250+ Be Happy Quotes – Most Popular Happiness Quotes

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

Happiness is a universal goal, and people have been striving for ways to get it for generations. The search for happiness has led to many philosophical, spiritual, and psychological insights, many of which have been boiled down into short statements now known as “be happy quotes.”

These quotes remind us of the importance of feeling good and paying attention to what makes us happy. They are short and easy to understand, which makes them perfect for sharing, remembering, and capturing universal truths about life. They are often used to inspire, motivate, and encourage people in different ways, like in self-help books, on social media, and in everyday conversations.

When you’re feeling down, sit down, take a deep breath, and read some of the most popular happy quotes you can find, like the ones on this list.

In this article, we’ve put together some of the most popular inspiring quotes about happiness, hoping they’ll make you smile.

Be Happy Quotes – Best Happy Quotes

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

 

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.  – Jim Rohn

 

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

 

Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy with what you have. — Zig Ziglar

 

Happiness is not a goal it’s a by-product of a life well-lived. ― Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less. — Socrates

 

You, of all people, deserve a happy ending. — Sylvain Reynard

 

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. — Dalai Lama

 

There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. – Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. — Benjamin Desraeli

 

A smile is the beauty of the soul. – Lailah Gifty

 

On a deeper level, you are already complete. When you realize that, there is playful, joyous energy behind what you do. – Eckhart Tolle

 

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness. – Frank Tyger

 

The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go of. –Dodinsky

 

The purpose of our lives is to be happy. — Dalai Lama

 

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. -J.R.R Tolkein

 

Being happy is something that each of us determines, it is not something that we find outside of yourself, it is within us and our choice. – Catherine Pulsifer

 

Happiness does not have a price tag so smile. – Jade Lebea

 

My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher. – Socrates

 

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

 

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

 

Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. – James Dean

 

Happiness comes from peace. Peace comes from indifference. –  Naval Ravikant

 

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

 

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others. – Albert Camus

 

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

 

Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness. – Ayn Rand

 

If you want to be happy, be.  – Leo Tolstoy

 

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. – Albert Schweitzer

 

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself in. I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is not determined by our circumstances, but by our disposition. — Martha Washington

 

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine. — Morris L. West

 

Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is. – Mandy Hale

 

Happiness can exist only in acceptance. – George Orwell

 

Whatever you decide to do make sure it makes you happy.  — Paulo Coelho

 

I think happiness is overrated. Satisfied, at peace—those would be more realistic goals. — Brad Pitt

 

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. – Marthe Troly-Curtin

 

Keep on the sunny side. — Ada Blenkhorn

 

Happiness is a habit to cultivate. – Elbert Hubbard

 

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln

 

Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.  – Jack Canfield

 

Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you. – Ralph Marston

 

Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.  — John Lennon

 

The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are. – Goldie Hawn

 

The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.  – William Ralph Inge

 

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. —George Sand

 

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

 

Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want. – Alan Cohen

 

Happiness is not doing fun things. Happiness is doing meaningful things. –  Maxime Lagacé

 

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

 

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ― Robert A. Heinlein

 

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

 

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

 

Happy people plan actions; they don’t plan results.  – Denis Waitley

 

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime. — Lawrence G. Lovaski

 

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. — Anne Frank

 

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. ― Andy Rooney

 

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

 

Happy girls are the prettiest. — Audrey Hepburn

 

I’ve always thought people would find a lot more pleasure in their routines if they burst into song at significant moments. —John Barrowman

 

There is more to life than increasing its speed. – Mahatma Gandhi

 

Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures. — Jackson Brown Jr.

 

Happiness is a journey, not a destination. – Ben Sweetland

 

I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. – Dalai Lama

 

We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh. – William James

 

Happiness is a choice. – Melissa Marr

 

Get busy living or get busy dying. — Stephen King

 

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. ― Dr. Seuss

 

Happiness is a deep sense of flourishing, not a mere pleasurable feeling or fleeting emotion but an optimal state of being.  – Matthieu Ricard

 

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. — Omar Khayyam

 

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.  – Andrew Carnegie

 

Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever. – Peter Hagerty

 

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. – Rita Mae Brown

 

Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it. – Bernard Meltzer

 

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

 

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. – Dale Carnegie

 

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. – William Morris

 

Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle

 

Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. – Gerard Way

 

You can be happy where you are. — Joel Osteen

 

There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality or lower your expectations. — Jodi Picoult

 

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.  – Woody Allen

 

Happiness cannot be pursued, it must ensue. – Dr. Viktor Frankl

 

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

 

People say that money isn’t the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made. —Joan Rivers

 

That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory Happiness? – Albert Schweitzer

 

The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy. — Ben Stein

 

Whoever is happy will make others happy too. – Anne Frank

 

If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Herman Cain

 

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. – Guillaume Apollinaire

 

There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path. – Buddha

 

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.  — Mae West

 

I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy. ― Sylvia Plath

 

Happy is entirely up to you and always has been. ― Janette Rallison

 

Adopt the pace of nature: Her secret is patience. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls – Mother Teresa

 

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 Palahniuk

 

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. – Lucille Ball

 

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness. – William Saroyan

 

Happiness is governed by our mental attitude. – Dale Carnegie

 

A smile is a happiness you’ll find right under your nose. – Tom Wilson

 

Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy, it will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity. —Henri Nouwen

 

Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find. — Wayne W. Dyer

 

Happiness is a warm puppy. ― Charles M. Schulz

 

A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature. – Seneca

 

You do not find a happy life. You make it. — Camilla E. Kimball

 

I think self-knowledge is the key to happiness. We can build happy lives only on the foundation of our own natures, our own values, and our own interests.  — Gretchen Rubin

 

Happiness held is the seed. Happiness shared is the flower. – John Harrigan

 

Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life. – Confucious

 

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

 

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. – George Burns

 

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

 

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

 

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas A. Edison

 

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

 

Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you. ― Deepak Chopra

 

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. — Mother Theresa

 

A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships. – Helen Keller

 

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

 

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. – Marcus Aurelius

 

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. – Helen Keller

 

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. ― Ernest Hemingway

 

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. – Epictetus

 

People should find happiness in the little things, like family. – Amanda Bynes

 

Happiness is a by-product of making someone else happy.  – Gretta Brooker Palmer

 

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. – Dalai Lama

 

The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. —Christopher McCandless

 

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

 

I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises. ― Elizabeth Gilbert

 

A disciplined mind brings happiness.  – Buddha

 

It is only possible to live happily ever after on a daily basis. — Margaret Bonnano

 

Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition or achievement. Your qualifications are not your life.  — J. K. Rowlin

 

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

When I’m inspired, I get excited because I can’t wait to see what I’ll come up with next.  — Dolly Parton

 

The most important thing is to enjoy your life to be happy it’s all that matters. – Audrey Hepburn

 

A grateful heart is the beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being. –James E. Faust

 

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. – Kahlil Gibran

 

Saying yes to happiness means learning to say no to the things and people that stress you out. – Thema Davis

 

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. – Babe Ruth

 

What’s fulfilling is being happy and being able to help other people. The simple things.  – James Arthur

 

Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. —Helen Keller

 

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

 

We forge the chains we wear in life.  – Charles Dickens

 

Happiness is a function of accepting what is. – Werner Erhard

 

It is not God’s will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy. – Immanuel Kant

 

There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons. ― Stephen Chbosky

 

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

 

As people spin faster and faster in the pursuit of merely personal happiness, they become exhausted in the futile effort of chasing themselves. – Andrew Delbanco

 

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.  – Ogden Nash

 

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

 

Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment. — Tony Robbins

 

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. — Oprah Winfrey

 

Be happy at the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. ― Mother Teresa

 

The secret to happiness is freedom… and the secret to freedom is courage. – Thucydides

 

Happiness is only real when shared.  — Jon Krakaur

 

Stop feeling sorry for yourself and you will be happy. — Stephen Fry

 

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit, and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy? – Albert Einstein

 

A hunch is a creativity trying to tell you something. — Frank Capra

 

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

 

There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them. – Anthony de Mello

 

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.  – Mark Twain

 

Being happy is letting go of what slows you down. – Mike Falzone

 

Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there. — Will Smith

 

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

 

I enjoyed my life when I had nothing… and I kinda like the idea of just being happy with me. – Joey Ramone

 

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. — Thich Nhat Hanh

 

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

 

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

 

You can only have bliss if you don’t chase it. – Henepola Gunaratana

 

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. – Thomas Merton

 

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

 

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. – Thich Nhat Hanh

 

All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love. – Baruch Spinoza

 

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. – Carl Sandburg

 

True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents. – John W. Gardner

 

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy. — Norman Vincent Peale

 

Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear. — Taylor Swift

 

Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called “All the Things That Could Go Wrong.  ― Marianne Williamson

 

Happiness is just a positive perception of our brain. Some days, you will be unhappy. Our brain is a tool we use. It’s not who we are. – James Altucher

 

The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give. — Oprah Winfrey

 

I’ve got nothing to do today but smile. — Paul Simon

 

When ambition ends, happiness begins. – Thomas Merton

 

The secret is keeping busy and loving what you do. — Lionel Hampton

 

Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. – Oprah Winfrey

 

Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy. –  Milton Erickson

 

Everything is a gift of the universe–even joy, anger, jealousy, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment.  – Ken Keyes Jr.

 

You deserve peace, love, happiness and all that your heart desires. Don’t let anyone control your life and take away those things. – Sonya Parker

 

Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.  – Steve Jobs

 

Is happiness equated to wealth, money, possessions, or is it value you find in doing your job well, having a loving family, your health, and inner peace?  – Catherine Pulsifer

 

Being happy in your skin that’s what it’s all about. – Koo Stark

 

One of the biggest challenges in trying to be happy right now isn’t that we don’t know how to be happy. It’s mostly that we just don’t do it. We don’t make the time for happiness, peace, and for overall joy in our life.  – Kumar Anupam

 

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

 

If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more. -Roy T. Bennett

 

There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but – keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy. – Mark Twain

 

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. ― John Lennon

 

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

 

Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur every day than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom. – Benjamin Franklin

 

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. – John Barrymore

 

The most simple things can bring the most happiness.  – Izabella Scorupco

 

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. — James Oppenheim

 

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.  – Mark Victor Hansen

 

I find hope in the darkest of days and focus on the brightest. I do not judge the universe. — Dalai Lama

 

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise. – Colette

 

To love another person is to see the face of God. – Victor Huge

 

The simplest things can bring the most happiness. – Izabella Scorupco

 

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like. – Will Rogers

 

If you want to find happiness, find gratitude. – Steve Maraboli

 

Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.  — Seneca

 

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

 

Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are.  – Ariana Grande

 

Happiness is the art of learning how to get joy from your substance. – Jim Rohn

 

Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are. – Chinese Proverb

 

Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it. – Lou Holtz

 

To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something, while to secure it in this world we must do something. – Charlotte Perkins Gilman

 

You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness. ― Jonathan Safran Foer

 

The only joy in the world is to begin. – Cesare Pavese

 

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. – Bertrand Russell

 

 Nobody cares if you’re miserable so you might as well be happy.  – Cynthia Nelms

 

Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives. – William Cobbett

 

A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work. — John Lubbock

 

Why not seize the pleasure at once? — How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation! ― Jane Austen

 

Happiness is like a cloud—if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates. — Sarah McLachlan

 

Happiness ain’t a thing in itself – it’s only a contrast with something that ain’t pleasant. – Mark Twain

 

Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in love. – Rumi

 

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. – Richard Bach

 

When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?  – Sydney Harris

 

Happiness doesn’t depend on what we have, but it does depend on how we feel about what we have. We can be happy with little and miserable with much. – William D. Hoard

 

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. – Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others. ― Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad! – Norm Papernick

 

Happiness is the aim of life. Virtue is the foundation of happiness. The utility is the test of virtue. If the wise be the happy man, as the sages say, he must be virtuous too; for without virtue, happiness cannot be. – Thomas Jefferson

 

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

 

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self. – Joseph Addison

 

The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself. – Benjamin Franklin

 

Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely. ― Roy T. Bennett

 

If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world. – Joseph Addison

 

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. Joy Bell

 

When what we are is what we want to be, that’s happiness.  – Malcolm Forbes

 

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. – Pearl S. Buck

 

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. — Dale Carnegie

 

I heard a definition once: Happiness is the health and a short memory! I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true.  ― Audrey Hepburn

 

I often surprise myself by saying, ‘Wow, this is it. I guess I’m happy. I got a home I love. A career that I love. I’m even feeling more and more at peace with myself.’ If there’s something else to happiness, let me know. I’m ambitious for that, too. — Harrison Ford

 

Happiness, not in another place but this place… not for another hour, but this hour. – Walt Whitman

 

I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you. – Roy Croft

 

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are. – Confucius

 

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.  – Steve Jobs

 

Those who desire happiness, find themselves. – Charles Orlando

 

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do and then do it. – Henry Ford

 

When you’re feeling happy, don’t waste time wondering how to use it, do the first thing that comes to your mind and enjoy it. ― Dean Mackin

 

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. – Marcus Aurelius

 

Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.  – Napoleon Hill

 

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than growing with them. – Bernard M. Baruch

 

It’s the moments that I stopped just to be, rather than do, that have given me true happiness. – Richard Branson

 

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. – Benjamin Franklin

 

No medicine cures what happiness cannot. ― Gabriel García Márquez

 

Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable than risk being happy. – Dr. Robert Anthony

 

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

 

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.  – Mark Twain

 

There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy. – Joyce Grenfell

 

Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you. — James Freeman Clarke

 

Why should we build our happiness on the opinions of others, when we can find it in our own hearts? ― Jean Jacques Rousseau

 

Be happy in your body. It’s the only one you’ve got, so you might as well like it.  —Keira Knightley

 

Happiness can be found even in the darkest time if one only remembers to turn on the light. – Albus Dumbledore

 

Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. – Rumi

 

Happiness is being contented with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends. – Divyanka Tripathi

 

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.  – Bruce Lee

 

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. -Benjamin Franklin

 

In order to write about life first, you must live it. – Ernest Hemingway

 

For those who are poor in happiness, each time is the first time; happiness never becomes a habit.  ― Marilyn Monroe

 

I would do my damn best to be happier than not. ― Adam Silvera

 

Better to be happy than wise. – John Heywood

 

If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem. – Stephen Covey

 

I am very happy because I have conquered myself and not the world. I am very happy because I have loved the world and not myself. – Sri Chinmoy

 

It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness. – Thomas Jefferson

 

The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open. ― Chuck Palahniuk

 

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius

 

People are unhappy when they get something too easily. You have to sweat – that’s the only moral they know. – Dany Laferrière

 

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.  – Michael J. Fox

 

I think happiness is a combination of pleasure, engagement and meaningfulness. – Ian K. Smith

 

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. — Bertrand Russell

 

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.  ― Ingrid Bergman

 

The good news is that going blind is not going to make you as unhappy as you think it will. The bad news is that winning the lottery will not make you as happy as you expect.  — Daniel Gilbert

 

It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave happiness in this life. – Henrik Ibsen

 

Smile, and let the world wonder why. – Minnie Mouse

 

The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment. – Marie Kondo

 

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. – Albert Einstein

 

Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you. – Mary Lou Retton

 

The big lesson in life, baby, is never scared of anyone or anything. – Frank Sinatra

 

If being happy is important to you, try this: instead of regretting all you lack, celebrate all you’ve got.  – Brian Vaszily

 

Happy the man, and happy he alone, He who can call today his own: he who, secure within, can say, tomorrow, to thy worst, for I have lived today. – Horace

 

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. – Margaret Lee Runbeck

 

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. –  Maya Angelou

 

Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind. – Thomas Jefferson

 

Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier. ― Alfred Lord Tennyson

 

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. – Arthur Schopenhauer

 

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

 

The Declaration only guarantees you the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.  – Ben Franklin

 

You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes.  – Lauren Oliver

 

Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind. — Daphne du Maurier

 

Be happy — if you’re not even happy, what’s so good about surviving? ― Tom Stoppard

 

Thanks for your reading. These most popular quotes about happiness can help us find happiness. We can make ourselves happy by focusing on what makes us happy and content. It’s essential to remember that happiness is not a fixed state but a constantly changing experience. So, we must keep working toward happiness and making it a part of our lives. By doing this, we can live a happier, more satisfying life full of joy and good things. So, think about these quotes and try to be satisfied daily.

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