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378 Quotes About Happiness to Brighten Everyone's Day

  • Last updated Jun 28 2021

Happiness is... what? We are all involved in the pursuit of happiness and it can mean something different to each of us. And something different at different points in our lives. So it is something to periodically re-ponder - what does happiness mean to me and am I happy and how important is that to me? Here is a large collection of the best happiness quotes we could find for you to reflect upon and enjoy. Our hope is that some will resonate with you and thus brighten your day! Please share widely and spread the happy!

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--Gautama Buddha
--Seneca the Younger
--Helen Keller
--Jacques Yves Cousteau
--Steve Maraboli
--Roy T. Bennett
--Naval Ravikant
--Richard Carlson
--Joseph Addison
--Charles Dickens
--Charles M. Schulz

--Aristotle
--Werner Erhard
--Robert McPhillips

--James Lendall Basford
--Charlotte Brontë

Longer Version:

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


--Amanda Bynes
--Winifred Holtby
--Lord Byron
--Zoe Saldana
--Virginia Postrel
--Victoria Osteen
--Vanilla Ice
--Vernon Howard
--William Shenstone
--William S. Burroughs
--Theodore Isaac Rubin
--Tom Waits
--Tom Rath

--Thucydides
--Thomas Huxley
--Thomas Merton
--Thích Nhất Hạnh
--Ted Nugent
--Tracy Kidder
--Tim Ferriss
--Kitaro Nishida
--Bette Davis
--Malcolm Forbes
--Jim Rohn
--Maurice Maeterlinck
--Frederick Lenz
--Steve Maraboli
--Fyodor Dostoevsky
--Robert Brault
--Orhan Pamuk
--Finnish proverb
--Chinese Proverb
--Stewart Rahr
--Sydney Smith
--Suze Orman
--Susan B. Anthony
--Sydney J. Harris
--Stefano Gabbana
--Sheryl Sandberg
--Selena Gomez
--Sarah McLachlan
--Robert Harris
--Richard Dreyfuss
--Rollo May
--Robert Green Ingersoll
--Robert Green Ingersoll
--Robert Baden-Powell
--Richard Gere
--Richard Whately
--Rita Mae Brown
--Richard Bach
--Oscar Levant
--Princess Diana
--Plutarch
--Plato
--Pearl S. Buck
--P.J. O'Rourke
--Nikos Kazantzakis
--Nicki Minaj
--Thích Nhất Hạnh
--Matthieu Ricard
--Matthew Stewart
--Martin Yan
--Michael J. Fox
--Martha Beck
--Marina Abramovic
--Mahatma Gandhi
--Madame de Stael
--Karen Duffy
--Kahlil Gibran
--Leigh Hunt
--Linus Pauling
--Leon Kass
--Leo Tolstoy
--John Mason Good
--John Buchan
--Joseph Franklin Rutherford
--John Corey Whaley
--Julie Christie
--Joseph Wood Krutch
--Jamie Lee Curtis
--Julian Casablancas
--John Barrymore
--Jason Mraz
--James Altucher

--Joseph Addison
--John Burroughs
--John Dewey
--Joel Osteen
--James E. Faust
--Hafez
--Harold Kushner
--Herbie Hancock
--Henry Van Dyke
--H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
--George A. Smith
--Gretchen Rubin
--Graham Greene
--George William Curtis
--George Santayana
--George Orwell
--Franklin D. Roosevelt

Longer Version:

Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits. These dark days will be worth all they cost us if they teach us that our true destiny is not to be ministered unto but to minister to ourselves and to our fellow men.


--Helen Keller
--Henry David Thoreau
--Marcel Proust
--Christopher McCandless
--Maria Mitchell
--Allen J. Lefferdink
--Martin Luther King Jr.
--Charlotte Brontë
--Roy T. Bennett
--Aristotle
--Jiddu Krishnamurti
--Steve Maraboli
--Robert A. Heinlein
--Unknown Author
--Pat Conroy
--Naval Ravikant
--Honoré de Balzac
--Benjamin Franklin
--Ayn Rand
--Yoko Ono
--Viktor Frankl
--Victor Hugo
--Victor Hugo
--Valerie Bertinelli
--William Dean Howells
--Wendy Raquel Robinson
--Wilhelm von Humboldt
--William Feather
--William E. Gladstone
--William Cowper
--Walter Annenberg
--Thomas Traherne
--Travis Bradberry
--Thích Nhất Hạnh
--Tecumseh
--Storm Jameson
--Deepak Chopra
--Cicero

--Robert Holden
--Sarah Orne Jewett
--Shahid Kapoor
--Scott Weiss
--Sushant Singh Rajput
--Steve Gleason
--Soren Kierkegaard
--Rachel Field
--Robert Frost
--Richard Bach
--Red Skelton
--Ranbir Kapoor
--Percy Ross
--Ogden Nash
--Pierre Corneille
--Phillips Brooks
--Parker Palmer
--Nicole Kidman
--Nathaniel Hawthorne
--Napoleon Hill
--Norman Lear
--Natascha McElhone
--Monica Ali
--Marguerite Gardiner
--Michael Franti
--Max Planck
--Martha Washington
--Karolyn Grimes
--Kate Hudson
--Karen Salmansohn
--Lydia M. Child
--Seneca the Younger
--Joy Bryant
--J. Donald Walters
--Joseph Butler
--Jeanne Calment
--Jonathan Safran Foer
--Jasper Carrott
--Julia Roberts
--Jules Verne
--John W. Gardner
--Jeremy Bentham
--Iris Murdoch
--Ian K. Smith
--Harry Harrison
--Henri Matisse
--Helen Fisher
--Arthur Schopenhauer
--Roy T. Bennett
--Mother Teresa
--Unknown Author
--Roy T. Bennett
--Helen Keller
--George Bernard Shaw
--Norman Bradburn

--Nathaniel Hawthorne
--Carl Jung
--Abraham Lincoln
--Chuck Palahniuk
--Thomas Szasz
--Baruch Spinoza
--Carrie Jones
--Thomas Jefferson
--Euripides
--Stefan Sagmeister
--Jane Austen
--Bertrand Russell
--Edd Byrnes
--Confucius
--James Oppenheim
--Divyanka Tripathi
--Roy T. Bennett
--Robert Brault
--Freya Stark
--Doug Larson
--David C. Hill
--Albert Ellis
--Ernest Hemingway
--Maria Montessori
--Arthur Schopenhauer
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

--Janet Lane
--Joan Rivers
--Socrates
--Carl Sandburg
--Stephen Fry
--Marthe Troly-Curtin
--Richard Bach
--Gautama Buddha
--Joe Rogan
--John Lennon
--Charles Bukowski
--Epictetus
--Marcus Aurelius
--Dante Alighieri
--Heraclitus
--Edmund Burke
--Ricky Gervais
--Unknown Author
--Ernest Hemingway
--Mary Lou Retton
--William Morris
--Michael J. Fox
--Max Lucado
--Howard Hughes
--George R.R. Martin
--Kahlil Gibran
--Robert Holden
--Unknown Author
--Edward Counsel
--Milton Berle
--Debasish Mridha, MD
--Tim Ferriss
--Alice Munro
--Elbert Hubbard
--Anna Paquin
--Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
--Anne Sexton
--Anna Pavlova
--Baruch Spinoza
--Liv Tyler
--Helen Keller
--Simon and Garfunkel
--Anne Frank
--Gretchen Rubin
--Napz Cherub Pellazo
--Unknown Author
--Anne Frank
--Ernie J. Zelinski
--Tia Mowry
--Charles Edward Jerningham
--Steven Redhead
--Leo Buscaglia
--Unknown Author
--Sai Baba
--David Castain
--Lucian
--Seneca the Younger
--Don Herold
--Anthony de Mello
--Mildred Barthel
--Maxim Gorky


--Joan Miro
--Dalai Lama
--Aldous Huxley
--Robert Louis Stevenson
--Gautama Buddha
--Robert Staughton Lynd
--Andrew Delbanco
--Lee L Jampolsky
--William Saroyan
--Fyodor Dostoevsky
--Barbara De Angelis
--Albert Schweitzer
--Don Marquis
--Dale Carnegie
--Benjamin Disraeli
--G. K. Chesterton
--Eric Hoffer
--Alphonse de Lamartine
--Thomas Jefferson
--Victor Hugo
--H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
--John Stuart Mill
--Joseph Roux
--Albert Schweitzer
--David Brinkley
--Alan Cohen
--Mignon McLaughlin
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Longer Version:

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.


--Charles Spurgeon
--Dr. Idel Dreimer
--Bernard de Fontenelle
--J.D. Salinger
--Thích Nhất Hạnh
--Sasha Azevedo
--Soren Kierkegaard
--Niccolò Machiavelli
--Logan Pearsall Smith
--Helen Keller
--Roy Goodman
--Denis Waitley
--C. S. Lewis
--Chinese Proverb
--John Keats

Longer Version:

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


--Norman MacEwan
--Mark Twain
--Lou Holtz
--Andre Gide
--Friedrich Nietzsche
--Channing Pollock
--Chinese Proverb
--Henry Ward Beecher
--Arthur Schopenhauer
--Bette Midler
--Winnie the Pooh
--Dalai Lama
--Democritus
--Andrew Carnegie
--Samuel Johnson
--Unknown Author
--Samuel Johnson
--Marilyn Monroe
--Reinhold Niebuhr
--Jodi Picoult
--Henry Ford
--Liberty Hyde Bailey
--Aimee Mullins

--Amy Adams
--Harvey MacKay

--Eleanor Roosevelt

Longer Version:

Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product. For what keeps our interest in life and makes us look forward to tomorrow is giving pleasure to other people.


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