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What is true happiness? Maybe this list of true happiness quotes shared by inspirational people can help you find the real happiness you so.

For over a thousand years, many people ask, “What is true happiness?” or “How can I truly be happy?”

Even though these questions have already been answered by many wise individuals, there are still many people who have no clue as to what true happiness it.

If you are one of those people searching for true happiness, then maybe this list of true happiness quotes shared by inspirational people can help you find the real happiness you so hardly seek.

65 True Happiness Quotes

1. “True happiness for human beings is possible only to those who develop their godlike potentialities to the utmost.” — Bertrand Russell

2. “Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.” — Og Mandino

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

4. “We should practice by showing one another love and helping one another. It is a mistake to pursue happiness and to seek to the avoid suffering by deceiving and humiliating other people. We must try to achieve happiness and eliminate suffering by being good-hearted and well-behaved.” — The Dalai Lama

5. “Ultimately, happiness comes down to choosing between the discomfort of becoming aware of your mental afflictions and the discomfort of being ruled by them.” — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

6. “Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.” — E. L. Konigsburg

7. “Joy comes not through possession or ownership but through a wise and loving heart.” — Gautama Buddha

8. “Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” — Helen Keller

9. “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

10. “When you’re happy for no reason, you bring happiness to your outer experiences rather than trying to extract happiness from them. You don’t need to manipulate the world around you to try to make yourself happy. You live from happiness, rather than for happiness.” — Marci Shimoff

11. “All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within.” — Horace Friess

12. “Happiness is a form of courage.” — Holbrook Jackson

13. “The value of a smile… it costs nothing but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None are so rich they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its benefits. It creates happiness in the home, fosters goodwill in a business, and is the countersign of friends.” — Dale Carnegie

14. “A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” — Hugh Downs

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

16. “When we understand clearly that inner peace is the real source of happiness, and how, through spiritual practice, we can experience progressively deeper levels of inner peace, we will develop tremendous enthusiasm to practice.” — Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

17. “Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can. Apologize when you should and let go of what you can’t change.” — Drake

18. “There are no happier people on this planet than those who decide that they want something, define what they want, get hold of the feeling of it even before its manifestation and then joyously watch the unfolding as, piece by piece by piece, it begins to unfold. That’s the feeling of your hands in the clay.” — Esther Hicks

19. “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” — The Dalai Lama

20. “Happy is the man who can endure the highest and lowest fortune. He who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity has deprived misfortune of its power.” — Seneca

21. “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

22. “It’s not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.” — Unknown

23. “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln

24. “The less you want, the richer you are. The more you need in order to be happy, the more miserable you’ll be.” — Yanni

25. “Happiness is wanting what you have.” — Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

26. “Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

27. “The really happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery when on a detour.” — Unknown

28. “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.” — Anne Frank

29. “Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” — Margaret Lee Runbeck

30. “There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

31. “How we feel about ourselves, the joy we get from living, ultimately depends directly on how the mind filters and interprets everyday experiences. Whether we are happy depends on inner harmony, not on the controls we are able to exert over the great forces of the universe.” — Mihaly Csikszentmihaly

32. “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

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

34. “Rules for Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.” — Immanuel Kant

35. “Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.” — Anon

36. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” — Marcus Aurelius

37. “Success is how you collect your minutes. You spend millions of minutes to reach one triumph, one moment, and then you spend maybe a thousand minutes enjoying it. If you were unhappy through those millions of minutes, what good is the thousand minutes of triumph? It doesn’t equate… Life is made of small pleasures. Good eye contact over the breakfast table with your wife. A moment of touching a friend. Happiness is made of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. If you don’t have all those zillions of tiny successes, the big ones don’t mean anything.” — Norman Lear

38. “Health is not just the absence of a disease. It’s an inner joyfulness that should be ours all the time; a state of positive well-being.” — Deepak Chopra

39. “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” — Mother Teresa

40. “The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy.” — The Dalai Lama

41. “If what you call happiness are the pleasurable feelings that you experience when things are going very well in your life, then you truly don’t know what true happiness is.” — Edmond Mbiaka

42. “The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it put your whole soul into it-every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.” — John D. Rockefeller III

43. “You have to believe in happiness, or happiness never comes.” — Douglas Malloch

44. “Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.” — William E. Gladstone

45. “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” — Golda Meir

46. “Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them. You will want to change them when you realize that each thought creates according to its own nature. Remember that the law works at all times and that you are always demonstrating according to the kind of thoughts you habitually entertain. Therefore, start now to think only those thoughts that will bring you health and happiness.” — Paramahansa Yogananda

47. “Sometimes we must undergo hardships, breakups, and narcissistic wounds, which shatter the flattering image that we had of ourselves, in order to discover two truths: that we are not who we thought we were; and that the loss of a cherished pleasure is not necessarily the loss of true happiness and well-being.” — Jean-Yves Leloup

48. “Peace is something like happiness; you cannot say “I will be happy when…” and you can’t say “I will be peaceful when…” Your happiness shouldn’t depend on the situation you’re in nor on the circumstances that surround you. In the same breath, you cannot wait for everything around you to become peaceful in order for you to say, “I am peaceful.” In both happiness and peace, there is a heart of strength, determination and steadfastness; a heart that has the power to make things happen. You have to be at peace. You have to be happy. Now.” — C. JoyBell C.

49. “When you discover true happiness you will find that you are wealthier beyond the dreams of kings.” — Jeffrey Fry

50. “Only those who seek within, get to discover their true unconditional happiness.” — Edmond Mbiaka

51. “Happiness is surrounding yourself only with those who bestow their unconditional love and support.” — Ken Poirot

52. “Every moment that’s ever been, or ever will be, is gone the instant it’s begun. So life is a loss. And the secret of happiness is to learn to love the moment more than you mourn the loss.” — Dan Baker

53. “True happiness can not be achieved through wealth, fame or action, But through love, modesty and self-satisfaction.” — Mouloud Benzadi

54. “Seeking external validation brings disappointment. Validate yourself from within to find true happiness.” — Amy Leigh Mecree

55. “True happiness starts in the core of our true selves as a constant, a guidepost, a default, and a strength that shines from the inside out.” — Elena Marie

56. “If you are looking for true happiness, you have to change your level of consciousness and deepness of awareness.” — Debasish Mridha

57. “Opening a dark box can make you very unhappy! But for the love of truth, never hesitate even a second to open it, because the truth is the way to true happiness!” — Mehmet Murat Ildan

58. “Learn to be your own best friend first then you will find true happiness because happiness is from within.” — Gift Gugu Mona

59. “True Happiness is… to enjoy the Present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

60. “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

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

62. “The Secret of HAPPINESS is to Admire without Desiring.” — Carl Sandburg

63. “There is only one way to HAPPINESS and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” — Epictetus

64. “True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.” — Joseph Addison

65. “Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give – pleasure, possessions, power – but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.” — Dada Vaswani

Final Thoughts

Happiness — it is the most important influence and drive in our lives. Yet we have a hard time finding it or maybe we just don’t understand what happiness truly is. We always create efforts in hopes that somehow, we stumble will upon happiness, yet, we are never truly aware when we really have it.

Truthfully, difficult questions bear very simple answers. Happiness starts within us. It always has been. Happiness cannot find a home in a heart that does not understand hope and acceptance. Such a heart cannot recognize happiness when it comes waving.

So, start by changing your heart and thoughts, and happiness will find its way to you.

Very few people ever truly live happy lives and it's amazing how difficult it is to find love and happiness in the world. A lot of people talk about.

70 Quotes On Being Happy With Where You Are in Life

True Happiness Quotes

These are the best true happiness quotes of the most inspiring, touching and helpful thoughts from the past on happiness.

“The smiles of happiness and love spread like a catchy disease!”

“Life is 10% what happens with you and 90 percent how you react to it”

“Three key fundamentals to happy in this life are something to do, something to seek after and something to love”

“At last, it’s not the years throughout your life that check. It’s the life in your years. ” Abraham Lincoln

“Live with an aim. Stroll to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellbeing. Play with surrender. Pick with no lament. Do what you like. Live as though this is everything that matters”

“Our most prominent happiness does not rely upon the state of life in which chance has set us, however, is dependably the consequence of a decent heart, great wellbeing, occupation, and opportunity in every interest.”

“The best mystery to happiness and harmony is giving each life circumstance a chance to be what it is, rather than what you might suspect it ought to be. At that point, make its absolute best.”

“The most profound fulfillment you’ll discover will be the point at which you give all you have on a certain something, or when you’ll do literally nothing and acknowledge life for what it’s worth. Think on or off. Keep away from middle way”

“I have just two sorts of days: happy and insanely happy”

True happiness quotes:

“To me, life’s greatest minutes appear to be actually short. In any case, the incredible thing is the memory of that minute keeps going forever? Well, at any rate, the great ones do!”

“Today is life – the main life you are certain of. Benefit as much as possible from today. Get keen on something. Shake yourself conscious. Build up an interest. Give the breezes of excitement a chance to clear through you. Live today with energy”

“If you don’t structure your own life idea, probabilities are you’ll fall into another person’s idea. And think about what they have anticipated you? Very little.”

“In general, the most joyful persons appear to be those who have no specific reason for being glad about the exception of that they are so.”

“It is a big sign of the soul of resistance to needing Happiness in this life.”

“At last, it’s not the years throughout your life that check. It’s the life in your years”

“Happiness sprouts normally in the hearts of the persons who are deep down free. It streams suddenly, similar to a mountain spring after April showers, in brains that are happy with basic living.”

So we will give the reader a chance to address this inquiry for himself: who is the more happy man? He who has overcome the tempest of life and lived or he who has stayed safely on shore and just existed?

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Happiness Sayings and Quotes

True Happiness Quotes

The pursuit of happiness is real.

We all want to be happy, right?

After all, life’s better when we’re happy, healthy and successful.

So to help you on your journey to happiness, please enjoy these 138 feel-good quotes about happiness…

Quotes About Happiness

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

“Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect.” – Alain De Botton

“Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.” – Alan Cohen

“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

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein

“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

“I have only two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy.” – Allen J. Lefferdink

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

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

“As people spin faster and faster in the pursuit of merely personal happiness, they become exhausted in the futile effort of chasing themselves.” – Andrew Delbanco

“Whoever is happy will make others happy.” – Anne Frank

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

“Happy girls are the prettiest.” – Audrey Hepburn

“Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” – Ayn Rand

“Family, friends, a good laugh and beautiful weather are the best cures.” – Bar Refaeli

“All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.” – Baruch Spinoza

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

“A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.” – Bernard de Fontenelle

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

“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.” – Buddha

“There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human—in not having to be just happy or just sad—in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.” – C. JoyBell C.

“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” – Carl Jung

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

“Happiness is a way station between too little and too much.” – Channing Pollock, Mr. Moneypenny

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

“There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.” – Charlotte Bronte

“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.” – Chinese proverb

“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.” – Chuck Palahniuk

“Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.” – Colette

“Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.” – Cynthia Nelms

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

“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. It is what you think about it.” – Dale Carnegie

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

“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

“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

“I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success.” – Diego Val

“Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.” – Divyanka Tripathi

“Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.” – Don Marquis

“The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.” – Doug Larson

“Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.” – Douglas Jerrold

“Happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else.” – Dr. Idel Dreimer

“Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.” – E.L. Konigsburg

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” – Earl Nightingale

“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.” – Edith Wharton

“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“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 search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.” – Eric Hoffer

“My family didn’t have a lot of money, and I’m grateful for that. Money is the longest route to happiness.” – Evangeline Lilly

“Happiness is a place between too much and too little.” – Finnish proverb

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“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

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

“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” – Gabriel García Márquez

“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 is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand

“How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and there will never be a time when it is not now.” – Gerald Jampolsky

“Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.” – Gretta Brooker Palmer

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” – Guillaume Apollinaire

“Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don’t go through life creaking.” – H.W. Byles

“Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack.” – Hazelmarie Elliott

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

“You can only have bliss if you don’t chase it.” – Henepola Gunaratana

“Happiness is a form of courage.” – Holbrook Jackson

“All happiness depends on courage and work.” – Honoré de Balzac

“Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.” – Hosea Ballou

“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?” – Hunter S. Thompson

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

“Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.” – Iris Murdoch

“Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.” – J. Petit Senn

“Happiness is distraction from the human tragedy.” – J.M. Reinoso

“Real happiness is not of temporary enjoyment, but is so interwoven with the future that it blesses for ever.” – James Lendall Basford

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

“I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.” – Jane Austen

“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

“Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.” – John Stuart Mill

“Happiness is only real when shared.” – Jon Krakauer

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

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

“The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.” – Joseph Roux

“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

“There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.” – Lady Blessington

“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu

“You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes.” – Lauren Oliver

“If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy

“In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?” – Leslie Caron

“There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.” – Logan Pearsall Smith

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

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

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

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius

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

“Happiness is a constant work-in-progress, because solving problems is a constant work-in-progress – the solutions to today’s problems will lay the foundation for tomorrow’s problems, and so on. True happiness occurs only when you find the problems you enjoy having and enjoy solving.” – Mark Manson

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.” – Mark Twain

“In my life I’ve learned that true happiness comes from giving. Helping others along the way makes you evaluate who you are. I think that love is what we’re all searching for. I haven’t come across anyone who didn’t become a better person through love.” – Marla Gibbs

“Happiness is a well-balanced combination of love, labour, and luck.” – Mary Wilson Little

“Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.” – Maxim Gorky

“Ups and downs. Victories and defeats. Sadness and happiness. That’s the best kind of life.” – Maxime Lagacé

“Many things can make you miserable for weeks; few can bring you a whole day of happiness.” – Mignon McLaughlin

“Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.” – Mildred Barthel

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

“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

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

“Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.” – Norm Papernick

“Happiness is the resultant of the relative strengths of positive and negative feelings rather than an absolute amount of one or the other.” – Norman Bradburn

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam

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

“Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.” – Pat Conroy

“Happiness is the natural flower of duty.” – Phillips Brooks

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

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.” – Robert Anthony

“To be happy, you must fancy that everything you have is a gift, and you the chosen, though you worked your tail off for every bit of it.” – Robert Brault

“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.” – Robert Frost

“Happiness is the experience of loving life. Being happy is being in love with that momentary experience. And love is looking at someone or even something and seeing the absolute best in him/her or it. Love is happiness with what you see. So love and happiness really are the same thing…just expressed differently.” – Robert McPhillips

“Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve.” – Robert S. Lynd

“Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.” – Robertson Davies

“Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.” – Roy T. Bennett

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

“The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.” – Sri Chinmoy

“Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Maraboli

“Happiness is a direction, not a place.” – Sydney J. Harris

“If you are not happy here and now, you never will be.” – Taisen Deshimaru

“There is no way to happiness — happiness is the way.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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

“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

“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” – Tony Robbins

“The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.” – V.S. Pritchett

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” – Victor Hugo

“If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator. He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of the day.” – W. Beran Wolfe

“We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.” – Walter Savage Landor

“Happiness is a function of accepting what is.” – Werner Erhard

“Happiness is an inside job.” – William Arthur Ward

“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

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

“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

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

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True Happiness Quotes

True Happiness Quotes

How important is happiness?

Many philosophers, both ancient and modern, have implied that happiness is the very reason we are alive.

Moreover, in a philosophical sense, being happy is the main reason people are able to achieve their goals and make a difference in others’ lives.

When we are happy, we are the better versions of ourselves. Happiness enhances our creativity, boosts our mental and physical health, raises our energy levels, and broadens our compassion.

In numerous scientific studies, it has been proven that being unhappy has fatal consequences. It’s been shown that unhappiness is the leading cause of mental and physical illnesses and even death.

Take happiness away, and the world gets dour, mean, sickly, and angry people whose negativity suck any happiness whenever they’re around. And this kind of negativity can be contagious.

But how can one achieve happiness? The following are the basic steps:

  1. You must believe that it is an attainable state
  2. Rid yourself of negative habits
  3. Replace those negative habits with good, positive ones

(Tip: You can repeat points 2 and 3 multiple times until you’ve developed good habits in all areas of your life.)

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The Secret of Happiness

This is a question people often ask. Happiness isn't about what you own, it is rather a state of being, and the secret of happiness is not focusing so much on the negativity in our lives. We need to stop taking things for granted, stop complaining, and take control of our lives and our emotions.

The secret of happiness? Only you have the power to make yourself happy. No one else can do it for you. Not everything in our lives will go exactly as we plan. When we start to focus on the outcomes of our setbacks, it can lead us to become miserable, rather than happy. The key to happiness is within us.

Today, we’ve selected 81 profound happiness quotes to help you find joy in your life. It is our hope that these words from the wise will inspire you to believe that it is within you to manifest happiness.

In this post, we feature short happy quotes, happy and inspiring quotes, quotes about happiness and love, and funny happiness quotes.

First, let’s dive into short happy quotes. The authors of these quotes define what happiness truly means in ten words or less. We hope they will inspire you to see the joy in your own life.

Short Happy Quotes

“There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
– Marthe Troly-Curtin

​“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

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

​“Enjoy the little things.”
– Unknown

Happiness is a warm puppy.
– Charles M. Schulz

Do small things with great love.
– Mother Theresa

Happiness held is the seed. Happiness shared is the flower.
– John Harrigan

Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
– George Orwell

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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

​“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit, and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?”
– Albert Einstein

​“When ambition ends, happiness begins.”
– Thomas Merton

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
– Aristotle

If you want to be happy, be.
– Leo Tolstoy

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.
– Colette

Whoever is happy will make others happy.
– Anne Frank

"Happiness ain't a thing in itself - it's only a contrast with something that ain't pleasant."
– Mark Twain

Many people attend workshops, seminars, or classes on how to be happy, searching for the specific formula for happiness.

Moreover, there are others who think that happiness will automatically follow only after they’ve achieved their goals and dreams.

These things are all fruitless quests. There are no specific formulas for achieving happiness. Happiness is not a set point on the map that you can locate through GPS.

You can choose to be happy now, regardless of your current circumstance.

The following happy inspirational quotes remind all of us about where true happiness can be found.

Happy Inspirational Quotes

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” – Guillaume Apollinaire

“Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim, and end of human existence.”
– Aristotle

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

“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.”
– Richard Bach

“Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.”
– Lou Holtz

​“Happiness isn't what you find at the end of the road. It's right here. Right now.”
– Unknown

“True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self.”
– Joseph Addison

“Happiness, not in another place but this place... not for another hour, but this hour.”
– Walt Whitman

“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

​“You do not find the happy life. You make it.”
– Camilla E. Kimball

​“Happiness isn't what you find at the end of the road. It's right here. Right now.”
– Unknown

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
– John Lennon

​“For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

​“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.”
– Frank Tyger

“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.”
– Roy T. Bennett

​“Happiness can be found even in the darkest time if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
– Albus Dumbledore

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

​“The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”
– Benjamin Franklin

​“The most important thing is to enjoy your life — to be happy — it’s all that matters.”
– Audrey Hepburn

​“It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life.”
– Henrik Ibsen

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

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

"If you only have one smile in you, give it to the people you love."
– Maya Angelou

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

Remember the giddy feeling that comes when you are in love? It’s such a heady feeling that we all equate with being happy.

However, it is not only romantic love that activates our sense of happiness. We experience joy when we are involved with something that we are passionate about.

Self-love is another path that can reveal true happiness. Through it, we acknowledge that we are worthy of being loved and cared for as much as we do these for others.

Quotes About Happiness and Love

“There is only one happiness in this life — to love and be loved.” – George Sand

​“You, of all people, deserve a happy ending.”
– Sylvain Reynard

​“The happiness you feel is in direct proportion with the love you give.”
– Oprah Winfrey

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

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

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”
– Victor Hugo

“You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.”
– Julia Roberts

“The only thing we never get enough of is love, and the only thing we never give enough of is love.”
– Henry Miller

​“Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”
– Vincent Van Gogh

“We are most alive when we’re in love.”
– John Updike

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.”
– Sophocles

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
– Robert A. Heinlein

​“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
– Charles M. Schulz

How is your happiness level today?

Even if we aim for daily happiness, there are moments that get us down.

The funny happiness quotes below aim to cheer you up. These humorous takes on life help ease the burden we carry by reminding us that the bleak times are only temporary, and we’ll be seeing the sun again.

Funny Happiness Quotes

“Be happy. It drives people crazy.”
– Unknown

“Money does not make you happy. I now have $50 million, but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger

​“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
– George Burns

​“I’m happy. Which often looks crazy.”
– David Henry Hwang

​“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.”
– Rita Mae Brown

​“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.”
– John Gunther

“No matter where life takes me, you'll find me with a smile — presumed to be happy, always laughing like a child. I never thought life could be this sweet! It's got me cheesing from cheek to cheek!”
– Mac Miller

​“Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.”
– Hosea Ballou

“It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.”
– Kin Hubbard

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

“Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.”
– Norm Papernick

“If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time.”
– Josh Billings

“I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.”
– J. D. Salinger

“Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde

​“If only we’d stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time.”
– Edith Wharton

​“Be a Fruitloop in a world of Cheerios.”
– Unknown

​“It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.”
– Dr. Seuss

“When someone told me I lived in a fantasy land, I nearly fell off my unicorn.”
– Unknown

​“Be happy. It really annoys negative people.”
– Ricky Gervais

​“I’d rather be happy than right any day.”
– Douglas Adams

“Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.”
– Joanne Harris

“Happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.”
– Thomas Hardy

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”
– Mark Twain

Happiness Quotes: Final Thoughts

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When we’re happy, the whole world benefits.

You can be happy now. Believe that it is a state you can achieve.

To help you get started on the path to true happiness, check out this post for a definitive list of awesome, positive habits to apply in your daily life.

In addition, you can head over to this post to check out more than a thousand affirmations to help you beat negative thinking for good.

Happiness is only real when shared.” – Christopher MacCandless

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

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

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“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” – Kahlil Gibran

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​“Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.”
– Elbert Hubbard

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