Top 40 Happiness Quotes for being happy

Happiness quotes to make your every day blissful

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.


To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.

-Albert Camus

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.

-Ashley Montagu

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

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.

-Dale Carnegie

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy

-Lucille Ball

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

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.

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will


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

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy

-Thich Nhat Hanh

Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy

-Eskimo Proverb

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

There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality


Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own

-Robert A. Heinlein

Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results

-Dennis Waitley

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony

-Mahatma Gandhi

The only joy in the world is to begin

-Cesare Pavese

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go

-Oscar Wilde

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time

-Marthe Troly-Curtin

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon

-Winnie the Pooh

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success

-Herman Cain

What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others


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

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions

-Dalai Lama

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

Happiness depends upon ourselves


It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it


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

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

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city

-George Burns

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

The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us greatest delight


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

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does

-James M. Barrie

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

Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy

-Dr. Robert Anthony

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others


Our days are happier if we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind.

For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them


A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy

-Albert Einstein

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness

-Bertrand Russell

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

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

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated


The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom

-Arthur Schopenhauer

Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change

-Friedrich Schiller