To Make You Happy

Feeling happy is intrinsically important although we may sometimes neglect to cultivate our own happiness. Happiness added knock on effects and benefits. Both physically and emotionally, these include us becoming more compassionate and feeling healthier. It can also lead us to become more financially successful and also help us to become more witty, creative, fun to be around and energetic.

In complete isolation, very few of us live our lives. If we’re happy we will have partners, friends, work colleagues and families with whom we can interact on a daily basis. We are actually giving something to other people too and enabling them to feel happy as well through our own happiness. Happiness can make a massive impact, if we open that up and take it to a global level.

Following are some of the few important points about happiness

  • Happiness can be both like necessarily an internal or external experience.
  • Happiness is not to be confused with ecstasy, joy, bliss or other more intense feelings because happiness is equated with feeling pleasure or contentment.
  • Happiness is a more fleeting, changeable state.

Happy people are usually more productive.

Best Hand Picked Happiness Quotes Ever

“A heart full of joy is better than a hand full of coins. Matshona Dhliwayo”

“They say money doesn’t bring happiness, but everyone still wants to prove it for themselves.”

“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”

“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”

“It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed. Frank McKinney Hubbard”

“He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. Henry Ward Beecher”

“My family didn’t have a lot of money, and I’m grateful for that. Money is the longest route to happiness. Evangeline Lilly”

“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”

“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”

“Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it’s greedy or loving. Dan Millman”

“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”

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

“Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; 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”

“The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash.”

Happiness And Money Quotes

“We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh. William James”

“Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive. Elbert Hubbard”

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Ludwig Jacobowski”

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. Guillaume Apollinaire”

“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness. Frank Tyger”

“There is more to life than increasing its speed. Mahatma Gandhi”

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. Helen Keller”

“Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it. Lou Holtz”

“True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self. Joseph Addison”

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Marthe Troly-Curtin”

“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. Joseph Addison”

“Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour. Walt Whitman”

“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”

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. Maya Angelou

“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”

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. Abraham Lincoln”(This is one of my favorite happiness quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)


“Happiness? That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory. Albert Schweitzer”

“It’s the moments that I stopped just to be, rather than do, that have given me true happiness. Richard Branson”

“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner. Colette”

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. Anton Chekhov”

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

“Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time…serenity, that nothing is. Thomas Szasz “

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

“If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more. Roy T. Bennett”

“If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more. Roy T. Bennett”


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

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

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. Buddha”

“The secret to happiness is to put the burden of proof on unhappiness. Robert Brault”

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

“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”

Wise And Deep Happiness Quotes (Wisdom Words)

“You can only have bliss if you don’t chase it. Henepola Gunaratana”

“If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us. Richard Carlson”

“There is great happiness in not wanting, in not being something, in not going somewhere. Jiddhu Krishnamurti”

“Happiness is a choice and a skill and you can dedicate yourself to learning that skill and making that choice. Naval Ravikant”

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will. L.M. Montgomery”

“If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. Mother Teresa”

“Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections. Bob Marley”

“Don’t postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson. Alan Cohen”

“Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities. Aristotle”

“It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else. Arthur Schopenhauer”

“The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. Carl Sandburg”

“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”

“Happiness is the default state. It’s what’s there when you remove the sense that something is missing in life. Naval Ravikant

“Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life. Germaine Greer”

“There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time. C. JoyBell C.”

“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. Freya Stark”

“That is happiness; to be dissolved into something completely great. Willa Cather”

“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”

“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”

“A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour. Unknown”

“Is it not clear, however, that bliss and envy are the numerator and denominator of the fraction called happiness? Yevgeny Zamyatin”

“If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years. Bertrand Russell”

“Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so. John Stuart Mill”

“There is no way to happiness — happiness is the way. Thich Nhat Hanh”

“Enjoyment is just the sound of being centered. Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh”

“When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content. Niccolo Machiavelli”

“Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Nathaniel Hawthorne”

“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”

“Joy is more divine than sorrow; for joy is bread, and sorrow is medicine. Henry Ward Beecher”

“Usefulness is happiness, and… all other things are but incidental. Lydia Maria Child, The American Frugal Housewife”

“Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve. Robert S. Lynd”

“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”

“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. Aristotle”

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

“To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. Bertrand Russell”

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“If you want to be happy, be. Leo Tolstoy”

“Happiness is a state where nothing is missing. Naval Ravikant”

“The constant happiness is curiosity. Alice Munro”

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

“Being happy is not the only happiness. Alice Walker”

“Enjoy it. Because it’s happening. Stephen Chbosky”

“No medicine cures what happiness cannot. Gabriel García Márquez”

“It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it. Seneca”

“Happiness is acceptance. Unknown”

“All happiness depends on courage and work. Honoré de Balzac”

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

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

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. George Sand”

“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon. Winnie the Pooh “

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

“Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. Mother Teresa”

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

“Whoever is happy will make others happy. Anne Frank”

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

“We forge the chains we wear in life. Charles Dickens”

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

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About Happiness

“Happiness is an inside job. William Arthur Ward”

“Happiness is a direction, not a place. Sydney J. Harris”

“Happiness is a form of courage. Holbrook Jackson”

“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt”

“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”

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

“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”

“Real happiness is not of temporary enjoyment, but is so interwoven with the future that it blesses for ever. James Lendall Basford”

“Happiness is distraction from the human tragedy. J.M. Reinoso”

“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”

“Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy. Gretta Brooker Palmer”

“Happiness is a way station between too little and too much. Channing Pollock, Mr. Moneypenny”

“Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. Iris Murdoch”

“Happiness is usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults. Thomas Szasz”

“Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it. Don Herold”

“There is no expert on what happiness is but many on what it might have been. Robert Brault”

“Happiness is a function of accepting what is. Werner Erhard”

“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”

“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”

“Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness. Don Marquis”

“Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. Hosea Ballou”

“Happiness is the natural flower of duty. Phillips Brooks”

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

“Happiness is an occasional brief glance into how simple it all can be. Robert Brault”

“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”

“Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill. Johnny Carson”

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

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

“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, Pray, Love”

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

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

“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. Margaret Lee Runbeck”

“Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.”

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

“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”

“Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around. E.L. Konigsburg”

“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”

“Happiness is a well-balanced combination of love, labour, and luck. Mary Wilson Little”

“Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination. Immanuel Kant”

“Happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else. Dr. Idel Dreimer”

“True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Helen Keller”

“Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it. J. Petit Senn”

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Happiness And Friends Quotes:

“Happiness is only real when shared. Jon Krakauer, Into The Wild”

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

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

“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny. Steve Maraboli”

“Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste. Charlotte Bronte”

“You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy. Alan Cohen”

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill”

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. Mark Twain”

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

“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”

“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others. Albert Camus”

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Happiness And Family Quotes

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

“It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family. Philip Green”

“The most important thing in the world is family and love. John Wooden”

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

“It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters.”

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Leo Tolstoy”

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

“Family, friends, a good laugh and beautiful weather are the best cures. Bar Refaeli”

“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”

“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. Buddha”

“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything. Michael J. Fox”

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. George Bernard Shaw”



“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius”

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

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Dalai Lama”

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. Oprah Winfrey”

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

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

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama”

“In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom. Buddha

“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”

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

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

“Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. St. Augustine”

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

“Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle”

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. Albert Einstein

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“Be a Fruitloop in a world of Cheerios. “

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Unknown”

“The hardest thing to find in life is happiness – money is only hard to find because it gets wasted trying to find happiness. Unknown”

“To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost. Gustave Flaubert”

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination. Mark Twain”

“Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian. Shari R. Barr”

“Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. Janet Lane”

“There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. Lady Blessington”

“You can’t buy happiness but you can buy ice cream. And that’s kind of the same thing. Unknown”

“When someone told me I lived in a fantasy land I nearly fell of my unicorn. Unknown”

“Some days I amaze myself. Other days I put my keys in the fridge. Unknown”

“Happiness does not have a price tag so smile. Unknown”

“The best vitamin to be a happy person is B1. Unknown”

“Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth. Unknown”

“Be happy. It really annoys negative people. Ricky Gervais”

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“The only disability in life is a bad attitude. Scott Hamilton”

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Ups and downs. Victories and defeats. Sadness and happiness. That’s the best kind of life. Maxime Lagacé”

“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”

“There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. Logan Pearsall Smith”

“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”

“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”

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

“Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don’t go through life creaking. H.W. Byles”

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

“The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. Epictetus”

“But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? Albert Camus”

“Find a place where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. Joseph Campbell”

“Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom. Benjamin Franklin”

“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”

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost”


“If you are not happy here and now, you never will be. Taisen Deshimaru”

“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”

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

“A man’s as miserable as he thinks he is. Seneca”

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

“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”

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. John Milton”

“To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek. Alan Cohen”

“Desire is a contract that you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want. Naval Ravikant”

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. James Openheim”

“The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life. Roy T. Bennett”

“Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude. Roy T. Bennett”

“Misery is almost always the result of thinking. Joseph Joubert”

“Joy is not in things; it is in us. Richard Wagner”


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

“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”

“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”

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

“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 from the book Eat, Pray, Love”

“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”

“The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than growing with them. Bernard M. Baruch”

“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”

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Jung”

“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. Deepak Chopra”

“Anything in life that we don’t accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it. Shakti Gawain”

“Do what you have always done and you’ll get what you have always got. Sue Knight”

“You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on. Oprah Winfrey”

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them-that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Lao Tzu”

“Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent. Billy Graham”

“Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery – there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair. Rick Warren”

“Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack. Hazelmarie Elliott”

“We are seldom happy with what we now have, but would go to pieces if we lost any part of it. Mignon McLaughlin”

“The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable. Joseph Roux”

“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”

“One should be either sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers. Eugene O’Neill”

“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”

“There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience. Archibald McLeish”

“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”

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

“Joy never feasts so high as when the first course is of misery. John Suckling”

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

“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”

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

“Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy. Cynthia Nelms”

“The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not. George Bernard Shaw”

“Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce. Vivian Komori”

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

“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”

“Happiness does not lead to gratitude. Gratitude leads to happiness. David Steindl-Rast”

“Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes. Charles Dickens”

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

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

“People are unhappy when they get something too easily. You have to sweat – that’s the only moral they know. Dany Laferrière”

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

“I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have. Abraham Lincoln”

“Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure. Paulo Coelho”

“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”

“What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds. Wayne Dyer”

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. Nelson Mandela”

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. Jim Rohn”

“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”

“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”

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

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln”

“Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks. Samuel Johnson”

“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”

“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”

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


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

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. Bernard Meltzer”

“There a so many beautiful reasons to be happy. Unknown”

“Happiness: A butterfly, which when pursued, seems always just beyond your grasp; but if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Daily Crescent”

“Gather the crumbs of happiness and they will make you a loaf of contentment. Unknown”

“Happy girls are the prettiest. Audrey Hepburn”

“Be you. Do you. For you. Unknown”


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

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

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. Victor Hugo”

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

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

“Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever. Peter Hagerty”

“One must become mad with love in order to realize God. But that love is not possible if the mind dwells on ‘woman and gold’. Sex-life with a woman! What happiness is there in that? The realization of God gives ten million times more happiness. Ramakrishna”

“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”

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

“There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort. Charlotte Bronte”

“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”

“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”

“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”

“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”

“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”

“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”

“Love is a that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own…Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy. Robert A. Heinlein”

“Living our life deeply and with happiness, having time to care for our loved ones, this is another kind of success, another kind of power, and it is much more important. Thich Nhat Hanh”

“People happy in love have an air of intensity. Stendhal”

“Once you do something you love, you never have to work again. Willie Hill”


“Laughter is poison to fear. George R.R. Martin”

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

“We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all. Jean de La Bruyere”

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. William Shakespeare”

“Laugh at yourself, but don’t ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don’t leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory. Alan Alda”

“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”

“Laughing brains are more absorbent. Alton Brown”

“Determine to live life with flair and laughter. Benjamin Franklin”

“Laughter is eternity if joy is real. Bono”

“Laugh. Laugh as much as you can. Laugh until you cry. Cry until you laugh. Keep doing it even if people are passing you on the street saying, ‘I can’t tell if that person is laughing or crying, but either way they seem crazy, let’s walk faster.’ Emote. It’s okay. It shows you are thinking and feeling. Ellen Degeneres”

“Never give up. Laugh a lot. Be good to others. James Dashner”

“If you can laugh together, you can work together. Robert Orben”

‘You laugh at me because I’m different, I laugh at you because you’re all the same. Jonathan Davis”

“If you can laugh, you can get through it. In our house, we laugh a lot. Jami Gertz”

“Work hard. Laugh when you feel like crying. Keep an open mind, open eyes and an open spirit. Rachael Ray”

“I live to laugh, and I laugh to live. Milton Berle”

“Laughter is an instant vacation. Milton Berle”


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“One day, or day one, you decide.”

“Happiness is not out there, it’s in you.”

“People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness.”

“Difficult roads often leads to beautiful destinations.”

“The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.”

“Don’t let the silly little things steal your happiness.”

“There is no cosmetic for beauty life happiness.”

“The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of everyday.”

“There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy.”

“Life only comes around once, so do whatever makes you happy, and be with whoever makes you smile.”

“Happiness is not a goal: it is a by-product.”

“Someday you’ll look back and understand why it all happened the way it did.”

“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.”

“One of the simplest ways to stay happy is letting go of the things that makes you sad.”

“We can’t direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”


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

“The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life. Euripides”

“I don’t plan. I’m not a planner. I prefer to live in the moment and be free and to flow and to be happy. Naval Ravikant”

“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, Zorba the Greek”

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

“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. Greg Anderson”

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

“Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self? Ralph Waldo Emerson”

“Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys. Christian Nestell Bovee” happiness quotes and sayings, happiness home quotes, happiness quotes after break up

“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”

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

“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”

“The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. Eric Hoffer” happy friday quotes and images, happy sunday quotes and images

“The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment. Doug Larson”

“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”

“My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate. Thornton Wilder” happiness quotes instagram, happiness quotes for instagram, happiness rain quotes

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. Robert Brault”

“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”

“Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by. Carl Sandburg”

“Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens. Douglas Jerrold”

“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”

“We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier. Walter Savage Landor” happiness quotes famous, quotes on happiness in English, happiness quotes for baby, happiness quotes love, happiness quotes pinterest


“One happiness scatters a thousand sorrows. Chinese proverb”

“You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair. Chinese proverb”

“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”

“Happiness is a place between too much and too little. Finnish proverb”

“Seeking happiness is a straight way to misery. English proverb”

“Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are. Chinese proverb” happiness quotes child, happy birthday quotes for her, happiness quotes in english

“There is no happiness; there are only moments of happiness. Unknown”

“Cheerfulness is the very flower of health. Unknown”

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“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. J.R.R. Tolkien” happiness yourself quotes, happiness quotes for him, happiness quotes relationship, happiness quotes with him

“Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something, not even me. Alright? You dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period. Chris Gardner, from The Pursuit of Happyness”

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. Gandalf, from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”

“It’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”

“Great men are not born great, they grow great. Mario Puzo, The Godfather”

“For the first time let just allow ourselves to be whatever it is that we are. Garden State” happiness quotes for girl, happiness quotes about friends, happiness quotes with friends

“Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first. Sean Maguire, Good Will Hunting”

“Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim. Dory, Finding Nemo”

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Ferris, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

“What we do in life echoes in eternity. Maximus, Gladiator”

“Every man dies, but not every man really lives. William Wallace, Braveheart” happiness is quotes, happiness quotes of love, happiness quotes about family

“I know what I have to do now. I’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring? Tom Hanks, Cast Away”

“Life is a choice. You can choose to be a victim or anything else you’d like to be. Socrates, Peaceful Warrior”

“In this life time, you don’t have to prove nothing to nobody, except yourself. And after what you’ve gone through,if you haven’t done that by now, it ain’t gonna never happen. Rudy”

“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it. Rafiki, The Lion King”

“After a while, you learn to ignore the names people call you and just trust who you are. Shrek” funny inspirational quotes about life and happiness, true happiness quotes, funny happiness quotes, happiness quotes life

“Me, I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for because it’s not where you go. It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something and if you find that moment, it lasts forever. Leonardo di Caprio, The Beach”

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times. If one only remembers to turn on the light. Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”

“A laugh can be a very powerful thing. Why, sometimes in life, it’s the only weapon we have. Roger Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” pursuit of happiness quotes, buddha quotes on happiness, money and happiness quotes

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