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.      


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

James Openheim

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.      

Helen Keller

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

John Lennon

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

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

Thich Nhat Hanh

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

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

Jacques Prvert

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

Marcus Aurelius

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

Lillian Gish

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 whole world belongs to you.     

Lao Tzu

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

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that one is loved; loved for oneself, or better yet, loved despite oneself.     

Victor Hugo

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

Herm Albright

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than growing with them.     

Bernard M. Baruch

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.     

Lou Holtz

Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you.     

Wally 'Famous' Amos

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

Alan Cohen

What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.     

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed.     

Bernard Baruch

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

Andrew Carnegie

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.     

Benjamin Franklin

Open-minded, optimistic and flexible people always end up winning the battle in life.     

Dr T.P.Chia

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

The opportunity to truly live doesn't wait. Either you use it or you lose it.     


Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.     

James M. Barrie