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.


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

Dalai Lama

Happiness depends upon ourselves.     

Aristotle

The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.     

Marcel Pagnol

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Being happy is something that each of us determines, it is not something that we find outside of ourself, it is within us and our choice.

Catherine Pulsifer

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.

James Matthew Barrie

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

J. Robert Oppenheimer

Happiness comes from within, not from without.

David DeNotaris

Happiness is not the absence of problems; but the ability to deal with them.

Jack Brown

Being happy doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude._     

Dale Carnegie

If being happy is important to you, try this: instead of regretting all you lack, celebrate all you've got.     

Brian Vaszily

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

Tenzin Gyatso

Happiness adds and multiplies, as we divide it with others.

A. Nielsen

Trying to be happy without giving to others is like trying to kiss alone.

Brian Vaszily

A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.

Albert Einstein

You've got to love what you do to really make things happen.

Philip Green

A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.     

Helen Keller

Happiness is the art of learning how to get joy from your substance.     

Jim Rohn

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

Marcus Aurelius

Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson