Happiness Quotes

A man’s as miserable as he thinks he is.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

All of us have had the experience of a sudden joy that came when nothing in the world had forewarned us of its coming — a joy so thrilling that if it was born of misery we remembered even the misery with tenderness.
Antoine de Saint Exupery

Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness.
Bertrand Russell

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Dale Carnegie

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.
Carl Sandburg

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
Albert Camus, Jr.

Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Considering the way the world is, one happy day is almost a miracle.
Paulo Coelho

Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people’s happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.
Bertrand Russell

Disease is the misery of our belief, happiness is the health of our wisdom, so that man’s happiness or misery depends on himself.
Phineas Parkhurst Quimby

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.
Richard Bach

Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.
George Bernard Shaw

Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.
Benjamin Franklin

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

Happiness is like the penny candy of our youth: we got a lot more for our money back when we had no money.
Mignon Mclaughlin

Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Immanuel Kant

Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
Thomas Jefferson

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

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

Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know.
Richard Bach

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

Happiness lies, first of all, in health.
George William Curtis

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length
Robert Frost

Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
Ambrose Bierce

Happiness? That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory.
Albert Achweitzer

He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher

I’ve made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I’m convinced of the opposite.
Bertrand Russell

If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give.
Bertrand Russell

If someone loves a flower of which just one example exists among all the millions and millions of stars, that’s enough to make him happy when he looks at the stars.
Antoine de Saint Exupery

If the day and night be such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more immortal — that is your success. All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself.
Henry David Thoreau

If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.
Bertrand Russell

If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
Elbert Hubbard

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Dalai Lama

If you want to be happy, be.
Leo Tolstoy

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.
Richard Bach

Isn’t it cool when the days that are supposed to feel good, actually do?
Jim Carrey

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

Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
Sigmund Freud

Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
Carl Sandburg

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust

Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.
Ayn Rand

Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
Bertrand Russell

Many things can make you miserable for weeks; few can bring you a whole day of happiness.
Mignon Mclaughlin

My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.
William Shakespeare

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

One filled with joy preaches without preaching.
Mother Teresa

One thing is certain: the time will come when the opinions of priests and doctors must give way to the science of life; for their opinions lead to death and misery, and the science of life is health and happiness.
Phineas Parkhurst Quimby

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.
Anton Chekhov

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.
Ayn Rand

Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
Samuel Johnson

Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard’s rustling, a breath, a flash, a moment – a little makes the way of the best happiness.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.
Dale Carnegie

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.
Ayn Rand

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

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

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

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Benjamin Franklin

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
Epictetus

The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
George Bernard Shaw

The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping .
Dale Carnegie

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
Epictetus

The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.
Bertrand Russell

The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible.
Bertrand Russell

There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
Salvador Dali

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

To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.
Charles Caleb Colton

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Bertrand Russell

Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.
Christian Nestell Bovee

We are seldom happy with what we now have, but would go to pieces if we lost any part of it.
Mignon Mclaughlin

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

What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.
Chinese Proverbs and Sayings

When a man has lost all happiness, he’s not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.
Sophocles

When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though it were his own.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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, Jr.