Happiness Sayings and Quotes

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


Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.

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If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.

Chinese Proverb

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

Dalai Lama

Happiness depends upon ourselves.     

Aristotle

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

George Burns

A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbor ? such is my idea of happiness.     

Leo Tolstoy

Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder      

Henry David Thoreau

Happiness comes when you believe in what you are doing, know what you are doing, and love what you are doing.

Brian Tracy

Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves.     

Helen Keller

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

George Sand

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.     

Democritus

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

Henry Ford

The greater part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances.     

Martha Washington

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.     

Frederick Keonig

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.     

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

Thomas Jefferson

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 exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity.     

Jose Marti

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.

Carl Sandburg

Happiness is a habit - cultivate it.     

Elbert Hubbard

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Mohandas Gandhi

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

George Sheehan

The bad news: there is no key to happiness. The good news: it isn't locked.

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I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.     

Drew Barrymore

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.     

Denis Waitley

Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.     

Roy Goodman

Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.

Dale Carnegie

The surest way to happiness is to lose yourself in a cause greater than yourself.

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Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

Happiness is like manna; it is to be gathered in grains, and enjoyed every day. It will not keep; it cannot be accumulated; nor have we got to go out of ourselves or into remote places to gather it, since it has rained down from a Heaven, at our very door.     

Tryon Edwards

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