Quotes About Happiness

Happiness is an emotion associated with a state of well-being, feelings of contentment, satisfaction, joy and bliss. Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings relating to happiness. Do you have a favorite quote or quotes about happiness that you think others would enjoy? Let us know.

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.  ~ Robert Frost

I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse.  I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.  ~ J.D. Salinger

Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.  ~ Thomas Jefferson

Happiness depends upon ourselves.  ~ Aristotle

Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open.  ~ Rose Wilder Lane

There is no duty so much underrated as the duty of being happy.  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Everyone, without exception, is searching for happiness. ~ Blaise Pascal

Cherish all your happy moments, they make a fine cushion for old age.  ~ Christopher Morley

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

Man is the artificer of his own happiness.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

To be without some of the things you want is an indespensable part of happiness.  ~ Bertrand Russell

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.  ~ Anne Frank

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

Happiness, to some, is elation; to others it is mere stagnation.  ~ Amy Lowell

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.  ~ Epictetus

The joyfulness of man prolongeth his days.  ~ Ecclesiasticus

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.  ~ Lady Marguerite Blessington

What can be added to the happiness of man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience.  ~ Adam Smith

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

Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.  ~ G.K. Chesterton

To live happily is an inward power of the soul.  ~ Marcus Aurelius

The best way to secure future happiness is to be as happy as is rightfully possible today.  ~ Charles W. Eliot

Happiness is not in our circumstances, but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are.  ~ John B. Sheerin

Joy is more divine than sorrow, for joy is bread and sorrow is medicine.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Even if we can't be happy, we must always be cheerful.  ~ Irving Kristol

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.  ~ Mark Twain

It is niether wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness.  ~ Thomas Jefferson

To be happy, we must not be to concerned with others.  ~ Albert Camus

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness.  You have to catch it yourself.  ~ Benjamin Franklin

Learn how to feel joy.  ~ Seneca

If you want to be happy, be.  ~ Leo Tolstoy

Man is that he might have joy.  ~ Joseph Smith

The habit of being uniformly considerate towards others will bring increased happiness to you.  ~ Grenville Kleiser

Perfect happiness is the absense of striving for happiness.  ~ Chuang-tzu

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.  ~ George Santayana

Do not wait for a reason to be happy.  ~ Mason Cooley

The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

The right to happiness is fundamental.  ~ Anna Pavlova

When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive.  Call him a breathing corpse.  ~ Sophocles

I begin to see that a man's got to be in his own heaven to be happy.  ~ Mark Twain

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

Happiness depends on wisdom.  ~ Sophocles

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.  ~ Agnes Repplier

Happiness is the perpetual possession of being well decieved.  ~ Lytton Strachey

Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.  ~ Bertrand Russell

The grand essentials to happiness in life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.  ~ Joseph Addison

If you pursue happiness you'll never find it.  ~ C. P. Snow

Happiness is the light on the water. The water is cold and dark and deep.  ~ William Maxwell

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