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Happy Happiness Quotes

Updated on September 22, 2011

How many things do we need to be Happy? Fewer than we think. In fact, doesn't it sometimes seem like the more stuff we have the less happiness we feel. More stuff means more that we have to take care of, more that can suddenly go wrong on us. Too much clutter can hide what inspires us. With a positive approach we can clearly define what we need to have a life full of happiness and love.

We can't get everything we think we want to make us happy, but we can readjust our thinking to find the riches we already have. What brings the most happiness to your life?

Happiness Quotes
Happiness Quotes

A Kind Heart

"Follow your heart and happiness will follow."
~ Michael Lee

"Some people cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."
~ Anonymous

"The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind."
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The Art Of Happiness in Inspirational Quotes
The Art Of Happiness in Inspirational Quotes
To Be Happy
To Be Happy

Inspirational Quotes

"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances."
~ Martha Washington

"Whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery."
~ Anne Frank

"In seeking happiness for others, you find it for yourself." ~ Anonymous

"Happiness is like a butterfly.
The more you chase it, the more it eludes you.
But if you turn your attention to other things,
It comes and sits softly on your shoulder."
~ Henry David Thoreau

The Worth of Happiness
The Worth of Happiness
Butterflies Are Free
Butterflies Are Free
Do You Have Happiness?
Do You Have Happiness?

The Worth of Happiness

"Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think."
~ Dale Carnegie

"Happiness doesn’t depend on what we have, but it does depend on how we feel towards what we have. We can be happy with little and miserable with much."
~ W. D. Hoard

"Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not faithfulness; days of joy, but not peace or happiness."
~ Henrik Ibsen

"Money can't buy happiness, but it does quiet the nerves."
~ Anonymous

"Money can't buy happiness; it can, however, rent it."
~ Anonymous

"It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness."
~ Thomas Jefferson

"The greedy search for money or success will almost always lead men into unhappiness. Why? Because that kind of life makes them depend upon things outside themselves."
~ André Maurois

Happiness is to be Loved and to Love
Happiness is to be Loved and to Love
Happiness Is
Happiness Is

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"If we'd only stop trying to be happy, we'd have a pretty good time"
~ Edith Wharton

"Happiness is the intoxication produced by the moment of poise between a satisfactory past and an immediate future, rich with promise."
~ Ella Maillart

Grand Essential to Happiness
Grand Essential to Happiness

Inspiring Happy Quotes

"Some pursue happiness — others create it."
~ Anonymous

"There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness."
~ Lady Marguerite Blessington

"Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get."
~ Dale Carnegie

"There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness."
~ Sir John Buchan

"Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is not by accident that the happiest people are those who make a conscious effort to live useful lives. Their happiness, of course, is not a shallow exhilaration where life is one continuos intoxicating party. Rather, their happiness is a deep sense of inner peace that comes when they believe their lives have meaning and that they are making a difference for good in the world."
~ Ernest A. Fitzgerald

"The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour"
~ Anonymous

"Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing."
~ William Butler Yeats

If you want Happiness.....
If you want Happiness.....
Happiness is a journey not a destination
Happiness is a journey not a destination

9 Keys To Happiness

"Nine keys to contentment
Health enough to make work a pleasure.
Wealth enough to support your needs.
Strength enough to battle with difficulties and overcome them.
Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them.
Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished.
Charity enough to see some good in your neighbors.
Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others.
Faith enough to make real things of God.
Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future."
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Henry Van Dyke Quote
Henry Van Dyke Quote

Take Action &hearts Let happiness in

"Happiness often sneaks through a door you didnt know you left open"
~ John Barrymore

"All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it , dont sit looking at it - walk"
~ Ann Rand

"The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself."
~ Benjamin Franklin

"The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved — loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."
~ Victor Marie Hugo

More Happiness Quotes
More Happiness Quotes
The Road to Happiness
The Road to Happiness

Happiness Sayings

"May your troubles be less and your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness come through your door."
~ Irish Blessing

"Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead."
~ Scottish Proverb

"A merchant’s happiness hangs upon chance, winds, and waves."
~ Japanese Saying

He that cannot endure the bad will not live to see the good.
~ Jewish Proverb

"When ambition ends, happiness begins"
~ Hungarian Proverb

"Its not the man who has too little, but the man that craves more, that is poor."
~ Seneca

10 things Science defines for Happiness
10 things Science defines for Happiness

What Happiness Is

"Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens."
~ Douglas Jerrold

"The way to happiness: keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised."
~ H. C. Mattern

"Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness."
~ George Santayana

peace love and Happiness
peace love and Happiness

How to Be Happy

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

“To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.”
~ Mary Roberts Reinhart

"Most folks are as happy as they make their mind up to be."
~ Abraham Lincoln

Gandhi Quote
Gandhi Quote

More Inspirational Quotes

I have collected quotations from some of the worlds greatest thinkers on living well. The hope is that the wisdom of these inspiring quotes help you find the beauty and strength to face each day with a positive outlook.

Quotes on Beauty

Inspiring Quotes

Love Quotes and Inspiring Words

Hope Quotes I Love

Quotes for Mom

Dreams, Life & Lessons

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    • wavegirl22 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from New York, NY

      sunkentreasure- beautiful words, thanks for sharing!

    • sunkentreasure profile image


      7 years ago from RUIMSIG, SOUTH AFRICA


      Kindness is the most

      beautiful jewel in the world.

      Love means having consideration

      for each other.

      The seeds you sow today

      will be your fruit of tomorrow.

      Fill your day with prayer

      and your life with blessings.

      Happiness is contentment

      from within.

      Find a dream to follow

      that will stimulate your mind.

      Make laughter your partner

      through life.

      Be prepared to fight

      for what you want or believe in.

      Remember - every day is a new beginning.

      © Bernard Levine

    • wavegirl22 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from New York, NY

      naturalsolutions - I am happy how about you?

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      8 years ago

      Very useful hub, all of the quotes has their own definition of happiness. It's somehow funny because each line past to my mind.

      You've done a really great blog. Cheer up!

    • wavegirl22 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from New York, NY

      WriteItAlready, so happy you landed here. Welcome to HP!

    • WriteItAlready profile image


      9 years ago from Texas

      I love quotes...especially Happy Quotes! I am new to Hub Pages and this is a great place to start the day!

    • wavegirl22 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from New York, NY

      Epi - how you make me smile and always bring the brightest sunshine to my day. You are one of my favorite Hubbers ever and not just cause you say such nice things, it is your hubs that are not only entertaining and fun but they go as deep as the deepest waters! Thanks for your kind words and your visit:)

    • epigramman profile image


      9 years ago

      when I think of beauty quotes and when I think of happiness quotes I just think of quoting 'wavegirl22'

      not only because she looks like 22 in her profile picture but there are 22 different ways of saying how wonderful it is to have her here at HUBPAGES:

      the first five are today and will continue for the next few days .....

      1. she is kind and considerate to others

      2. she has an open-mind and a good sense of humor

      3. she has the gift of giving

      4. and the gift of sharing

      5. her soul is pure and deep

    • wavegirl22 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from New York, NY

      Rebecca E. - so happy you stopped by . who knew we were even following each other . .lol . .Glad you liked this one. . it put me in a happy mood putting it together!

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      Rebecca E. 

      9 years ago from Canada

      As always some great quotes, fo course this is bookmakred for reference when i feel down!

    • wavegirl22 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from New York, NY

      ~ jill - I just love when you come to say Hi. .you always make me feel so good and boost my confidence that I am doing a good job! And what is even better I saw your one of your quote Hubs last night. . and your quotes are wonderful and your pictures are breathtaking!

      ~ Natasha. .. oh how I have missed you. . but life was soooo very busy last week .. and dont you ever be embarassed of not reading my Hubs hot off the press. . with your schedule these days I am surprised you even get here as fast as you do!! Like you I am way way behind on my challenge but I am going to make it,. . I am I am! And I know you will too! LOL you like my NFL Hubs. . .ha I love football. . but I need to write some that dont take so much analyzing . .so time consuming. . .and not a great idea for the challenge. . !!!

      And so back to the Hub drawing board. . so happy to see you . .you have put a huge smile on my face. .as you always do :)


    • englightenedsoul profile image


      9 years ago

      Your hub really made my morning Shari. I have read it 3 times now and would probably read it 2 more times after I post this comment. No need to say that I am bookmarking this hub and rating it. I am embarassed that I did not read this hub before as it has been 3 days and I have missed something important. I am way behind on my challenge now so gotta keep producing hubs. Also I have read your other two hubs on NFL and I really liked it. Infact I liked it so much that I don't have words right now to comment. I think it will take me a day or two.

      Thanks for sharing dear and how are you? It's been long and I missed you.

    • jill of alltrades profile image

      jill of alltrades 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      Wow! What a happy hub! I was smiling all throughout!

      I also love collecting quotes and have 2 hubs about these.

      Thank you for sharing this wavegirl!

    • wavegirl22 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from New York, NY

      :) Hypno .. what a wonderful way to start my day out with a beautiful comment from you .. the complete definition of happiness ;) oh and yes I definitely rock and I sure can roll!!!

    • hypnodude profile image


      9 years ago from Italy

      The "If you want happiness for an hour" picture is wonderful, and so true. Another very good article wavegirl. You rock! :)

      Rated and stumbled.

    • wavegirl22 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from New York, NY

      THAnks drbj - that happens to be one of my most favories!I just can never get enough quotes it seems. . the best is when my now 20 years old daughter regurgitates then back to me!

      Always happy to see you here!

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      drbj and sherry 

      9 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, wavegirl, for including one of my favorite quotes: "Some people cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."

      I often start a speech on maintaining a positive attitude with that very quote and it has a powerful, positive effect on a group. Great hub.

    • wavegirl22 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from New York, NY

      ~ samboiam - I love that quote from ~ H. C. Mattern . thanks for sharing that .. and thank you for you very flattering comment. . I am more than touched by your words!

      ~ jai - happy to see you . . Ha ha! that is an understatement ;) I dont think any hub of mine would be complete without a word or two from you :))))

      ~ Polly C - at the end of the day . .in the middle of the day and everywhere in between . .happy is what we all strive for and yes it takes a lot less to really be happy than most think. Thanks for sharing and your words made me very very happy!

      ~ Mike Lickteig - and thank you for sharing that Seneca quote! A really good one and I am glad that now you have enhanced this hub even more. .thank you for that.

      ~ billyaustindillon - seeing you once again really makes me smile and like Mike above I thank you for sharing one of your favorites. . the more the 'merrier'!!!

      ~ Nady - thanks for visiting and leaving such a positive comment.:)

      ~ Ann - what can I say except I am ALWAYS happy to see you. And I am so glad that this one made you smile ;)))

      ~ lorlie6 - nothing makes me happier than when someone likes this enough to bookmark it! How are you doing??? I will stop by later to see you ;)

      ~ Sandy - thanks for making me smile;)

      ~ entertaiment - and thank you for your always uplifting hellos and comments!

      ~ Boo - we all need a little love and lots of smiles. . hoping you are doing well and are Happy! Nice to see you .. I have truly missed you :)

      ~ Chris. . ha ha always making me work a bit more .. and all I can think right now is . happy does as happy is .. lol whatever that means;)

      ~ anglnwu - I think my friend I am going to quote you on that for your words are always more than inspiring. And seeing you always always makes me happy! Jia Yu!

      ~ Sky - thanks for the add. . you know I did have that one on my list but I guess somewhere I missed it. . maybe it was so that you can do the add on that one. Thanks for the visit my star gazing friend!

      ~ billy - as always you have great things to add and share. Love that you love quotes as much as me ;)

      ~ pretty - and I am right behind you cheering you on! Thanks as always for the smile you put on my face:)

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      9 years ago from US

      Nice ones wave, and your hubs are just happy hubs and inspirational, I am cheering you up, Maita

    • billyaustindillon profile image


      9 years ago

      My favorite - the flip side is if you are going to be a miserable b%%^ you will become a miserable b%%^^

      ( "In seeking happiness for others, you find it for yourself." ~ Anonymous

    • skyfire profile image


      9 years ago

      One more quote from Leo tolstoy : "If you want to be happy, be. ~Leo Tolstoy"


    • anglnwu profile image


      9 years ago

      Wow to the power of infinity. So terribly inspiring, it makes all my troubles seem so trivial. I love all your quotes. I always love your choice of visuals but this hub far exceeds expectation. Thanks for taking the time to search the world over for quotes.If we live one happy quote a day, we'll never be sad. Jia Yu!

    • drej2522 profile image


      9 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Love your happy quotes, Wave!! What is Shari's quote for happiness??? If you were to be 'quoted'? :)

    • LizzyBoo profile image


      9 years ago from Czech Republic

      Hello Shari-I enjoyed your hub. Exactly what I needed. Well done. Keep thinking of you all the time my american barbie doll! xoxoxoxoxoxox LizzyBoo-the spoiler

    • entertianmentplus profile image


      9 years ago from United States

      What a feel good hub. Thanks for sharing.

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      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Wonderful quotes and hub.

    • lorlie6 profile image

      Laurel Rogers 

      9 years ago from Grizzly Flats, Ca

      Thank you wavegirl! I created a new bookmark specifically for this hub-'Inspirational.'


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      Ann Nonymous 

      9 years ago from Virginia

      I am already feeling better wavegirl! I love this hub and you have some great pictures to embellish it. Well done!

    • Nady profile image


      9 years ago from Toronto

      what a happy hub. Thx, I enjoyed reading it.

    • billyaustindillon profile image


      9 years ago

      So many great quotes - I had to pick one as a favorite. "It is not by accident that the happiest people are those who make a conscious effort to live useful lives. Their happiness, of course, is not a shallow exhilaration where life is one continuos intoxicating party. Rather, their happiness is a deep sense of inner peace that comes when they believe their lives have meaning and that they are making a difference for good in the world."

      ~ Ernest A. Fitzgerald

      I love this about life having meaning and inner peace - something to truly strive for.

    • Mike Lickteig profile image

      Mike Lickteig 

      9 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      Nice hub. A quote I like is: "If you would make a man happy, do not add to his possessions but subtract from his desires." --Seneca

      Thanks for sharing.


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      Polly C 

      9 years ago from UK

      Wonderful quotes, and at the end of the day, everyone is searching for happiness. I definitely believe that happiness comes from the way you perceive what you have, not what you actually have. After all, the most powerful thing of all is the power of our own minds.

      Interestingly, I can recall there was a study fairly recently concerning happiness and money. Apparently, we only need around £20,000 per year (per household) to be happy, and the rest is up to us. Actually, that is not much at all, not even the average salary.

      I also remember that the happiest place on earth is supposedly Bhutan, which is very far removed from a Western lifestyle.

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      Jai Warren 

      9 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

      Are you HAPPY to see me? :) Your quote Hubs are always inspirational. Happiness isn't an emotion, it's a decision. An emotion is fleeting, happiness should be forever. Being content with who, what and where you are is pure happiness. Hope all is well, Ciao!

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      9 years ago from Texas

      The way to happiness: keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised."

      ~ H. C. Mattern

      I really enjoyed this. Great job. But what else is to be expected when it comes to your hubs.


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