100 Quotes about Happiness

Looking for uplifting quotes and sayings about happiness? We’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of quotes to keep you positive.

100 Quotes about Happiness

1. “The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.” – Anonymous

2. “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

3. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

4. “Happiness is a state of mind, a choice, a way of living; it is not something to be achieved, it is something to be experienced.” – Steve Maraboli

5. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam

6. “You don’t find happiness by chasing it, you create it in the moments you’re already given.” – Unknown

7. “The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.” – Chuck Palahniuk

8. “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 it.” – Dale Carnegie

9. “The moment I accepted life and said yes to happiness, my world changed instantly.” – Vironika Tugaleva

10. “Happiness comes from within and is not dependent on external things.” – Unknown

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

12. “The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.” – John Mason Brown

13. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

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

15. “Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.” – John Harrigan

16. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

17. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah 


18. “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

19. “Many things can make you miserable for weeks; few can bring you a whole day of happiness.” – Mignon McLaughlin

20. “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 been opened for us.”- Helen Keller

21. “Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.” – Maxim Gorky

22. “The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.” – William Penn

23. “If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” – Roy T. Bennett

24. “We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.” – George Bernard Shaw

25. “Happiness can exist only in acceptance.” – George Orwell

26. “Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.” – Aeschylus

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

28. “Be happy for this moment, this moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam

29. “Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

30. “I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself in. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” – Martha Washington

31. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius

32. “Happiness is only real when shared.” – Christopher McCandless

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

34. “Happiness is not a goal, it’s a by-product of a life well lived.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

35. “Happiness consists in activity: such is the constitution of our nature; it is a running stream and not a stagnant pool.” – John M. Good

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

37. “Happiness is not something you find, it’s something you create.” – Anonymous

38. “Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.” – Maxim Gorky

39. “Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.” – Gretta Brooker Palmer

40. “The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one has to do.” – James Barrie

41. “Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.” – Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya

42. “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” – Alice Walker

43. “Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.” – Democritus

44. “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.” – Dale Carnegie

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

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

47. “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

48. “Happiness is the consequence of personal effort…You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

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

50. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” – Victor Hugo

51. “Happiness is a warm feeling that comes from within. It’s not something you can buy. It’s something you have to create for yourself, by your own thoughts and actions.” – Julie Hebert

52. “There is no way to happiness – happiness is the way.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

53. “Sometimes the little things in life are the most important ones that truly make us happy” – Unknown

54. “No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” – Gabriel García Márquez

55. “Being happy doesn’t mean everything’s perfect; it means you’ve decided to see beyond the imperfections.” – Unknown

56. “Happiness is an inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life.” – Mandy Hale

57. “The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom is courage.” – Thucydides

58. “Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.” – Cynthia Nelms

59. “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.” – James Oppenheim

60. “People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” – Anton Chekhov

61. “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

62. “Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.” – William Ewart Gladstone

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

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

65. “If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.” – Edith Wharton

66. “Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.” – Unknown

67. “Happiness lies in accepting everyone in our lives as they are, and not wishing them to be different.” – Unknown

68. “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

69. “Happiness can be found in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore

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

71. “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

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

74. “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

77. “Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

78. “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Francesca Reigler

86. “Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.” – Unknown

87. “Happiness is the art of finding beauty in ordinary things.” – Unknown

88. “Happiness is the absolute conviction that we are loved, no matter what may befall us.” – Edith Schaeffer

90. “Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles M. Schulz

91. “Happiness is the realization that life is full of options and opportunities.” – Unknown

92. “Happiness is when you feel good about yourself without feeling the need for anyone else’s approval.” – Unknown

93. “Happiness is a state of mind that can be created by the simple decision to choose joy.” – Unknown

94. “Happiness is seeing life with a thousand different eyes.” – Unknown

95. “Happiness is a bouquet of little things.” – Unknown

96. “Happiness is the simplest form of gratitude.” – Unknown

97. “Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy.” – Ralph Marston

98. “Happiness is a state of being, not an emotion. It’s something that we can cultivate in our everyday lives.” – Unknown

99. “Happiness is the journey, not the destination.” – Unknown

100. “Happiness is a practice, not a destination. It’s something you have to work at every day.” – Unknown