44 Quotes About Happiness

There is no single formula for happiness, but these 44 quotes about happiness will certainly get you thinking about what makes you happy. From inspiring words about following your passions to reminders that happiness is a choice, these quotations will help put a smile on your face. Which one is your favorite?

Quotes About Happiness

1. Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. – Mahatma Gandhi

2. Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. – John Barrymore

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

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

5. 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

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

7. Some cause happiness wherever they go others whenever they go. – Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

11. 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

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

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

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

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

16. 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

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

18. Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle

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

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

21. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. – Thomas Jefferson

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

23. 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

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

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

26. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness. – George Bernard Shaw

27. There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one – keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy. – Mark Twain

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

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

30. It is neither wealth nor splendor but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness. – Thomas Jefferson

31. Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable. – Clare Boothe Luce

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

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

34. Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it. – Bernard Meltzer

35. If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem. – Richard Bach

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

37. Love is trembling happiness. – Khalil Gibran

38. 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

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

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

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

42. If you want to be happy, be. – Leo Tolstoy

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

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

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