100 Best Happiness Quotes of All Time

This collection the best of happiness quotes of all time to reminds us all, that you have the power to change anything about yourself and be happy.

Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Happiness Quotes (1): Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Happiness: An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another. – Ambrose Bierce

Happiness Quotes (2): Happiness: An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another. – Ambrose Bierce

Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve. – Robert S. Lynd

Happiness Quotes (3): Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve. – Robert S. Lynd

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. – Margaret Lee Runbeck

Happiness Quotes (4): Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. – Margaret Lee Runbeck

The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash.

Happiness Quotes (5): The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash.

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

Happiness Quotes (6): Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. – Robert Frost

Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response. – Mildred Barthel

Happiness Quotes (7): Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response. – Mildred Barthel

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

Happiness Quotes (8): To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. – Bertrand Russell

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

Happiness Quotes (9): For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

Before we set our hearts too much on anything, let us examine how happy are those who already possess it. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Happiness Quotes (10): Before we set our hearts too much on anything, let us examine how happy are those who already possess it. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

Happiness Quotes (11): I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. – J.D. Salinger

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

Happiness Quotes (12): 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 ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time. – Josh Billings

Happiness Quotes (13): If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time. – Josh Billings

Happiness is the resultant of the relative strengths of positive and negative feelings rather than an absolute amount of one or the other. – Norman Bradburn

Happiness Quotes (14): Happiness is the resultant of the relative strengths of positive and negative feelings rather than an absolute amount of one or the other. – Norman Bradburn

Looking back on a happy life, one realizes that one was not happy all the time. – Robert Brault

Happiness Quotes (15): Looking back on a happy life, one realizes that one was not happy all the time. – Robert Brault

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 Camus

Happiness Quotes (16): 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 Camus

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 if it were a collar button that has rolled under 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 life twenty-four crowded hours of the day. – W. Beran Wolfe

Happiness Quotes (17): 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 if it were a collar button that has rolled under 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 life twenty-four crowded hours of the day. – W. Beran Wolfe

You need to learn to be happy by nature, because you’ll seldom have the chance to be happy by circumstance. – Lavetta Sue Wegman

Happiness Quotes (18): You need to learn to be happy by nature, because you’ll seldom have the chance to be happy by circumstance. – Lavetta Sue Wegman

Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind. – Thomas Jefferson

Happiness Quotes (19): Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind. – Thomas Jefferson

Happiness is the natural flower of duty. – Phillips Brooks

Happiness Quotes (20): Happiness is the natural flower of duty. – Phillips Brooks

Gather the crumbs of happiness and they will make you a loaf of contentment.

Happiness Quotes (21): Gather the crumbs of happiness and they will make you a loaf of contentment.

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

Happiness Quotes (22): The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. – Epictetus

Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom. – Benjamin Franklin

Happiness Quotes (23): Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom. – Benjamin Franklin

Some pursue happiness, others create it.

Happiness Quotes (24): Some pursue happiness, others create it.

To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread. – Charles Caleb Colton

Happiness Quotes (25): To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread. – Charles Caleb Colton

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. – Hosea Ballou

Happiness Quotes (26): Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. – Hosea Ballou

Many things can make you miserable for weeks; few can bring you a whole day of happiness. – Mignon McLaughlin

Happiness Quotes (27): Many things can make you miserable for weeks; few can bring you a whole day of happiness. – Mignon McLaughlin

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. – Robert Brault

Happiness Quotes (28): Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. – Robert Brault

Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness. – Don Marquis

Happiness Quotes (29): Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness. – Don Marquis

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 Quotes (30): 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 when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mahatma Gandhi

Happiness Quotes (31): Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mahatma Gandhi

On the whole, the happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so. – William R. Inge

Happiness Quotes (32): On the whole, the happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so. – William R. Inge

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

Happiness Quotes (33): 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

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. – Robert Brault

Happiness Quotes (34): Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. – Robert Brault

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

Happiness Quotes (35): There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. – Freya Stark

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

Happiness Quotes (36): Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks. – Samuel Johnson

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. – Joseph Addison

Happiness Quotes (37): Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. – Joseph Addison

Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind. – John Stuart Mill

Happiness Quotes (38): Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind. – John Stuart Mill

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

Happiness Quotes (39): Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is. – Maxim Gorky

It is strange what a contempt men have for the joys that are offered them freely. – Georges Duhamel

Happiness Quotes (40): It is strange what a contempt men have for the joys that are offered them freely. – Georges Duhamel

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

Happiness Quotes (41): If you are not happy here and now, you never will be. – Taisen Deshimaru

Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it. – Don Herold

Happiness Quotes (42): Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it. – Don Herold

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

Happiness Quotes (43)

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

Happiness Quotes (44): The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness. – William Saroyan

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise. – Colette

Happiness Quotes (45): Be happy. It’s one way of being wise. – Colette

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate. –
Thornton Wilder

Happiness Quotes (46): My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate. – Thornton Wilder

One filled with joy preaches without preaching. – Mother Teresa

Happiness Quotes (47): One filled with joy preaches without preaching. – Mother Teresa

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it. – George Bernard Shaw

Happiness Quotes (48): We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it. – George Bernard Shaw

You cannot always have happiness, but you can always give happiness.

Happiness Quotes (49): You cannot always have happiness, but you can always give happiness.

The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up. – Charles L. Morgan

Happiness Quotes (50): The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up. – Charles L. Morgan

Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy. – Gretta Brooker Palmer

Happiness Quotes (51): Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy. – Gretta Brooker Palmer

So long as we can lose any happiness, we possess some. – Booth Tarkington

Happiness Quotes (52): So long as we can lose any happiness, we possess some. – Booth Tarkington

Happiness is the feeling you’re feeling when you want to keep feeling it.

Happiness Quotes (53): Happiness is the feeling you’re feeling when you want to keep feeling it.

As people spin faster and faster in the pursuit of merely personal happiness, they become exhausted in the futile effort of chasing themselves. – Andrew Delbanco

Happiness Quotes (54): As people spin faster and faster in the pursuit of merely personal happiness, they become exhausted in the futile effort of chasing themselves. – Andrew Delbanco

The search for happiness is unlike any other search, for we search last in the likeliest places. – Robert Brault

Happiness Quotes (55): The search for happiness is unlike any other search, for we search last in the likeliest places. – Robert Brault

The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable. – Joseph Roux

Happiness Quotes (56): The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable. – Joseph Roux

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

Happiness Quotes (57): How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and there will never be a time when it is not now. – Gerald Jampolsky

What I’m looking for is a blessing that’s not in disguise. – Kitty O’Neill Collins

Happiness Quotes (58): What I’m looking for is a blessing that’s not in disguise. – Kitty O’Neill Collins

Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don’t go through life creaking. – H.W. Byles

Happiness Quotes (59): Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don’t go through life creaking. – H.W. Byles

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 a paradise in a few years. – Bertrand Russell

Happiness Quotes (60): 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 a paradise in a few years. – Bertrand Russell

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. – Eric Hoffer

Happiness Quotes (61): The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. – Eric Hoffer

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

Happiness Quotes (62): We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier. – Walter Savage Landor

The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony. – V.S. Pritchett

Happiness Quotes (63): The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony. – V.S. Pritchett

If you search the world for happiness, you may find it in the end, for the world is round and will lead you back to your door. – Robert Brault

Happiness Quotes (64): If you search the world for happiness, you may find it in the end, for the world is round and will lead you back to your door. – Robert Brault

Man must search for what is right, and let happiness come on its own. – Johann Pestalozzi

Happiness Quotes (65): Man must search for what is right, and let happiness come on its own. – Johann Pestalozzi

A happy thought is like a seed that sows positivity for all to reap. – Miriam Muhammad

Happiness Quotes (66): A happy thought is like a seed that sows positivity for all to reap. – Miriam Muhammad

Is it not clear, however, that bliss and envy are the numerator and denominator of the fraction called happiness? – Yevgeny Zamyatin

Happiness Quotes (67): Is it not clear, however, that bliss and envy are the numerator and denominator of the fraction called happiness? – Yevgeny Zamyatin

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

Happiness Quotes (68): There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. – Lady Blessington

Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.

Happiness Quotes (69): Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.

Happiness Quotes (70): A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.

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

Happiness Quotes (71): Happiness is a direction, not a place. – Sydney J. Harris

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. – Frederick Keonig

Happiness Quotes (72): 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. – Frederick Keonig

Happiness is a form of courage. – Holbrook Jackson

Happiness Quotes (73): Happiness is a form of courage. – Holbrook Jackson

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

Happiness Quotes (74): Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness Quotes (75): Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

Happiness Quotes (76): There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. – Logan Pearsall Smith

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want. – Margaret Young

Happiness Quotes (77): Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want. – Margaret Young

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

Happiness Quotes (78): It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed. – Frank McKinney “”Kin”" Hubbard

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. – H. Jackson Browne

Happiness Quotes (79): People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. – H. Jackson Browne

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

Happiness Quotes (80): Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. – John Barrymore

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. – James Openheim

Happiness Quotes (81): The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. – James Openheim

Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. – Fyodor Dostoevsky

Happiness Quotes (82): Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. – Fyodor Dostoevsky

Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy. – Cynthia Nelms

Happiness Quotes (83): Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy. – Cynthia Nelms

Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around. – E.L. Konigsburg

Happiness Quotes (84): Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around. – E.L. Konigsburg

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

Happiness Quotes (85): If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time. – Edith Wharton

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

Happiness Quotes (86): If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time. – Edith Wharton

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

Happiness Quotes (87): Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy. – Robert Anthony

Happiness is never stopping to think if you are. – Palmer Sondreal

Happiness Quotes (88): Happiness is never stopping to think if you are. – Palmer Sondreal

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

Happiness Quotes (89): If you want to be happy, be. – Leo Tolstoy

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. РJacques Pr̩vert

Happiness Quotes (90): Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. РJacques Pr̩vert

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

Happiness Quotes (91): The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

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

Happiness Quotes (92): A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy? – Albert Einstein

By engaging in a delusive quest for happiness, we bring only suffering upon ourselves. In our frantic search for something to quench our thirst, we overlook the water all around us and drive ourselves into exile from our own lives. – Sharon Salzberg

Happiness Quotes (93): By engaging in a delusive quest for happiness, we bring only suffering upon ourselves. In our frantic search for something to quench our thirst, we overlook the water all around us and drive ourselves into exile from our own lives. – Sharon Salzberg

The greatest happiness is to transform one’s feelings into action. – Madame de Stael

Happiness Quotes (94): The greatest happiness is to transform one’s feelings into action. – Madame de Stael

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

Happiness Quotes (95): If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. – Andrew Carnegie

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

Happiness Quotes (96): Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. – Buddha

The amount of happiness that you have depends on the amount of freedom you have in your heart. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Happiness Quotes (97): The amount of happiness that you have depends on the amount of freedom you have in your heart. – Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Happiness Quotes (98): Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life. – Alexandre Dumas

Happiness Quotes (99): There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life. – Alexandre Dumas

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

Happiness Quotes (100): Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.

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

Happiness Quotes (101): Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Herman Cain

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

Happiness Quotes (102): 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

Some pursue happiness – others create it.

Happiness Quotes (103): Some pursue happiness – others create it.

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

Happiness Quotes (104): There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. – Epictetus

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

Happiness Quotes (105): It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. – Agnes Repplier

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 Quotes (106): 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

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