Being Happy Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old being happy quotes, being happy sayings, and being happy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.

Goldie Hawn

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

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.      

Woody Allen

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.

Anne Frank

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.

Henry Ward Beecher

Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.

James Dean

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.     

Frank Tyger

Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.

Alan Cohen

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

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

Andrew Carnegie

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.

Anne Frank

Be believing, be happy, don't get discouraged. Things will work out.     

Gordon B. Hinckley

Talking about someone who makes you happy actually makes you happy.

Elizabeth Scott

Happy is entirely up to you and always has been.

Janette Rallison

If you want to be happy, be.

Leo Tolstoy

The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.     


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

Abraham Lincoln

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: 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

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

Mark Twain

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

Edith Wharton

Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.

Cynthia Nelms

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.     

St. Augustine

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

One of the biggest challenges in trying to be happy right now isn't that we don't know how to be happy. It's mostly that we just don't do it. We don't make the time for happiness, for peace, and for overall joy in our life.     

Kumar Anupam

One of the simplest ways to stay happy is by letting go of the things that make you sad.

Tinku Razoria

You can never be really happy if you keep holding to those bad memories which makes you sad.

Anurag Prakash

Happiness is not defined by any circumstance, condition, or person. You need not tie your happiness to anything. The choice to be happy is always yours to make. Make that choice and cultivate a happy spirit.     

Dr Anil Kr Sinha

Happiness is a choice you cannot choose what happens, but you can choose your reaction to it and be Happy.

Author Unknown

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.

Albert Camus