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185 Best Happiness Quotes To Make You More Happy

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Everybody deserves to be happy in everything they do.

We should all try to wake up every day with a positive mindset and smile.

Everything in life will be so much more enjoyable if you are happy.

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Top 10 Happiness Quotes

The truly wise and happy are never rushed.

Maxime Lagacé 
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They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.

Tom Bodett
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You must be the best judge of your own happiness.

Jane Austen
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Life is 1 percent what happens to you and 99 percent how you respond to it.

Lou Holtz
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Happiness is a state where nothing is missing.

Naval Ravikant 
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There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.

Lao Tzu
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Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.

W. P. Kinsella
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Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Joseph Addison 
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True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Helen Keller 
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The constant happiness is curiosity.

Alice Munro
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More Happiness Quotes

Happy girls are the prettiest. Audrey Hepburn

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. Steve Maraboli 

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

Happiness doesn’t come from achievements, or money, or any sort of treasure. Happiness is a frame of mind, not a destination. It’s appreciating what you’ve got and building relationships with those around you. Janette Rallison

Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive. Elbert Hubbard

We all get report cards in many different ways, but the real excitement of what you’re doing is in the doing of it. It’s not what you’re gonna get in the endit’s not the final curtainit’s really in the doing it, and loving what you’re doing. Ralph Lauren

The more the heart is nourished with happiness, the more it is insatiable. Gabrielle Roy

Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness. Ayn Rand 

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. Albert Schweitzer

It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe. Thomas Paine

Happiness is a function of accepting what is. Werner Erhard 

Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own. H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. William James

Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste. Charlotte Brontë

You can’t buy happiness Kurt Cobain

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. Marcus Aurelius

Happiness? That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory. Albert Schweitzer

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

Happiness only real when shared. Christopher McCandless

A flower blossoms for its own joy. Oscar Wilde

If you want to be happy, be. Leo Tolstoy 

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

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

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

The real power of a man is in the size of the smile of the woman sitting next to him.

How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being. Oscar Wilde

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

Difficult roads often leads to beautiful destinations. 

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. Bernard Meltzer

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. Thomas Jefferson

Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul. Thomas Mann

Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes. Charles Dickens 

Seek it outside and you’ll be exhausted. Seek it inside and you’ll find a path. Maxime Lagacé

I’ve learned ….That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere. Andy Rooney

Do not look for happiness outside yourself. The awakened seek happiness inside. Peter Deunov

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. Maya Angelou

You can only have bliss if you don’t chase it. Henepola Gunaratana 

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Marthe Troly-Curtin 

Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy. Robert Anthony

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them. Leo Tolstoy

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up. Mark Twain

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

I shall take the heart. For brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world. L. Frank Baum

The secret of a happy life is respect. Respect for yourself and respect for others. Ayad Akhtar

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

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. Carl Jung

What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner. Colette

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

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Ludwig Jacobowski

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

Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation! Jane Austen

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

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. Oprah Winfrey

Inspirational Happiness Quotes

I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way. Jane Austen

Whoever is happy will make others happy. Anne Frank

Happiness is a warm puppy. Charles M. Schulz

It is only possible to live happily ever after on a daily basis. Margaret Bonnano

I’m happy. Which often looks like crazy. David Henry Hwang

Happiness comes from peace. Peace comes from indifference. Naval Ravikant 

Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free. Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open. Rose Wilder Lane

It was the kind of kiss that made me know that I was never so happy in my whole life. Stephen Chbosky

Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour. Walt Whitman

Why should we build our happiness on the opinons of others, when we can find it in our own hearts? Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Happiness is a risk. If you’re not a little scared, then you’re not doing it right. Sarah Addison Allen

If only we’d stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time. Edith Wharton

Whatever you decide to do make sure it makes you happy. Paulo Coelho

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

The most important thing is to enjoy your lifeto be happyit’s all that matters. Audrey Hepburn

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. J.R.R. Tolkien

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs–even though checkered by failure–than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt

Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world. Orhan Pamuk

You, of all people deserve a happy ending. Sylvain Reynard

The happiness you feel is in direct proportion with the love you give. Oprah Winfrey

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time…serenity, that nothing is. Thomas Szasz

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. Dale Carnegie

I am very happy because I have conquered myself and not the world. I am very happy because I have loved the world and not myself. Sri Chinmoy

Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others. Martin Luther King Jr.

The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time. Douglas Wood

I do not think we have a ‘right’ to happiness. If happiness happens, say thanks. Marlene Dietrich

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. Lucille Ball

Love means to see the one you love happy. Nicholas Sparks

Happiness isn’t what you find at the end of the road. It’s right here. Right now.

You have to be willing to get happy about nothing. Andy Warhol

I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises. Elizabeth Gilbert

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

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

Happiness comes from living as you need to, as you want to. As your inner voice tells you to. Happiness comes from being who you actually are instead of who you think you are supposed to be. Shonda Rhimes

Life gets better when you accept more and reject less. Maxime Lagacé 

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

To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness. Mary Stuart

Happiness is not doing fun things. Happiness is doing meaningful things. Maxime Lagacé 

In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom. Buddha

If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness. Andy Rooney

There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes. C.S. Lewis

The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely. Louisa May Alcott

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

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

If you want happiness for an hourtake a nap. If you want happiness for a daygo fishing. If you want happiness for a yearinherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetimehelp someone else. Chinese Proverb

There are as many styles of beauty as there are visions of happiness. Stendhal

Of all the means to insure happiness throughout the whole life, by far the most important is the acquisition of friends. Epicurus

You do not find the happy life. You make it. Camilla E. Kimball

It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will. L.M. Montgomery

If you want to find happiness, find gratitude. Steve Maraboli

Motivational Happiness Quotes

Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear Taylor Swift

All happiness depends on courage and work. Honoré de Balzac

Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another’s happiness than in your own. Honoré de Balzac

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

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

Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one. Edmund Burke

One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience. George Sand

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Victor Hugo

You are completely in control of your own happiness, and you have no control over the happiness of others. Naval Ravikant

It is essential to happiness that our way of living should spring from our own deep impulses and not from the accidental tastes and desires of those who happen to be our neighbors, or even our relations. Bertrand Russell

Nothing makes a person happier than having a happy heart. Roy T. Bennett

I needed to stop being what everyone thought I was. Sarah Addison Allen

I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve. Jane Austen

Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind. Daphne du Maurier

Happiness is an inside job. William Arthur Ward

The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be. Marcel Pagnol

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius 

Happiness is only real when shared. Jon Krakauer

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

We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh. William James

We are all happy if we but knew it. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. Marcus Aurelius 

The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters. Audrey Hepburn

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

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give. Eleanor Roosevelt

I’d far rather be happy than right any day. Douglas Adams

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time. Friedrich Nietzsche

There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy.

Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure. Arthur Schopenhauer

It’s the moments that I stopped just to be, rather than do, that have given me true happiness. Richard Branson

All I ask is one thing, and I’m asking this particularly of young people: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism, for the record, it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen. Conan O’Brien

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. Martha Washington

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. Oprah Winfrey

There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons. Stephen Chbosky

That’s your unlimited desires that are clouding your peace, your happiness. Naval Ravikant

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. Andy Rooney

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times. Aeschylus

Enjoy it. Because it’s happening. Stephen Chbosky

Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanksI’ve got the sun in the mornin’ and the moon at night. Irving Berlin

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

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. Michael J. Fox

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

Joyful Happiness Quotes

success quotes is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. Dale Carnegie

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values. Ayn Rand

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

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. John Keats

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

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

One must believe in the possibility of happiness in order to be happy. Leo Tolstoy

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

The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy for yourself and yourself. Ellen DeGeneres

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self. Joseph Addison

Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. Winnie the Pooh

Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections Bob Marley

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

There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort. Charlotte Brontë

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Mother Teresa

Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle

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

They’ve got no idea what happiness is, they don’t know that without this love there is no happiness or unhappiness for us there is no life. Leo Tolstoy

Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. Gerard Way

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

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. Maya Angelou

So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? Hunter S. Thompson

Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them. Steve Maraboli

To Sum Up

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