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.


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

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

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

Albert Camus

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

Dalai Lama

Happiness depends upon ourselves.     

Aristotle

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

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

James Matthew Barrie

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

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

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

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

Elizabeth Scott