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40 Happiness Quotes

Happiness is a radiant sunbeam that warms our hearts on even the coldest of days. It’s a symphony of laughter, an orchestra of joy that dances through our souls. Like a butterfly, it flutters in when least expected, painting our world in vibrant hues. In the embrace of happiness, we find solace, for it is the destination of our journey. It dwells in simple moments, in a shared smile, a warm hug, or the sweet melody of a favorite song. In the tapestry of life, happiness is the golden thread that weaves our stories together, reminding us that life’s true treasures are found in the moments we cherish most.

Happiness Quotes

Happiness Quotes



“Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.”

-Divyanka Tripathi



“Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.”

-E.L. Konigsburg



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




“The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”

-William Morris



“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”

-Franklin D. Roosevelt



“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”

-George Burns



“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



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

-Chuck Palahniuk



“The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.”

-Eric Hoffer



“Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don’t go through life creaking.”

-H.W. Byles



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

-Bertrand Russell



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

-Helen Keller



“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



“All happiness depends on courage and work.”

-Honoré de Balzac



“All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.”

-Baruch Spinoza



“Real happiness is not of temporary enjoyment, but is so interwoven with the future that it blesses for ever.”

-James Lendall Basford



“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”

-Dale Carnegie



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

-James Oppenheim



“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



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

-Freya Stark



“The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.”

-Carrie Jones



“Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.”

-Gretta Brooker Palmer



“Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.”

-Douglas Jerrold



“Happiness is distraction from the human tragedy.”

-J.M. Reinoso



“Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.”

-Cynthia Nelms



“Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.”

-George Bernard Shaw



“The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.”

-Doug Larson



“Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.”

-Iris Murdoch



“Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.”

-Immanuel Kant



“Happiness is a form of courage.”

-Holbrook Jackson



“Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack.”

-Hazelmarie Elliott



“People are unhappy when they get something too easily. You have to sweat – that’s the only moral they know.”

-Dany Laferrière



“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”

-George Sand



“My family didn’t have a lot of money, and I’m grateful for that. Money is the longest route to happiness.”

-Evangeline Lilly



“Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.”

-Don Marquis



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

-Edith Wharton



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

-William Saroyan