The Best Happiness Quotes

Here are some happiness quotes to help you remember one of the most important purpose of your life. Keep in mind that happiness is just a feeling that you yourself can create from within. If you are feeling unhappy right now, then chances are, you have set up some rules that might be a bit too unreasonable. If you make it easy to be happy, you will experience this feeling a lot more frequently. You don’t need loads of money or trophies to be happy. You can be happy just to be able to wake up in the morning. The choice is really yours.

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“Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”

~ Unknown ~

“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 ~

“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

~ Abraham Lincoln ~

“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 ~

“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 ~

“The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasure.”

~ Francoise de Motteville ~

“The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.”

~ Brian Tracy ~

“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 ~

“Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything – whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.”

~ Tina Turner ~

“It is good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven’t lost the things money can’t buy.”

~ George Lorimer ~

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”

~ Helen Keller ~

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery.”

~ Anne Frank ~

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”

~ Franklin Roosevelt ~

“Happiness is a state of activity.”

~ Aristotle ~

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

~ Aristotle ~

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

~ Dr. Seuss ~

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

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

~ Dalai Lama ~

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

~ Audrey Hepburn ~

“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 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.”

~ Elizabeth Gilbert ~

“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”

~ Anne Frank ~

“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 Koenig ~

“Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”

~ Nathaniel Hawthorne ~

“Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.”

~ Buddha ~

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”

~ Jim Rohn ~

“All happiness comes from the desire for others to be happy. All misery comes from the desire for oneself to be happy.”

~ Shantideva ~

“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 month – get married. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime – help someone else.”

~ Chinese Proverb ~

“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 ~

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

~ James Oppenheim ~

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.”

~ Henri Nouwen ~

“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”

~ Henry Ward Beecher ~

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

~ Unknown ~

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

~ Unknown ~

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.”

~ Unknown ~

“I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”

~ Booker T. Washington ~

“Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.”

~ Robert Green Ingersoll ~

“Happiness is a decision. You are as happy as you decide to be.”

~ Unknown ~

“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.”

~ Charles Dickens, David Copperfield ~

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.”

~ W.P. Kinsella ~

“Happiness is something that multiplies when it is divided.”

~ Paulo Coelho ~

“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.”

~ Mary Lou Retton ~

“For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.”

~ Andy Rooney ~

Share your quotes about being happy below. 🙂


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