Happiness quotes

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

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.

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

When ambition ends, happiness begins.
Thomas Merton

I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.
– Brene Brown

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
– George Sand

Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.
– Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

The most simple things can bring the most happiness.
– Izabella Scorupco

Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.
– Joel Osteen

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
– Kevyn Aucoin

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

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

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

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

Happiness is a choice. You can 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.
– Valerie Bertinelli

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

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

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

Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.
– George Sand

My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself. I don’t use special creams or treatments – I’ll use a little bit of everything. It’s a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself. I believe that a lot of how you look is to do with how you feel about yourself and your life. Happiness is the greatest beauty secret.
– Tina Turner

Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Mother Teresa

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.
– Carrie Underwood

Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
George Orwell

I just want to say to women, ‘Be yourself – it’s the inner beauty that counts. You are your own best friend, the key to your own happiness, and as soon as you understand that – and it takes a few heartbreaks – you can be happy.’
– Cherie Lunghi

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

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
– Theodore Isaac Rubin

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
Thomas Jefferson

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
– George Burns

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.
– Harold Kushner

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

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

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.

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.
– Bo Derek

I do believe that if you haven’t learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.
– Nana Mouskouri

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

In my life I’ve learned that true happiness comes from giving. Helping others along the way makes you evaluate who you are. I think that love is what we’re all searching for. I haven’t come across anyone who didn’t become a better person through love.
– Marla Gibbs

Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.
– Sharon Draper

A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.
– Joseph Addison

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Jim Rohn

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
Groucho Marx

If you want to be happy, be.
Leo Tolstoy

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
– Richard Bach

Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give – pleasure, possessions, power – but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.
– Dada Vaswani

A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.
– James E. Faust

In the face of love, everyone is equal. Let everyone have the freedom to love and to pursue their happiness. I am Tsai Ing-wen, and I support marriage equality.
– Tsai Ing-wen

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

Life is full of happiness and tears; be strong and have faith.
– Kareena Kapoor Khan

Those who won our independence… valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.
– Louis D. Brandeis

Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.
– Bryant H. McGill

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Dale Carnegie

I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful.
– Christina Milian

Through a long and painful process, I’ve learned that happiness is an inside job – not based on anything or anyone in the outer material world. I’ve become a different and better person – not perfect, but still a work in progress.
– Alana Stewart

The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.
– Thucydides

A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.
– Tom Wilson

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

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

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

Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Independence is happiness.
Susan B. Anthony

Some people think happiness is a luxury, but it’s a necessity. You need to make space for it in your life.
– Christie Brinkley

When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away.
– Anna Pavlova

I love walking down the street and seeing faces and drama and happiness and sadness and dirt and cleanliness.
– Ric Ocasek