Happy Quotes and Sayings: 250+ Best Quotes about Happiness

Everyone in the world seeks happiness, not just a temporary happiness but most of us want long-term happiness. However, many of us do not know what we need to do or we need to pursue to have real happiness. This is why many people are looking for advice, many are reading about the subject and even looking for happy quotes. They say that true happiness is an inner thing. Some people are rich but unhappy, there are people who have fame but dissatisfied and so on.

We collected these happy quotes and sayings to help you in your quest for true happiness.

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Famous Happiness Quotes

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Happiness is being contented with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends. —Divyanka Tripathi
  4. 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
  5. Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration. —Pat Conroy
  6. Happiness is the art of learning how to get joy from your substance. —Jim Rohn
  7. Living our life deeply and with happiness, having time to care for our loved ones, this is another kind of success, another kind of power, and it is much more important. —Thich Nhat Hanh
  8. 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
  9. Happiness grows at our own firesides and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens. —Douglas Jerrold
  10. The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment. —Doug Larson
  11. 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
  12. Happiness is distraction from the human tragedy. —J.M. Reinoso
  13. Happiness adds and multiplies, as we divide it with others. —A. Nielsen
  14. Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy. —Gretta Brooker Palmer
  15. Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around. —E.L. Konigsburg
  16. A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future. —Albert Einstein
  17. Happiness comes from within, not from without. —David DeNotaris
  18. The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does. —James Matthew Barrie
  19. Happiness depends upon ourselves. —Aristotle
  20. You can never be really happy if you keep holding to those bad memories which makes you sad. —Anurag Prakash
  21. Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. —Aristotle
  22. Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. —Theodore Isaac Rubin
  23. Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. —Dalai Lama
  24. Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. —Buddha
  25. Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness. —Don Marquis
  26. 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
  27. Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. —H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  28. ‘Sunrise Sunset’ is about trying to get to a place where life is simple and not letting the stress and happenings in the world get in the way of your happiness. —Benny Cassette
  29. Trust your own instincts, go inside, follow your heart. Right from the start. go ahead and stand up for what you believe in. As I’ve learned, that’s the path to happiness. —Lesley Ann Warren
  30. 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
  31. I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition. —Martha Washington
  32. Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. —Thomas Jefferson
  33. Happiness is a well-balanced combination of love, labour, and luck. —Mary Wilson Little
  34. It’s great to reminisce about good memories of my past. It was enjoyable when it was today. So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory later. —George Foreman
  35. Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness. —John C. Maxwell
  36. Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. —Democritus
  37. You might not make it to the top, but if you are doing what you love, there is much more happiness there than being rich or famous. —Tony Hawk
  38. Money doesn’t bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness brings money. —Sam Rosen
  39. People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. —Anton Chekhov
  40. 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
  41. Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. —Abraham Lincoln
  42. Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections. —Bob Marley
  43. There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. —Freya Stark
  44. Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values. —Ayn Rand
  45. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. —Mahatma Gandhi
  46. We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier. —Walter Savage Landor
  47. Happiness: A butterfly, which when pursued, seems always just beyond your grasp; but if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you. —Daily Crescent
  48. 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
  49. The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. —Epictetus
  50. Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything, I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness. —Robertson Davies

True Happiness Quotes

  1. True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. —Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  2. The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. —William Morris
  3. Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give – pleasure, possessions, power – but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy. —Dada Vaswani
  4. True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents. —John W. Gardner
  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. True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. —Joseph Addison
  7. A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity. —Thomas Jefferson
  8. It’s the moments that I stopped just to be, rather than do, that have given me true happiness. —Richard Branson
  9. Being of service to others is what brings true happiness. —Marie Osmond
  10. Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. —Bertrand Russell
  11. True happiness comes not from a limited concern for one’s own well-being, or that of those one feels close to, but from developing love and compassion for all sentient beings. —Dalai Lama
  12. Man’s only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever. —John Ruskin
  13. Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad. —Norm Papernick
  14. True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. —Helen Keller
  15. The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. —William Morris
  16. Real happiness is not of temporary enjoyment but is so interwoven with the future that it blesses forever. —James Lendall Basford
  17. I think for me, happiness is crucial, but I think we think that happiness comes from amassing goods and getting things and being loved and being successful, when in fact my experience of happiness comes when you give everything away, when you serve people, when you’re watching something you do make somebody happy – that’s when happiness happens. —Eve Ensler
  18. 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
  19. Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. —Hosea Ballou

Be Happy Quotes

  1. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. —Dalai Lama
  2. Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. —Guillaume Apollinaire
  3. If you want to be happy, be. —Leo Tolstoy
  4. You deserve to be happy. You deserve to live a life you are excited about. Don’t let others make you forget that. —Unknown
  5. Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want. —Alan Cohen
  6. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more. —Roy T. Bennett
  7. In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be a gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy. —Robert Louis Stevenson
  8. If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time. —Edith Wharton
  9. 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
  10. Be happy. It’s one way of being wise. —Colette
  11. I don’t plan. I’m not a planner. I prefer to live in the moment and be free and to flow and to be happy. —Naval Ravikant
  12. To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others. —Albert Camus
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Trying to be happy without giving to others is like trying to kiss alone. —Brian Vaszily
  16. The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be. —Marcel Pagnol
  17. Happiness is a choice you cannot choose what happens, but you can choose your reaction to it and be happy. —Unknown
  18. Happiness is not defined by any circumstance, condition, or person. You need not tie your happiness to anything. The choice to be happy is always yours to make. Make that choice and cultivate a happy spirit. —Dr. Anil Kr Sinha
  19. Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. —St. Augustine
  20. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. —Omar Khayyam
  21. Be believing, be happy, don’t get discouraged. Things will work out. —Gordon B. Hinckley
  22. If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. —Andrew Carnegie
  23. Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. —Anne Frank
  24. The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters. —Audrey Hepburn
  25. When you wake up each morning, you can choose to be happy or choose to be sad. Unless some terrible catastrophe has occurred the night before, it is pretty much up to you. Tomorrow morning, when the sun shines through your window, choose to make it a happy day. —Lynda Resnick
  26. Always remember to be happy because you never know who’s falling in love with your smile. —Unknown
  27. Just be happy, do whatever makes you happy, there is really no reason to be stressed. —Unknown
  28. 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
  29. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. —Robert G. Ingersoll

Simple Happiness Quotes

  1. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. —Marcus Aurelius
  2. There is no expert on what happiness is but many on what it might have been. —Robert Brault
  3. Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world. —Orhan Pamuk
  4. Happiness is usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults. —Thomas Szasz
  5. Happiness is a way station between too little and too much. —Channing Pollock, Mr. Moneypenny
  6. In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom. —Buddha
  7. Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill. —Johnny Carson
  8. Happiness is like the penny candy of our youth: we got a lot more for our money back when we had no money. —Mignon McLaughlin
  9. One of the simplest ways to stay happy is by letting go of the things that make you sad. —Tinku Razoria
  10. Happy is entirely up to you and always has been. —Janette Rallison
  11. Talking about someone who makes you happy actually makes you happy. —Elizabeth Scott
  12. It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family. —Philip Green
  13. The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. —Carl Jung
  14. One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. —Agatha Christie
  15. Happiness depends on what you decide to look for. —Toni Powell
  16. Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  17. For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair. —Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  18. Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. —Oscar Wilde
  19. The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others. —Robert Baden-Powell
  20. Rules for Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for. —Immanuel Kant
  21. The greatest gift you can ever give another person is your own happiness. —Abraham Hicks
  22. I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success. —Diego Val
  23. Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. —Jim Rohn
  24. The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. —James Openheim
  25. Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. —Margaret Lee Runbeck
  26. Two things prevent us from happiness; living in the past and observing others. —Unknown
  27. Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you. —Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  28. Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have. —Unknown
  29. The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older. —William Phelps
  30. 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 opened for us. —Helen Keller
  31. 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
  32. In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy. —Albert Clarke
  33. Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. —Dalai Lama
  34. For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  35. It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. —Charles Spurgeon
  36. Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. —Franklin D. Roosevelt
  37. People are unhappy when they get something too easily. You have to sweat – that’s the only moral they know. —Dany Laferrière
  38. The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness. —William Saroyan
  39. Happiness is the default state. It’s what’s there when you remove the sense that something is missing in life. —Naval Ravikant
  40. 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
  41. The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. —Victor Hugo
  42. Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom. —Benjamin Franklin

Being Happy Quotes

  1. The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. —Henry Ward Beecher
  2. The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have. —Woody Allen
  3. The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go. —Dodinsky
  4. 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
  5. Being happy is not the only happiness. —Alice Walker
  6. Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect, it means you have decided to look beyond imperfections. —Unknown
  7. 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
  8. The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are. —Goldie Hawn
  9. If being happy is important to you, try this: instead of regretting all you lack, celebrate all you’ve got. —Brian Vaszily
  10. Being happy is something that each of us determines, it is not something that we find outside of ourself, it is within us and our choice. —Catherine Pulsifer
  11. The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions. —Robert Louis Stevenson
  12. We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same. —Anne Frank
  13. My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself. I don’t use special creams or treatments – I’ll use a little bit of everything. It’s a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself. I believe that a lot of how you look is to do with how you feel about yourself and your life. Happiness is the greatest beauty secret. —Tina Turner
  14. At the end of the day, life is about being happy being who you are, and I feel like we are so blessed to have the support system and the best family to really just support each other no matter what we’re going through. —Kim Kardashian
  15. Being happy never goes out of style. —Lilly Pulitzer

Short Happy Quotes

  1. The most simple things can bring the most happiness. —Izabella Scorupco
  2. Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower. —John Harrigan
  3. A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose. —Tom Wilson
  4. Happiness is the natural flower of duty. —Phillips Brooks
  5. Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it. —Bernard Meltzer
  6. Independence is happiness. —Susan B. Anthony
  7. Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times. —Aeschylus
  8. The measure of success is happiness and peace of mind. —Bobby Davro
  9. Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. —George Washington
  10. The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. —Arthur Schopenhauer
  11. Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony. —Thomas Merton
  12. Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness. —Richard Bach
  13. Happiness can exist only in acceptance. —George Orwell
  14. Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness. —Bryant H. McGill
  15. Happiness is not in things; it is in you. —Robert Holden
  16. Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot. —Aristotle
  17. The secret to happiness is freedom, and the secret to freedom is courage. —Thucydides
  18. Happiness is a function of accepting what is. —Werner Erhard
  19. Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness. —Frank Tyger
  20. Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it. —J. Petit Senn
  21. I’m happy. Which often looks like crazy. —David Henry Hwang
  22. Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. —Ernest Hemingway
  23. Whoever is happy will make others happy. —Anne Frank
  24. One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. —Rita Mae Brown
  25. I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve. —Jane Austen
  26. We forge the chains we wear in life. —Charles Dickens
  27. Happiness is acceptance. —Unknown
  28. All happiness depends on courage and work. —Honoré de Balzac
  29. Happiness is an inside job. —William Arthur Ward
  30. No medicine cures what happiness cannot. —Gabriel García Márquez
  31. Happiness is a place between too much and too little. —Finnish proverb
  32. We’re better off trying to be ‘happier’ than to be ‘happy’. —Gretchen Rubin
  33. Inner peace is the ultimate source of a happy life. —Dalai Lama
  34. Happiness is very simple and minimal. —Tablo
  35. Seeking happiness is a straight way to misery. —English proverb
  36. A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour. —Unknown
  37. There is no way to happiness — happiness is the way. —Thich Nhat Hanh
  38. Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste. —Charlotte Bronte
  39. Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. —Robert Frost
  40. A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness. —Bernard de Fontenelle
  41. If you are not happy here and now, you never will be. —Taisen Deshimaru
  42. Happiness is a direction, not a place. —Sydney J. Harris
  43. Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude. —Roy T. Bennett
  44. People should find happiness in the little things, like family. —Amanda Bynes
  45. Happiness is a form of courage. —Holbrook Jackson
  46. Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. —Eleanor Roosevelt
  47. Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. —Abraham Lincoln
  48. Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response. —Mildred Barthel

Quotes about Finding Happiness

  1. The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open. —Chuck Palahniuk
  2. Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light. —Unknown
  3. Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. —Andy Rooney
  4. Happiness comes, not by helplessly wishing for it, but by dreaming, thinking and living it in all circumstances. —Unknown
  5. Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. —Benjamin Disraeli
  6. Happiness is when you feel good about yourself without feeling the need for anyone else’s approval. —Unknown
  7. Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness. —Ray Lyman Wilbur
  8. Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you. —Hafiz
  9. Happiness does not depend on what happens outside of you but on what happens inside of you. —Unknown
  10. Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. —John Barrymore
  11. Happiness isn’t about getting what you want all the time. It’s about loving what you have and being greateful for it. —Unknown
  12. Sometimes you need patience in order to find true happiness. It won’t come fast and it won’t come easy, but it will be worth it. —Unknown
  13. Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude. —Dale Carnegie
  14. Happiness is hard to recognize because it leaves no scars. Pain leaves evidence – we know where we’ve been. —Rachel Thompson
  15. People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. —H. Jackson Brown
  16. Happiness? That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory. —Albert Schweitzer
  17. By bringing about a change in our outlook toward things and events, all phenomena can become sources of happiness. —The Dalai Lama
  18. The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. —Eric Hoffer
  19. The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony. —V.S. Pritchett
  20. 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 year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else. —Chinese Proverb
  21. The secret to happiness is to put the burden of proof on unhappiness. —Robert Brault

Self Happiness Quotes

  1. I think happiness is a choice. If you feel yourself being happy and can settle into the life choices you make, then it’s great. It’s really, really great. I swear to God, happiness is the best makeup. —Drew Barrymore
  2. Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. —Earl Nightingale
  3. Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. —Iris Murdoch
  4. Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. —Groucho Marx
  6. I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me. —DMX
  7. Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not. —Valerie Bertinelli
  8. Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. —Marcus Aurelius
  9. There is an amazing power getting to know your inner self and learning how to use it and not fight with the world. If you know what makes you happy, your personality, interests and capabilities, just use them, and everything else flows beautifully. —Juhi Chawla
  10. One of the best ways to make yourself happy in the present is to recall happy times from the past. Photos are a great memory-prompt, and because we tend to take photos of happy occasions, they weight our memories to the good. —Gretchen Rubin
  11. My theory on life is that life is beautiful. Life doesn’t change. You have a day, and a night, and a month, and a year. We people change – we can be miserable or we can be happy. It’s what you make of your life. —Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
  12. I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. —Groucho Marx
  13. 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
  14. Train your mind to see the good in everything. Positivity is a choice. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. —Unknown
  15. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness. —Drew Barrymore
  16. Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. —H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  17. Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. —Earl Nightingale
  18. True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self. —Joseph Addison
  19. Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people. —Tena Desae
  20. Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy. —Norman Vincent Peale
  21. Through a long and painful process, I’ve learned that happiness is an inside job – not based on anything or anyone in the outer material world. I’ve become a different and better person – not perfect, but still a work in progress. —Alana Stewart
  22. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. —Marcel Proust

Bible Quotes about Happiness

  1. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. —Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 (NIV)
  2. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. —Psalm 37:4 (NIV)
  3. When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future. —Ecclesiastes 7:14 (NIV)
  4. To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. —Ecclesiastes 2:26
  5. A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. —Proverbs 15:13
  6. Even in laughter the heart may ache, and rejoicing may end in grief. —Proverbs 14:13 (NIV)
  7. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. —Isaiah 12:3
  8. A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. —Proverbs 17:22(NIV)
  9. His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” —Matthew 25:21
  10. But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. —Psalm 68:3

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