Happiness Quotes

The happiness quotes here are for thoughtful introspection, or for discussion and for delving into your own definition of what makes you happy. If using inspirational happiness quotes for groups, it is a great way to spark in-depth communication around the various interpretations of what constitutes happiness depending on where you live, or what you do.
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"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

"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

"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

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

"No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable." Adam Smith

"Happiness is a state of mind not what's in your wallet." Byron Pulsifer

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

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

"The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depend upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily." Plato

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. Norman Vincent Peale

Independence is happiness. Susan B. Anthony

"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

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

"But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?" Albert Camus

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. Benjamin Disraeli

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy. Robert Anthony

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time. Edith Wharton

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience? Adam Smith

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Happiness Quotes

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

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

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. Henry Ward Beecher

Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is. Elbert Hubbard

Man is the artificer of his own happiness. Henry David Thoreau

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

When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things - not the great occasions - that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness. Bob Hope

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

Happiness and love are just a choice away. Leo Buscaglia

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. H. Jackson Browne

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

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

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want. Margaret Young

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

A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else. Bette Davis

Happiness is a direction, not a place. Sydney J. Harris

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

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

Happiness is something that you are and it comes from the way you think. Dr. Wayne Dyer

"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." Dalai Lama

"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

Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think. Dale Carnegie

"Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others." Buddha

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service. Henry Ford

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing. William Butler Yeats

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it. George Bernard Shaw

"Whoever is happy will make others happy, too." Mark Twain

Wishing you happiness today and to remind you too, you make the world a nicer place just by being you!" A Birthday Wish

To find happiness, we must search our own hearts, for it comes from within, through our own efforts and beliefs. Dorothea Kopplin, Something to Live By

You have to won your own happiness so that the actions or inactions of others don't push you off the road to happiness." Ian K. Smith, M.D.,
happy Simple Steps to Get the Most Out of Life

No one else is in charge of your happiness. You are the CEO of your joy. Regina Brett, God Never Blinks 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours

Teach your children that happiness comes from the inside, from doing the right things. Sal Severe, Ph.D., How to Behave So Your Children Will, Too!

Happiness is not about how many toys you've collected at the end of the day but how many toys you've helped give away to others. Ian K. Smith, M.D., happy Simple Steps to Get the Most Out of Life

He who has not learned the blessed art of sharing his blessings with others has not found the true path to enduring happiness, for happiness comes mainly from sharing of one's self and one's blessings. Napoleon Hill, You Can Work Your Own Miracles

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