Happiness Quotes and Sayings

Best happiness quotes and sayings

These are inspirational, motivational, wise, sad and funny happy quotes, sayings, and proverbs that inspire us. See more inspirational quotes on MindBootstrap.

Secret of happiness


The secret of happiness is freedom and the secret of freedom is courage. ~Thucydides


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


The secret of happiness is low expectations. ~Barry Schwartz


The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.


The secret of happiness is a good sense of humor and a bad memory.


The secret to happiness is to put the burden of proof on unhappiness. ~Robert Brault


A big secret for happiness – stay away from people who steal your peace of mind. ~Elle Sommer


The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of everyday.


The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you. ~Tony Robbins


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


The secret of happiness is something to do. ~John Burroughs


The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony. ~V.S. Pritchett


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


The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible. ~Bertrand Russell


What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life. ~Leo Buscaglia


Alright, the secret of happiness is simple: find out what you truly love to do and then direct all of your energy towards doing it. ~Robin Sharma


A secret to happiness is letting every situation be what it is.


A big secret to happiness: forget about anybody who’s forgotten about you.


Secret of happiness: Don’t expect anything from anyone! ~Aamir Khan

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True happiness quotes


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


Surround yourself with people who make you feel true happiness inside.


Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. ~Hosea Ballou


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


True happiness consists in eliminating the false idea of “I”. ~Buddhadasa


True happiness is …being loved in return.


True happiness comes only by making others happy – the practical application of Savior’s doctrine of losing one’s life to gain it.


In short, the Christmas spirit is the Christ spirit, that makes our hearts glow in brotherly love and friendship and prompts us to kind deeds of service. ~David O. McKay


True happiness comes only by making others happy.


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


True happiness is found inside the heart, not in the situation or outcome.


Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy.


True happiness is found in simple, seemingly unremarkable things. ~Eckhart Tolle


True happiness is found in unselfish love, a love which increases in proportion as it is shared. ~Thomas Merton


Short happiness quotes


Create your own sunshine.


Happiness is only real when shared.


A day without laughter is a day wasted. ~Charlie Chaplin


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


There is no happiness, there are only moments of happiness.


Enjoy it. Because it’s happening. ~Stephen Chbosky


It’s the little things in life.


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


Happiness is in your ability to love others. ~Leo Tolstoy


Be happy, and a reason will come along.


A smile is the best makeup a girl could wear. ~Marilyn Monroe


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


Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness. ~Zhuangzi


Happiness is not a goal. It’s a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt


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


Funny happiness quotes


Happiness is hanging out with childhood friends.


When I was small I thought money and fame brought all the happiness in the world. Now that I’m grown up, I know I was right.


Breathe in the good shit. Breathe out the bullshit. ~Karen Salmansohn


Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.


Be crazy, be stupid, be silly, be weird. Be whatever, because life is too short to be anything but happy.


A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. ~Steve Martin


Happiness is pooping in your own toilet, after a long journey.


The best vitamin to be a happy person is B1.


To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost. ~Gustave Flaubert


Happiness is waking up, looking at the clock, and finding that you still have two hours left to sleep. ~Charles M. Schultz


Money doesn’t bring happiness. I know, that’s why I just went shopping to get rid of it all.


Happiness is a beautiful dress that doesn’t need ironing.


You can’t buy happiness but you can buy ice cream. And that’s kind of the same thing.

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Famous happiness quotes


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


People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be. ~Abraham Lincoln


There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path. ~Gautama Buddha


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


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


Ups and downs. Victories and defeats. Sadness and happiness. That’s the best kind of life. ~Maxime Lagace


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


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


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


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


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


Cute happiness quotes


Think happy. Be happy.


Happiness is you and me. Two jellybeans in the candy store of life.


Happiness is waking up for fair without an alarm.


Happiness is having a younger brother who is taller than you.


Because of you, I laugh a little harder, cry a little less, and smile a lot more.


Happiness is a drug and I want to be your dealer.


Gather the crumbs of happiness and they will make you a loaf of contentment.


Happiness is the soundtrack of my life. ~Grey Livingston


Always remember to be happy because you never know who’s falling in love with your smile.


Happiness is dark chocolate.


Happiness is like peeing in your pants. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel its warmth.


Happiness is waking up in the morning with a cat on your head.


Inspirational happiness quotes


You deserve to be happy. You deserve to live a life you are excited about. Don’t let others make you forget that.


Don’t let the silly little things steal your happiness.


Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to other people.


Happiness does not lead to gratitude. Gratitude leads to happiness. ~David Steindl-Rast


Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.


Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.


Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is. ~Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey


Happiness is an inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life.


Happiness is a state of inner fulfillment.


There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. ~Nelson Mandela


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


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


If you happiness then start giving. Because the happiest people in life are givers, not the receivers.


Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response. ~Mildred Barthel


The greatest secret to happiness and peace is letting every life situation be what it is, instead of what you think it should be. Then, make the very best of it. ~Thibaut


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Deep happiness quotes


One happiness scatters a thousand sorrows. ~Chinese proverb


Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities. ~Aristotle


Don’t put your happiness in other people’s hands. They’ll drop it. They’ll drop it every time.


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


Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge – broad, deep knowledge – is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. ~Helen Keller


Happiness is a choice and a skill and you can dedicate yourself to learning that skill and making that choice. ~Naval Ravikant


There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. ~Freya Stark


Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful. ~Martin Yan


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


If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. ~Mother Teresa


Happiness is really a deep harmonious inner satisfaction and approval.


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


Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne


The only way to deep happiness is to do something you love to the best of your ability. ~Richard P. Feynman


Once you learn how to create your own happiness, no one can take it from you. ~Robert Tew


To be happy, you must fancy that everything you have is a gift, and you the chosen, though you worked your tail off for every bit of it. ~Robert Brault


Happiness quotes about life


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 Berlinelli


Start each day with a grateful heart.


You can’t change how people feel about you, so don’t try. Just live your life and be happy.


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


The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge


A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Happiness is a place between too much and too little. ~Finnish Proverb


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


The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life. ~Ricky Gervais


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


I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success. ~Diego Val


Don’t you think it’s better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life? ~Audrey Niffenegger


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


There are two ways to be happy: change the situation, or change your mindset towards it.


I want to live my life without stress and worries. I don’t need to be rich and famous. I just want to be happy.


Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like.


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Happiness quotes about love


You make me happy in a way no one else can.


When you love what you have, you have everything you need.


This day is one like no other, it’s the day we choose happiness and love, and it’s a day that will be like no other because we will make sure it never ends.


To be loved is to find happiness you trust and this is the most comforting feeling you could ever have through all the challenges life may throw at you.


Love is a that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own… Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy. ~Robert A. Heinlein

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Love could be the road to happiness but most times happiness leads you right to the doorsteps of love because only happy people can really love.


Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come without leaving happier. ~Mother Teresa


You’re my happy place.


Do you ever feel like you are not happy in your relationship? It’s probably because you choose love over your happiness and that’s always a wrong choice.


Only happy people understand love.


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


For once I don’t have to try to be happy because when I’m with you it just happens.


Being in a relationship isn’t about the kissing, the dates, or the showing off. It’s about being with someone who makes you happy in a way that no one else can.


Happiness is a moment with you.


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Happiness quotes about family


The family is the center of life and it is the key to eternal happiness. ~L. Tom Perry


The greatest happiness is family happiness. ~Joyce Brothers


A happy family is but an earlier heaven. ~George Bernard Shaw


Home should be an anchor, a port in a storm, a refuge, a happy place in which to dwell, a place where we are loved and where we can love. ~Marvin J. Ashton


We may not be rich in worldly things, but we are blessed with a happy family.


In the family, happiness is in the ratio in which each is serving the others…~Henry Ward Beecher


Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness. ~John C. Maxwell


Happiness quotes about friends


I love seeing my friends genuinely happy.


Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief. ~Marcus Tullius Cicero


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


Happiness is the privilege of friendship.


Happiness is having real friends at your side and being surrounded by love.


Friends show their love in times of trouble, not happiness. ~Euripides


Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though it were his own. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Happiness is having crazy laugh with your best friend until you cry.


Life’s truest happiness is found in the friendships. We make along the way.

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Happiness is a choice


Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. ~Ralph Marston


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 note. ~Valerie Bertinelli


Happiness is a choice. That requires effort at times.


It is never too late to make happiness your choice.


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


Happiness is a choice, so choose to let go of things that frustrate you and start to enjoy your life.


Being happy quotes


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


The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are. ~Goldie Hawn


Being happy never goes out of style. ~Lilly Pulitzer


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


Be happy, and a reason will come along.


The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most our of every day.


Being happy doesn’t means that everything is perfect.


Being happy is a very personal thing and it really has nothing to do with anyone else.



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