Happiness Quotes

Regardless of your situation, there is always a good time to go through a few of the best happy quotes out there. After all, when you’re feeling down, one of the most important things you should do is remind yourself that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and happier times are ahead. Here, we’ve compiled the very best, most inspiring quotes about happiness in the hopes that they’ll help to put a smile on your face. From Walt Disney’s famous positive quote about happiness being a mindset (“Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things”) to Albert Einstein’s thoughts on the peaceful life (“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness”), there’s something here for just about everyone.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go-Oscar Wilde

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable- Clare Boothe Luce

Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it-David Lee Roth

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere-Agnes Repplier

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

Happiness is a virtue, not its reward-Baruch Spinoza

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?- Leslie Caron

The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others-Robert Baden-Powell

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

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

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action- Benjamin Disraeli

Happiness is a direction, not a place-Sydney J. Harris

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

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

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 radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you. — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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 doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude. — Dale Carnegie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy. Alan Cohen

When things look dark, we can all use a simple reminder of what is truly important. We can all use a small burst of inspiration. Everyone chases after happiness, but few understand where it comes from. There is no single definition of happiness. Happiness really isn’t a destination, but a journey that you’re experiencing every single day — embracing the negative and the positive.

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