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Quotes about Happiness

Happiness can be elusive - if you "pursue" happiness, you will never find it. However, being happy is within everyone's grasp. Some of the crucial keys to living a joyful life are establishing a life purpose, being of service to others, and maintaining a positive attitude. You can read more in my article The Secret of Happiness.

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
- Zhuangzi

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Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle


Success is getting what you want.
Happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
- Helen Keller

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anaïs Nin

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- Albert Schweitzer

Happiness is a choice.
- Anonymous

Happiness is a direction, not a place.
- Sydney J. Harris

You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Pursuit of Happiness

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
- C. P. Snow

It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Where fear is, happiness is not.
- Seneca

What is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
- Lao Tzu

He who is contented is rich.
- Lao Tzu

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?
- A Course In Miracles

Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
- George Orwell

Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.
- Anne Frank

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

Smiling

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
-Thich Nhat Hanh

When you feel worried and depressed,
consciously form a smile on your face
and act upbeat until the happy feeling becomes genuine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Smile and the world smiles with you.
- Anonymous

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer - and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Happiness blooms in the presence of self-respect and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance, as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For a happy marriage, love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laughter

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to cheer you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessings

Play with life,
laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness Quotes and Sayings

Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable.
- Anonymous

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Happiness is knowing you don't have to be "perfect," you can just be yourself.
- Cathy Johnson Campbell
(Read more Happiness Quotes for Personal Development selected by Cathy Johnson Campbell)

Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the willingness to deal with them joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness lies in accepting everyone in our lives EXACTLY as they are.
We cause ourselves untold misery
whenever we believe others to be imperfect and try to change them.
This is the number one rule for a happy relationship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness comes from a conscious choice to live life joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The path to happiness is forgiveness of everyone and gratitude for everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your greatest gift to others is to be happy and to radiate your happiness to the entire world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As a happy person, you radiate happiness to the world. Visualize your light radiating throughout the world, passing from person to person until it encircles the globe.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation.
Live wild, life free, live as master of your own fate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The successful and happy ones dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Training yourself to live in the present - without regretting the past or fearing the future - is a recipe for a happy life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Angry and happy don't mix. Flush out the angry, and the happy has a place to put down roots.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The path to happiness is to live your life joyfully in your own way and to support and encourage others to do likewise.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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