Happiness isn’t something you look for, and it’s not something you can buy with money. Hopefully, these happy quotes will brighten your day when you’re having a bad day. The quotes we’ve gathered for you will undoubtedly assist you in finding a new path of optimism towards happiness.

Short Happiness Quotes

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

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

Happiness depends upon ourselves. —Aristotle

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

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

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does. —James M. Barrie

Happiness is a state of activity. —Aristotle

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

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

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

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

Happiness… consists in giving, and in serving others. —Henry Drummond

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Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin. —John Lubbock

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

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution. —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative efforts. —Franklin D. Roosevelt

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness. —Richard Bach

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. —Maria Mitchell

Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action. —William James

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

The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage. —Thucydides

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

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

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

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

I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve. —Jane Austen

Whoever is happy will make others happy. —Anne Frank

Happiness is a way station between too little and too much. —Channing Pollock

All happiness depends on courage and work. —Honore de Balzac

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

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

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

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

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. — Albert Schweitzer

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

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

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. —Ludwig Jacobowski

Happiness is an inside job. —William Arthur Ward

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up. —Mark Twain

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

The constant happiness is curiosity. —Alice Munro

10 Happiness Quotes that will help you in life

Life finds its purpose and fulfilment in the expansion of happiness. —Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results. — Dennis Waitley

Life is full of happiness and tears; be strong and have faith. —Kareena Kapoor Khan

Happiness comes from you. No one else can make you happy. You make you happy. —Beyoncé

True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. —Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

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

Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness. —Buddha

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

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

Famous Happiness Quotes

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

Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window — or break down a door. —Brooke Shields

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

You don’t need too many people to be happy, just a few real ones who appreciate you for who you are. —Wiz Khalifa

A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else. —Bette Davis

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

Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness. —Don Marquis

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

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others. —Aesop

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. —Bertrand Russell

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

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy. —Heraclitus

Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open. —Rose Lane

The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. —Andre Maurois

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

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

Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on. —Carrie Underwood

True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. —Helen Keller

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

There is great happiness in not wanting, in not being something, in not going somewhere. —Jiddu Krishnamurti


Hope this happiness quotes helped you understand the meaning of what true happiness means.

Everyone of us strive for happiness and want to get rid of problem. One thing is for sure life is not a straight road but few curves are part of the destination you want to reach. And thing everyone of us should keep in mind that at the end of the tunnel there is always a bright light.

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The Happiness Equation

The Happiness Project

The Art of Happiness