Being Happy Sayings and Quotes

Being happy is one of life’s lofty, and often elusive goals. We search high and low, looking for happiness in our partners, careers, and even bank accounts. Everyone’s path to contentment will look different. Let the below collection of wise, inspirational, and humorous being happy quotes brighten your day.

A happy life is made up of little things…a gift sent, a letter written, a call made, a recommendation given, transportation provided, a cake made, a book lent, a check sent.     

Carol Holmes

Anyone can be happy when times are good; the richer experience is to be happy when times are not.     

Susan Harris

One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.     

Iris Murdoch

Happy is he who learns to bear what he cannot change.     

Friedrich Schiller

A multitude of small delights constitute happiness.     

Charles Baudelaire

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

Walt Whitman

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.     

Ernest Hemingway

Happiness: An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.     

Ambrose Bierce

Happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.     

Roy Goodman

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


I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.     

Henry Miller

For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe.     

Larry Eisenberg

To fill the hour—that is happiness.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In order to be utterly happy, the only thing necessary is to refrain from comparing this moment with other moments in the past.     

Andre Gide

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

Timothy Dwight

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.      

Charles Kingsley

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.     

Joseph Addison

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Happiness is a state of which you are unconscious, of which you are not aware. The moment you are aware that you are happy, you cease to be happy…You want to be consciously happy; the moment you are consciously happy, happiness is gone.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

There will always be a lost dog somewhere that will prevent me from being happy.     

Jean Anouilh

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

Goldie Hawn

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

Woody Allen

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

James Dean

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

Alan Cohen

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

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

Happy is entirely up to you and always has been.     

Janette Rallison

If you want to be happy, be.     

Leo Tolstoy