Happiness Quotes

Happiness is a universal pursuit, and throughout history, wise minds have offered insights, wisdom, and reflections on what it means to lead a joyful and fulfilling life. Whether you’re seeking inspiration, motivation, or simply a moment of positivity, our curated selection of happiness quotes is here to uplift your spirits and remind you of the beauty in embracing happiness. These quotes come from a diverse array of thinkers, writers, and leaders, spanning different cultures and epochs, all sharing their profound thoughts on the elusive yet essential pursuit of happiness.

In this compilation, you’ll find quotes that touch on the many facets of happiness, from the importance of gratitude and self-love to the significance of spreading joy and finding contentment in life’s simplest pleasures. Whether you want to use these quotes to brighten your day, share them with friends and loved ones, or add a touch of inspiration to your creative projects, we invite you to explore our collection below. Feel free to copy these quotes, place them on images, or enhance them with stylish fonts to create your own personalized expressions of happiness. Let these quotes serve as a reminder that happiness is not only a destination but also a journey worth cherishing. Enjoy!

Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle

Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled. Benjamin Spock

The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things. Ernest Dimnet

People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness. Lucinda Williams

Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye. Austin O’Malley

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness. Zhuangzi

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

Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values. Ayn Rand

To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something, while to secure it in this world we must do something. Charlotte Perkins Gilman

In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag. W. H. Auden

Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness. William E. Gladstone

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

If you hope for happiness in the world, hope for it from God, and not from the world. David Brainerd

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

True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice. Ben Jonson

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

Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing. Napoleon Hill

Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable. Leo Rosten

Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted. Deepak Chopra

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

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

Happiness must be cultivated. It is like character. It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment, or it will run to weeds. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Happiness isn’t something you experience; it’s something you remember. Oscar Levant

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln

There is only one passion, the passion for happiness. Denis Diderot

If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved. Maurice Chevalier

You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. C. S. Lewis

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

Happiness can exist only in acceptance. George Orwell

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

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

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

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

Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime! Lawrence G. Lovasik

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. Groucho Marx

To forget oneself is to be happy. Robert Louis Stevenson

Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude. Joseph Wood Krutch

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. Bertrand Russell

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

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch. Ogden Nash

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? Albert Camus

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness. Andre Gide

You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness. Julia Roberts

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. 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

Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow. Frank McCourt

Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness. Bertrand Russell

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. Robert Frost

It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is. Desiderius Erasmus

Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions; it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else. Alphonse Karr

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. Helen Keller

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

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

I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. J. D. Salinger

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

Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so. Robert Green Ingersoll

Happiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions. Saul Bellow

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

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

Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it. Mary Baker Eddy

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. Thomas Merton

Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured. Ambrose Bierce

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

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

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

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. Pearl S. Buck

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

Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens. Andy Rooney

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

Happiness is an inside job. William Arthur Ward

A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away. Bil Keane

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. Plutarch

Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination. Marquis de Sade

Happiness is good health and a bad memory. Ingrid Bergman

All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin. Lord Byron

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all. Ovid

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

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it. William Feather

If you want to be happy, be. Leo Tolstoy

Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. Mother Teresa

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. Jane Austen

All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love. Baruch Spinoza

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

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

Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one’s identity as a being of worth and dignity. Rollo May

Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it. Alexandre Dumas

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

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

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

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy? Albert Einstein

Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels. Bertolt Brecht

Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse. Adam Smith

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

An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves. Lydia M. Child

Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change. Friedrich Schiller

Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life. Linus Pauling

Never mind your happiness; do your duty. Peter Drucker

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

Anton Usov
Anton Usov
I am Anton Usov, an educator with a passion for quotes that resonate with the human experience. Over many years, I have curated a collection that reflects wisdom and emotions across time. Join me in exploring the power of words to inspire and enlighten our paths.
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