Happy Life Sayings and Quotes

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

To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy?is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

Albert Camus

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste, that they hurry past it.      


Resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.      

Helen Keller

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.     

Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Abraham Lincoln

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

John Lennon

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

James Openheim

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

Marcel Proust

It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed.

Frank Mckinney Kin Hubbard

Don't put the key to happiness in someone else's pocket.


Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.     

Jacques Prvert

If you want to be happy, be.

Leo Tolstoy

Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.     

Palmer Sondreal

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.

Robert Anthony

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.     

Carl Jung

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

Marcus Aurelius

Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they're big, flashing signs that something needs to change.

Gretchen Rubin

He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and happy life.

William Law

A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning.

Lillian Gish

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

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

Oscar Wilde

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

Herm Albright

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

Dale Carnegie

True happiness is singing at the top of your lungs in your car while the people in the car next to you are staring


Life's short, don't waste it being sad. Be who you are, be happy, be free. Be whatever you want to be.     


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

Alan Cohen

If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the wor     

Lao Tzu

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

Andrew Carnegie

You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy.

Alan Cohen