Happiness Quotes

By | April 15, 2018

Happiness consists in activity: such is the constitution of our nature; it is a running stream, and not a stagnant pool. – John M. Good

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you. – David D. Burns, M.D., Intimate Connections

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions—the little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimal of pleasurable thought and genial feeling. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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


Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. – Margaret Lee Runbeck

Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it. – J. Petit Senn

There is more to life than increasing its speed. – Mahatma Gandhi

Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think. – Dale Carnegie

I do not like the idea of happiness—it is too momentary. I would say that I was always busy and interested in something—interest has more meaning than happiness. – Georgia O’Keefe

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

No man is happy who does not think himself so. – Publilius Syrus

I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life, than on the nature of those events themselves. – Baron Alexander von Humboldt

Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet. – Albert Schweitzer

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. – Margaret Lee Runbeck

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though ’twere his own. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizin g and appreciating what we do have. – Frederick Koenig

A light heart lives long. – William Shakespeare

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. – George Santayana

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. – Helen Keller

The greater part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances. – Martha Washington

Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come,—as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours. – Thomas Fuller

Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress. – Epictetus

Our minds are as different as our faces: we are all traveling to one destination; happiness; but few are going by the same road. – Charles Caleb Colton

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens. – Douglas Jerrold

Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life. – William Ellery Channing

Well-being is attained by little and little, and nevertheless is no little thing itself. – Zeno of Citium

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

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. – Charles Spurgeon

The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life. – Euripides

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get. – Various Attributions

The only way on earth to multiply happiness is to divide it. – Paul Scherer

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. – Benjamin Franklin

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

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

You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution. – Robert F. Kennedy

We deem those happy who, from the experience of life, have learned to bear its ills, without being overcome by them. – Juvenal

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

I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life, than on the nature of those events themselves. – Baron Alexander von Humboldt

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. – Henry Ford

Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind. – Alice Meynell

The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach. – Lin Yutang

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