300 Happy Quotes That Will Keep Your Smiling For Weeks :)

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Today my goal is to make you smile with some happy quotes! So whether you are goingthrough a bad day or are down about some events going on in your life. Jump headfirst into the happiness quotes below, I know that they will help you turn your day around 🙂

  1. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Suess

  2. “True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

  3. “Let no one ever come to you without leave better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness. Kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” Mother Theresa

  4. “I only have two kinds of days, happy and hysterically happy.” – Allen J Lefferdink

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

  6. “Happiness is the default state. Its what’s there when you remove the sense that something is missing in life.” – Naval Ravikant

  7. “Be happy and a reason will come along”

  8. “The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.” George Washington Burnap

  9. “Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we for it’s counterfeit.” Hosea Baliou

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

  11. “You will be exactly as happy as you decide to be”

  12. “How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and here will never be a time when it is not now.” Gerald Jampolsky

  13. “Happiness isn’t the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” – Seve Maraboli

  14. “Someday you’ll look back and understand why it all happened the way it did”

  15. “Be happy in the moment, that’s all we need. Not more.” Mother Theresa

  16. “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.” – Martha Stewart

  17. “Take the time to do what makes your soul happy”.

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

  19. “Man only likes to count his troubles, he doesn’t calculate his happiness.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  20. Happiness is the ability to love others”. – Leo Tolstoy

  21. “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” – Ernest Hemingway

  22. “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happienss is the spiritual experiece of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

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

  24. “People should find happiness in the little things, like family.” – Amanda Bynes

  25. “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

  26. “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

  27. “To key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.” Dodinksy

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

  29. “Those who can laugh without cause have either fond the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.” – Nrom Papernick

  30. “Happiness is a constant work in progress, because solving problems is a constant work ini progress, the solutions to todays problems will lay the foundations for tomorrow’s problems and so on. True happiness occus only when you find problems you enjoy having and enjoy solving.” – Mark Manson

  31. “One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory” – Rita Mae Brown

  32. “No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  33. “Life is short. Break the rules. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.” – Mark Twain

  34. ” Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.” – Immanuel Kant

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

  36. “Happiness is letting to of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.

  37. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

  38. “I am happy which often looks crazy.” David Henry Hwang

  39. “In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptibility and ease with which we experience chance, lies our happiness and freedom. – Buddha

  40. “Happiness starts with you. Not with your relationships, not with your job, not with your money, but with you.”

  41. Stop waiting for Friday, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the momemnt you are in now.”

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

  43. “Do what makes you happy. Be with those who make you smile. Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.”

  44. “If you want to give light to others, you have to glow yourself.”

  45. “Worry never robs tomorrow of it’s sorry. It only saps today of its joy.” Leo Buscaglia

  46. “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

  47. “Happiness held is the seed, happiness shared is the flower.” John Harrigan

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

  49. “Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness.” Christian Dior

  50. “If you don’t have a smile, ill give you mine.”

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

  52. “When it rains look for rainbows, when its dark look for stars.”

  53. “Plent of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.” – William Feather

  54. “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 lifetime, help someone else.” Chinese Proverb

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

  56. “Life will bring you pain all by itself, your responsibility is to create joy.” –  Milton Erickson

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

  58. “Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry.”

  59. “Learn to let go, that is the key to happiness” – Buddha

  60. “The happiness which is lacking makes on think even the happiness one has unbearable.” Joseph Roux

  61. “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

  62. “Happiness is distraction from the human tragedy.” J,M. Reinoso

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

  64. “A well developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.” – WIlliam Arthur Ward

  65. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

  66. “In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.” Albert Clarke

  67. “The present moment if filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” Thich Nhat Hanh

  68. “If you aren’t grateful with what you have, what makes you think you would be grateful with more.”

  69. “The only happiness in life is to love and be loved.” – George Sand

  70. “Smile. It is the key that fits the lock over everybody’s heart.” – Anthony J D’Angelo

  71. “I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have.” Abraham Lincoln

  72. “Look at everthing as though you were seeing it either for the first or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” Betty Smith

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

  74. “Take responsibility for your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.” – Roy T. Bennett

  75. “The best way to try to cheer someone up is try to cheer yourself up.” Mark Twain

  76. “It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.” – Seneca

  77. “Our days are happier when we give people a piece of our heart rather than a piece of our mind.”

  78. “Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket.:

  79. “I like people who smile when it’s raining.”

  80. “The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.” – Woody Allen

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

  82. “Surround yourself with people who get you.”

  83. “The first recipe for happiness is, avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.” – Andre Maurois

  84. “The best feeling of happiness is when you’re happy because you’ve made somebody else happy.”

  85. “Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.” – Sri Chinmoy

  86. “As people spin faster and faster in the pursuit of merely personal happiness, they become exhausted in the futile effort of chasing themselves.” Andrew Delbancosp

  87. “Laughter is the sunbeam of the soul.” Thomas Mann

  88. “Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” Marianne Williamson

  89. “Nobody really cares if your miserable, so you might as well be happy, and make the most of where you are.” – Germany Kent

  90. “The constant happiness is curiousity.” – Alice Munro

  91. “Whoever is happy will make others happy.”

  92. “Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.” St. Augustine

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

  94. “Anyone can make you smile but only certain people can make you happy.”

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

  96. “LIfe is better when your laughing.”

  97. “Enjoy it. Because it’s happening.” Stephn Chbosky

  98. “When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.” J.M. Barrie

  99. “If you want a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to objects.” Albert Einstein

  100. “A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.” Tom Wilson

  101. “The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.” Aesop

  102. “The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting to responsibility for every part of their life.” – Brian Tracy

  103. “Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.” – Mark Twain

  104. “You know why it’s hard to be happy? Because you find it hard to let go of things that make you sad.”

  105. “Party hard, make mistakes, laugh endlessly. Do things you’re afraid to do. Afterall, you only live once.”

  106. “Kindness is free. Sprinkle that stuff everywhere.”

  107. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” – Mary Lou Rerron

  108. “I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives.” – Dalai Lama

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

  110. “Happiness is a choice, 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.” – Valeria Bertinelli

  111. “Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.” Leo Tolstoy

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

  113. “Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just he way it is.”

  114. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, passion compassion.” Dalai Lama

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

  116. Happiness is not about collecting material things or beautiful memories. It’s about having a deep feeling of contentment and knowing that life is a blessing.”

  117. “Happiness isn’t about getting what you want all the time. It’s about loving what you have and being grateful for it.”

  118. “Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” – Joseph Campbell

  119. “If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'”ll never enjoy the sunshine.” Morris West

  120. “THe happier you are, the more beautiful you become.”

  121. “Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things will always workout.” Gordon B Hunckley

  122. “Two things prevent us from happiness, living in the past and observing others.”

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

  124. “Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have.”

  125. “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 Ingresoll

  126. “Even the smallest shift in perspective can bring about the greatest healing.” Joshua Kai

  127. “All happiness depends on courage and work.” – Honore de Balzac

  128. “Happiness is not something read made. It comes from your own actions.” – Mahatma Ghandi

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

  130. “Being happy doesn’t mean everyting is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” – Unkown

  131. “Happiness isn’t a station we arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” Margaret Lee Runbeck

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

  133. “Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it.”

  134. “Be happy it drives people crazy.”

  135. “Surround yourself by those who make you happy”.

  136. “Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you hapy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.” – Ralph Marston

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

  138. “There is only one person who could ever make you happy and that person is you.” – David Burns

  139. “An essential component of being happy is being grateful.”

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

  141. “Just be happy, do whatever makes you happy. There’s really no reason to be stressed.”

  142. “Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length.” – Robert Frost

  143. “Happiness doesn’t start when this, that or the other thing is resolved. Happiness is what happens now when you appreciate what you have.” Senora Roy

  144. “Family, friends, a good laugh and beautiful weather are the best cures.” – Bar Refaeli

  145. “After the rain, the sun will reappear. There is life. After the pain, the joy will still be here.” – Walt Disney Company

  146. “What a wonderful life, I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” Colette

  147. “Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear.” Taylor Swift

  148. “Be the reason somebody smiles today.”

  149. “Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.” Elise Boulding

  150. “Happiness doesn’t depend on what we have, but it does depend on how we feel toward what we have. We can be happy with little and miserable with much.” – William D. Hoard

  151. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – Charles Spurgeon

  152. “A man wants to earn money in order to be happy, and his whole effort and the best of a live are devoted to the earning of that money. Happiness is forgotten. The means are taken for the end.” Albert Camus

  153. “Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe no the whole world but their world. Start small. Start now.”

  154. “Everyone wants happiness but nobody wants pain. But you can’t have a rainbow without a litte rain.”

  155. “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle and the life of a candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Buddha

  156. “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

  157. “Always find opportunities to make someone smile and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.” – Roy T Bennett

  158. “It is the mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life.” – Henrik Ibsen

  159. “To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” Albert Camus

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

  161. “I just find myself happy with the little things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me.” DMX

  162. “Learn to value yourself, that means fight for your happiness.” – Ayn Rand

  163. The most important thing is to enjoy your life, to be happy, that’s all that matters.” Audrey Hepburn

  164. “Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher the tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be the roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s it’s balance.” – Osho

  165. “Spread the love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” Mother Theresa

  166. 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 Campus

  167. “Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.” G.K. Chesterton

  168. “Waiting for someone else to make you happy is the best way to be sad.”

  169. Your life may not be full of reasons to be happy. But your life itself is the reason to be happy.” – Anurag Prakash Ray

  170. “There is a big difference between settling and being truly happy. Life is short, never settle for less than anything you deserve.”

  171. Don’t let the little things steal your happiness.”

  172. “The pain that you’ve been feeling can’t compate to the joy that’s coming.” Romans 8:18

  173. “The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourseves happy. The amount of work is the same.” Carlos Castaneda

  174. “Happiness is a choice. You can choose to by happy. There is going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.” – Valerie Bertinelli

  175. “Maybe the truth is, there’s a little bit of loser in all of us. Being happy isn’t having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it’s about stringing together all the little things. ” – Ann Brashares

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

  177. “Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.” Pat Conroy

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

  179. “Happiness is the natural flow of duty.” – Phillips Brooks

  180. “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” – Williams James

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

  182. “Pleasure is very seldom found where it is, sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.” Samuel Johnson

  183. “To be happy, you mus fancy that everything you have is a gift, and you the chosen, though you have worked you tail off for every bit of it.” Robert Brault

  184. Do whatever makes you happy because in the end you’re the only one who is guaranteed to be there for yourself.”

  185. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” – Epictetus

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

  187. “Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or materia goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect.” Alain De Botton

  188. “Happiness, not in another place, not for another hour, but this hour.” – Walt Whitman

  189. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while your climbing it.” – Andy Rooney

  190. “Laughter is poison to fear.” – George RR Marti

  191. “Happiness is a direction, not a place.” – Sydney J. Harris

  192. “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

  193. “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

  194. “Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” – Bertrand Russel

  195. “Happiness is a place between too much and too little.” Finnish Proverb

  196. “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

  197. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  198. “Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go.” Oscar Wilde

  199. “Those who do not know how to see the precious things in life will never be happy.” – Alex Flinn

  200. “We are better off trying to be happier than to be happy.” Gretchen Rubin

  201. “Happiness depends on what you decide to look for” – Toni Powell

  202. “The art of happiness lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” – Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

  205. “Gnerally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves. The happiest peole I know are those who lost themselves in the service of others. By and large, I have come to see that if we complain in life, it’s because we are thinking of ourselves.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

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

  207. “I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or miserty depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.” Martha Washington

  208.  “Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” – Aristotle

  209. “Happiness is a function of accepting of what is.” – Werner Erhard

  210. “Very little is needed to make a happy life. It is all within yourself and in your way of thinking.” – Aristotle

  211. “Happiness is only real when shared.” – John Krakauer

  212. “My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is it’s own goal. It is its own purpose.” – Ayn Rand

  213. “If you want to be happy, be. – Leo Tolstoy

  214. “There are two things to aim at in life, first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wises of mankind achieve the second.” – Logan Pearsall Smith

  215. “Let us be grateful for those who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust

  216. “Ture happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worth purpose.” Hellen Keller

  217. “Happiness is a state of activity.” – Aristotle

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

  219. “The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, say rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” – Victor Hugo

  220. “Happiness is not a goal, it’s a by-product.” Eleanor Roosevelt

  221. “Happiness is the experience of loving life. Being happy is being in love with that momentary experience. And love is looking at someone or even something and seeing the absolute best in him/her or it. Love is happiness with what you see. So love and happiness really are the same thing, just expressed differently.” Robert McPhillips

  222. “Happiness is settle of the soul into its most appropriate spot.” Aristotle

  223. “Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness, it is generally created by the byproduct of other activities.” Aldous Huxley

  224. “Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever to stay afloat on top of it.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

  225. “You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes.” Lauren Oliver

  226. “Most people would rather be certain their miserable, than to risk being happy.” Robert Anthony

  227. 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

  228. Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.” – Roy T Bennett

  229. “Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.” Mandy Hale

  230. “Everything is a gift of the universe, even joy, anger jealousy, frustration or seperateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment.” Ken Keyes Jr.

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

  232. “We can’t control the world. We can only (barely) control our own reactions to it. Happiness is largely a choice, not a right or entitlement.” David C Hill

  233. “Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.” – Winnie the Pooh

  234. “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 nothing is lacking, the world belongs to you.” Lao Tzu

  235. “Why should we build our happiness on the opinions of others, when we can find it in our own hearts.” Jean Jacques Rousseau

  236. “The good life doesn’t knock on the door. Joy is a job.” Lionel Shriver

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

  238. “Success will be within your reach only when you start reaching for out for it.” – Stephen Richards

  239. “The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are and not the people who think you are.” – Goldie Hawn

  240. We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the starts.” Oscar WIlde

  241. “Happinessis not something you postpone for the future, it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn

  242. “If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.” – Proverb

  243. “A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.” – Bernard de Fontenelle

  244. “Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.” George Orwell

  245. “The grass is only greener where you water it.” – Unknown

  246. “When I was 5 years old, my mother told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

  247. “Inner peace is the ultimate source of a happy life.” – Dalai Lama

  248. “Happiness is the reward we getfor living to the highest right we know.” – Richard Bach

  249. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see one which has been opened for us.” Hellen Keller

  250. “One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.”

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

  252. “Happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else.” Dr. Idel Dreimer

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

  254. “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” Marcus Aurelius

  255. “Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” – Frank Tyger

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

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

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

  259. “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” – Victor Hugo

  260. “Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens” – Andy Rooney

  261. “You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.” Charlie Chaplin

  262. “If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attch negative emotions to the things you don’t, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.” – Matt D. Miller

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

  264. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”  – Marthe Troly-Curin

  265. “If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He will not be searching for happiness as it were a collar button that has rolled undder the radiator. He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living twenty four crowded hours of the day.” – W Beran Wolfe

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

  267. “Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.”

  268. “Be happy what you have. Be excited about what you want.” Alan Cohen

  269. “The happiness of life is made up for little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  270. “We are no longer happy as soon as we wish to be happier.” – Walter Savage Landor

  271. “Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.” – J. Petit

  272. “View your life from your funeral, looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn’t? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again and what you wouldn’t” – Victor Frankl

  273. “Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic respose.” – Mildred Barthel

  274. “Hapiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.” Don Marquis

  275. “Happiness is a way station between too little and too much.” Channing Pollock

  276. “All happiness or unhappiness soley depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.” – Baruch Spinoza

  277. “Ups and downs. Victories and defeats. Sadness and happiness. Thats the best kind of life.” – Mxime Lagace

  278. “Happiness is a state of mind, a way of perceiving and approaching ourselves and the world in which we reside. So if you want to be happy tomorrow, the day after, and for the rest of your life, you can do it by choosing to change and manage your state of mind.” – Sonia Lyubomirsky

  279. “The secret to happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.” – Carrie Jones

  280. “There is some kind of sweet innocence in being human, in not having the be just happy or just sad, in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.” – C. JoyBell C

  281. “We cannot be happy if we expect to live all the time at the highest peaks of intensity. Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.” Thomas Merton

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

  283. “The world is full of people looking for spectucular happiness while they snub contentment.” Doug Larson

  284. “The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.” Epictetus

  285. “Give a man health and a course to steer and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he is happy or not.” George Bernard Shaw

  286. “There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.” – Lady Blessington

  287. “Happiness is well balanced combination of love, labour and luck” – Mark Wilson Little

  288. “Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of persuit, and it leads us a wild goose chase, and its never attained.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

  289. “If you are not happy here and now, you never will be.” – Taisen Deshimaru

  290. “The secret or 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

  291. “Two enemies of happiness are pain and boredom.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

  292. “On the whole, the happiest people seem to be those who have to particular cause for being happy except that they are so,” – Williams R Inge

  293. “Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.” – Dennis Waitley

  294. “The only joy in the world is to begin.” – Cesare Pavese

  295. “Happiness is a how, not a hat. A talent, not an object.” – Herman Hesse

  296. “Gratitude is a vaccine, an antioxine and an antiseptic.” John Henry Jowett

  297. “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potters oven? And is not the lute that sooths your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives. When you ar ejoyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which gives you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see in truth that you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” Kahlil Gibran

  298. “Success, in life, is most easily measured by the number of days you are truly happy.” – Eric Edmeades

  299. “happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold, the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.” Democritus

  300. “Focus on the journey not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity, but by doing it.” – Greg Anderson

     

Things We Can Learn From The Top 10 Quotes About Happiness

1.) “When I was 5 years old, my mother told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon

I mean how profound is this? Young John Lennon’s mother taught him one of the most important lessons in life. Especially when as a young boy, his brain was at such a moldable state. That happiness is the most important thing to seek in life. That those who think otherwise simply don’t understand life.

No matter how old we are, we can always use a reminder of this fact. We all want know how to be happy, well seeking it as your life goal not only will allow you to find more of it, you will give others permission to do the same.

2.) “So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself. Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storms of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on the shore and merely existed?” – Hunter S Thompson

This is one of the ultimate dilemmas in life. Do we play it safe in order to be content, or do we risk it all in order to potentially get a lot more out of life, but without any guarantees? Well although it’s personal preference, choosing a life where you brave the storms of life will bring you a lot more experiences. Potentially both good and bad ones. But when it comes down to it, you can choose to grow from these “bad” experiences and obtain experiences in life you would have never known about.

Also going with the secure choice isn’t really an option. I mean look at the subject of job security. Unfortunately it is a false illusion and millions of people have gotten burned from making the safe choice.

Play it safe won’t allow to reach even close to your full potential!

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

This is coming from one of the greatest self help minds of the ages. He also said this nearly 100 years ago. So ahead of his time. But what Mr. Carnegie is showing us is that it all starts in the mind. That your environment is an outward projection of what is on the inside. It also shows you that you don’t have to seek outside for happiness. The correct way is to look inward, like most all the great mystical teachers have always preached.

It is also a reminder that the stronger we make our mind, the happier we will become.

4.) “Happiness is only real when shared.” – John Krakauer

When you look back on your life, what moments brought you the most joy? For myself I know I am happiest when I am giving something of myself. I mean just think how much better a joke is when you share it with others. Or when you are laughing uncontrolabley unable to even share the joy you are trying to share! For some reason we are happiest when we are giving happiness instead of seeking it for ourselves.

5.) “The first recipe for happiness is, avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.” – Andre Maurois

For some reason us human beings think about the past way too much. Looking back will never change anything and it is where most of our depressive thoughts come from. Even if we are looking back on an event where we were happy.

Often times this causes us to miss that time in your life, causing more suffering. Humans are the happiest in the NOW. Looking back causes one depression and looking forward too far causes anxiety. It is best for us to stay in the present as much as possible!

6.) “Nobody really cares if your miserable, so you might as well be happy, and make the most of where you are.” – Germany Kent

This is the harsh truth isn’t it? When it comes down to it, no one really gives a hoot if we are complaining and are miserable. Although we often act that way to get attention or simply feeling bad for ourselves. But at the end of the day, it won’t get you far. The beautiful thing is that we can change it with a simple decision, to not be miserable and to be happy. Even if our current scenario tells us to do otherwise.

7.) “The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.” – Woody Allen

This is so crucial to having happiness right now. Often times we are so focused on “getting there”. Well be happy when we get that sports car or well be happy when we find the perfect person. But we often miss out on the incredibly beautiful blessings around us. Leaving us feeling incomplete and the people in our lives unappreciated.

When we stop and look for the good things that are in our life, we can find so much. We become grateful and realize that people all around the world have it a lot worse.

8.) “Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” Betty Smith

It is so awesome to see a child see something for the first time. They react so innocently and so intense. If we could do that as well to the things in our life, we would be able to re-experience those intense feelings again and again. Imagine what it would be like to do this to your loved ones and how good it would make them feel. In turn making you feel awesome as well. Become childlike!

9.) “Man only likes to count his troubles, he doesn’t calculate his happiness.” – Fyodor

What we focus on expands. Yet we tend to only focus on the things that are going wrong in our lives. What if we counted our happiness, taking Fydor’s advice and calculate it. Set ourselves up for solving the equation of happiness by counting our blessings and calculating what we need to be happy. Simple quote that can change our perspective on happiness in a big way!

10.) “One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory” – Rita Mae Brown

This is an awesome quote because it shows us one of our biggest flaws. Holding onto stuff for too long. If we “forget” the bad things or the people that wronged us faster, it will lead to more happiness. Like a wise man once said: “Holding a grudge is like letting someone live inside your head rent free”.

Conclusion to Quotes on Happiness

So that is it my friends! 300 quotes about happiness and 10 lessons that we can take away from the list! I really hope you enjoyed this article!  I would love to hear what your favorite(s) are as well as if you have any great happy quotes to add! Lets talk in the comment section below!

Chris

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