Happiness Quotes

Aren’t we all in search of happiness in our every action? Our ultimate aim in life is to find that key ingredient in life that will take us to the feeling of contentment and pleasure. Whatever we do in life is done with the intent to achieve satisfaction and success. This process is none other than the Pursuit of happiness of life.

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  • Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started. David Allen
  • School, politics, sports, and games train us to compete against others. True rewards – wealth, knowledge, love, fitness, and equanimity – come from ignoring others and improving ourselves. Naval Ravikant
  • It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else. Arthur Schopenhauer

  • Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have. Unknown
  • Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect. Alain De Botton
  • 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

  • “There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.”- Seneca
  • Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness. Frank Tyger
  • The more people need to show the’re happy, the less they are. Maxime Lagacé
  • God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Reinhold Niebuhr

  • One happiness scatters a thousand sorrows. Chinese proverb
  • When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content. Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Happiness is a choice and a skill and you can dedicate yourself to learning that skill and making that choice. Naval Ravikant
  • The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. — Henry Ward Beecher
  • Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Jung
  • The need for forgiveness is an illusion. There is nothing to forgive. Rachel England

  • Once you do something you love, you never have to work again. Willie Hill
  • Do what you have always done and you’ll get what you have always got. Sue Knight
  • There is no way to happiness — happiness is the way. Thich Nhat Hanh
  • The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. Buddha

  • There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience. Archibald McLeish
  • Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose. C.S. Lewis
  • Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. Dale Carnegie
  • For me it is sufficient to have a corner by my hearth, a book, and a friend, and a nap undisturbed by creditors or grief. Fernandez de Andrada
  • 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
  • The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage. — Thucydides

  • If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Dalai Lama
  • Happiness is the default state. It’s what’s there when you remove the sense that something is missing in life. Naval Ravikant
  • Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it’s greedy or loving. Dan Millman
  • The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. John Milton

  • Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it. J. Petit Senn
  • You deserve to be happy. You deserve to live a life you are excited about. Don’t let others make you forget that.
  • Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. Robert Frost
  • Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be. William Adams
  • There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. Freya Stark
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  • 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
  • Joy is more divine than sorrow; for joy is bread, and sorrow is medicine. Henry Ward Beecher
  • We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill
  • You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on. Oprah Winfrey

  • 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
  • There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. — George Sand
  • The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. Aristotle
  • Everything is a gift of the universe–even joy, anger, jealously, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment. Ken Keyes Jr.

  • The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go. — Dodinsky
  • Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. Bernard Meltzer
  • 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
  • If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. Mother Teresa
  • We all get report cards in many different ways, but the real excitement of what you’re doing is in the doing of it. It’s not what you’re gonna get in the end–it’s not the final curtain–it’s really in the doing it, and loving what you’re doing. Ralph Lauren

  • Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie
  • I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou
  • A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour. Unknown

  • Two things prevent us from happiness; living in the past and observing others.
  • Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want. Alan Cohen
  • Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian. Shari R. Barr

  • If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us. Richard Carlson
  • Money doesn’t bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness brings money. Sam Rosen
  • 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

  • They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Ben Franklin
  • Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. James Dean
  • A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity. — Thomas Jefferson
  • Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you. — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • 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 that has been opened for us. Helen Keller

  • Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them. Marcus Aurelius
  • The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, then there will be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. Anne Frank

  • There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time. C. JoyBell C.
  • Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. Greg Anderson
  • The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character. Margaret Chase Smith
  • Not wanting something is as good as having it. Naval Ravikant
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  • Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. — Mahatma Gandhi
  • There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts and then acting on them. Dr. Wayne Dyer
  • 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.

  • True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Helen Keller
  • You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy. Alan Cohen
  • “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”- Thich Nhat Han

  • He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. Marcus Aurelius
  • We forge the chains we wear in life. Charles Dickens
  • To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek. Alan Cohen
  • Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs–even though checkered by failure–than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt

  • 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
  • Success at the highest level comes down to one question: Can you decide that your happiness can come from someone else’s success? Bill Walton
  • 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

  • View your life from your funeral, looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn’t? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again, and what you wouldn’t? Victor Frankl
  • 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
  • Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory. Betty Smith

  • There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts. Richard Bach
  • Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life. Germaine Greer
  • “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 Stuart
  • Enjoyment is just the sound of being centered. Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
  • Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time…serenity, that nothing is. Thomas Szasz

  • With my desire to improve everything, I destroy the moment. Naval Ravikant
  • Sometimes we don’t find the thing that will make us happy because we can’t give up the thing that was supposed to. Robert Brault
  • Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. Soren Kierkegaard
  • Don’t postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson. Alan Cohen

  • There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations. Jodi Picoult
  • Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever. Peter Hagerty
  • Anything in life that we don’t accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it. Shakti Gawain

  • Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude. — Dale Carnegie
  • “It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” -Lucille Ball
  • “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”- Eskimo Proverb
  • Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so. John Stuart Mill
  • If you can, you take the most important step towards becoming a great leader.

  • Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities. Aristotle
  • Is it not clear, however, that bliss and envy are the numerator and denominator of the fraction called happiness? Yevgeny Zamyatin
  • We can have peace if we let go of wanting to change the past and wanting to control the future. Lester Levinson
  • Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. Margaret Lee Runbeck

  • Say no more often so you can say yes to what’s important. Maxime Lagacé
  • If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. Andrew Carnegie
  • To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. Bertrand Russell
  • The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. Carl Sandburg
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  • We avoid the things that we’re afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover. Shakti Gawain
  • 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
  • Usefulness is happiness, and… all other things are but incidental. Lydia Maria Child, The American Frugal Housewife
  • 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

  • I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have. Abraham Lincoln
  • Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is. Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey
  • If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem. Stephen Covey

  • In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. Deepak Chopra
  • You never regret being kind. Nicole Shepherd
  • “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
  • Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are. Chinese Proverb

  • 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
  • Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else. Nathaniel Branden
  • There is great happiness in not wanting, in not being something, in not going somewhere. Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values. Ayn Rand

  • 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
  • True happiness…arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self. Joseph Addison
  • Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve. Robert S. Lynd
  • Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. — Jim Rohn
  • The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have. — Woody Allen

  • The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than growing with them. Bernard M. Baruch
  • Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have.
  • “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” – Epictetus
  • 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

  • Reflect upon you present blessings, of which every man has many–not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. Charles Dickens
  • Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. Paul Boese
  • 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
  • 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

Happiness itself needs various ingredients, and we cannot achieve satisfaction by just chasing after it; instead, we should understand and discover how it can come to us in diverse forms through our own choices.

We hope these Happiness Quotes are thought-provoking and helped you to learn some new definitions and ways to embrace happiness.

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