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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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