Quotes About Being Happy

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Happiness Quotes

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

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

The only joy in the world is to begin.
Cesare Pavese

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

Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.

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

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

Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.
Stacey Charter

Best Happy Quotes

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.
Dale Carnegie

Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering
Winnie the Pooh

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.
Eskimo Proverb

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Good Happy Quotes

To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.”
Mary Stuart

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

Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.
Dennis Waitley

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go
Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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Joy Sayings

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Herman Cain

What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.

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

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly.
Marcus Aurelius

Quotes About Being Happy

People with many interests live, not only longest but happiest.
George Matthew Allen

Happiness is not a goal, but a by-product.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson

We don’t see things the way they are. We see them the way WE are.

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back
Arthur Rubinstein

The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.
Marcel Pagnol

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

We can have peace if we let go of wanting to change the past and wanting to control the future.
Lester Levinson

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill

Quotes About Happiness

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao Tzu.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein

Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.
Maya Angelou

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain – for 117 Great Mark Twain Quotes

If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.
James Cameron

Pleasing Quotations

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Vince Lombardi

The key question to keep asking is, Are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have.
Randy Pausch

Be Happy Quotes

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

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

Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.

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

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

Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be.
William Adams

I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.
Paul Simon

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

Happy Thoughts Quotes

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Joseph Addison

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

Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.

Each morning when I open my eyes, I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. 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

Happiness is a gift, and the trick is not to expect it but to delight in it when it comes.
Charles Dickens

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

Buddha quote on Happiness.

Happy Quotes and Sayings

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

A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.
John Keats

Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
Mahatma Gandhi

How much we need, in the church and in society, witnesses of the beauty of holiness, witnesses of the splendor of truth, witnesses of the joy and freedom born of a living relationship with Christ!
Pope Benedict XVI

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.
Mother Teresa

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


Genuine happiness consists of those spiritual qualities of love, compassion, patience, tolerance and forgiveness, and so on. For it is these which provide both for our happiness and others’ happiness.
The Dalai Lama

When we are such as He can love without impediment, we shall, in fact, be happy.
C.S. Lewis

When large numbers of people share their joy in common, the happiness of each is greater because each adds fuel to the other’s flame.

Everyone, without exception, is searching for happiness.
Blaise Pascal

Happy Life Quotes

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

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

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

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

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

Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well-lived.
Eleanor Roosevelt

These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Jesus Christ (John 15:11-12)

Living Right

This is the true joy of life, the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clot of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it what I can.
George Bernard Shaw

Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man’s own will.
Thomas Aquinas

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

Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like its heaven on earth.
Mark Twain

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.


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