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Happy Quotes to Add More Happy to Your Day

What does it mean to be happy? How important is it to be happy? What makes us happy? We are all involved in the pursuit of happiness and it can mean something different to each of us. Here is a large collection of happy quotes that we think you will enjoy. Our hope is that some will speak to you and add some joy to your day! Please share widely and spread the happy!

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Quote: Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief. by author Cicero overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
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Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.


Quote: When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of John Lennon quote: When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life.- white text on starry pic background

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life.


Quote: There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. by author Vicki Baum overlaid on photo of woman wears black dress
Photo Credit: Natasha Connell

There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.


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: They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. by author Tom Bodett overlaid on photo of person sleeping on gray gang chair
Photo Credit: Ilnur Kalimullin

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.


Quote: Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. by author Augustine of Hippo overlaid on photo of photo of author Augustine of Hippo with quote

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.


Quote: What makes me happy is the appreciation of people around me. by author Nadia Comaneci overlaid on photo of purple, white, and pink floral painting
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

What makes me happy is the appreciation of people around me.


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: Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake. by author J. Donald Walters overlaid on photo of bird's eye view of desert
Photo Credit: Daryan Shamkhali

Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.


Quote: A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live. by author Bertrand Russell overlaid on photo of four person hands wrap around shoulders while looking at sunset
Photo Credit: Helena Lopes

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


Quote: Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of blue and brown butterfly perching on leaf
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.


Quote: The only joy in the world is to begin. by author Cesare Pavese overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of person sitting on concrete bench
Photo Credit: Belinda Fewings

The only joy in the world is to begin.


Quote: The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. by author James Oppenheim overlaid on photo of blue and black butterfly on green leaves
Photo Credit: Damon On Road

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


Quote: The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness. by author Deepak Chopra overlaid on photo of man in black jacket and blue denim jeans jumping on snow covered mountain during daytime
Photo Credit: Felipe Giacometti

The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.




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: Protect your health. Without it you face a serious handicap for success and happiness. by author Harry F. Banks overlaid on photo of landscape photo of mountain during nighttime
Photo Credit: Alexandr Podvalny

Protect your health. Without it you face a serious handicap for success and happiness.


Quote: The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. by author William Morris overlaid on photo of silhouette of person jumping in mid air
Photo Credit: Aziz Acharki

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.


Quote: Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of bird at pier
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Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.


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: I'd learned how much happiness money can bring you. Very little. by author Rick Pitino overlaid on photo of black porsche 911 on road during daytime
Photo Credit: Lorenzo Gerosa

I'd learned how much happiness money can bring you. Very little.


Quote: Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. by author Omar Khayyam overlaid on photo of landscape photography of green tree
Photo Credit: Jeff Finley

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.


Quote: It's not possible to experience constant euphoria, but if you're grateful, you can find happiness in everything. by author Pharrell Williams overlaid on photo of green and white bird on black wire during daytime
Photo Credit: Egor Kunovsky

It's not possible to experience constant euphoria, but if you're grateful, you can find happiness in everything.


Quote: Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. by author Norman Vincent Peale overlaid on photo of silhouette of woman during sunset
Photo Credit: Mariam Soliman

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

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. But with self-confidence you can succeed. A sense of inferiority and inadequacy interferes with the attainment of your hopes, but self-confidence leads to self-realization and successful achievement.


Quote: What humans want is not just happiness. They want justice; they want meaning. by author Martin Seligman overlaid on photo of woman standing on cliff
Photo Credit: Mitchell Hartley

What humans want is not just happiness. They want justice; they want meaning.


Quote: Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. by author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on white sand during daytime
Photo Credit: Amir Hosseini

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


Quote: I might look successful and happy being in front of you today, but I once suffered from severe depression and was in total despair. by author Ji-Hae Park overlaid on photo of silhouette of stones during golden hour
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I might look successful and happy being in front of you today, but I once suffered from severe depression and was in total despair.


Quote: Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower. by author John Harrigan overlaid on photo of selective focus photo of woman holding sunflower surrounded by sunflowers
Photo Credit: Blake Cheek

Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.


Quote: Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness. by author John C. Maxwell overlaid on photo of shooting star in night sky
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Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.


Quote: Not one of us can rest, be happy, be at home, be at peace with ourselves, until we end hatred and division. by author John Lewis overlaid on photo of woman in white dress walking on pathway between trees during daytime
Photo Credit: Greg Rosenke

Not one of us can rest, be happy, be at home, be at peace with ourselves, until we end hatred and division.


Quote: Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. by author Jim Rohn overlaid on photo of yellow sunflower on white wall
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Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.


Quote: The most simple things can bring the most happiness. by author Izabella Scorupco overlaid on photo of woman in black shirt standing on yellow flower field during daytime
Photo Credit: Francesco Salandin

The most simple things can bring the most happiness.


Quote: Happiness is good health and a bad memory. by author Ingrid Bergman overlaid on photo of three women sitting on rock near body of water
Photo Credit: Courtney Cook

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.


Quote: Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get. by author H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  overlaid on photo of red coupe parked in front of black and gray building during daytime
Photo Credit: Serge Kutuzov

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.


Quote: There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. by author George Sand overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.


Quote: Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family -- in another city. by author George Burns overlaid on photo of white analog wall clock at 11 00
Photo Credit: Akram Huseyn

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family -- in another city.


Quote: Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent. by author Dennis Prager overlaid on photo of person holding sunflower
Photo Credit: Serrah Galos

Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent.


Quote: The purpose of our lives is to be happy. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of boy and girl playing on three tree log
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.


Quote: If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on white sand during daytime
Photo Credit: Amir Hosseini

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


Quote: Whoever is happy will make others happy too. by author Anne Frank overlaid on photo of two ice cream on glasses
Photo Credit: Heather Barnes

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.


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

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.


Happiness is not perfected until it is shared.




Quote: Better to be happy than wise. by author John Heywood overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape
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Better to be happy than wise.


Quote: Happy wife, happy life. by author Paul Orfalea overlaid on photo of brown and white dog covered with green and white blanket
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Happy wife, happy life.


Quote: Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are. by author Ariana Grande overlaid on photo of woman in white and black striped shirt standing on yellow sunflower field during daytime
Photo Credit: Antonino Visalli

Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are.


Quote: Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age. by author Booth Tarkington overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.


Quote: To be happy, make others happy. by author Stephen Richards overlaid on photo of pink tree
Photo Credit: Ruby Doan

To be happy, make others happy.


Quote: Do not wait for a reason to be happy. by author Mason Cooley overlaid on photo of Russian Blue cat sleeping on whit textile
Photo Credit: Alexander Possingham

Do not wait for a reason to be happy.


Quote: Don't Worry Be Happy. by author Meher Baba overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of kids walking on road
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Don't Worry Be Happy.


Quote: Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. by author Franklin D. Roosevelt overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.


Quote: The more we express our gratitude to God for our blessings, the more he will bring to our mind other blessings. The more we are aware of to be grateful for, the happier we become. by author Ezra Taft Benson overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of black and white bird on stem
Photo Credit: Aziz Acharki

The more we express our gratitude to God for our blessings, the more he will bring to our mind other blessings. The more we are aware of to be grateful for, the happier we become.


Quote: How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and that there will never be a time when it is not now. by author Gerald Jampolsky overlaid on photo of lion on green grass during golden hour
Photo Credit: Keyur Nandaniya

How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and that there will never be a time when it is not now.




Quote: Nothing can take your joy; you have to give it away. You're in complete control of your happiness. by author Joel Osteen overlaid on photo of brides and groom looking each other
Photo Credit: Isaiah Rustad

Nothing can take your joy; you have to give it away. You're in complete control of your happiness.


Quote: 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 blue wooden door opened
Photo Credit: Joaquin Paz y Miño

Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.


Quote: The best things in life aren't things. by author Art Buchwald overlaid on photo of person with blue paint on hand
Photo Credit: Phil Hearing

The best things in life aren't things.


Quote: You cannot always have happiness, but you can always give happiness. by author Alyson Noel overlaid on photo of brown and white bird on tree branch
Photo Credit: László Glatz

You cannot always have happiness, but you can always give happiness.


Quote: Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy. by author Milton H. Erickson overlaid on photo of brown mountains under blue sky
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Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.






Quote: Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude. by author Roy T. Bennett overlaid on photo of girl leaning on wall during daytime
Photo Credit: Kiana Bosman

Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude.


Quote: I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: 
a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else. by author Nikos Kazantzakis overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness:
a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.


Quote: The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. by author George Washington Burnap overlaid on photo of plain
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

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


Quote: I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride. by author Alexandre Dumas overlaid on photo of photo of author Alexandre Dumas with quote

I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.


Quote: It's like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story. by author Haruki Murakami overlaid on photo of red roses on book

It's like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.


Quote: Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it. by author J. Petit Senn overlaid on photo of mountain dew during sunrise
Photo Credit: Paul Earle

Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.


Quote: It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else. by author Arthur Schopenhauer overlaid on photo of woman wearing black and yellow butterfly headband
Photo Credit: Mário Kravaák

It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.


Quote: If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. by author Mother Teresa overlaid on photo of green plant in tilt shift lens
Photo Credit: Marek Piwnicki

If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.


Quote: One happiness scatters a thousand sorrows. by author Chinese Proverb overlaid on photo of stars in the sky during night time
Photo Credit: James Lee

One happiness scatters a thousand sorrows.


Quote: Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination. by author Mark Twain overlaid on photo of dog on pier at water

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.


Quote: It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life. by author Henrik Ibsen overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life.


Quote: Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness. by author Frank Tyger overlaid on photo of brown houses in front of hill under starry night
Photo Credit: Alan Labisch

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.


Quote: Happiness comes from peace. Peace comes from indifference. by author Naval Ravikant overlaid on photo of photo of author Naval Ravikant with quote

Happiness comes from peace. Peace comes from indifference.


No medicine cures what happiness cannot.


Quote: Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. by author Nathaniel Hawthorne overlaid on photo of silhouette of two person sitting on chair near tree
Photo Credit: Harli Marten

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


Quote: Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of white oriental lily flower
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

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


Quote: The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment. by author Samuel Taylor Coleridge overlaid on photo of man and woman sitting on white bed reading book
Photo Credit: Anastasiia Rozumna

The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment.


Quote: It's the moments that I stopped just to be, rather than do, that have given me true happiness. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of smiling woman
Photo Credit: Kate Kozyrka

It's the moments that I stopped just to be, rather than do, that have given me true happiness.


Quote: Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad. by author Norm Papernick overlaid on photo of forest trees photograph
Photo Credit: Mitchell Luo

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.


Quote: Happiness is a well-balanced combination of love, labour, and luck. by author Mary Wilson Little overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

Happiness is a well-balanced combination of love, labour, and luck.


Quote: You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness. by author Jonathan Safran Foer overlaid on photo of silhouette of mountains under blue sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Wolfgang Hasselmann

You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.


Quote: Happiness is distraction from the human tragedy. by author J. M. Reinoso overlaid on photo of person with black tattoo on left hand
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Happiness is distraction from the human tragedy.


Quote: Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy. by author Gretta Brooker Palmer overlaid on photo of black pug standing tiled floor

Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.


Quote: Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect. by author Alain de Botton overlaid on photo of photo of author Alain de Botton with quote

Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect.


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


Quote: I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. by author Thomas Jefferson overlaid on photo of photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
-Thomas Jefferson.


Quote: Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness. by author Baltasar Gracian overlaid on photo of green ceramic mug on wooden desk
Photo Credit: David Mao

Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.


Quote: Happiness, I do not know where to turn to discover you on earth, in the air or the sky; yet I know you exist and are no futile dream. by author Rosalia de Castro overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape rocks
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Happiness, I do not know where to turn to discover you on earth, in the air or the sky; yet I know you exist and are no futile dream.


Quote: Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness. by author Zhuang Zhou overlaid on photo of photo of author Zhuang Zhou with quote

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.


Quote: I think happiness is love. by author Vladimir Putin overlaid on photo of woman in white and multicolored floral shirt standing and smiling on yellow sunflower field
Photo Credit: Lauren Richmond

I think happiness is love.


Quote: Happiness is the bomb cosmetic! When I'm smiling, sometimes I'm giving thanks for all the things I have rather than worrying about the things I don't. by author Yaya DaCosta overlaid on photo of white and gray floral bed sheet
Photo Credit: Emiliano Vittoriosi

Happiness is the bomb cosmetic! When I'm smiling, sometimes I'm giving thanks for all the things I have rather than worrying about the things I don't.


Quote: The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony. by author V. S. Pritchett overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of Russian Blue cat
Photo Credit: Max Baskakov

The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.


Quote: Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of four men sitting beside table
Photo Credit: Ashkan Forouzani

Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.


Quote: The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

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


Quote: The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of common man. by author William Beveridge overlaid on photo of woman in white dress walking on pathway between trees during daytime
Photo Credit: Greg Rosenke

The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of common man.


Quote: If happiness truly consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow. by author William Lyon Phelps overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

If happiness truly consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow.


Quote: Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap. by author William Bennett overlaid on photo of brown leaf on brown stem
Photo Credit: Åukasz Rawa

Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap.


Quote: It is the true duty of every man to promote the happiness of his fellow creatures to the utmost of his power. by author William Wilberforce overlaid on photo of woman in white dress walking on pathway between trees during daytime
Photo Credit: Greg Rosenke

It is the true duty of every man to promote the happiness of his fellow creatures to the utmost of his power.




Quote: That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. by author Willa Cather overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.


Quote: The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal good will. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind. by author William Godwin overlaid on photo of trees under blue sky and stars during nighttime photo
Photo Credit: Wil Stewart

The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal good will. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind.


Quote: Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it. by author William Feather overlaid on photo of red strawberry fruit on red surface
Photo Credit: Daniele Levis Pelusi

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.


Quote: Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose. by author William Cowper overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.


Quote: Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy. by author Wayne Gretzky overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.


Quote: The philosophical point is that our happiness and wellbeing is not based on incomes rising. This is not just the wisdom of sages but of ordinary people. Prosperity is more social and psychological: it's about identification, affiliation, participation in society and a sense of purpose. by author Tim Jackson (economist) overlaid on photo of Tim Jackson (economist) quote: The philosophical point is that our happiness and wellbeing is not based on incomes rising. This is not just the wisdom of sages but of ordinary people. Prosperity is more social and psychological: it's about identification, affiliation, participation in society and a sense of purpose.- black text on quotes background

The philosophical point is that our happiness and wellbeing is not based on incomes rising. This is not just the wisdom of sages but of ordinary people. Prosperity is more social and psychological: it's about identification, affiliation, participation in society and a sense of purpose.


Quote: The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government. by author Thomas Chandler Haliburton overlaid on photo of woman in white dress walking on pathway between trees during daytime
Photo Credit: Greg Rosenke

The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.


Quote: Happiness for me is totally just being at peace knowing that, everything I'm doing, God is pleased with that. It's complete peace for me. by author Tyler Perry overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

Happiness for me is totally just being at peace knowing that, everything I'm doing, God is pleased with that. It's complete peace for me.


Quote: A smile is happiness you'll find right under your nose. by author Tom Wilson overlaid on photo of two women walking on bridge during daytime
Photo Credit: Julia Caesar

A smile is happiness you'll find right under your nose.


Quote: You might not make it to the top, but if you are doing what you love, there is much more happiness there than being rich or famous. by author Tony Hawk overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

You might not make it to the top, but if you are doing what you love, there is much more happiness there than being rich or famous.


Quote: Bosses should sanction the nap rather than expect workers to power on all day without repose. They might even find that workers' happiness -- or what management types refer to as 'employee satisfaction results' -- might improve. by author Tom Hodgkinson overlaid on photo of brown rock formation beside calm body of water near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Ethan Dow

Bosses should sanction the nap rather than expect workers to power on all day without repose. They might even find that workers' happiness -- or what management types refer to as 'employee satisfaction results' -- might improve.


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

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




Quote: When ambition ends, happiness begins. by author Thomas Merton overlaid on photo of three women sitting on rock near body of water
Photo Credit: Courtney Cook

When ambition ends, happiness begins.


Quote: The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done. by author Thomas Carlyle overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done.




Quote: It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness. by author Thomas Jefferson overlaid on photo of photo of author Thomas Jefferson with quote

It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.


Quote: It's up to you to be responsible for how you feel if you're not happy. Your happiness lies in your hands. You can't rely on a man to make you happy or complete you. That starts with you. by author Taraji P. Henson overlaid on photo of brown and black butterfly on pink flower
Photo Credit: Nandhu Kumar

It's up to you to be responsible for how you feel if you're not happy. Your happiness lies in your hands. You can't rely on a man to make you happy or complete you. That starts with you.


Quote: Happiness is definitely a priority in our household. That the kids are happy and everybody is comfortable. Self-esteem is very important. by author Tracy Pollan overlaid on photo of man and woman sitting on white bed reading book
Photo Credit: Anastasiia Rozumna

Happiness is definitely a priority in our household. That the kids are happy and everybody is comfortable. Self-esteem is very important.


Quote: My happiness is being able to present my talents for people to see, and I feel like I'm an ambassador of Thai history and Thai culture on film so that people can see Muay Thai. by author Tony Jaa overlaid on photo of men running toward beach
Photo Credit: Oliver Sjöström

My happiness is being able to present my talents for people to see, and I feel like I'm an ambassador of Thai history and Thai culture on film so that people can see Muay Thai.


Quote: There is even a happiness -- that makes the heart afraid. by author Thomas Hood overlaid on photo of unknown persons standing outdoors
Photo Credit: Dim Hou

There is even a happiness -- that makes the heart afraid.


Quote: People want to be happy, so they don't want to feel as though they're mired in this world of ugliness. I think that if people can recognize that you can actually help and change that ugliness, then you'll feel a lot better about yourself as well, and that does create a certain amount of happiness. by author Sheryl WuDunn overlaid on photo of Sheryl WuDunn quote: People want to be happy, so they don't want to feel as though they're mired in this world of ugliness. I think that if people can recognize that you can actually help and change that ugliness, then you'll feel a lot better about yourself as well, and that does create a certain amount of happiness.- black text on quotes background

People want to be happy, so they don't want to feel as though they're mired in this world of ugliness. I think that if people can recognize that you can actually help and change that ugliness, then you'll feel a lot better about yourself as well, and that does create a certain amount of happiness.


Quote: Research shows you get multiple tasks done faster if you do them one at a time. It also decreases stress and raises happiness. by author Shawn Achor overlaid on photo of stars across the sky view at the desert
Photo Credit: Jean Carlo Emer

Research shows you get multiple tasks done faster if you do them one at a time. It also decreases stress and raises happiness.


Quote: I have a talent for happiness. I look with the eyes of a painter, and I see beauty. by author Sylvia Kristel overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

I have a talent for happiness. I look with the eyes of a painter, and I see beauty.


Quote: Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It's the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps. by author Sharon M. Draper overlaid on photo of snow covered pine trees
Photo Credit: Kei

Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It's the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.




Quote: I think family, friends and a sense of community give you greater happiness than money. But, of course, one has to have a minimum on which to live. The joy I get from sitting around and having a laugh is immeasurable -- much greater than anything that I have ever bought. by author Sanjeev Bhaskar overlaid on photo of Sanjeev Bhaskar quote; white text on black background

I think family, friends and a sense of community give you greater happiness than money. But, of course, one has to have a minimum on which to live. The joy I get from sitting around and having a laugh is immeasurable -- much greater than anything that I have ever bought.


Quote: For me, the opposite of happiness isn't sadness but boredom. by author Sushant Singh Rajput overlaid on photo of silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff
Photo Credit: Karl Magnuson

For me, the opposite of happiness isn't sadness but boredom.


Quote: A wise woman recognizes when her life is out of balance and summons the courage to act to correct it, she knows the meaning of true generosity, happiness is the reward for a life lived in harmony, with a courage and grace. by author Suze Orman overlaid on photo of two boy's walking on green grass field
Photo Credit: Kevin Gent

A wise woman recognizes when her life is out of balance and summons the courage to act to correct it, she knows the meaning of true generosity, happiness is the reward for a life lived in harmony, with a courage and grace.


Quote: The problem is that, partly because we are women, a large measure of our happiness depends on our relationships -- including, unavoidably, our relationships with men. by author Sandra Tsing Loh overlaid on photo of silhouette of mountain during golden hour
Photo Credit: Marek Piwnicki

The problem is that, partly because we are women, a large measure of our happiness depends on our relationships -- including, unavoidably, our relationships with men.


Quote: I'm passionate about everything, like my family and friends. Anybody I am talkin' to is gonna be bona fide real. There is no substitution for happiness. Period. by author Suge Knight overlaid on photo of silhouette of two person sitting on chair near tree
Photo Credit: Harli Marten

I'm passionate about everything, like my family and friends. Anybody I am talkin' to is gonna be bona fide real. There is no substitution for happiness. Period.


There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.


Quote: Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery. by author Spike Milligan overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.


Quote: Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of man in black tank top standing near tree under starry night
Photo Credit: Chinh Le Duc

Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.


Quote: Everyone has their own way of expressing happiness. by author Shah Rukh Khan overlaid on photo of adult black and tan dachshund
Photo Credit: Erda Estremera

Everyone has their own way of expressing happiness.


Quote: Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it. by author Samuel Johnson overlaid on photo of people holding shoulders sitting on wall
Photo Credit: Duy Pham

Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it.


Quote: All true happiness, pure joy, sweet bounties, and unclouded pleasure are contained within the knowledge and love of God. by author Said Nursi overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

All true happiness, pure joy, sweet bounties, and unclouded pleasure are contained within the knowledge and love of God.




Quote: Happiness for me is getting to write about the most important things I know. by author Richard Ford overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

Happiness for me is getting to write about the most important things I know.


Quote: Happiness is the legal-tender of the soul. Joy is wealth. by author Robert G. Ingersoll overlaid on photo of black and white computer keyboard
Photo Credit: Muhannad Ajjan

Happiness is the legal-tender of the soul. Joy is wealth.


Quote: Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so. by author Robert G. Ingersoll overlaid on photo of woman in white and black striped shirt standing on yellow sunflower field during daytime
Photo Credit: Antonino Visalli

Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.


Quote: A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others. by author Robert G. Ingersoll overlaid on photo of white clouds and blue sky
Photo Credit: J Lee

A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others.


Quote: No one is perfect... absolutely no one. Like precious stones, we have a few flaws, but why focus on that? Focus on what you like about yourself, and that will bring you happiness and peace. by author Richard Simmons overlaid on photo of solid background
Photo Credit: César Couto

No one is perfect... absolutely no one. Like precious stones, we have a few flaws, but why focus on that? Focus on what you like about yourself, and that will bring you happiness and peace.


Quote: Most people would assume my business success, and the wealth that comes with it, have brought me happiness. But I know I am successful, wealthy, and connected because I am happy. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of landscape photo of mountains under starry sky at nighttime
Photo Credit: guille pozzi

Most people would assume my business success, and the wealth that comes with it, have brought me happiness. But I know I am successful, wealthy, and connected because I am happy.


Quote: Those who know me know I'm passionate about lists, and top of my list of priorities is my family. My wife Joan and I do not consider our legacy to our children to be wealth or fame but the opportunity to pursue happiness by following their own path. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Those who know me know I'm passionate about lists, and top of my list of priorities is my family. My wife Joan and I do not consider our legacy to our children to be wealth or fame but the opportunity to pursue happiness by following their own path.


Quote: Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of boy and cat in front of moon
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Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know.


Quote: Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of four person standing beside wall
Photo Credit: Gemma Chua-Tran

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.


Quote: Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations. by author Red Skelton overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.


Quote: The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency. by author Quentin Crisp overlaid on photo of photo of author Quentin Crisp with quote

The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.


Quote: Happiness is having a scratch for every itch. by author Ogden Nash overlaid on photo of yellow labrador retriever puppy sitting on floor
Photo Credit: Taylor Kopel

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.


Quote: You can have a lot of unhappiness by not having money, but the reverse is no guarantee of happiness. by author Philip Kaufman overlaid on photo of yellow flower field under clear sky
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bishop

You can have a lot of unhappiness by not having money, but the reverse is no guarantee of happiness.


Quote: Happiness is precious, and so I prefer to keep mine private. In a world where everyone shares everything, I can think of a lot of happy moments, but they're mine. by author Patrick Ness overlaid on photo of tan wallpaper
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Happiness is precious, and so I prefer to keep mine private. In a world where everyone shares everything, I can think of a lot of happy moments, but they're mine.


Quote: This obedience to the voice of the Earth is more important for our future happiness... than the desires of the moment. by author Pope Benedict XVI overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

This obedience to the voice of the Earth is more important for our future happiness... than the desires of the moment.


Quote: I can be forced to live without happiness, but I will never consent to live without honor. by author Pierre Corneille overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

I can be forced to live without happiness, but I will never consent to live without honor.


Quote: I know that no business contract, no order or commercial consideration can ever be worth the happiness of one's home or the peace of one's mind. by author Peter Marshall overlaid on photo of brown and gray brick wall
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I know that no business contract, no order or commercial consideration can ever be worth the happiness of one's home or the peace of one's mind.


Quote: I always was a rich person because money's not related to happiness. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of man raising arms between greenfield
Photo Credit: Hanny Naibaho

I always was a rich person because money's not related to happiness.


Quote: Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time. by author Pablo Picasso overlaid on photo of blue and white abstract painting
Photo Credit: Daniele Levis Pelusi

Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.


Quote: Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory. by author Norman Vincent Peale overlaid on photo of coconut tree near body of water
Photo Credit: Pedro Monteiro

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.


Quote: Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There's immense happiness that can come from working towards that. by author Nick Cave overlaid on photo of Nick Cave quote; white text on black background

Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There's immense happiness that can come from working towards that.


Quote: We have the tendency to run away from suffering and to look for happiness. But, in fact, if you have not suffered, you have no chance to experience real happiness. by author Thích Nhất Hạnh overlaid on photo of woman doing yoga on rock platform next to body of water
Photo Credit: bady abbas

We have the tendency to run away from suffering and to look for happiness. But, in fact, if you have not suffered, you have no chance to experience real happiness.


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. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it. by author Nathaniel Hawthorne overlaid on photo of photo of author Nathaniel Hawthorne with 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. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.


Quote: Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best. by author Napoleon Hill overlaid on photo of silhouette of two person sitting on chair near tree
Photo Credit: Harli Marten

Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.


Quote: I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness. by author Nana Mouskouri overlaid on photo of silhouette of kneeling man
Photo Credit: Aaron Burden

I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.


Quote: First and foremost, you've got to make yourself happy. Essentially being who you are is the most important thing. When you're after truth, happiness always comes. by author Nadia Giosia overlaid on photo of solid background
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

First and foremost, you've got to make yourself happy. Essentially being who you are is the most important thing. When you're after truth, happiness always comes.


Quote: Everyday interactions we have with other people are definitely contagious, in terms of happiness. by author Nicholas A. Christakis overlaid on photo of silhouette of person standing beside bare tree under stary sky
Photo Credit: Vincent Chin

Everyday interactions we have with other people are definitely contagious, in terms of happiness.


Quote: Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. by author Margaret Lee Runbeck overlaid on photo of man in black jacket and pants jumping on white rock
Photo Credit: Yaroslav Martseniyk

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.


Quote: 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. by author Marcel Pagnol overlaid on photo of coffee mug on top of tablecloth beside ashtray
Photo Credit: Deborah Diem

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.

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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 .


Quote: Every moment of your life that is not a complete nightmare is happiness. by author Merrill Markoe overlaid on photo of woman standing on cliff
Photo Credit: Mitchell Hartley

Every moment of your life that is not a complete nightmare is happiness.


Quote: We all of us deserve happiness or none of us does. by author Mary Gordon overlaid on photo of woman in white shirt sitting on brown rock near lake during daytime
Photo Credit: Ali Zbeeb

We all of us deserve happiness or none of us does.


Quote: Being of service to others is what brings true happiness. by author Marie Osmond overlaid on photo of fawn pug on bed
Photo Credit: Mink Mingle

Being of service to others is what brings true happiness.


Quote: The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness. by author Milan Kundera overlaid on photo of laughing woman photo
Photo Credit: Kim Carpenter

The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.


Quote: My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. by author Michael J. Fox overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket with red rose on ear
Photo Credit: Becca Tapert

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.


Quote: We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness. by author Maxwell Maltz overlaid on photo of pink and white light illustration
Photo Credit: MakeSumo

We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.


Quote: Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it. by author Mary Baker Eddy overlaid on photo of silhouette of two person sitting on chair near tree
Photo Credit: Harli Marten

Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.


Quote: When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness. by author Malcolm Forbes overlaid on photo of grassland landscape
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness.


Quote: Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you. by author Maharishi Mahesh Yogi overlaid on photo of silhouette of person jumping during dawn
Photo Credit: Austin Schmid

Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.


Quote: For me, happiness is doing my best and trying to be helpful. by author Ken Kercheval overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

For me, happiness is doing my best and trying to be helpful.


Quote: There are no plans that always work in life. For me, the secret to happiness is being positive and looking at the brighter side of my life. by author Karisma Kapoor overlaid on photo of silhouette of two person sitting on chair near tree
Photo Credit: Harli Marten

There are no plans that always work in life. For me, the secret to happiness is being positive and looking at the brighter side of my life.




Quote: I just hope I can spread some of the happiness that's been coming my way. by author Kenny Rogers overlaid on photo of adult black and white dog leaning on wooden fence
Photo Credit: Lawrence Hookham

I just hope I can spread some of the happiness that's been coming my way.


Quote: I refuse to accept other people's ideas of happiness for me. As if there's a 'one size fits all' standard for happiness. by author Kanye West overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

I refuse to accept other people's ideas of happiness for me. As if there's a 'one size fits all' standard for happiness.


Quote: Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable. by author Leo Rosten overlaid on photo of red flowers with water droplets
Photo Credit: Leonardo Corral

Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.


Quote: People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness. by author Lucinda Williams overlaid on photo of white sand under white sky

People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness.


Quote: There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness. by author Liberty Hyde Bailey overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket with red rose on ear
Photo Credit: Becca Tapert

There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.


Quote: When you give as a family, not only are you sharing the happiness that giving brings you by watching it translate into positive change, but you are also transmitting your giving values to your children by engaging them in the giving process itself. by author Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen overlaid on photo of photo of author Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen with quote

When you give as a family, not only are you sharing the happiness that giving brings you by watching it translate into positive change, but you are also transmitting your giving values to your children by engaging them in the giving process itself.


Quote: Off with you! You're a happy fellow, for you'll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that! by author Ludwig van Beethoven overlaid on photo of man and woman sitting on white bed reading book
Photo Credit: Anastasiia Rozumna

Off with you! You're a happy fellow, for you'll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that!


Quote: Happiness is the only thing worth fighting for in your life. by author Lilly Singh overlaid on photo of boxing gloves

Happiness is the only thing worth fighting for in your life.


Quote: One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken. by author Leo Tolstoy overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket with red rose on ear
Photo Credit: Becca Tapert

One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.


Quote: All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. by author John Gunther overlaid on photo of person holding white ceramic cup with liquid
Photo Credit: SnapbyThree MY

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.


Quote: Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness. by author John Howe overlaid on photo of aerial photography of mountain range covered with snow under white and blue sky at daytime
Photo Credit: Rohit Tandon

Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.


Quote: Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. by author Jacques Prevert overlaid on photo of woman standing on cliff
Photo Credit: Mitchell Hartley

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.


Quote: Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment. by author J. Donald Walters overlaid on photo of brown and white humming bird
Photo Credit: Steve Harvey

Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.


Quote: Happiness comes when we test our skills towards some meaningful purpose. by author John Stossel overlaid on photo of black, purple, and orange basketball court beside concrete buildings at daytime
Photo Credit: Ilnur Kalimullin

Happiness comes when we test our skills towards some meaningful purpose.


Quote: The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. by author John Mason Brown overlaid on photo of mountains under white mist at daytime
Photo Credit: Ivana Cajina

The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.


Quote: I used to say that 'happy' was like 'lucky,' kind of imaginary. But now that I'm married and have children, I find that happiness is a real space. by author Jeffrey Wright overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
Photo Credit: Alexandre Barbosa

I used to say that 'happy' was like 'lucky,' kind of imaginary. But now that I'm married and have children, I find that happiness is a real space.


Quote: The only really important thing, at the end of the day, is your health. If you haven't got that, then all the money in the world isn't going to bring you happiness. by author John Caudwell overlaid on photo of white boat on sea under white sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Osvaldo Escobar

The only really important thing, at the end of the day, is your health. If you haven't got that, then all the money in the world isn't going to bring you happiness.


Quote: Happiness is not the same as life satisfaction, while neither are identical to what we might call flourishing. by author Julian Baggini overlaid on photo of green and white bird on black wire during daytime
Photo Credit: Egor Kunovsky

Happiness is not the same as life satisfaction, while neither are identical to what we might call flourishing.


Quote: Good and productive labor is valuable, and it doesn't mean you have to have a fancy job description. You don't have to become rich. You can be ordinary. Happiness lies there. Do good work, create good work for others. by author Jay Parini overlaid on photo of leafless tree under gray sky
Photo Credit: Yogendra Singh

Good and productive labor is valuable, and it doesn't mean you have to have a fancy job description. You don't have to become rich. You can be ordinary. Happiness lies there. Do good work, create good work for others.


Quote: I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change. by author Jamie Lee Curtis overlaid on photo of woman jumping near white wall paint
Photo Credit: Clem Onojeghuo

I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change.


Quote: God dislikes evil, and no happiness can be built on hate. Love one another as brothers. by author Josephine Baker overlaid on photo of close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand
Photo Credit: Fadi Xd

God dislikes evil, and no happiness can be built on hate. Love one another as brothers.


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