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99 Happiness Quotes to make you smile

Looking for happiness quotes to make you smile and feel good? Here are the best happiness quotes and sayings curated just for you.

Happiness Quotes

  1. “The secret of happiness is freedom; the secret of freedom is courage.”– Carrie Jones

Quotes about Happiness

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

Happiness Quote

  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

Quotes on Happiness

  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

happiness 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.”– Nathaniel Hawthorne

happiness quotes

  1. “The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.”– William Saroyan
  2. “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
  3.  “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”– Victor Hugo
  4. “Happiness is a function of accepting what is.”– Werner Erhard
  5. “There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.”– Freya Stark

Happiness Quotes to make you smile

  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
  2. “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
  3. “Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.”– Don Marquis
  4. “The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.”– Doug Larson
  5. “Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.”– Divyanka Tripathi
  6. “When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars.” – Invajy
  7. “The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”– Chuck Palahniuk
  8. “Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.”– Douglas Jerrold
  9. “He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.”– Marcus Aurelius
  10.  “All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.”– Baruch Spinoza

Best Happiness Quotes

  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
  2. “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”– George Burns
  3. “Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don’t go through life creaking.”– H.W. Byles
  4. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”– George Sand
  5. “Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.”– Iris Murdoch
  6. “Happiness is distraction from the human tragedy.”– J.M. Reinoso
  7. “If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.”– Edith Wharton
  8. “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.”– James Oppenheim
  9. “You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes.”– Lauren Oliver
  10. “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

Happy Quotes

  1. “Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.”– John Stuart Mill
  2. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”– Jonathan Safran Foer
  3. “Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”– Joseph Addison
  4. “The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.”– Joseph Roux
  5. “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
  6. “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
  7. “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
  8. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”– Marcel Proust
  9. “Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”– Margaret Lee Runbeck
  10. “Happiness is a form of courage.”– Holbrook Jackson

Inspiring Short Quotes about Happiness

  1. “Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.”– Pat Conroy
  2. “Happiness is the natural flower of duty.”– Phillips Brooks
  3. “It’s the moments that I stopped just to be, rather than do, that have given me true happiness.”–  Sir Richard Branson
  4. “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
  5. “Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.”– Robert Anthony
  6. “We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”– Anne Frank
  7. “I have only two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy.”– Allen J. Lefferdink
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “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.

Motivational Happiness Quotes

  1. “Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.”– Thomas Jefferson
  2. “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”Aristotle
  3. “Many things can make you miserable for weeks; few can bring you a whole day of happiness.”– Mignon McLaughlin
  4. “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
  5. “Happiness is the default state. It’s what’s there when you remove the sense that something is missing in life.”– Naval Ravikant
  6. “Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.”Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. “Happiness is a state of activity.”– Aristotle
  8. “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”– Franklin Roosevelt
  9. “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
  10. “If you are not happy here and now, you never will be.”– Taisen Deshimaru

Happiness Quotes

  1. “Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.”– Sri Chinmoy
  2. “No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.”– Barbara DeAngelis
  3. “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.”– Bertrand Russell
  4. “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.”– W.P. Kinsella
  5. “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.”– Andrew Carnegie
  6. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”– Dalai Lama
  7. “Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.”– Sigmund Freud
  8. “Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.”– Benjamin Franklin
  9. “Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.”– Immanuel Kant
  10. “The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.”– V.S. Pritchett

Famous Happiness Quotes

  1. “Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.”– Cynthia Nelms
  2. “People should find happiness in the little things, like family.”– Amanda Bynes
  3. “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
  4. “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
  5. “People are unhappy when they get something too easily. You have to sweat – that’s the only moral they know.”– Dany Laferrière
  6. “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
  7. “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”– Abraham Lincoln
  8. “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
  9. “There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means – either may do – the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.”– Benjamin Franklin
  10. 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

Being Happy Quotes

  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
  2. “Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”– Steve Maraboli
  3. “Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.”– Norm Papernick
  4. “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
  5. “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
  6. “The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.”– Eric Hoffer
  7. “Real happiness is not of temporary enjoyment, but is so interwoven with the future that it blesses for ever.”– James Lendall Basford
  8. “My family didn’t have a lot of money, and I’m grateful for that. Money is the longest route to happiness.”– Evangeline Lilly
  9. “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
  10. “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

Happiness Quotes

  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
  2. “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
  3. “True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”Helen Keller
  4. “Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.”– Roy T. Bennett
  5. “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
  6. “Happiness is a well-balanced combination of love, labour, and luck.”– Mary Wilson Little
  7. “The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.”– Epictetus
  8. “Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.”– E.L. Konigsburg
  9. “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

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