Happiness Quotes

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These happiness quotes are all positive and inspirational words of wisdom on being happy, to give you guidance on living a life of joy.

Babies and young children can teach us a lot about being happy, they live in the moment, not worrying about yesterday or tomorrow, as long as they are comfortable they are happy enjoying NOW. A lot of people think that they will be happy when they have got ‘something’ or achieved ‘something,’ but the eternal truth is that NOW is the only time to BE happy. Happiness is not something to be achieved, it is a state of Being that is available for us all.

There is also a page of Happiness Sayings from unknown sources.

Happiness quotes are listed alphabetically on authors surname

A Happiness Quotes

Every time you choose whether or not to fulfill your function, you are really choosing whether or not to be happy.
A Course In Miracles

God gives you only happiness. Therefore, the function He gave you must be happiness, even if it appears to be different.
A Course In Miracles

God’s will for you is perfect happiness. Why should you choose to go against His will?
A Course In Miracles

Happiness is an attribute of love. It cannot be apart from it. Nor can it be experienced where love is not. Love has no limits, being everywhere.
A Course In Miracles

Have you really considered how many opportunities you have had to gladden yourself, and how many of them you have refused?
A Course In Miracles

Only happy sights and sounds can reach the mind that has forgiven itself.
A Course In Miracles

Realize that your part (in God’s plan) is to be happy. Only this is asked of you or anyone who wants to take his place among God’s messengers.
A Course In Miracles

The mind which serves the spirit is at peace and filled with joy. Its power comes from spirit.
A Course In Miracles

Whenever you are not wholly joyous it is because you have reacted with a lack of love to one of God’s creations.
A Course In Miracles

Be happy in anticipation of what’s coming.
Abraham-Hicks

Dollars aren’t the root of happiness, but they are not the root of evil either. They are the result of how somebody lines up energy.
Abraham-Hicks

Don’t you love knowing that you can think about the easiest darn thing in the whole world that makes you happy, and that’s all the work you gotta do to get ready for everything that you want, everything that life has shown you that you want.
Abraham-Hicks

Everything that I think that I need to do, is all in order to propel me to some place, that when I get there I think I will be happier. So, everything that I am doing, no matter what it is, all of my lists of rights and wrongs, are all about me getting to a manifestation, that I believe I will then be happier.. So, why don’t I just take the short cut and just be happy?
Abraham-Hicks

If we were talking to you on your first day here we would say, “Welcome to planet Earth, there is nothing that you cannot be or do or have, and your work here, your lifetime career is to seek joy.”
Abraham-Hicks

If your happiness depends on anybody else’s behaviour, then you’re in deep trouble. Because you can’t control what they do. When you discover that your joy is not dependent upon what somebody else does – not what they think of you, not what they say to you, not what they do to you – but is dependent only upon what you are flowing out… when you discover that, then you have made it.
Abraham-Hicks

Let your alignment with Well-Being be first and foremost and let everything else be secondary. And not only will you have an eternally joyous journey, but everything you have ever imagined will flow effortlessly into your experience. There is nothing you cannot be, do or have.. But your dominant intent is to be Joyful.
Abraham-Hicks

My path is about joy.
Abraham-Hicks

The idea of success for most people revolves around money or the acquisition of property or other possessions, but we consider a state of joy as the greatest achievement of success. And while the attainment of money and wonderful possessions certainly can enhance your state of joy, the achievement of a good-feeling physical body is by far the greatest factor for maintaining a continuing state of joy and Well-Being.
Abraham-Hicks

The purpose of life is joy.
Abraham-Hicks

The standard of success in life isn’t the things. It isn’t the money or the stuff. It is absolutely the amount of joy that you feel.
Abraham-Hicks

You cannot judge the value of a life by its quantity. It is by the joy that you are feeling. The more joyful you are, the longer you live. Let yourself relax and breathe and be free and be joyous, and romp.
Abraham-Hicks

One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.
Joseph Addison 1672 – 1719

I’m really happy to be me, and I’d like to think people like me more because I’m happy with myself and not because I refuse to conform to anything.
Adele 1988

He that is discontented in one place, will seldom be happy in another.
Aesop 620BC – 564BC

A true joy in life should be knowing that you have touched the heart of another human being.
Steven Aitchison

The secret to happiness.. Be satisfied and be grateful
Mitch Albom 1958

Understand this great truth: The happiness that comes from the pleasures of the world is but a minute reflection of the infinite bliss that comes from within your own self.
Amma 1953

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just BE happy.
Guillaume Apollinaire 1880 – 1918

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

Happiness is a quality of the Soul, not a function on one’s material circumstances.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

Your happiness is the spark that will ignite global change.
Ross Arntson

To live happily is an inward power of the Soul.
Marcus Aurelius 121 – 180

Very little is needed for a happy life.
Marcus Aurelius 121 -180

Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.
Decimius Magnus Ausonius 310 – 395

B Happiness Quotes

The noblest art is that of making others happy.
P. T. Barnum 1810 – 1891

There is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter.
P. T. Barnum 1810 – 1891

Let no one who love be called altogether unhappy. Even love un-returned has its rainbows.
James Matthew Barrie 1860 – 1937

I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.
Drew Barrymore 1975

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
Henry Ward Beecher 1813 – 1887

When one is happy there is no time to be fatigued, being happy engrosses the whole attention.
E. F. Benson 1867 – 1940

Laughter is an instant vacation.
Milton Berle 1908 – 2002

Where were you while the morning stars sang together, and the angels shouted for joy?
Bible

Every little thing is sent for something, and in that thing there should be happiness and the power to make happy. Like the grasses showing tender faces to each other, thus we should do, for this was the wish of the Grandfathers of the World.
Black Elk 1863 – 1950

He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity’s sunrise.
William Blake 1757 – 1827

It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis.
Margaret Bonnano 1950

Laughter is the closest distance between two people.
Victor Borge 1909 – 2000

At one time I saw happiness as a destination and sought a shortcut. Now I see happiness as a road and treasure its every bend.
Robert Brault

In the happiest of our childhood memories, our parents were happy too.
Robert Brault

To find someone who will love you for no reason and to shower that person with reasons, is the ultimate happiness.
Robert Brault

Never fear spoiling children by making them happy. Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow.
Thomas Bray 1658 – 1730

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
Joyce Brothers 1927 – 2013

Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are.. It solely relies on what you think.
Buddha 624BC – 543BC

There is no way to happiness.. Happiness is the way.
Buddha 624BC – 543BC

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 624BC – 543BC

When you realize how perfect everything is.. You will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.
Buddha 624BC – 543BC

The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become.
Gisele Bundchen 1980

Happiness and love are just a choice away.
Leo Buscaglia 1924 – 1998

If we could acknowledge to ourselves and to our good friends that we love them, our lives would be more fulfilled and happy.
Lorna Byrne 1953

The angels tell me that loving ourselves is very important for our happiness.
Lorna Byrne 1953

Always laugh when you can.. It is a cheap medicine.
Lord Byron 1788 – 1824

C Happiness Quotes

Be like a very small joyous child, living gloriously in the ever present now, without a single worry or concern about even the next moment of time.
Eileen Caddy 1917 – 2006

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand. Gratitude brings joy and laughter into your lives and into the lives of all those around you.
Eileen Caddy 1917 – 2006

Let there be more joy and laughter in your living.
Eileen Caddy 1917 – 2006

Start each day in my peace and stillness, then you can go forth and face whatever the day may bring in perfect peace and joy.
Eileen Caddy 1917 – 2006

If you want to find greater happiness and fulfillment in your life, you must begin to understand and live in harmony with the law of attraction.
Jack Canfield 1944

During periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight.
Fritjof Capre 1939

The formula for happiness is quite simple.. Regardless of what happened this morning, last week, or last year, or what may happen later this evening, tomorrow or three years from now, RIGHT NOW is where happiness lies.
Richard Carlson 1961 – 2006

A man’s felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance – the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do better, will persevere in it longer than the sad of sullen.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

Your smile brightens the lives of all who see it.
Dale Carnegie 1888 – 1955

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hope.
Andrew Carnegie 1835 – 1919

The grand essentials of happiness are.. Something to do, something to love and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers

An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.
Lydia Maria Child 1802 – 1880

Every human Soul has a germ of some flowers within; and they would open if they could only find sunshiny and free air to expand in. I always told you that not having enough sunshine was what ailed the world. Make people happy, and there will not be half the quarrelling or a tenth part of the wickedness there is.
Lydia Maria Child 1802 – 1880

You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make and honest effort to confer that pleasure on others?
Lydia Maria Child 1802 – 1880

A happy childhood is one of the best gifts that parents have it in their powers to bestow.
Mary Cholmondeley 1859 – 1925

Being joyful is our natural state of being.
Deepak Chopra 1946

Happiness can be woven into every aspect of life, once you make new choices.
Deepak Chopra 1946

Success in life could be defined as.. The continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals.
Deepak Chopra 1946

Success, wealth, good health and nurturing relationships are by-products of happiness, not the cause.
Deepak Chopra 1946

The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness. Happiness is the goal of every other goal.
Deepak Chopra 1946

You don’t need others to change in order to be happy.
Deepak Chopra 1946

A child can teach an adult three things.. To be happy for no reason. To always be busy with something. And to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.
Paulo Coelho 1947

Send your intention out every day, every moment, that if something comes your way that you’re not happy about, send an intention to change that situation; it will create a sphere of energy, of conscious energy, which is happening all around the world.
Alex Collier

Nothing I’ve ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.
Bill Cosby 1937

Happiness depends, as nature shows
Less on exterior things than most suppose

William Cowper 1731 – 1800

D Happiness Quotes

Whenever I see my grandkids I have an uncontrollable urge to fling open my arms, excitedly shout their name and scoop them up.
Jill Davis

True happiness is an inside job. It originates from the profound acceptance of self, along with a willingness to be vibrationally centred and comfortable in your own skin.
Panache Desai

Your Soul Signature is your spiritual DNA – who you are at your core, the most authentic part of you. When we begin to tap into our inherent power, step out of the shadows of fear and self-doubt, and begin living and speaking our truth, we’re healthier, happier and in harmony with ourselves.
Panache Desai

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. Speak or act with a pure mind and happiness will follow you as your shadow, unshakeable.
The Dhammapada

When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.
Princess Diana 1961 – 1997

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Charles M. Dickinson

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Phyllis Diller 1917 – 2012

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 1921

Abundance is about looking at life and knowing that you have everything you need for complete happiness, and then being able to celebrate each and every moment on Earth.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

Arrange photographs of nature scenes, animals and expressions of joy and love in your environment and let their energy radiate into your heart and provide you with their higher frequency.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

Enjoy everything in your life, but never make your happiness or success dependent on an attachment to any person, place or thing.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

It’s not what is available or unavailable that determines your level of success and happiness; it’s what you convince yourself is true.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

Know that success and inner peace are your birthright, that you are a child of God and as such that you’re entitled to a life filled with joy, love and happiness.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

Most people search for happiness outside of themselves. That’s a fundamental mistake. Happiness is something you ARE, and it comes from the way you think.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

Spend some time observing babies. They don’t work; they poop in their pants and they have no goals other than to expand, grow and explore this amazing world. Be like that baby you once were, in terms of being joyful.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor.. It’s to enjoy every step of the way.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

Happiness is inward and not outward, and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
Henry van Dyke 1852 – 1933

E Happiness Quotes

I love music of all kinds, but there’s no greater music than the sound of my grandchildren laughing.
Sylvia Earle 1935

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. I get most joy in life out of my violin.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are.. Goodness, beauty and truth.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

Every single one of us already has everything we need to be the happiest person on Earth; it’s simply up to us to remember that in every moment.
Hal Elrod 1979

Life isn’t about wishing you were somewhere, or someone that you’re not. Life is about enjoying where you are, loving who you are and consistently improving both.
Hal Elrod 1979

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

Happy is the house that shelters a friend.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

Of all the things which provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Epicurus 341BC – 270BC

F Happiness Quotes

Love and happiness are peas in a pod.
Federation Of Light-Blossom Goodchild

Being a mom has made me so tired, and so happy.
Tina Fey 1970

There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer, no disease that enough love will not heal, no door that enough love will not open.. It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world.
Emmet Fox 1886 – 1951

Think of all the beauty still left around you.. And be happy.
Anne Frank 1929 – 1945

Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.
Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790

The affirmation of one’s own life, happiness, growth and freedom is rooted in one’s capacity to love.
Erich Fromm 1900 – 1980

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
Robert Frost 1874 – 1963

G Happiness Quotes

Happiness is when.. What you think, what you say and what you do.. Are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948

Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant not the served.
Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948

The only thing necessary for tranquillity in the world is that every child grows up happy.
Chief Dan George 1899 – 1981

Love is a trembling happiness.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

When I planted my pain in the field of patience, it bore fruit of happiness.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

You pray in your distress and in your need, would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

He is truly happy who makes others happy. Those who face that which is actually before them, unburdened by the past, undisturbed by the future, these are those who live, who make the best use of their lives, these are those who have found the secret of contentment.
Alban Goodier

H Happiness Quotes

Each breath we take, each step we make, each smile we realize, is a positive contribution to peace.. A necessary step in the direction of peace for the world.
Thich Nhat Hanh 1926

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile. But sometimes your smile is the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh 1926

Walk so that your footprints bear only the marks of peaceful joy and complete freedom. To do this you have to learn to let go. Let go of your sorrows, let go of your worries. That is the secret of walking meditation.
Thich Nhat Hanh 1926

The only thing that will make you happy is.. Being happy with who you are and not who people think you are.
Goldie Hawn 1945

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804 – 1864

Love is that condition in which happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein 1907 – 1988

Happy girls are the prettiest.
Audrey Hepburn 1929 – 1993

I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.
Audrey Hepburn 1929 – 1993

The most important thing is to enjoy your life, to be happy. It’s all that matters.
Audrey Hepburn 1929 – 1993

Do you really want to be happy? You can begin by being appreciative of who you are and what you’ve got.
Benjamin Hoff 1946

Wisdom, Happiness and Courage are not waiting somewhere out beyond sight at the end of a straight life; they’re part of a continuous cycle that begins right here. They’re not only the ending, but the beginning as well.
Benjamin Hoff 1946

Beware of Destination Addiction: a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job and with the next partner. Until you give up the idea that happiness is somewhere else, it will never be where you are.
Robert Holden 1964

Happiness doesn’t come and go, what comes and goes is your attunement to happiness.
Robert Holden 1964

Happiness is a way of travelling and not a final destination.
Robert Holden 1964

Happiness is free, there are no conditions.
Robert Holden 1964

Happiness is not in things.. Happiness is in YOU.
Robert Holden 1964

Happiness is present time, it has nothing to do with the future.
Robert Holden 1964

Joy waits on welcome, not time.
Robert Holden 1964

Like fragrance to a flower, true happiness is an expression of your unconditional self.. The real you.
Robert Holden 1964

Making a wholehearted commitment to being happy is a powerful medicine.
Robert Holden 1964

Nothing real stands between you and your happiness, only illusion and confusion.
Robert Holden 1964

Unless you are happy with yourself, you will not be happy.
Robert Holden 1964

You are the key to happiness.
Robert Holden 1964

Your intention to love, no matter what, is the absolute key to happiness.
Robert Holden 1964

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 – 1894

At the height of laughter, the Universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.
Jean Houston 1937

Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be.
Whitney Housten 1963 – 2012 (also sung by George Benson – written by Michael Masser & Linda Creed)

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven, forms and ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the Gods.
Elbert Hubbard 1856 – 1915

I like the laughter that opens the lips and the heart, shows at the same time the pearls of the soul.
Victor Hugo 1802 – 1885

Laughter is the sun that drives the winter from the human face.
Victor Hugo 1802 – 1885

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
Victor Hugo 1802 – 1885

That action is best, which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.
Francis Hutcheson 1694 – 1746

I Happiness Quotes

He is happy who knows his good fortune. He who is happy is rich enough. Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so.
Robert Ingersoll 1833 – 1899

The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now.
Robert G. Ingersoll 1833 – 1899

May leprechauns strew happiness wherever you walk each day, and Irish angels smile on you all along the way.
Irish Blessing

J Happiness Quotes

We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we’re happy because we laugh.
William James 1842 – 1910

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely.
Storm Jameson 1891 – 1986

The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery, even when they have to take a detour.
James Hopwood Jeans 1877 – 1946

As your awareness of the riches available to you in your everyday life grows, you are on the way to becoming the laughing Buddha. Life is joyous, life is light, life is happy. You are awake at last.
Susan Jeffers

If you are not enjoying yourself, you are wasting time.
Susan Jeffers

Our goal is to enjoy, not to achieve perfection.
Susan Jeffers

Your joy, your happiness, your satisfaction and your ability to dance with life, depends solely on what you pay attention to.
Susan Jeffers

Happiness grows at our own firesides.
Douglas Jerrold 1803 – 1857

K Happiness Quotes

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. It’s loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness.
John Keats 1795 – 1821

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
Helen Keller 1880 – 1968

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 1880 – 1968

On the one hand, we all want to be happy. On the other hand, we all know the things that make us happy. But we don’t do those things – Why? Simple. We are too busy. Too busy doing what? Too busy trying to be happy.
Matthew Kelly 1973

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
Rose Kennedy 1890 – 1995

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 1774 – 1833

Happiness is a choice we make. You can wake up and say, “Oh, I can’t believe it’s so cold,” or you can say, “Oh, wow, this is a great opportunity for me to try out my new sweater.” No one can be consistently positive, but why not make the choice that makes you feel better, rather than the one that drags you down?
Miranda Kerr 1983

In being love.. I give love. In being joy.. I give joy. In being happiness.. I give happiness. Everything I need is within.
Miranda Kerr 1983

Life is too short to give another minute to anyone or anything that doesn’t make you happy.
Miranda Kerr 1983

There are no words that could ever describe the happiness and the joy that you feel when you see your son smile in the morning. I just feel so lucky.
Miranda Kerr 1983

While it’s nice to appreciate the fashion world.. What makes you happy are real relationships and the moments you share with loved ones.
Miranda Kerr 1983

The past is dead, the future imaginary. Happiness can only be in the eternal Now moment.
Ken Keyes Jr. 1921 – 1995

Laughter is the sound of the Soul dancing.
Jarod Kintz

It is time for a return to childhood, to simplicity, to running and climbing and laughing in the sunshine, to experiencing happiness instead of being trained for a lifetime of pursuing happiness. It is time to let children be children again.
L. R. Knost

Joy is what we all seek. It is an energy more powerful than food. But without love we can not feel true joy.
Akiane Kramarik 1994

I think all those people I did stories about measured their own success by the joy their work was giving them.
Charles Kuralt 1934 – 1997

L Happiness Quotes

Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and look back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
Dalai Lama 1935

People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road, doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.
Dalai Lama 1935

Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open.
Rose Wilder Lane 1886 – 1968

The art of life is to make another Soul vibrate with a song of joy.
Edwin Leibfreed

Time you enjoyed wasting.. Was not wasted.
John Lennon 1940 – 1980

When I was five years old, my mom always told me 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 1940 – 1980

Joy makes us giddy, dizzy.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing 1729 – 1781

To look forward to pleasure, is also a pleasure.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing 1729 – 1781

Feel gratitude for everything. When we see every situation as being perfect, just the way it is, happiness grows and grows.
Daniel Levin

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln 1809 – 1865

Joy, temperance and repose.. Slam the door on the doctor’s nose.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 – 1882

Realize that true happiness lies within you.
Lucian

Do what you can do. As well as you can do it, every day of your life and you will end up dying one of the happiest individuals that had ever died.
Howard Lyman 1938

M Happiness Quotes

Happiness can be thought, taught and caught.. But not bought.
Harvey MacKay 1932

When a smile touches our hearts. When the forest stills us to peace. When music moves us to rapture. When we really love, laugh or dance with joy. We are at one with the Angels.
Dorothy Maclean 1920

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

Listening to one’s Godself is love. Living the kind of life that engenders loving self is love. Feeling joy yourself when you see it in others is love. Doing something that brings joy to another is love. Forgiveness of self and others is love. Sharing your resources with full heart is love. Doing good deeds without attaching expectations is love. Feeling peace of heart and mind is love. The quiet thrill of seeing a sunset or hearing a songbird is love, and a smile is one of the simplest and most radiating expressions of love.
Matthew – Suzanne Ward

A happy marriage is a long conversation that seems all too short.
Andre Maurois 1885 – 1967

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware.. Joyously, Serenely, Divinely Aware.
Henry Miller 1891 – 1980

There is no path to happiness.. Happiness is the path. There is no path to love.. Love is the path. There is no path to peace.. Peace is the path.
Dan Millman 1946

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
A. A. Milne 1882 – 1956

Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.
Charles de Montesquieu 1680 – 1755

When we are happy, those around us will be happy, and in turn, those around them will also start to feel the same way. We always have to start with ourselves, and the best place to start is to do what makes you feel joyful.
Anita Moorjani

Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age.
Christopher Morley 1890 – 1957

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the Light.
Movie – Harry Potter

A feeling of happiness is the best injection you can give to your being. It pervades all your systems, all your cells, flows and mechanisms. Happiness is the best remedy and stimulant for your being.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

A loving smile is the cheapest and most rewarding gift on Earth.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Adults are the first and foremost teachers of love, peace, truth, tolerance, happiness and spirituality to their children. No school on Earth can ever replace them.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Don’t you think God would smile and feel good, if your spouse, your children, your parents, your teachers, your colleagues, your spiritual guides would smile and feel good, if you said to them these simple words: ‘I am happy. Thank you for giving me happiness.’
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Encourage your trillions of faithful little cells through joy, happiness and confidence. Thank them, talk to them, sing to them.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Give everything in you and around you a supernatural, Divine, Sacred, miraculous character and you will know untold happiness and pride.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Give happiness to others and you will be repaid by happiness. The law of karma never fails.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Happiness is a main factor of good health.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Happiness is an art. It must be practised. It is like writing: write anything, just for the exercise of it, and you will become a write. Practice any form of happiness, just for the sake of it, and you will become a happy person.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

I am happy with my past, my present and my future. All three are miraculous building blocks of my beloved, wonderful life.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

If we only knew what children think and feel about life, nature, people and the world into which they are born. It would give us many clues about the meaning of life and happiness.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

If you do not decide to be happy, very few people can make you happy. If you decide to be happy, very few people can make you unhappy.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

If you want to be happy, read and have books on happiness around you.
If you want to be a healthy person, read health books and have health foods around you.
If you want to be a spiritual person, read spiritual books and have spiritual objects around you.

Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Love is to think what good we can do and what happiness we can give.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Love must become the subject of serious scientific study. Loved children are healthier, happier, more peaceful children. Loved husbands have seldom heart attacks. Loved plants grow better. Loved animals are not vicious. Loved nations do not wage war. A humanity of loving people will be a peaceful humanity. To promote love means therefore to promote peace. Yes, let us have a love logy, a science of love, to start with a World University of Love.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Memories are a second chance at happiness.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

No university on Earth gives master’s degrees of living, of happiness. How strange! We seem to be missing the essential, the all-encompassing knowledge for which universities were originally created!
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Read only good books, inspiring books, non-depressing books. Do not waste money on prefabricated best-sellers. Read a few pages of them before disbursing your money. Know that they are not supposed to last, since your money will be solicited almost immediately for the next one. Seek books which you will keep and read time and again for your happiness, enrichment and life fulfilment.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Surround yourself with objects which speak to your Soul and evoke beauty, good feelings and dear precious memories. Discard those which have a negative effect. This too is part of the art of happy living.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Switch on and keep on in yourself the cheerful buttons.. Those marked Joy, Laughter, Happiness, Love, Passion for Life, Gratitude for Life.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

The example of parents is the greatest teacher. Parents must stand out as models of happiness to their children.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Use the freest goods for happiness… The stars cost nothing. Nature costs nothing. Your inner life costs nothing. God costs nothing. And yet they are all infinitely precious.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

You will never be really happy if you don’t understand that producers and merchants must constantly create new unhappiness in order to sell more goods and new goods to you.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

N Happiness Quotes

May your life be like a wild flower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.
Native American

If you are doing things in order to be happy.. You’re doing them in the wrong order.
Michael Neill

Inner success is the ongoing experience of.. Love, Happiness, Fulfilment and Well-Being. The experience of Joy in your everyday life.
Michael Neill

The only reason why you are ever unhappy is because you think you should be.
Michael Neill

The secret of happiness is simply this.. Your happiness does NOT depend on getting what you want.
Michael Neill

Whatever you can do with unhappiness, you can do better when you’re happy.
Michael Neill

If my heart can become pure and simple, like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this.
Kitaro Nishida 1870 – 1945

The bond between mother and child is the most intimate one in human experience. Love, welcome, and receptivity at the beginning of life greatly enhance a child’s health and happiness throughout her lifetime.
Christiane Northrup 1949

True health begins with your thoughts. Thinking about comfort, strength, flexibility and youthfulness attracts those qualities into your life and body. Dwelling on illness, fear, disease and pain does just the opposite. Your work is to notice and change your thoughts and move them in the direction of health and happiness.
Christiane Northrup

O Happiness Quotes

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.
James Oppenheim 1882 – 1932

The spiritual path can be one of immense joy.
Orin-Sanaya Roman

Laughter is the music of life.
William Osler 1849 – 1919

Peace of heart… without it, no good can make us happy. With it, every trial, even the approach of death, can be borne.
Frederic Ozanam 1813 – 1853

P Happiness Quotes

The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.
M. Scott Peck 1936 – 2005

I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery.. Air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘this is what it is to be happy.’
Sylvia Plath 1932 – 1963

He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden.
Plato 429BC – 347BC

The simpler things are, the happier they are.
Gwyneth Paltrow 1972

A good natured man has the whole world to be happy out of.
Alexander Pope 1688 – 1714

To bless is to acknowledge the omnipresent, universal beauty, hidden to material eyes. It is to activate the law of attraction which from the furthest reaches of the Universe will bring into our life exactly what you need to experience and enjoy.
Pierre Pradervand

To show a child what has once delighted you, to find the child’s delight added to your own, so that there is now a double delight seen in the glow of trust and affection, this is happiness.
J. B. Priestley 1894 – 1984

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our Souls blossom.
Marcel Proust 1871 – 1922

Look to this day for it is life, the very life of life. In its brief course lies all the realities and varieties of existence. The bliss of growth, the splendour of action, the glory of power. For yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day.
Sanskrit Proverb

Time spent laughing is time spent with the Gods.
Proverb

R Happiness Quotes

If you start listening to the body, listening to nature, listening to your inner being, you will be more and more happy. Become a good Listener to nature.
Osho Rajneesh 1931 – 1990

One has just to be oneself. That’s my basic message. The moment you accept yourself as you are, all burdens, all mountainous burdens, simply disappear. Then life is a sheer joy, a festival of lights.
Osho Rajneesh 1931 – 1990

When you have a heartfelt belly laugh, all parts of your Being vibrate in one single tune. They all vibrate in harmony.
Osho Rajneesh 1931 – 1990

The greatest prayer you could ever pray, would be to laugh every day. For when you do, it elevates the vibratory frequency within your being such that you would heal your entire body.
Ramtha-J.Z. Knight

As you climb life’s ladder take faith along with you, And great will be your happiness as your dearest dreams come true.
Helen Steiner Rice 1900 – 1981

Happiness is something we create in our minds, by daily acts of thoughtfulness and the art of being kind.
Helen Steiner Rice 1900 – 1981

No medicine is more valuable, none more efficacious, none better suited to the cure of all temporal ills than a friend, to whom we may turn for consolation in time of trouble, and with whom we may share our happiness in time of joy.
Aelred of Rievaulx 1109 – 1167

Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfilment.
Anthony Robbins 1960

Smiling and laughing set off biological processes that, in fact, make us feel good.
Anthony Robbins 1960

You know it’s love when all you want is for that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.
Julia Roberts 1967

The older you get, the more fragile you understand life to be. I think that’s good motivation for getting out of bed joyfully each day.
Julia Roberts 1967

The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and you can do well, and when you find it, put your whole Soul into it, every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.
John D. Rockefeller 1839 – 1937

When you are happy, when you are laughing, when you are loving, the radiance of your Soul shines through, and all are lifted by it.
John Roger

Learn how to be happy with what you have, while you pursue all that you want.
Jim Rohn 1930 – 2009

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of travelling.
Margaret Lee Runbeck 1905 – 1956

S Happiness Quotes

There is only one happiness in life.. To love and be loved.
George Sand 1804 – 1876

Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometimes though, it’s just pure, unthinking delight.
Barbara Schapira

It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.
Arthur Schopenhauer 1788 – 1860

If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.
Charles Schultz 1922 – 2000

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 Schwietzer 1875 – 1965

It is worthier of man to rise in laughter above life than to bewail it. He is more worthy of the human race who laughs at it than he who sheds tears over it.
Seneca 4BC – 65AD

Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
John Petit Senn 1792 – 1870

By accepting yourself and being fully what you are, your presence can make others happy.
Seth-Jane Roberts 1929 – 1984

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
George Bernard Shaw 1856 – 1950

If you decide that you’re going to be happy from now on for the rest of your life, you will not only be happy, you will become enlightened. Unconditional happiness is the highest technique there is. This is truly a spiritual path, and it is as direct and sure a path to Awakening as could possibly exist.
Michael Singer

Live out your life as a happy child of God, in the sunshine of His love.
Father Mowbray Smith

By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.
Robert Louis Stevenson 1850 – 1894
Happiness is the first principle of life. But you must choose it.

Alexandra Stoddard 1941

To find a career to which you are adapted by nature, and then to work hard at it, is about as near to a formula for success and happiness as the world provides. One of the fortunate aspects of this formula is that, granted the right career has been found, the hard work takes care of itself. Then hard work is not hard work at all.
Mark Sullivan

Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear.
Taylor Swift 1989

You need to be happy with yourself or you’ll never be able to be happy in a relationship.
Taylor Swift 1989

T Happiness Quotes

A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.
Mother Teresa 1910 – 1997

Be happy in the moment.. That’s enough.
Mother Teresa 1910 – 1997

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch Souls.
Mother Teresa 1910 – 1997

Joy is not found in the things which surround us, but lives only in the Soul.
St Theresa 1873 – 1897

Man is the artificer of his own happiness.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it, and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

On a deeper level you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a playful, joyous energy behind what you do.
Eckhart Tolle 1948

Things and conditions can give you pleasure, but they cannot give you joy. Joy arises from within.
Eckhart Tolle 1948

People are always happy where there is love, because their happiness is in themselves.
Leo Tolstoy 1828 – 1910

The human race has only one really effective weapon, and that’s laughter. The moment it arises, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.
Mark Twain 1835 – 1910

To get the full value from joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
Mark Twain 1835 – 1910

As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it.
Lao Tzu 600BC

In dwelling.. Live close to the ground.
In thinking.. Keep to the simple.
In conflict.. Be fair and generous.
In governing.. Don’t try to control.
In work.. Do what you enjoy.
In family life.. Be completely present.
Lao Tzu 600BC

V Happiness Quotes

People are chasing cash, not happiness. When you chase money, you’re going to lose. You’re just going to. Even if you get the money, you’re not going to be happy.
Gary Vaynerchuk 1975

He who knows self – as the enjoyer of the honey from the flowers, of the senses ever present within, ruler of time – goes beyond fear. For this self is supreme.
Veda Upanishads

As well-spent days brings happy sleep, so life well-spent brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci 1452 – 1519

W Happiness Quotes

Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Denis Waitley 1933

A laugh is a smile that bursts.
Mary Waldrip

A person can either do something in order to be happy, or.. A person can start the day by simply deciding to BE happy and the things that person will do will automatically reflect that.
Neale Donald Walsch 1943

If there is some aspect of creation you find you do not enjoy, bless it and simply change it. Choose again. Call forth a new reality. Think a new thought. Say a new word. Do a new thing.
Neale Donald Walsch 1943

It is you who are choosing, in any moment, to be happy or choosing to be sad, or choosing to be angry, or forgiving, or enlightened, or whatever. You are choosing.
Neale Donald Walsch 1943

Life in the physical realm is glorious, and its purpose is to bring you happiness through the awareness of who you really are. So go into this magnificent world of your creation, and make your lifetime an extraordinary statement and experience of the most glorious idea that you have ever had about yourself.
Neale Donald Walsch 1943

The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy.
J. Donald Walters 1926 – 2013

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
William Arthur Ward 1921 – 1994

A well-developed sense of humour is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
William Arthur Ward 1921 – 1994

Happiness is an inside job.
William Arthur Ward 1921 – 1994

If you want a happy ending.. That depends of course on where you stop your story.
Orson Wells 1915 – 1985

Laughter is a melody
A concert from the heart
A tickling by the angels
Creative living art
Laughter heals and comforts
It’s something gentle, sometimes bold
Laughter is a freeing dance
Performed within the soul

Serene West

Happiness not in another place, but this place. Not for another hour, but this hour.
Walt Whitman 1819 – 1892

The man who radiates good cheer, who makes life happier wherever he meets it, is always a man of vision and faith.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1850 – 1919

The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1850 – 1919

The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
Oscar Wilde 1854 – 1900

If you want to be happy.. You will be.
Anthony Douglas Williams

Life is a dance.. Enjoy every step.
Anthony Douglas Williams

Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called ‘All things that could go wrong.’
Marianne Williamson 1952

Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
Marianne Williamson 1952

Laughing is like the human body wagging it’s tail.
Anne Wilson-Schaef

Every day brings a chance for you to..
Draw in a breath, kick off your shoes and dance.
Oprah Winfrey 1954

I don’t believe in failure.. It’s not failure if you enjoyed the process.
Oprah Winfrey 1954

Come what may.. And love it.
Joseph B. Wirthlin 1917 – 2008

Every life has peaks and shadows and times when it seems that the birds don’t sing and bells don’t ring. Yet in spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser and happier as a result.
Joseph B. Wirthlin 1917 – 2008

Y Happiness Quotes

It’s pretty easy to see that.. Wealth doesn’t really equal happiness.
Adam Yauch 1964 – 2012

If you possess happiness, you possess everything. To be happy is to be in tune with God.
Paramahansa Yogananda 1893 – 1952

The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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 that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse.
Margaret Young

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