80+ Happiness Quotes That Will Lighten Your Spirit

Bertrand Russell Quote: To be without some of the things you want is an...

This very moment is a seed from which the flowers of tomorrow’s happiness grow.

Margaret Lindsey

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.


He who sings frightens away his ills.

Miguel de Cervantes

Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back.

Marcus Aurelius

We find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.

Maxwell Maltz

I am more and more convinced that our happiness depends more on how we meet the events in our lives, than on those events themselves.

Alexander Humboldt

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

George Sand

The greatest happiness is to transform one’s feelings into actions.

Madame de Stael

No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth.

Francis Bacon

No medicine cures what happiness cannot.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Henri Matisse Quote: Derive happiness in oneself from ...

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.

Henri Matisse

Action may not always bring happiness; but there’s no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli

It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.

Desiderius Erasmus

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

Dalai Lama

Happy people plan actions, they don't plan results.

Dennis Waitley

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


Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.

Francis Bacon

Happiness, whether in despotism or democracy, whether in slavery or liberty, can never be found without virtue.

John Adams

The main thing needed to make men happy is intelligence.

Bertrand Russell

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

Richard Bach

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.


Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.

John F. Kennedy

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.


The briefest and simplest definition of happiness is to live for the happiness of others and to see others happy.


Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.

George Sheehan

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

Henry Ford

Each has his own happiness in his hands, as the artist handles the rude clay he seeks to reshape it into a figure; yet it is the same with this art as with all others: only the capacity for it is innate; the art itself must be learned and painstakingly practiced.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.

J. Donald Walters

Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe.

Orison Swett Marden

The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom is, courage.


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

Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.

Alexandre Dumas

Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy the man, and happy he alone, He, who can call today his own: He who, secure within, can say, Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.

John Dryden

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.


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

James Oppenheim

There are chords in every human heart. If we only know how to strike the right chord, we bring out the music.


Walt Whitman Happiness Quote: Happiness, not in another place but this place ...

Happiness, not in another place but this place… Not for another hour, but this hour.

Walt Whitman

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

Dalai Lama

Happiness sneaks through a door you didn’t know that you left open.

John Barrymore

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

Ingrid Bergman

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


Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness.

Lao Tzu

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

Andrew Carnegie

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

Albert Camus

Happiness is a direction, not a place.

Sydney J. Harris

Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.

Joseph Addison

But now at length I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting Sun.

Benjamin Franklin

Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Happiness cannot be found; it must be created anew everyday.

Jose Raul Bernardo

Happiness consists in activity. It is running stream, not a stagnant pool.

John Mason Good

Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.


The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid to lengthy meditation on the past.

Andre Maurois

When what we are is what we want to be, that’s happiness.

Malcolm Forbes

A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts.

Timothy Dwight

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.

Alfred Tennyson

You say that my way of thinking cannot be tolerated? What of it? The man who alters his way of thinking to suit others is a fool. My way of thinking is the result of my reflections. It is part of my inner being, the way I am made. I do not contradict them, and would not even if I wished to. For my system, which you disapprove of, is also my greatest comfort in life, the source of all my happiness, it means more to me than my life itself.

Marquis de Sade

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.

Benjamin Franklin

How little a thing can make us happy when we feel that we have earned it.

Mark Twain

Happiness is a state of activity.


A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.

Jane Austen

Happiness lies, first of all, in health.

George William Curtis

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.


Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.

Joseph Addison

Success in life is measured, most easily, by the number of days that a person is truly happy.

Eric Edmeades

That action is best which procures the greatest happiness.

Francis Hutcheson

True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and choice.

Ben Johnson

Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you to miserable in comfort.

Lord Mancroft

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.

George Bernard Shaw

The man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.

Henry David Thoreau

Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.

Napoleon Hill

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

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Allan K. Chalmers

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.

M. Scott Peck

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

Oscar Wilde

The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this live whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent.

Dr. Smiley Blanton

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.

Norm Papernick

There is happiness in duty, although it may not seem so.

Jose Marti

Happiness is a butterfly which when pursued is just out of grasp… But if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The highest happiness of man… is to have probed what is knowable and quietly revere what is unknowable.

Johan Wolfgang von Goethe