50 Inspiring Happy Quotes To Live By



Happiness starts with you and only you. The reliance on others to make ourselves happy rarely works or makes one feel satisfied within ourselves. The realization that we control our own happiness is often tough to learn but it is extremely rewarding in the long run. Here are 50 Happy Quotes that will help inspire and challenge the way that you feel about your life.

Quotes About Being Happy


1. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde

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

3. “The best feeling in the world is realizing that you’re perfectly happy without the thing you thought you needed” – Marxie

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

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

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

7. “Being happy doesn’t mean you’re perfect. It just means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections” – K.B Indiana

8. “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

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

10. “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” – Herm Albright

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

12. “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

13. “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

14. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

15. “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature…. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

16. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” – Mary Lou Retton

17. “The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the best out of everything that comes their way” – Unknown

18. “If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.” – Morris West

19. “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

20. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw

21. “On a deeper level you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a playful, joyous energy behind what you do.” – Eckhart Tolle

22. “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

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

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

25. “For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.” – Seneca

26. “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

27. “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

28. “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

29. “There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.” – Anthony de Mello

30. “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

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

32. “Happiness is a myth we seek, If manifested surely irks; Like river speeding to the plain, On its arrival slows and murks. For man is happy only in his aspiration to the heights; When he attains his goal, he cools and longs for other distant flights.” –  Kahlil Gibran

33. “The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

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

35. “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” – Albert Schweitzer

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

37. “Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.” – Buddha

38. “Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.” – Leo Tolstoy

39. “Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon” – Winnie the Pooh

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

41. “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

42. “It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” – Lucille Ball

43. “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

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

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

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

47. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

49. “And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.” – Confucius

50. “If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.” – Proverb


Do you have any favorite quotes about being happy?  Do you find that reading quotes about happiness helps you to maintain your levels of happiness?.


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