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Happiness Quotes and Happiness Sayings

Dozens of inspirational happiness quotes and happy sayings for you to enjoy and share. You'll see lots of ideas and suggestions on ways to be happy.

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Secret to Happiness Quotes

To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.

Robert Morely

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

James Oppenheim

What is Happiness Quotes

What is happiness but the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

Albert Camus

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

Dale Carnegie

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

Margaret Lee Runbeck

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happiness is inward and not outward, and so it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.

Henry Van Dyke

Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.

Og Mandino

Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.

Roy Goodman

Happiness is... a warm puppy.

Charles Schulz

Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.

J. Donald Walters

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.

Ayn Rand

Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.

Victor Hugo

To be constant is to be useful. To be useful is to realize one's true nature. Realization of one's true nature is happiness. When one reaches happiness, one is close to perfection.

Chuang Tzu

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

Helen Keller

Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.

Stephen Covey

Happiness Quotes from Jim Rohn

Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design.

Jim Rohn

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

Jim Rohn

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

Jim Rohn

Inspirational Quotes on How to be Happy

Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.

Jim Rohn

A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.

John Locke

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
Barbara de Angelis

If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.


If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama

I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.

Booker T. Washington

When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.

Samuel Goldwyn

The way to find out about happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you are really happy — not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what is called following your bliss.

Joseph Campbell

Happiness consists in activity ... it is a running stream not a stagnant pool.

John Mason

Happiness blooms in the presence of self-respect and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance, as is every other life.

Jonathan Lockwood Huie
(Read more Quotes about Being Happy compiled by Jonathan Lockwood Huie)

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

Marcus Aurelius

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The happiness of one's own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must try to include, as necessary to one's own happiness, the happiness of others.

Paramahansa Yogananda

To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.

Robert Muller

Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Happiness quotes are a great primer on identifying your recipe for happiness. Read 9 Tips on How to be Happy to understand the basics of happiness now.

Authentic Happiness Quotes

Happiness and self-confidence come naturally when you feel yourself moving and progressing toward becoming the very best person you can possibly be.

Brian Tracy

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.

Antoine de Saint Exupery

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

Charles Kingsley

When people are deeply happy they bring a sense of purpose with them wherever they go, whatever circumstances they are in. So if they’re changing the oil in the car, they bring a sense of joyful purpose even to that.

Marci Shimoff

To be truly happy, you need a clear sense of meaning and purpose in life.

Brian Tracy

Deepen your understanding of authentic happiness.

Short Inspirational Quotes on Happiness

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

Dalai Lama

Every day there is only one thing to learn: how to be honestly happy.

Sri Chinmoy

Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age.

Christopher Morley

Experience praises the most happy, the one who made the most people happy.

Karl Marx

Think of all the beauty still left around you, and be happy.

Anne Frank

You are only ever unhappy, when you focus upon what you don't have.

Patrick Combs

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

Hugh Downs

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Happiness in simplicity can be achieved with a flexible mindset and nine hours sleep each night.

Dalai Lama

Happiness comes from good health and a bad memory.

Ingrid Bergman

Brian Tracy Short Happiness Quotes

Unconditional acceptance of others is the key to happy relationships.

Brian Tracy

Most of your happiness will come from your relationships with others. Handle them with care.

Brian Tracy

The greatest joys of life are happy memories. Your job is to create as many of them as possible.

Brian Tracy

Expand your understanding of how to be happy.

Recipe for Happiness Quotes

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.

Martha Washington

If we can augment our gift giving by giving more of ourselves to those we love, all the time and in various ways, we will have a good chance of helping them and ourselves live happier, better lives.

Earl Nightingale

The greatest discovery of the 19th century was not in the realm of the physical sciences, but the power of the subconscious mind touched by faith. Any individual can tap into an eternal reservoir of power that will enable them to overcome any problem that may arise. All weaknesses can be overcome, bodily healing, financial independence, spiritual awakening, and prosperity beyond your wildest dreams. This is the superstructure of happiness.

William James

The most important choice we make every day is whether we'll be happy or disgruntled about the life we live. Whatever we do, we always have that choice. Even the person working for a minimum wage at some fast food place has a choice about whether to enjoy her work and treat customers with a smile and a joyful presentation, or to be grumpy and begrudge every moment. While the low paying job is a fact, the attitude we choose is variable.

Marie T. Russell

The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove.

Samuel Johnson

Your unhappiness is not due to your want of a fortune or high position or fame or sufficient vitamins. It is due not to a want of something outside of you, but to a want of something inside you. You were made for perfect happiness. No wonder everything short of God disappoints you.

Fulton Sheen

It is possible to live happily in the here and now. So many conditions of happiness are available - more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don't have to run into the future in order to get more.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Mix your personal recipe for happiness.

Key to Happiness Quotes

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

It is in the expectations of happiness that much of happiness itself is found. And it takes courage to expect happiness.

Earl Nightingale

Determine your own keys to happiness.

Pursuit of Happiness Quotes

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.

C. P. Snow

Money and Happiness Quotes

Money like health, love, happiness, and all forms of success that you want to create for yourself is the result of living purposefully. It is not a goal unto itself.

Dr. Wayne Dyer

Happiness.. resides not in possessions, and not in gold, but the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.


You might be poor, and unhappy; but become suddenly rich, and you will still be unhappy.

Rick Beneteau

Quotes on 'What Won't Make You Happy'

You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy.

Eric Hoffer

Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see a bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.

Dale Carnegie

Happy Sayings

  • Happy as Larry
  • Happy as a clam
  • Happy for no reason
  • Happy go lucky

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