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A collection of motivational and inspiring words on happiness that will help you on your journey to find your kind of happiness.

Happiness Quotes That Will Make You Feel Good

Happiness is not just a smile on your face, it’s the inner contentment you feel about yourself. It’s the feeling that all is right, and you want to thrive every day. Apart from boosting your self-confidence and pumping your endorphins, happiness positively impacts your quality of life and productivity. Happiness allows you to have a more positive outlook in life. Chasing happiness is a worthwhile goal. It can just about change your life. You can find happiness in the smallest and the simplest of things—reading a book, talking a walk, petting a dog, or just spending time with your friends. These activities allow your inner self to bloom and you can radiate happiness all around you. Happiness does not mean smiling all the time, it simply means you acknowledge the difficulties and are willing to face any hurdles life throws at you. Here are some motivational and inspiring words on happiness that will help you on your journey to find your kind of happiness.

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Robert A. Heinlein

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 which has been opened for us.

Helen Keller

I finally understood what true love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.

Nicholas Sparks

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

Ernest Hemingway

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Happiness is a warm puppy.

Charles M. Schulz

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

George Burns

But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.

William Shakespeare

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

Oscar Wilde

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

Bertrand Russell

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.

Mark Twain

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.

Clare Boothe Luce

I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.

Charles Dickens

God can't give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.

Orhan Pamuk

Happiness consists in getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more.

Robert A. Heinlein

Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.

Ayn Rand

It's like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.

Haruki Murakami

I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.

Alexandre Dumas

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.

Rita Mae Brown

To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind - this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for.

Henry Van Dyke

Happiness depends upon ourselves.


When the whole world reads your books, is there any other happiness for a writer? I am happy that my books are read in 57 languages. But I am focused on Istanbul not because of Istanbul but because of humanity. Everyone is the same in the end.

Orhan Pamuk

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

Marcus Aurelius

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

Robert Frost

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The constant happiness is curiosity.

Alice Munro

I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

Thomas Jefferson

Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.

Pat Conroy

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

Victor Hugo

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.


Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream

Jack Kerouac

It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life

Henrik Ibsen

Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there’s nothing to make it last.

Nicholas Sparks

Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.

Henry Van Dyke

I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.

Drew Barrymore

Nothing thicker than a knife's blade separates happiness from melancholy.

Virginia Woolf

Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.

Walt Whitman

Ah, what happiness it is to be with people who are all happy, to press hands, press cheeks, smile into eyes.

Katherine Mansfield

You can't teach anybody anything, only make them realize the answers are already inside them.

Galileo Galilei

Happiness is not a's a by-product of a life well lived.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.

Martha Washington

I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.

Audrey Hepburn

In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.

W. H. Auden

There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.

Gautama Buddha

Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.

Daphne du Maurier

We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain.

Charles Bukowski

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

Andy Rooney

It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.

Desiderius Erasmus

Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free.

Thich Nhat Hanh

The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.

George Orwell

The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.

Dan Millman

The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.

C. S. Lewis

Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure

Arthur Schopenhauer

Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

Thomas Paine

Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields...Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.

Mary Oliver

Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience- or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope.

Jane Austen

My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.

Ayn Rand

Life's great happiness is to be convinced we are loved.

Victor Hugo

Many people think excitement is happiness.... But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.

Thich Nhat Hanh

No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.

Mary Shelley

The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid.

J. D. Salinger

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.

Marcel Proust

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.

Leo Tolstoy

I learned to accept the audience's happiness for me, which is one of the hardest things for me to learn.

Bette Midler

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

Benjamin Franklin

And will I tell you that these three lived happily ever after? I will not, for no one ever does. But there was happiness. And they did live.

Stephen King

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.

Edmund Burke

Happiness is the most insidious prison of all.

Alan Moore

They've got no idea what happiness is, they don't know that without this love there is no happiness or unhappiness for us--there is no life.

Leo Tolstoy

And therein lies the whole of man's plight. Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition.

Milan Kundera

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

It is also rarer to find happiness in a man surrounded by the miracles of technology than among people living in the desert of the jungle and who by the standards set by our society would be considered destitute and out of touch.

Thor Heyerdahl

Once again...welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring.

Bram Stoker

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.

George Orwell

Happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.

Thomas Hardy

Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give.

Ben Carson

It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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


Happiness is waking up, looking at the clock and finding that you still have two hours left to sleep.

Charles M. Schulz

Every man's happiness is his own responsibility.

Abraham Lincoln

One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.


Melancholy is the happiness of being sad.

Victor Hugo

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.

Aldous Huxley

Pierre was right when he said that one must believe in the possibility of happiness in order to be happy, and I now believe in it. Let the dead bury the dead, but while I'm alive, I must live and be happy.

Leo Tolstoy

Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.

Anne Frank

It is impossible to build one's own happiness on the unhappiness of others. This perspective is at the heart of Buddhist teachings.

Daisaku Ikeda

Happiness is not a feeling, it is a choice. To be happy, one must choose to be happy, not respond to a circumstance that now controls your happiness.

Joyce Meyer

I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me.

Jane Austen

The whole world is divided for me into two parts: one is she, and there is all happiness, hope, light; the other is where she is not, and there is dejection and darkness...

Leo Tolstoy

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. (21)

Thich Nhat Hanh

It is a happiness to wonder; -- it is a happiness to dream.

Edgar Allan Poe

Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.

Leo Tolstoy

The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person’s suffering and bring that person joy.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Happiness does not come from without, it comes from within

Helen Keller

You must be the best judge of your own happiness.

Jane Austen

It is the true duty of every man to promote the happiness of his fellow creatures to the utmost of his power.

William Wilberforce

I'm so afraid. Because I'm so profoundly happy. Happiness like this is frightening...They only let you this happy if they're preparing to take something from you.

Khaled Hosseini

So he tasted the deep pain that is reserved only for the strong, just as he had tasted for a little while the deep happiness.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Knowledge itself is a neutral tool that can be used for good or evil. Wisdom, in contrast, always directs us toward happiness. The task of education must be to stimulate and unleash the wisdom that lies dormant in the lives of all young people. This is not a forced process, like pressing something into a preformed mold, but rather drawing out the potential which exists within.

Daisaku Ikeda