103+ Happiness Quotes to Make You Smile and Happy

Happiness Quotes
Ralph Waldo Emerson Happiness Quotes

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Abraham Lincoln Happiness Quotes

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

Abraham Lincoln
Mahatma Gandhi Happiness Quotes

3. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

Mahatma Gandhi
Dalai Lama XIV Happiness Quotes

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

Dalai Lama XIV
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Happiness Quotes

5. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Tom Bodett Happiness Quotes

6. “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
Dale Carnegie Happiness Quotes

7. “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
Roy T. Bennett Happiness Quotes

8. “Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.”

Roy T. Bennett
Marcel Proust Happiness Quotes

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

Marcel Proust
Roy T. Bennett Happiness Quotes

10. “Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.”

Roy T. Bennett

11. “Happiness is only real when shared”

Jon Krakauer

12. “You walk through life much easier with a smile on your face”

Unknown

13. “It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”

Lucy Maud Montgomery

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

Steve Maraboli

15. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”

Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius Happiness Quotes

16. “I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.”

Jane Austen

17. “Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky

18. “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

19. “Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”

Steve Maraboli

20. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”

Aristotle
Steve Maraboli Happiness Quotes

21. “The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”

William Morris

22. “People should find happiness in the little things, like family.”

Amanda Bynes

23. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.”

Charles Spurgeon

24. “All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.”

Baruch Spinoza

25. “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
David C. Hill Happiness Quotes

26. “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

27. “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

28. “Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.”

Douglas Jerrold

29. “There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.”

Freya Stark

30. “The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.”

Eric Hoffer
Freya Stark Happiness Quotes

31. “Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.”

Gretta Brooker Palmer

32. “True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”

Helen Keller

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

James Oppenheim

34. “I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.”

Jane Austen

35. “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
Hosea Ballou Happiness Quotes

36. “Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.”

Hosea Ballou

37. “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

38. “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

39. “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

40. “Happiness is a well-balanced combination of love, labour, and luck.”

Mary Wilson Little
Mary Wilson Little Happiness Quotes

41. “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

42. “Happiness is the default state. It’s what’s there when you remove the sense that something is missing in life.”

Naval Ravikant

43. “It’s the moments that I stopped just to be, rather than do, that have given me true happiness.”

Sir Richard Branson

44. “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

45. “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
Victor Hugo Happiness Quotes

46. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”

Victor Hugo

47. “There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

48. “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

49. “Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.”

Alan Cohen

50. “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
Alan Cohen Happiness Quotes

51. “Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.”

Sri Chinmoy

52. “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

53. “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

54. “Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations.”

Tom Brady

55. “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”

Mark Twain
Mark Twain Happiness Quotes

56. “You can only have bliss if you don’t chase it.”

Henepola Gunaratana

57. “If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.”

Edith Wharton

58. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”

Omar Khayyam

59. “We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.”

Walter Savage Landor

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

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein Happiness Quotes

61. “Life laughs at you when you are unhappy. Life smiles at you when you are happy. But, Life salutes you when you make others happy.”

Charlie Chaplin

62. “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

Charlie Chaplin

63. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

Robert A. Heinlein

64. “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

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

Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn Happiness Quotes

66. “Happiness is a warm puppy.”

Charles M. Schulz

67. “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

68. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”

Jonathan Safran Foer

69. “The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”

Chuck Palahniuk

70. “Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell Happiness Quotes

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

W. P. Kinsella

72. “I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.”

Simon and Garfunkel

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

Bette Midler

74. “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.”

Ayn Rand

75. “Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life.”

Roy T. Bennett
Roy T. Bennett Happiness Quotes

76. “Start every day with a smile and get it over with.”

W.C. Fields

77. “Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.”

Roy T. Bennett

78. “The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”

George Washington Burnap

79. “Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.”

Charlotte Bronte

80. “Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude.”

Roy T. Bennett
Aristotle Happiness Quotes

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

Aristotle

82. “Happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else.”

Dr. Idel Dreimer

83. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”

George Sand

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

85. “Ups and downs. Victories and defeats. Sadness and happiness. That’s the best kind of life.”

Maxime Lagacé
Franklin D. Roosevelt Happiness Quotes

86. “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

87. “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

88. “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”

John Lennon

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

J.R.R. Tolkien

90. “Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.”

Roy T. Bennett
Guillaume Apollinaire Happiness Quotes

91. “Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”

Guillaume Apollinaire

92. “Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”

Robert Frost

93. “The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.”

Carrie Jones

94. “I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success.”

Diego Val

95. “Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”

Guillaume Apollinaire
Orhan Pamuk Happiness Quotes

96. “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

97. “Many things can make you miserable for weeks; few can bring you a whole day of happiness.”

Mignon McLaughlin

98. “Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.”

Orhan Pamuk

99. “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

100. “Happiness is a function of accepting what is.”

Werner Erhard
Nathaniel Hawthorne Happiness Quotes

101. “If you are not happy here and now, you never will be.”

Taisen Deshimaru

102. “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

103. “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
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