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Quotes About Happiness to Brighten Everyone's Day

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 curated 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!

We also have a sister collection of curated Happy Quotes and yet another collection on Happiness is a Choice.

Quote: Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared. by author Gautama Buddha overlaid on photo of three clear glass cups
Photo Credit: Sharon McCutcheon

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.


Quote: Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. by author Joseph Addison overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of orange flower
Photo Credit: Rafael Zamora

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.


Quote: Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.


Quote: A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships. by author Helen Keller overlaid on photo of silhouette of person jumping in mid air
Photo Credit: Aziz Acharki

A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.


Quote: Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. by author Marcel Proust overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on white sand during daytime
Photo Credit: Amir Hosseini

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


Quote: Happiness is a state of activity. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of persons raising hands while standing on island
Photo Credit: Ivana Cajina

Happiness is a state of activity.


Quote: The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness. by author William Saroyan overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on white sand during daytime
Photo Credit: Amir Hosseini

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.


Quote: The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of person holding heart shaped red balloon
Photo Credit: Ryan 'O' Niel

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


Quote: Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. by author Soren Kierkegaard overlaid on photo of silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff
Photo Credit: Karl Magnuson

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.


Quote: Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. by author Plutarch overlaid on photo of silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff
Photo Credit: Karl Magnuson

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.


Quote: 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. by author Maxim Gorky overlaid on photo of two people standing on grey rock under white clouds
Photo Credit: Toa Heftiba

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.


Quote: There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage. by author Seneca the Younger overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket with red rose on ear
Photo Credit: Becca Tapert

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.


Quote: Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. by author Franklin D. Roosevelt overlaid on photo of close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand
Photo Credit: Fadi Xd

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

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: 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. by author Barbara De Angelis overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

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.


Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.


Quote: Life isn't about money, it's about moments. by author David Castain overlaid on photo of person holding fan of 100 us dollar bill
Photo Credit: Omid Armin

Life isn't about money, it's about moments.


Quote: Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. by author Denis Waitley overlaid on photo of two people standing on grey rock under white clouds
Photo Credit: Toa Heftiba

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.


Quote: Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
Photo Credit: Tyler Nix

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.


Quote: One joy scatters a hundred griefs. by author Chinese Proverb overlaid on photo of silhouette of three men falling in line while walking during golden hour
Photo Credit: Tim Foster

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.


Quote: Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. by author Jim Rohn overlaid on photo of four handheld gardening tools on rack
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.


Quote: The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less. by author Socrates overlaid on photo of four person hands wrap around shoulders while looking at sunset
Photo Credit: Helena Lopes

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


Quote: A thing of beauty is a joy forever. by author John Keats overlaid on photo of macro photography of green bird on tree branch
Photo Credit: Bernal Fallas

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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




Quote: The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of everyday. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on white sand during daytime
Photo Credit: Amir Hosseini

The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of everyday.


Quote: Happiness is a warm puppy. by author Charles M. Schulz overlaid on photo of woman holding Pug puppy
Photo Credit: Felipe Bustillo

Happiness is a warm puppy.


Quote: Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. by author Marthe Troly-Curtin overlaid on photo of unknown persons standing outdoors
Photo Credit: Dim Hou

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.


Quote: All happiness depends on courage and work. by author Honoré de Balzac overlaid on photo of three woman holding hands white walking
Photo Credit: Katy Anne

All happiness depends on courage and work.


Quote: As people spin faster and faster in the pursuit of merely personal happiness, they become exhausted in the futile effort of chasing themselves. by author Andrew Delbanco overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

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


Quote: Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of purple petaled flower
Photo Credit: Biegun Wschodni

Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.


Quote: The following terms all mean one and the same thing: God, goodness, mental health, truth, decency, happiness, freedom, reality, peace, love, sensibleness. by author Vernon Howard overlaid on photo of man standing on cliff under white sky
Photo Credit: Francisco Gonzalez

The following terms all mean one and the same thing: God, goodness, mental health, truth, decency, happiness, freedom, reality, peace, love, sensibleness.


Quote: The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage. by author Thucydides overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage.


Quote: Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults. by author Thomas Szasz overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.


Quote: The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect. by author Thomas Huxley overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on white sand during daytime
Photo Credit: Amir Hosseini

The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect.


Quote: Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. by author Thomas Jefferson overlaid on photo of blue textile with blue background
Photo Credit: James Lee

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.


Quote: To me, flowers are happiness. by author Stefano Gabbana overlaid on photo of photo of about to bloom lotus flower
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To me, flowers are happiness.


Quote: He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts. by author Samuel Johnson overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.


Quote: Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve. by author Robert Staughton Lynd overlaid on photo of woman in white dress walking on pathway between trees during daytime
Photo Credit: Greg Rosenke

Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve.


Quote: Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. by author Thích Nhất Hạnh overlaid on photo of brown and white short coated dog on beach during daytime
Photo Credit: Andre Tan

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


Quote: Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. by author Nathaniel Hawthorne overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.


Quote: Laughter is an instant vacation. by author Milton Berle overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of person sitting on concrete bench
Photo Credit: Belinda Fewings

Laughter is an instant vacation.


Quote: There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. by author Maria Mitchell overlaid on photo of three women sitting on rock near body of water
Photo Credit: Courtney Cook

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.


Quote: Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of woman holding the shoulder of man
Photo Credit: Heather Mount

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


Quote: Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of woman in white dress walking on pathway between trees during daytime
Photo Credit: Greg Rosenke

Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.


Quote: Love is trembling happiness. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of toddler hugging siberian husky
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Love is trembling happiness.


Quote: Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude. by author Joseph Wood Krutch overlaid on photo of two women holding flowers
Photo Credit: Sam Manns

Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.


Quote: True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents. by author John W. Gardner overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.


Quote: The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it. by author Jacques Yves Cousteau overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket with red rose on ear
Photo Credit: Becca Tapert

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.


Quote: Money can't buy happiness. by author Howard Hughes overlaid on photo of stacks of cash wallpaper
Photo Credit: Celyn Kang

Money can't buy happiness.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Money can't buy happiness, but it certainly is a stress reliever.


Quote: Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you. by author Hafez overlaid on photo of black and white papilio butterfly
Photo Credit: Boris Smokrovic

Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.


Quote: The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of white pillar candle on black surface
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The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.


Quote: Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. by author H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.


Quote: I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. by author G. K. Chesterton overlaid on photo of man and woman sitting on white bed reading book
Photo Credit: Anastasiia Rozumna

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.


Quote: 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. by author Fyodor Dostoevsky overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

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.


Quote: Beauty is the promise of happiness. by author Edmund Burke overlaid on photo of full-bloomed red and white tulip flowers
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Beauty is the promise of happiness.


Quote: Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. by author Democritus overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.


Quote: Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. by author Benjamin Disraeli overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

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


Quote: The joy that isn't shared dies young. by author Anne Sexton overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of persons raising hands while standing on island
Photo Credit: Ivana Cajina

The joy that isn't shared dies young.


Quote: Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. by author Albert Schweitzer overlaid on photo of man standing on sand while spreading arms beside calm body of water
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Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.


Quote: Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. by author Albert Schweitzer overlaid on photo of four person hands wrap around shoulders while looking at sunset
Photo Credit: Helena Lopes

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


Quote: The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. by author Albert Ellis overlaid on photo of paper
Photo Credit: Olga Thelavart

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.


Quote: There are so many ways to seek and find pleasure, but only one way to search and gain happiness; which is through your mind. by author Edmond Mbiaka overlaid on photo of two people standing on grey rock under white clouds
Photo Credit: Toa Heftiba

There are so many ways to seek and find pleasure, but only one way to search and gain happiness; which is through your mind.


Quote: Happiness is not always through success. Equally, the constant pursuit of success is sure unhappiness. But we have to find the balance. by author Amy Chua overlaid on photo of empty gray floor beside pool
Photo Credit: Autumn Studio

Happiness is not always through success. Equally, the constant pursuit of success is sure unhappiness. But we have to find the balance.


Quote: The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends. by author Clayton Christensen overlaid on photo of people holding shoulders sitting on wall
Photo Credit: Duy Pham

The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends.


Quote: I always had a larger view. I'm interested in real life -- my family, my friends. I have tried never to define myself by my success, whatever that is. My happiness is way beyond roles and awards. by author Amy Adams overlaid on photo of two boy's walking on green grass field
Photo Credit: Kevin Gent

I always had a larger view. I'm interested in real life -- my family, my friends. I have tried never to define myself by my success, whatever that is. My happiness is way beyond roles and awards.


Quote: One's happiness depends less on what he knows than on what he feels. by author Liberty Hyde Bailey overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
Photo Credit: Tyler Nix

One's happiness depends less on what he knows than on what he feels.


Quote: To be happy you must be your own sunshine. by author Charles Edward Jerningham overlaid on photo of unknown persons standing outdoors
Photo Credit: Dim Hou

To be happy you must be your own sunshine.


Quote: Happiness is the soul in peace. by author Edward Counsel overlaid on photo of three woman holding hands white walking
Photo Credit: Katy Anne

Happiness is the soul in peace.


Quote: A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness. by author Bernard de Fontenelle overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.


Quote: True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. by author Helen Keller overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on white sand during daytime
Photo Credit: Amir Hosseini

True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.


Quote: Beauty comes from the happiness within. by author Liv Tyler overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of person sitting on concrete bench
Photo Credit: Belinda Fewings

Beauty comes from the happiness within.


Compassion is one of the principal things that make our lives meaningful. It is the source of all lasting happiness and joy.


Quote: Live with the objective of being happy. by author Anne Frank overlaid on photo of three women sitting on rock near body of water
Photo Credit: Courtney Cook

Live with the objective of being happy.


Quote: Look for happiness under your own roof. by author Gretchen Rubin overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of person sitting on concrete bench
Photo Credit: Belinda Fewings

Look for happiness under your own roof.


Quote: The real happiness is self-contentment. by author Napz Cherub Pellazo overlaid on photo of three woman holding hands white walking
Photo Credit: Katy Anne

The real happiness is self-contentment.


Quote: There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. by author Freya Stark overlaid on photo of photo of author Freya Stark with quote

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.


Quote: Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. by author Mother Teresa overlaid on photo of four person standing beside wall
Photo Credit: Gemma Chua-Tran

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.


Quote: No joy can equal the joy of serving others. by author Sai Baba overlaid on photo of person holding yellow petaled flower
Photo Credit: Kawin Harasai

No joy can equal the joy of serving others.


Quote: Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities. by author Aldous Huxley overlaid on photo of person holding gold ring in dark room
Photo Credit: Taylor Smith

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


Quote: A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.


Quote: Happiness is a virtue, not its reward. by author Baruch Spinoza overlaid on photo of photo of author Baruch Spinoza with quote

Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.


Quote: The goal of all goals is happiness, and our emotions are like road signs on that journey toward the goal of happiness. by author Deepak Chopra overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

The goal of all goals is happiness, and our emotions are like road signs on that journey toward the goal of happiness.


Quote: If my heart can become pure and simple, like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this. by author Kitaro Nishida overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

If my heart can become pure and simple, like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this.


Quote: Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date. by author Dale Carnegie overlaid on photo of photo of author Dale Carnegie with quote

Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date.


Quote: Happiness can be thought, taught and caught... but not bought. by author Harvey MacKay overlaid on photo of four men sitting beside table
Photo Credit: Ashkan Forouzani

Happiness can be thought, taught and caught... but not bought.


Quote: To live long and achieve happiness, cultivate the art of radiating happiness. by author Malcolm Forbes overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

To live long and achieve happiness, cultivate the art of radiating happiness.


Quote: An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. by author Maurice Maeterlinck overlaid on photo of two woman sitting on beach sand while facing sunlight
Photo Credit: Briana Tozour

An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness.


Quote: Everywhere you go, take a smile with you. by author Sasha Azevedo overlaid on photo of two women sitting on wooden dock over body of water
Photo Credit: KaLisa Veer

Everywhere you go, take a smile with you.


Quote: Perfectionism is the enemy of happiness. Embrace being perfectly imperfect. Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, you'll be happier. We make mistakes because we are imperfect. Learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself, and keep moving forward. by author Roy T. Bennett overlaid on photo of photo of author Roy T. Bennett with quote

Perfectionism is the enemy of happiness. Embrace being perfectly imperfect. Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, you'll be happier. We make mistakes because we are imperfect. Learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself, and keep moving forward.


Quote: Happiness is not a goal -- it's a by-product of a life well lived. by author Eleanor Roosevelt overlaid on photo of silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff
Photo Credit: Karl Magnuson

Happiness is not a goal -- it's a by-product of a life well lived.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: Laughter is poison to fear. by author George R. R. Martin overlaid on photo of photo of author George R. R. Martin with quote

Laughter is poison to fear.


Quote: 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. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

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.


Quote: Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy. by author Roy T. Bennett overlaid on photo of photo of author Roy T. Bennett with quote

Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy.


Quote: Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them. by author Steve Maraboli overlaid on photo of turned off MacBook Pro beside white ceramic mug filled with coffee
Photo Credit: Lauren Mancke

Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.


Quote: Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now. by author Roy T. Bennett overlaid on photo of photo of author Roy T. Bennett with quote

Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.


Quote: Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness. by author Fyodor Dostoevsky overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness.


Quote: Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life. by author Roy T. Bennett overlaid on photo of photo of author Roy T. Bennett with quote

Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life.


Quote: Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life. by author Roy T. Bennett overlaid on photo of photo of author Roy T. Bennett with quote

Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.


Quote: The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you. by author Bette Midler overlaid on photo of photo of author Bette Midler with quote

The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.


Quote: Top 15 Things Money Can't Buy
Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity. by author Roy T. Bennett overlaid on photo of photo of author Roy T. Bennett with quote

Top 15 Things Money Can't Buy
Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.


Quote: I've got nothing to do today but smile. by author Simon and Garfunkel overlaid on photo of three woman holding hands white walking
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I've got nothing to do today but smile.


Quote: The secret to happiness is to put the burden of proof on unhappiness. by author Robert Brault overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

The secret to happiness is to put the burden of proof on unhappiness.


Quote: Happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else. by author Dr. Idel Dreimer overlaid on photo of shooting star in night sky
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Happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else.




Quote: Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world. by author Orhan Pamuk overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.


Quote: Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. by author Norman MacEwan overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.


Quote: Joy is more divine than sorrow; for joy is bread, and sorrow is medicine. by author Henry Ward Beecher overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Joy is more divine than sorrow; for joy is bread, and sorrow is medicine.


Quote: A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of photo of author Unknown Author with quote

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.


Quote: Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of smiling couple
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Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.


Quote: There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations. by author Jodi Picoult overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.


Quote: There is great happiness in not wanting, in not being something, in not going somewhere. by author Jiddu Krishnamurti overlaid on photo of tabby cat touching person's palm
Photo Credit: Jonas Vincent

There is great happiness in not wanting, in not being something, in not going somewhere.


Quote: You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair. by author Chinese Proverb overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair.


Quote: Happiness is a place between too much and too little. by author Finnish proverb overlaid on photo of silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff
Photo Credit: Karl Magnuson

Happiness is a place between too much and too little.


Quote: Cheerfulness is the very flower of health. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of photo of author Unknown Author with quote

Cheerfulness is the very flower of health.


Quote: Be happy. It really annoys negative people. by author Ricky Gervais overlaid on photo of photo of author Ricky Gervais with quote

Be happy. It really annoys negative people.


Quote: Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. by author Janet Lane overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
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Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.


Quote: Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of photo of author Unknown Author with quote

Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.


Quote: Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks. by author Samuel Johnson overlaid on photo of person holding gold ring in dark room
Photo Credit: Taylor Smith

Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.


Quote: If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. by author Andrew Carnegie overlaid on photo of four person hands wrap around shoulders while looking at sunset
Photo Credit: Helena Lopes

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


Quote: Whoever is happy will make others happy. by author Anne Frank overlaid on photo of boy and girl playing on three tree log
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Whoever is happy will make others happy.


Quote: The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket with red rose on ear
Photo Credit: Becca Tapert

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.


Quote: The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up. by author Mark Twain overlaid on photo of silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff
Photo Credit: Karl Magnuson

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


Quote: True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self. by author Joseph Addison overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: 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. by author Helen Keller overlaid on photo of white and gray floral bed sheet
Photo Credit: Emiliano Vittoriosi

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.


Quote: Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

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




Quote: Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of man and woman kissing
Photo Credit: Alexander Krivitskiy

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.


Quote: Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. by author Robert A. Heinlein overlaid on photo of leafless tree on snow covered ground
Photo Credit: Wolfgang Hasselmann

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


Quote: When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content. by author Niccolò Machiavelli overlaid on photo of photo of author Niccolò Machiavelli with quote

When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.


Quote: The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of photo of author Unknown Author with quote

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


Quote: The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid. by author J. D. Salinger overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid.


Quote: I have only two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy. by author Allen J. Lefferdink overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

I have only two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy.




Quote: 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. by author Robert Brault overlaid on photo of silhouette of two person sitting on chair near tree
Photo Credit: Harli Marten

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.


Quote: Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration. by author Pat Conroy overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

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


Quote: Happiness is the resultant of the relative strengths of positive and negative feelings rather than an absolute amount of one or the other. by author Norman Bradburn overlaid on photo of silhouette of two person sitting on chair near tree
Photo Credit: Harli Marten

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


Quote: Happiness is the default state. It's what's there when you remove the sense that something is missing in life. by author Naval Ravikant overlaid on photo of photo of author Naval Ravikant with quote

Happiness is the default state. It's what's there when you remove the sense that something is missing in life.


Quote: 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. by author Nathaniel Hawthorne overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

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.


Quote: Many things can make you miserable for weeks; few can bring you a whole day of happiness. by author Mignon McLaughlin overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Many things can make you miserable for weeks; few can bring you a whole day of happiness.


Quote: 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. by author Mark Manson overlaid on photo of Mark Manson quote: 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.- black text on quotes background

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.


Quote: 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. by author Logan Pearsall Smith overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

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.


Quote: Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so. by author John Stuart Mill overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
Photo Credit: Tyler Nix

Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so. The only chance is to treat not happiness, but some end external to it, as the purpose of life.


Quote: I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.


Quote: Real happiness is not of temporary enjoyment, but is so interwoven with the future that it blesses forever. by author James Lendall Basford overlaid on photo of woman in white dress walking on pathway between trees during daytime
Photo Credit: Greg Rosenke

Real happiness is not of temporary enjoyment, but is so interwoven with the future that it blesses forever.


Quote: Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends. by author Divyanka Tripathi overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

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


Quote: 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. by author Chinese Proverb overlaid on photo of yellow and white painted wall
Photo Credit: Bekky Bekks

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.


Quote: The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage. by author Carrie Jones overlaid on photo of photo of author Carrie Jones with quote

The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.


Quote: 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. by author Carl Jung overlaid on photo of backdrop
Photo Credit: Tim Mossholder

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.


Quote: The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation; it is understanding. by author Winifred Holtby overlaid on photo of photo of author Winifred Holtby with quote

The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation; it is understanding.


Quote: To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin. by author Lord Byron overlaid on photo of two women sitting on wooden dock over body of water
Photo Credit: KaLisa Veer

To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin.


Quote: Happiness is nothing but temporary moments here and there -- and I love those. But I would be bored out of my mind if I were happy all the time. by author Zoe Saldana overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

Happiness is nothing but temporary moments here and there -- and I love those. But I would be bored out of my mind if I were happy all the time.


Quote: I relate to happiness as an ecstatic moment -- something you don't create, you encounter. by author Yoko Ono overlaid on photo of butterfly perched on petaled flower
Photo Credit: Ray Hennessy

I relate to happiness as an ecstatic moment -- something you don't create, you encounter.


Quote: The intimate contest for self-command never ends, and lifetime happiness requires finding the right balance between present impulses and future well-being. by author Virginia Postrel overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

The intimate contest for self-command never ends, and lifetime happiness requires finding the right balance between present impulses and future well-being.


Quote: Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. by author Viktor Frankl overlaid on photo of person holding gold ring in dark room
Photo Credit: Taylor Smith

Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it.


Quote: To be perfectly happy it does not suffice to possess happiness, it is necessary to have deserved it. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket with red rose on ear
Photo Credit: Becca Tapert

To be perfectly happy it does not suffice to possess happiness, it is necessary to have deserved it.


Quote: The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number. by author William Dean Howells overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number.


Quote: Until you can be happy, you can't facilitate happiness for anybody else. by author Wendy Raquel Robinson overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Until you can be happy, you can't facilitate happiness for anybody else.


Quote: What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim. by author William Shenstone overlaid on photo of silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff
Photo Credit: Karl Magnuson

What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.


Quote: Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning. by author William S. Burroughs overlaid on photo of woman in white dress walking on pathway between trees during daytime
Photo Credit: Greg Rosenke

Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning.


Quote: One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person. by author William Feather overlaid on photo of man and woman sitting on white bed reading book
Photo Credit: Anastasiia Rozumna

One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.


Quote: Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. by author William Cowper overlaid on photo of two people standing on grey rock under white clouds
Photo Credit: Toa Heftiba

Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.


Quote: The greatest happiness comes from being vitally interested in something that excites all your energies. by author Walter Annenberg overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket with red rose on ear
Photo Credit: Becca Tapert

The greatest happiness comes from being vitally interested in something that excites all your energies.


Quote: More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery. by author Thomas Traherne overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.


Quote: Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. by author Theodore Isaac Rubin overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.


Quote: We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness. by author Tom Waits overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness. We are monkeys with money and guns.


Quote: When top scientists and psychologists talk about what's important to our overall wellbeing and how satisfied we are with our lives, the only thing that they all agree on is that social relationships are probably the single best predictor of our overall happiness. by author Tom Rath overlaid on photo of photo of author Tom Rath with quote

When top scientists and psychologists talk about what's important to our overall wellbeing and how satisfied we are with our lives, the only thing that they all agree on is that social relationships are probably the single best predictor of our overall happiness.


Quote: Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. by author Thomas Merton overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.


There is no way to happiness -- happiness is the way.


Quote: Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind. by author Thomas Jefferson overlaid on photo of photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.


Quote: I hump the wild to take it all in, there is no bag limit on happiness. by author Ted Nugent overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

I hump the wild to take it all in, there is no bag limit on happiness.


Quote: Before the palefaces came among us, we enjoyed the happiness of unbounded freedom and were acquainted with neither riches, wants, nor oppression. by author Tecumseh overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

Before the palefaces came among us, we enjoyed the happiness of unbounded freedom and were acquainted with neither riches, wants, nor oppression.


Quote: You do the right thing even if it makes you feel bad. The purpose of life is not to be happy but to be worthy of happiness. by author Tracy Kidder overlaid on photo of photo of author Tracy Kidder with quote

You do the right thing even if it makes you feel bad. The purpose of life is not to be happy but to be worthy of happiness.


Quote: I do not equate productivity to happiness. For most people, happiness in life is a massive amount of achievement plus a massive amount of appreciation. And you need both of those things. by author Tim Ferriss overlaid on photo of photo of author Tim Ferriss with quote

I do not equate productivity to happiness. For most people, happiness in life is a massive amount of achievement plus a massive amount of appreciation. And you need both of those things.


Quote: It is the people who can do nothing who find nothing to do, and the secret to happiness in this world is not only to be useful, but to be forever elevating one's uses. by author Sarah Orne Jewett overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

It is the people who can do nothing who find nothing to do, and the secret to happiness in this world is not only to be useful, but to be forever elevating one's uses.


Quote: To be stupid and selfish and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness. Though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless. by author Stefan Sagmeister overlaid on photo of silhouette of two person sitting on chair near tree
Photo Credit: Harli Marten

To be stupid and selfish and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness. Though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless.


Quote: I think if we want to find happiness by finding a life partner, then it's a little selfish. You should be complete within yourself, so that when you're in a relationship, you can give out happiness rather than expect it. by author Shahid Kapoor overlaid on photo of backdrop
Photo Credit: Tim Mossholder

I think if we want to find happiness by finding a life partner, then it's a little selfish. You should be complete within yourself, so that when you're in a relationship, you can give out happiness rather than expect it.


Quote: Your happiness is at the intersection of your passions and learning from great people. by author Scott Weiss overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Your happiness is at the intersection of your passions and learning from great people.


Quote: Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence. by author Sydney Smith overlaid on photo of woman in white dress walking on pathway between trees during daytime
Photo Credit: Greg Rosenke

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.


Quote: The closest synonym of happiness is excitement, and you can generate it by doing something that you can't completely comprehend. This understanding makes the process rich and exciting. by author Sushant Singh Rajput overlaid on photo of red flower in shallow focus lens
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

The closest synonym of happiness is excitement, and you can generate it by doing something that you can't completely comprehend. This understanding makes the process rich and exciting.


Quote: Be happy. It's one way of being wise. by author Colette overlaid on photo of two women holding flowers
Photo Credit: Sam Manns

Be happy. It's one way of being wise.


Quote: When you're happy you find pure joy in your life. There are no regrets in this state of happiness -- and that's a goal worth striving for in all areas of your life. by author Suze Orman overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

When you're happy you find pure joy in your life. There are no regrets in this state of happiness -- and that's a goal worth striving for in all areas of your life.


Quote: Independence is happiness. by author Susan B. Anthony overlaid on photo of 3 women standing on green grass field under blue sky during daytime
Photo Credit: quokkabottles

Independence is happiness.


Quote: A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him. by author Soren Kierkegaard overlaid on photo of men running toward beach
Photo Credit: Oliver Sjöström

A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.


Quote: It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It's also a very clear path to happiness. by author Sheryl Sandberg overlaid on photo of person holding gold ring in dark room
Photo Credit: Taylor Smith

It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It's also a very clear path to happiness.


Quote: My happiness is not dictated on this business. Once I realized that, everything kind of changed. by author Selena Gomez overlaid on photo of photo of author Selena Gomez with quote

My happiness is not dictated on this business. Once I realized that, everything kind of changed.


Quote: Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates. by author Sarah McLachlan overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.


Quote: Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware. Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for the desert that surrounds it. by author Rachel Field overlaid on photo of silhouette of two person sitting on chair near tree
Photo Credit: Harli Marten

Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware. Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for the desert that surrounds it.


Quote: Happiness has a bad rap. People say it shouldn't be your goal in life. Oh, yes it should. by author Richard Dreyfuss overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Happiness has a bad rap. People say it shouldn't be your goal in life. Oh, yes it should.


Quote: Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity. by author Rollo May overlaid on photo of backdrop
Photo Credit: Tina Dawson

Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity.


Quote: Whoever labors for the happiness of those he loves elevates himself, no matter whether he works in the dreary shop or the perfumed field. by author Robert G. Ingersoll overlaid on photo of silhouette of two person sitting on chair near tree
Photo Credit: Harli Marten

Whoever labors for the happiness of those he loves elevates himself, no matter whether he works in the dreary shop or the perfumed field.


Quote: Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. by author Robert Frost overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.


Quote: The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others. by author Robert Baden-Powell overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.


Quote: The drive for happiness is vital; it's what keeps us in motion. by author Richard Gere overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

The drive for happiness is vital; it's what keeps us in motion.


Quote: Happiness is no laughing matter. by author Richard Whately overlaid on photo of four people sitting on wooden stair
Photo Credit: Gaelle Marcel

Happiness is no laughing matter.


Quote: One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. by author Rita Mae Brown overlaid on photo of three woman holding hands white walking
Photo Credit: Katy Anne

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.


Quote: The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.


Quote: Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of flat lay photography teacup on top of saucer
Photo Credit: Trent Erwin

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of peacock butterfly perched on white flower in close up photography during daytime
Photo Credit: Arturo Sreev

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.


Quote: Happiness exists only if you have a lot of people to share it with. by author Ranbir Kapoor overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

Happiness exists only if you have a lot of people to share it with.


Quote: There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all. by author Ogden Nash overlaid on photo of two people standing on grey rock under white clouds
Photo Credit: Toa Heftiba

There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.


Quote: Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life -- a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of blue starry night
Photo Credit: Mark Basarab

Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life -- a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.


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