150 Happiness Quotes When You Need More Joy and Love In Life

Our latest collection of happiness quotes on Everyday Power.

We all have times when we can use some amazing quotes about happiness in our lives.

A day that we are a little gloomy and down.

A time when we just need a positive thought to life us out of the fog.

Because we want you to be happier, below is a list of quotes about happiness for you to use when you need a little injection of happiness.

Keep them somewhere that you can see them easily and keep them accessible.

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Best Happiness Quotes About Life and Love

1. “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” – Confucius

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

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3. “Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.” – Dennis Waitley

Happiness Quotes about Planing

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4. “The only joy in the world is to begin.” – Cesare Pavese

Happiness Quotes about Joy

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5. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

Happiness Quotes about Ourselves

6. “The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.” – Aesop

Happiness Quotes about Misfortunes

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7. “Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.” – Friedrich Schiller

Happiness Quotes about Change

8. “Nothing makes a person happier than having a happy heart.”― Roy T. Bennett

Happiness Quotes about Heart

9. “Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.”― Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness Quotes about Goal

10. “I’d far rather be happy than right any day.” – Douglas Adams

Happiness Quotes about Being Right

11. “If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.’
If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.” – Chinese Proverb

Happiness Quotes about Helping Others

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Happy quotes about daily life

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

Happiness Quotes about Harmony

13. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney

Happiness Quotes about Growth

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

Happiness Quotes about Action

15. “It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” – L.M. Montgomery

Happiness Quotes about Mind

16. “The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.” – James M. Barrie

Happiness Quotes about Secret

17. “Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” – Stacey Charter

Happiness Quotes about Yourself

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Quotes on happiness and our choices

18. “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

Happiness Quotes about Sharing

19. “The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” – Martha Washington

Happiness Quotes about Circumstances

20. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

Happiness Quotes about Complicating Life

21. “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

Happiness Quotes about Inner Self

22. “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” – James Oppenheim

Happiness Quotes about Seeking

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Quotes on being happy, right here and right now

23. “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” – Winnie the Pooh

Happiness Quotes about Value

24. “Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.” -Heraclitus

Happiness Quotes about Envy

25. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert A. Heinlein

Happiness Quotes about Love

26. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Marthe Troly-Curtin

27. “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

28. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

29. “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

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30. “We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one’s own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness.” – Dalai Lama

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31. “Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open.” – Rose Lane

32. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Herman Cain

33. “Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.” – Unknown

34. “We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” – Frederick Keonig

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Happy life quotes about not blaming others for our problems

35. “The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” –Albert Ellis

36. “There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.” – Seneca

37. “If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world.” – Joseph Addison

38. “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

39. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

40. “Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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Happiness quotes about moving on and pushing forward

41. “A smile puts you on the right track. A smile makes the world a beautiful place. When you lose your smile, you lose your way in the chaos of life.”― Roy T. Bennett

42. “My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.”― Ayn Rand

43. “Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.”― Daphne Du Maurier

44. “Happiness is acceptance.” – Unknown

45. “The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” – Ashley Montagu

46. “It is sometimes easier to be happy if you don’t know everything.”― Alexander McCall Smith

47. “The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.”― Louisa May Alcott

48. “It is a happiness to wonder; — it is a happiness to dream.”― Edgar Allan Poe

49. “Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure.”― Arthur Schopenhauer

50. “Happiness depends on being free, and freedom depends on being courageous.”― Marie Rutkoski

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51. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

52. “Just because it didn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth your while.” – Unknown

53. “That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

55. “Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.” – Maxim Gorky

56. “Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” – Buddha

57. “The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” – Marcel Pagnol

58. “Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.” – William Feather

59. “To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” – Albert Camus

60. “To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.” – Mary Stuart

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More happiness quotes and sayings

61. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.” – Audrey Hepburn

62. “Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.” – Orhan Pamuk

63. “They’ve got no idea what happiness is, they don’t know that without this love there is no happiness or unhappiness for us–there is no life.” – Leo Tolstoy

64. Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.” – Bob Marley

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65. “You have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now.” – Wayne Dyer

66. “Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.” – Jacques Prévert

67. “We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.” – George Bernard Shaw

68. “Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.” – Charles Dickens

69. “Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” – Margaret Lee Runbeck

70. “Helping others is the secret sauce to a happy life.” – Todd Stocker

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Happiness Quotes to Help You Find Purpose in Life

71. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” — Dalai Lama

72. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” — John Lennon

73. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” — Stephen King

74. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West

75. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison

76. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein

77. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth

78. “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” — Will Smith

79. “Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” — Seneca

80. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” – Henry Ford

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81. “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.” ― W. P. Kinsella

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

83. “Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.” — H. Jackson Brown Jr

84. “In order to be happy oneself, it is necessary to make at least one other person happy.” ― Theodor Reik

85. “It’s not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes us happy.” ― Charles Spurgeon

86. “The happiness you feel is in direct proportion with the love you give.” — Oprah Winfrey

87. “Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.” ― Oliver Wendell Holmes

88. Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” — Jim Rohn

89. “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” ― Ayn Rand

90. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust

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91. “There is no path to happiness; happiness is the path.” — Buddha

92. “I have chosen to be happy because it’s good for my health.” — Voltaire

93. “No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” — Gabriel García Márquez

94. “True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

95. “Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.”

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96. “The secret of happiness, you see is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” — Socrates

97. “Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” — Steve Maraboli

98. “A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.” — Bernard de Fontenelle

99. “Happiness is a journey, not a destination.” — Buddha

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

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101. “I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness— it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.” ― Brené Brown

102. “Happiness is as a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” ― Nathaniel Hawthorne

103. “Happiness is like mana; it is to be gathered in grains and enjoyed everyday. It will not keep; it cannot be accumulated.” ― Tyron Edwards

104. “We cannot find happiness until we forget to seek for it.” ― Henry Van Dyke

105. “The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions— the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.” ― Samuel Taylor Coleridge

106. “Happiness is a way station between too little and too much.” ― Channing Pollock

107. “To be happy is not the purpose of our being, but to deserve happiness.” ― Fichte

108. “All happiness is a chance encounter and at every moment presents itself to you like a beggar by the roadside.” ― Andre Gide

109. “Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe. No path is wholly rough.” ― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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110. “The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.” ― Eric Hoffer

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111. “Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you.” ― James Freeman Clarke

112. Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.” ― Benjamin Franklin

113. “Make happiness a habit. Be so happy you drive the devil stark-raving mad.” ― Joyce Meyer

114. “Your feelings come from where you find your hope. Where is your happiness and your significance?” ― Timothy Keller

115. “Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly.” ― Bertrand Russell

116. I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.” ― John Stuart Mill

117. “Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.” ― Leo Rosten

118. “The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.” ― Carl Sandburg

119. “Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular.” ― Robertson Davies

120. “Happiness lies in a large measure of self-forgetfulness, either in work . . . or in the love of others. ” ― Everett Ruess

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121. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

122. “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

123. “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” ― John Lennon

124. “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” ― Roy T. Bennett

125. “They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” ― Tom Bodett

126. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer

127. “Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.”― Roy T. Bennett

128. “If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.”― Roy T. Bennett

129. “The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

130. “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”― Sylvia Plath

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131. “Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” ― Bertrand Russell

132. “Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” ― Roy T. Bennett

133. “You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes”.”― Lauren Oliver

134. “Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.” ― Mark Twain

135. “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get”― W.P. Kinsella

136. “Happiness [is] only real when shared” ― Jon Krakauer

137. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” ― Marcus Aurelius

138. “The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.”― Bette Midler

139. “I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.” ― Jane Austen

140. “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” ― Steve Maraboli

141. “And it is your attitude, not your achievements, that gives you happiness and is contagious in its positive impact on others.” ― John Maxwell

142. “The practical effect of Christianity is happiness; therefore let it be spread abroad everywhere!” ― Charles Spurgeon

143. “Don’t underestimate the importance of happiness. As long as you’re happy, who cares what you do?” ― John Lennon

144. “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

145. “One can choose to live a simpler life or one can remain a slave to consumerism and materialism blinded to think that life is full of happiness.” ― Glen Mizrahi

146. “Happiness is a subconscious choice created by a focus on the positive aspects of life.” ― Swaati Shiv

147. “Don’t require perfection of yourself. No one can stay a being of pure love and happiness all the time.” ― Arielle Tepite

148. “You become your wisest, happiest and most loving self when you commit to your own happiness and find ways to be of value to others.” ― Sophie Winters

149. “Self-confidence and self-esteem are the two most important aspects of your life, because these dictate your level of happiness.” ― Nathan Smart

150. “Self-esteem is not the only determinant of happiness. Certainly, it is one of the most important.” ― Glenn R. Schiraldi

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  1. Rose

    October 25, 2018 at 1:01 PM

    Amazed at the happiness waves and sparks felt here. Sharing happiness with a special soul that identifies with, embraces & promotes the love of life and positive advocacy is the greatest gift. The elixer of a lifetime for the pair fortunate to have discovered, nourished, and sustain shared cosmos so rare.

    In regards to 42: “Touch me once, Touched me for a lifetime.”

    Always worthwhile, My darling,slow to process first step into fairy tale reality.

    One in the world.

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