50 Best Inspirational Quotes on Happiness

quotes on happiness

Quote no. 1 :

“People are unhappy when they get something too easily. You have to sweat – that’s the only moral they know.” – Dany Laferrière

Quote no. 2 :

“Sometimes we don’t find the thing that will make us happy because we can’t give up the thing that was supposed to.” – Robert Brault

Quote no. 3 :

“The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.” – Carrie Jones

Quote no. 4 :

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

Quote no. 5 :

“Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

Quote no. 6 :

“It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

Quote no. 7 :

“There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.” – Jodi Picoult

Quote no. 8 :

“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

Quote no. 9 :

“Happiness is a choice and a skill and you can dedicate yourself to learning that skill and making that choice.” – Naval Ravikant

Quote no. 10 :

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” – Bernard Meltzer

Quote no. 11 :

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

Quote no. 12 :

“Happiness is the default state. It’s what’s there when you remove the sense that something is missing in life.” – Naval Ravikant

Quote no. 13 :

“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

Quote no. 14 :

“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.” – Freya Stark

Quote no. 15 :

“The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” – William Morris

Quote no. 16 :

“We can’t control the world. We can only (barely) control our own reactions to it. Happiness is largely a choice, not a right or entitlement.” – David C. Hill

Quote no. 17 :

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

Quote no. 18 :

“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.” – Joe Rogan

Quote no. 19 :

“Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Norman MacEwan

Quote no. 20 :

“We cannot be happy if we expect to live all the time at the highest peak of intensity. Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.” – Thomas Merton

Quote no. 21 :

“Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.” – Shari R. Barr

Quote no. 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

Quote no. 23 :

“The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.” – William Saroyan

Quote no. 24 :

“Happiness does not lead to gratitude. Gratitude leads to happiness.” – David Steindl-Rast

Quote no. 25 :

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

Quote no. 26 :

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” – Andrew Carnegie

Quote no. 27 :

“On the whole, the happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.” – William R. Inge

Quote no. 28 :

“Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.” – Augustine of Hippo

Quote no. 29 :

“The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Quote no. 30 :

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – Charles Spurgeon

Quote no. 31 :

“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” – Thomas Jefferson

Quote no. 32 :

“It’s the moments that I stopped just to be, rather than do, that have given me true happiness.” – Richard Branson

Quote no. 33 :

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” – Ernest Hemingway

Quote no. 34 :

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

Quote no. 35 :

“If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” – Roy T. Bennett

Quote no. 36 :

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

Quote no. 37 :

“Happiness? That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory.” – Albert Schweitzer

Quote no. 38 :

“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” – Joseph Addison

Quote no. 39 :

“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.” – Marcus Aurelius

Quote no. 40 :

“People should find happiness in the little things, like family.” – Amanda Bynes

Short Quotes on Happiness:

  1. “Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.” – Immanuel Kant
  2. “Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.” – Mildred Barthel
  3. “Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.” – Thomas Jefferson
  4. “Happiness: a way station between too little and too much.” – Channing Pollock
  5. “Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  6. “The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.” – Carl Sandburg
  7. “If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.” – Mother Teresa
  8. “With my desire to improve everything, I destroy the moment.” – Naval Ravikant
  9. “Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.” – C.S. Lewis
  10. “If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us.” – Richard Carlson
  11. “Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.”
  12. “Be happy. It really annoys negative people.” – Ricky Gervais
  13. “There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.” – Lady Blessington
  14. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand
  15. “No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” – Gabriel García Márquez
  16. “The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.” – Mark Twain
  17. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Ludwig Jacobowski
  18. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Marthe Troly-Curtin
  19. “If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy
  20. “Happiness is a state where nothing is missing.” – Naval Ravikant

Unknown Quotes on happiness :

  1. “Don’t let the silly little things steal your happiness.”
  2. “The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of everyday.”
  3. “Life only comes around once, so do whatever makes you happy, and be with whoever makes you smile.”
  4. “Someday you’ll look back and understand why it all happened the way it did.”
  5. “Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.”
  6. “If you are not happy within your mind, then no thing in the world can make you happy”
  7. “You feel real Happiness when you change someone else’s life, and you expect nothing in return.”
  8. “You smile, Your world smile, and if you cry, your whole world cry”
  9. “Destination is a temporary pleasure. Path is the real happiness”

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