70 Quotes About Happiness – Be Happy!

How important is our happiness? Well, when we’re happy, not much else matters. However, when we’re not happy, EVERY little things seems to matter. In the end, this life is about experiencing more joy than sadness and if you can do that, you’ve lived a good life. Here is a collection of quotes about happiness that I really like.

To quote Aristotle:” Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”

Here are some great quotes about happiness to lift up your spirit and inspire you with some happy thoughts.


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

Albert Camus


“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

Albert Schweitzer


“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.”

Albert Schweitzer


“Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.”

Alice Meynell


“Happiness is not having what you want. It’s wanting what you have.”



“If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give. ”

Bertrand Russell


“Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.”

Elbert Hubbard


“Being happy is something you have to learn. I often surprise myself by saying “Wow, this is it. I guess I’m happy. I got a home I love. A career that I love. I’m even feeling more and more at peace with myself.” If there’s something else to happiness, let me know. I’m ambitious for that, too.”

Harrison Ford


“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


“Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.”

Dan Millman


“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a month — get married.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime–help someone else.”

Chinese proverb


“All I can say about life is, Oh God, enjoy it!”

Bob Newhart


“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

Thich Nhat Hanh


“Happiness isn’t something you experience; it’s something you remember.”

Oscar Levant


“Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life. ”

Burton Hills


“A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.”

Albert Einstein


“All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within.”

Horace Friess


“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

Abraham Lincoln


“The supreme happiness of live is the conviction that we are loved.”

Victor Hugo


“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. ”

Eddie Cantor


“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.”



“Money can’t buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.”

Spike Milligan


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

Alfred Lord Tennyson


“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”

Helen Keller


“Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.”

Marcel Proust


“Always remember to forget the things that made you sad. But never forget to remember the things that made you happy.”



“The “18/40/60” rule to happiness:
At age 18, people care very much about what others think of them.
By age 40, they learn not to worry what others think.
By age 60, they figure out that no one was thinking about them in the first place.”

Daniel Amen


“Since the purpose of business is to satisfy existing desires, or stimulate new ones, if everyone were genuinely happy, there would be no need for business any longer.”

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


“It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.”

Philip Green


“It is necessary to hope … for hope itself is happiness.”

Samuel Johnson


“Happiness is a path, not a destination.”



“Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.”

Bertrand Russell


“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. ”

Fredrick Koeing


“We are never so happy, nor so unhappy, as we suppose ourselves to be.”

La Rochefoucauld


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

Christopher Morley


“If we agree that the bottom line of life is happiness, not success, then it makes perfect sense to say that it is the journey that counts, not reaching the destination.”

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


“Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.”

Pearl S. Buck


“What is a long life without joy, compared with a short but joyful one?”

Hsiang Hsiu


“The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping.”

Claudius Claudianus


“Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Norman MacEwan


“The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”

Allan K. Chalmers


“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”



“Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get.”

Bernard Meltzer


“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”

Anne Frank


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



“Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see 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


“A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.”

Marcus Aurelius


“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.”

Wayne Dyer


“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. “

Robert Frost


“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”

Dalai Lama


“Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient.”



“Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.”



“If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more
than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.”

Bertrand Russell


“Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.”

Bernard Meltzer


“For every minute you are angry you loose sixty seconds of happiness.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson


“You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.”

Albert Camus


“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.”

Wayne Dyer


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

George Burns


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

John Barrymore


“I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.”

John D. Rockefeller


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

James Oppenheim


“It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed.”

Kin Hubbard


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

Leo Buscaglia


“Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy.”

Karl Marx


“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”

Joseph Addison


“A joyful heart is like the sunshine of God’s love, the hope of eternal happiness.”

Mother Teresa


“I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.”

Ludwig Wittgenstein


“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.”

James M. Barrie


“Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the
afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.”

Theodore I. Rubin


“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”

Henry Ward Beecher

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