Collection of inspiring happiness quotes that will change your thinking about life.

You also have to understand the fact that your happiness is critical to your success.


Happiness Quotes

Happiness is an essential ingredient for lasting success in life. The sole goal in life is to be happy. It is important that you enjoy every minutes of your life by being happy regardless the situation you may find yourself.

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The following happiness quotes will give you a more indept understanding about the meaning of happiness and why cultivating it is paramount to your success.

1. ” I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.”-Martha Washington

2″ Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” –Mahatma Gandhi

3. ” Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. “-Omar Khayyam

4. ” Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”-Oscar Wilde

5. ” If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. “–Dalai Lama

6. ” Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.” –Ayn Rand

7. ” Happiness… consists in giving, and in serving others.”-Henry Drummond

8. “Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.”-Ovid

9. ” An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.” –Lydia M. Child

10. ” The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

11. “Happiness is an inside job.”-William Arthur Ward

12. “Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.” -Ayn Rand

13.”There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. “–Epictetus

14.”There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” -George Sand

15.” Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. “-Guillaume Apollinaire

16.”Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.”–Napoleon Hill

17.”Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness. “-Bertrand Russell

18.”You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren’t happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy anyplace. “-Ernie Banks

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19. ” Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life – a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.” –Princess Diana

20. “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” -John Barrymore

20. “Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.”  ~C. S. Lewis

21. “Happiness is spiritual, born of Truth and Love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.”  ~Mary Baker Eddy

22. “Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth… Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.” ~John Templeton

23. “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” ~Jim Rohn

24. “To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.” ~Buddha

25. “The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.” ~Benjamin Franklin

26. “Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.”–Dale Carnegie

27. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” –Aristotle

28.) Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. -Dalai Lama

29.” Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness. “-William E. Gladstone

30. “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” ~Denis Waitley

31. “Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold; happiness dwells in the soul.” ~Democritus

32. “If we go into a darkened room and turn on the light, it doesn’t matter if the room has been dark for a day, a week, or ten thousand years – we turn on the light and it is illuminated. Once we control our capacity for love and happiness, the light has been turned on.” ~Sharon Salzberg

33. “Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.” ~George Washington
34.”Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”–Abraham Lincoln
35.” A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?”-Albert Einstein

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36. “The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.” -Andre Maurois

37. “Happiness is not having what you want. It is wanting what you have.” ~Rabbi Hyman Schachtel

38. “All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.” ~Lord Byron

39. “The world of those who are happy is different from the world of those who are not.” ~Ludwig Wittgenstein

40. “Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.” ~Alice Meynell

41. ” Happiness depends upon ourselves. –Aristotle

42. ” Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.” -Helen Keller

43. “There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one — keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.”  ~Mark Twain

44. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” ~Victor Hugo

45. ” Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.”–Mother Teresa

46. ” Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured. “-Ambrose Bierce

47. “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself. -Alice Walker
When I meet people from other cultures I know that they too want happiness and do not want suffering, this allows me to see them as brothers and sisters.”   ~Dalai Lama

48. “Don’t Worry.  Be Happy” ~Meher Baba

49. ” Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. “-Thomas Jefferson
50. “Happiness is not in our circumstance 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

51. “Think of all the beauty that is still left in and around you and be happy!” ~Anne Frank

52. “The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” ~Allan K. Chalmers

53. “Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead.”  ~Scottish Proverb

54. ” True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. “-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

55. “I can only think of one thing greater than being happy and that is to help another to be happy, too.”  ~Jim Thomson

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56. “Happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it.”  ~Aristotle

57. “People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”   ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

58. “They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods.” ~Edith Wharton

59. “The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”  ~Allan K. Chalmers

60. “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. “–Denis Waitley

61. “But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? “–Albert Camus

62. “True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” –Helen Keller

63. “We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”  ~Anne Frank

64. “Happiness is something final and complete in itself, as being the aim and end of all practical activities whatever.  Happiness then we define as the active exercise of the mind in conformity with perfect goodness or virtue.”  ~Aristotle

65. “Sooner or later in life everyone discovers that perfect happiness is unrealizable, but there are few who pause to consider the antithesis: that perfect unhappiness is equally unattainable.”    ~Primo Levi

66. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”   ~Aristotle

67. “Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.”  ~St. Augustine

68. “You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.”  ~Albert Camus

69. ” Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

70. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. “–Marcus Aurelius

71. “Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” –Benjamin Disraeli

72.”Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.” -Bernard Meltzer

73.” Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. “–Thomas Merton

74.) Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. -Albert Schweitzer

75.”Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.” -Robert Green Ingersoll


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