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Happy Life Quotes and Sayings

Reading through our happy life quotes and sayings may just put a smile on your face. Being happy is the most important driving force in everyone’s life.

It is the pursuit of happiness that drives all actions. In other words, it is the overarching human goal! Yet, still, most people never realize that as their primary objective.

There is nothing better in life than finding the source of perpetual content. But the key to happiness is different for each human.

If you want to lead a happy life, find your source of inspiration and reason. We hope these notable happy life quotes will help you find that source!

Happy Quotes About Life

Be happy about your own life quote.

1.) Be happy about your own life, and you’ll be amazed at just how much more beautiful you’ll find it to be.
TemitOpe Ibrahim

Charming gardeners quote by Proust.

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

John Lennon quote on life.

3.) When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
John Lennon

Read books and be happy.

4.) Read books and be happy.
Vanessa Dela Cruz

Marcus Aurelius quote on happy life.

5.) Remember this, very little is needed to make a happy life.
Marcus Aurelius

Best Happy Life Quotes

6.) I find no importance in showing others that I am happy; it’s not important to me that they know or think that I am happy but what is important to me is that I am happy. I am interested in being happy, not in making others think or know that I am.
C. JoyBell C.

7.) Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.
W.P. Kinsella

8.) Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln

Good Happy Life Sayings.

9.) Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product of a life well lived.
Eleanor Roosevelt

10.) Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

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Be Happy Sayings

11.) We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
Anne Frank

12.) 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

13.) Happiness is found when you quit comparing yourself to other people.

14.) No medicine cures what happiness cannot.
Maya Angelou

15.) If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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Life Liberty and Pursuit Of Happiness

16.) We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Thomas Jefferson

17.) Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.
Benjamin Franklin

Contentment in Life

18.) You need to have a good think about what you want. Remember that you can’t sit around waiting for happiness to find you. You find it.
Karli Perrin

19.) 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

20.) Live from your heart and mind: The secret to the simplicity of connecting your heart and mind on the road to happiness and success.
Catherine B. Roy

21.) 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

22.) The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves—say rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Victor Hugo

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

Do whatever leads you to joy.

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24.) The currency of a happy life is not money, but it is pure love.
Debasish Mridha

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

26.) The best life is the one which is lived happily without being noticed by others!
Mehmet Murat ildan

27.) No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
Barbara DeAngelis

28.) A happy life is a virtuous life.
Omoakhuana Anthonia

29.) The point is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Daily Joy

30.) I’ll have a cup full of happiness and a pocket full of rainbows to go.
Stanley Victor Paskavich

31.) In the scope of a happy life, a messy desk or an overstuffed coat closet is a trivial thing, yet I find – and I hear from other people that they agree – that getting rid of clutter gives a disproportionate boost to happiness.
Gretchen Rubin

32.) Single or married, you are responsible for your own personal happiness.
Kathy McClary

33.) A solid sense of self will help a person to lead a full and happy life.
Kimberly Elise

34.) A happy life must be, to a great extent, a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dares live.
Bertrand Russell

35.) There’s more to life than basketball. The most important thing is your family and taking care of each other and loving each other no matter what.
Stephen Curry

36.) Resolve to keep happy and your joy, and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Helen Keller

37.) Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


38.) I’m a big believer that your life is basically a sum of all the choices you make. The better your choices, the better the opportunity to lead a happy life.
Karen Salmansohn

39.) Don’t take a giant leap to make your life better. Just enjoy every minute of your life.
Tommy Fernandes

40.) You are the only one who could delay your happiness because a peaceful state of mind is impossible without unconditional self-love.
Edmond Mbiaka

41.) The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
James Oppenheim

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

43.) The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us the greatest delight.

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44.) A happy wife is a happy life.
Gavin Rossdale

45.) Happiness simply forms like a rainbow in the kindest and most grateful hearts.
Richelle E. Goodrich

46.) A happy life is one spent learning, earning, and yearning.
Lillian Gish

47.) 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

48.) Happiness doesn’t have to be chased — it merely has to be chosen.
Mandy Hale

About Being Happy With Life

49.) Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Marcus Aurelius

50.) As soon as you stop making everyone else responsible for your happiness, the happier you’ll be.
Nina Guilbeau

51.) To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy Is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

52.) Laugh every day for five minutes, without any reason, then repeat it for 21 days straight, and it will become your habit to do.
Catherine B. Roy

53.) To be happy, make others happy.
Stephen Richards

54.) The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.
Robert Louis Stevenson

55.) To buy a cake, to howl at the moon, to know true happiness – I am happy.
C. JoyBell C.

56.) Brotherhood is not just a Bible word. Out of comradeship can come and will come to the happy life for all.
Heywood Broun

57.) If you want to be happy, be.
Leo Tolstoy

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Audrey Hepburn quote.

Positive Attitude

58.) 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

59.) Happiness is only found within. No one can make you happy but yourself! If you are unhappy with who you are…What does that say about you?
April Clark

60.) Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change.
Gretchen Rubin

61.) Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
Jacques Prévert

Positive Quotes

62.) There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.
Stephen Chbosky, Writer

63.) The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy. It’s all that matters.
Audrey Hepburn​

64.) If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine. Morris West

65.) Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Mahatma Gandhi

66.) Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.
Mary Lou Retton

67.) Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
Oscar Wilde

68.) Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
Denis Waitley

With a Twinkle in Your Eyes

69.) If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.
Albert Einstein

70.) The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life.
Chelsea Handler

71.) Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.
Elbert Hubbard

72.) Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Jim Rohn

73.) Happiness is free, like the air we all breathe, yet most people spend a lifetime unable to experience it.
Edmond Mbiaka

74.) Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.
Paulo Coelho

75.) Being Happy is not a blessing to everyone. It’s an attitude.

76.) It is not how much we have but how much we enjoy that makes us happy.
Charles Spurgeon

77.) Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.
William E. Gladstone

Happy Life Quotes.

Inspiring Happiness Quotes

78.) The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.

79.) For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

80.) There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Epictetus, Discourses

81.) Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.
Thich Nhat Hanh

82.) Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.
Dalai Lama

83.) Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

84.) 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

85.) The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
Marcus Aurelius

Funny Happy Life Sayings

86.) Fake it until you make it Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh

87.) It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
Lucille Ball

88.) Taking naps sounds so childish. I prefer to call them horizontal life pauses.

89.) One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
Rita Mae Brown

90.) One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.
William Feather

91.) Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
Groucho Marx

Inner Happiness Quotes

92.) It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself.
Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

93.) I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
Albert Schweitzer

93.) We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

94.) There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
George Sand, letter to Lina Calamatta, 31 March 1862

95.) True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends but in the worth and choice.
Ben Jonson, Cynthia’s Revels

96.) Make happy those who are near and those who are far will come.
Chinese Proverb

Famous Happy Life Quotes

97.) Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you will learn at once how big and precious it is.
Maxim Gorky, The Zykovs

98.) Happiness does not depend on external conditions but on the way we see them.
Leo Tolstoy, Boyhood

99.) We are never so happy or unhappy as we think.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

100.) Very little is needed to make a happy life.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

101.) No medicine cures what happiness cannot.
Gabriel García Márquez

102.) The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them but that they seize us.
Ashley Montagu

103.) 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

Happy Life Short Quotes

104.) You make my heart smile.

105.) Laughing is the best medicine. (That and sleep!)

106.) Bringing that sunshine wherever I go!

107.) Finding happiness in the ordinary.

108.) Happy thoughts; happy life.

109.) Enjoying life has it comes my way.

110.) To miles of smiles!

111.) If you want to be happy, be happy.

112.) If it makes you happy, do it one million and one times.

113.) Living life one smile at a time.

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114.) Life is made up of a million moments — make them happy ones.

115.) Do or Donut?

116.) It’s the little things in life.

117.) A happy family is an earlier heaven.

118.) Happiness is the way.

119.) Free Hugs!

120.) Happy wife; happy life!

121.) A smile attracts happiness like a magnet.

122.) So many of my good times begin with you.

123.) Smile! It’s contagious.

124.) Smile: it confuses people.

125.) Being friendly never goes out of style.

By Michael O’Halloran

Michael is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.


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