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Quotes About Happiness - Happy Quotes

Updated on October 26, 2014


“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” ~ Dr. Seuss

"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions." ~ Dalai Lama

"Don't put the key to happiness in someone else's pocket." ~Author Unknown

"Never let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life." ~ Anonymous

“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 been opened for us.” ~ Helen Keller

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

"The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself." ~Author unknown

"Tell the negativity committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up." ~Author Unknown

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” ~Albert Einstein

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” ~Abraham Lincoln

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minutes with love, grace, and gratitude." ~Denis Waitley

"Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it." ~Jacques Prévert

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

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

"Happiness is never stopping to think if you are." ~Palmer Sondreal

"The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them." ~Author Unknown

“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 Palahniu

"The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past." ~Andre Maurois

"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design into the present." ~Author Unknown

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

"It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere." ~Agnes Repplier

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

"Don’t worry too much about people who don’t worry about you." ~Author Unknown

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

"Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more." ~H. Jackson Brown Jr.

"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

"Sometimes you’ve got to emotionally let go of the things that once meant a lot to you, so you can move beyond the past and the pains they bring you, and open the next chapter in your life." ~Author Unknown

“There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.” ~ Stephen Chbosky

"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." ~Marcus Aurelius

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

"If you want to get over a problem, stop mulling it over and talking about it. Your mind affects your mouth, and your mouth affects your mind. It’s nearly impossible to move beyond something when you’re obsessing over it." ~Author Unknown

“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.” ~ Tom Bodett

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go." ~Oscar Wilde

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

"Stop looking at what you have lost, so you can see what you have." ~Author Unknown

"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

"Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember." ~Oscar Levant

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

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien

"Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all." ~Ovid

"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

"Someone else is happy with far less than what you have." ~Author Unknown

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

"The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us." ~Ashley Montagu

"Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature." ~ Dennis Prager

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

"In life, you get what you put in. Everything comes back around." ~Author Unknown

“You can't be happy unless you're unhappy sometimes" ~Lauren Oliver

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

"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy." ~Guillaume Apollinaire

"The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things" ~Henry Ward Beecher

"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

"The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give." ~ Author Unknown

“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

"Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself." ~Alice Walker

"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

"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves." ~Author Unknown

"You will never fully believe in yourself if you keep comparing yourself to everyone else. Instead, compare yourself to who you were yesterday. " ~Author Unknown

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get” ~W.P. Kinsella

"Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels." Bertolt Brecht

“The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.” ~Bette Midler

"Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it." ~David Lee Roth

"Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

"As long as you are worried about what others think of you, you are owned by them. Only when you require no approval from outside yourself can you own yourself." ~Author Unknown

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

"Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length." ~Robert Frost

“I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer

"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

"Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important." ~Janet Lane

"Only when we begin to be awake do we realize just how asleep we have been." ~ Author Unknown

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” ~Mother Teresa

"Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life." ~Linus Pauling

"True happiness consist not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice." ~Ben Jonson

"A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour." ~Author Unknown

"You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your life’s story for you." ~Author Unknown

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

“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 Marabol

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

"That should be the measure of success for everyone. It's not money, it's not fame, it's not celebrity; my index of success if happiness." ~Lupe Fiasco

"If you want to be happy and bright, let go of your need to always be right." ~Author Unknown

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

"The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness." ~Eric Hoffer

"The time spent on hating is the time lost for living a peaceful, happy life. It is a habit that controls what you see, what you say, what you do, and ultimately what you become." ~Author Unknown

“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

"Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable." ~Clare Boothe Luce

"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

"What you believe has more power than what you dream or wish or hope for. You become what you believe." ~Author Unknown

"I'd far rather be happy than right any day.” ~Douglas Adams

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

"What I’m looking for is a blessing that’s not in disguise. "~Kitty O’Neill Collins

"Keep your heart open to dreams. For as long as there’s a dream, there is hope, and as long as there is hope, there is joy in living." ~Author Unknown

“Maybe the truth is, there's a little bit of loser in all of us. Being happy isn't having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it's about stringing together all the little things.” ~Ann Brashares

"There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow." ~Alfred de Musset

"Happiness is distraction from the human tragedy." ~J.M. Reinoso

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain." ~Author Unknown

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

"There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness." ~Aldous Huxley

W"e have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it." ~George Bernard Shaw

"It’s not that everything will be easy or exactly as you had expected, but you must just choose to be grateful for all that you have, and happy that you got a chance to live this life, no matter how it turns out." ~Author Unknown

"Sometimes you just have to look back at your past and smile about how far you’ve come." ~Author Unknown


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