These inspiring happiness quotes focus on the positive aspects of life — appreciating the things that we have and reminding us that we are not alone in our search for happiness.
We’ve collected some of the best happiness quotes from famous people, including philosophers, writers, and artists. Let their words motivate and inspire you in your quest for happiness!
Best happiness quotes
There are many different ways to find happiness. Some people find it through their relationships, their work, their hobbies, or their faith. Others find it in the simple things in life, like spending time in nature, helping others, or being creative.
We’ve collected here some of the best happiness quotes and sayings for you to enjoy.
‘Happiness is’ quotes
1.) Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
2.) Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.
3.) Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.
4.) Happiness is a warm puppy.
Charles M. Schulz
5.) Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.
6.) Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
7.) Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Happiness quotes about love
1.) To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
2.) Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
3.) Don’t forget to tell yourself positive things daily! You must love yourself internally to glow externally.
4.) The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
5.) 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 Brontë, Jane Eyre
6.) The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
7.) Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
8.) Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
Happiness quotes for work
1.) The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
James M. Barrie
2.) Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
3.) It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
4.) Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.
5.) Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.
6.) Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
7.) Being happy is the greatest form of success.
8.) 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.
9.) Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy.
10.) Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
11.) 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
12.) If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
Funny quotes about happiness
1.) For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
2.) Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.
3.) Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
4.) Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
5.) I was happy as a clam. But who wants to be a clam?
Michael J. Fox
6.) When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.
7.) Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
Short happy quotes
1.) Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
2.) If you want to be happy, be.
3.) Happiness depends upon ourselves.
4.) The only joy in the world is to begin.
5.) One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.
Inspirational happiness quotes
1.) I wake up every morning with a great desire to live joyfully.
Anna Howard Shaw
2.) The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
3.) Remember this, that very little is needed to make a happy life.
4.) It is only possible to live happily ever after on a daily basis.
5.) There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
6.) Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.
7.) Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.
Roy T. Bennett
8.) No medicine cures what happiness cannot.
Gabriel García Márquez
9.) Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy.
10.) Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.
11.) Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.
Pearl S. Buck
12.) They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.
13.) If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
Norman Vincent Peale
14.) Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
15.) The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.
Thich Nhat Hanh
16.) The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.
Happiness is a state of well-being and contentment. It is a feeling of joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment. Happiness is important because it has a positive impact on our physical and mental health. Studies have shown that happy people are more likely to live longer, have stronger immune systems, and be less likely to suffer from depression and anxiety.
Happiness is a journey, not a destination. It is something that we must work at every day. Happiness quotes can be a helpful tool on our journey to happiness. They can remind us of the importance of gratitude, optimism, and self-love. They can also inspire us to live our lives to the fullest.
Spiritual happiness quotes
1.) The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
2.) 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.
3.) Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
4.) If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
5.) But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
6.) Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
7.) Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.
8.) The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.
9.) You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.
Jonathan Safran Foer
10.) There is no path to happiness; happiness is the path.
Happiness quotes for life
1.) The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.
Louisa May Alcott
2.) No matter what’s happening, choose to be happy. Don’t focus on what’s wrong. Find something positive in your life. Thank God for the small things.
3.) If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.
Roy T. Bennett
4.) Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
5.) The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
Henry Ward Beecher
6.) The most important thing is to enjoy your life — to be happy — it’s all that matters.
To live by
7.) Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.
Roy T. Bennett
8.) Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.
9.) 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.
10.) Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.
Roy T. Bennett
11.) 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 which has opened for us.
Happy quotes for kids and students
1.) Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2.) I am happy. I am very happy. This morning when I woke up I felt good because the sun was shining. I felt good because I was a frog. And I felt good because I have you as a friend.
Arnold Lobel, Days with Frog and Toad
Famous happiness quotes
1.) Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
2.) Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
3.) Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
4.) Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasure that occur every day than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.
5.) Happiness is not a goal… it’s a by-product of a life well lived.
From authors and books
6.) I would always rather be happy than dignified.
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
7.) I’d far rather be happy than right any day.
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
8.) I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery — air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
9.) I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
From famous philosophers
10.) Happiness is a state of activity.
11.) Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
12.) Whatever creates or increases happiness or some part of happiness, we ought to do; whatever destroys or hampers happiness, or gives rise to its opposite, we ought not to do.
13.) Happiness is not perfected until it is shared.
14.) Where there is love, there is happiness.
15.) Real happiness consists in making others happy.
16.)Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
17.) Better an ounce of happiness than a pound of gold.
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We hope you enjoyed reading these happiness quotes and that they inspire you in a small way to find more happiness in your own life. Remember, happiness is a choice. Choose to be happy today!