Happy Quotes

Happy quotes... We all need happy quotes sometimes, dont't you agree? Personally I love to write happy life quotes on my calendar where there is an empty space. Happiness quotes are perfect for cards you give to family and friends. At their best they lift our minds so we can see the good things in our lives better. Happy life quotes are such pearls of wisdom, given to us through the ages. And happiness quotes also
often are filled with such humor they are bound to make you smile.

Lets see if these quotes do that to you.

Happy Quotes A


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

- Unknown

(Now this happy quote above
is one of my favorites!)

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All of us have had the experience of a sudden joy that came when nothing in the world had forewarned us of its coming - a joy so thrilling that if it was born of misery we remembered even the misery with tenderness.

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within.

- Horace Friess

Happy Quotes B

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

- Sidonie Gabrielle


“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”


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

- Albert Camus

Happy Quotes C

Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don't go through life creaking.

- H.W. Byles


Consider the following. We humans are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others' actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from others' activities. For this reason it is hardly surprising that most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others.

- Dalai Lama



(This happy quote really tells a profound wisdom... So try to appreciate all the people in your life - they can be a source of great joy to you.)

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Happy Quotes D

“Don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can't love and respect yourself - no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are - completely; the good and the bad - and make changes as YOU see fit - not because you think someone else wants you to be different.”

- Stacey Charter

Happy Quotes E

Eden is that old-fashioned house we dwell in every dayWithout suspecting our abode until we drive away.

- Emily Dickinson


Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

- Robert Brault


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

Happy Quotes F

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

- Author Unknown

Happy Quotes G

Gather the crumbs of happiness and they will make you a loaf of contentment.

- Unknown

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy -- because we will always want to have something else or something more.

- David Steindl-Rast


Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.

- Pearl S. Buck

(Just think about that happy quote by Pearl S. Buck. It´s all about the journey, isn´t it?)

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Happy Quotes H

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.

- Maxim Gorky


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

- Denis Waitley


Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves.

- Helen Keller


(When you read that happy quote by Helen Keller, just imagine what her life was like... If you never heard of her, go and search for information about her. Makes the little worries in your life seem insignficant...)


Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.

- Storm Jameson

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

- Buddha


Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.

- Douglas Jerrold


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

- Unknown


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

- Gretta Brooker Palmer


Happiness is a direction, not a place.

- Sydney J. Harris


Happiness is a form of courage.

- Holbrook Jackson


Happiness is a Swedish sunset -- it is there for all, but most of us look the other way and lose it.

- Mark Twain


Happiness is a way station between too little and too much.

- Channing Pollock


Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.

- Robertson Davies


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

- Nathaniel Hawthorne


Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.

- Mildred Barthel


Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.

- Iris Murdoch


Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.

- E.L. Konigsburg


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

- George Burns


“Happiness is like a kiss...you must share it to enjoy it.”Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.

- Palmer Sondreal


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

- Eleanor Roosevelt


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

- Margaret Lee Runbeck


Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.

- Unknown


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

- Franklin D. Roosevelt


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.

- Norman MacEwan


Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

- Albert Schweitzer


Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.

- Don Marquis


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

- Aristotle


Happiness is the soundtrack of my life.

- Grey Livingston


Happiness is... usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.

- Thomas Szasz


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

- Gandhi


Happiness, it seems to me, consists of two things: first, in being where you belong, and second -- and best -- in comfortably going through everyday life, that is, having had a good night's sleep and not being hurt by new shoes.

- Theodor Fontane


Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.

- John Barrymore


Happiness pulses with every beat of my heart.

- Emily Logan Decens


He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.

- Henry Ward Beecher

Happy Quotes I

I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.

- J.D. Salinger


I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.

- Albert Schweitzer


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

- Edith Wharton


If the day and night be such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more immortal - that is your success. All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself.

- Henry David Thoreau


If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.

- Bertrand Russell


If you are not happy here and now, you never will be.

- Taisen Deshimaru


If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time.

- Josh Billings


If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator.

- W. Beran Wolfe


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

- Dalai Lama


If you want to be happy, be.

- Leo Tolstoy


Independence is happiness.

- Susan B. Anthony


It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis.

- Margaret Bonnano


It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

- Dale Carnegie


It was only a sunny smile and little it cost in the giving but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.

- Unknown

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Happy Quotes J

Joy is a flower that blooms when you do.

- Author Unknown


Jumping for joy is good exercise.

- Unknown


Happy Quotes L

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

- Marcel Proust


Happy Quotes M

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.

- Fyodor Dostoevsky


Man must search for what is right, and let happiness come on its own.

- Johann Pestalozzi


Many people have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

- Helen Keller


Misery is almost always the result of thinking.

- Joseph Joubert


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

- Robert S. Lynd


Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

- Abraham Lincoln


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

- Robert Anthony


My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate.

- Thornton Wilder


Happy Quotes N

Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.

- Cynthia Nelms


“Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

- Guilaume Apollinaire


Happy Quotes O

On the whole, the happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.

- William R. Inge


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

- Margaret Young


One filled with joy preaches without preaching.

- Mother Teresa

Happy Quotes P

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.

- Anton Chekhov


People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.

- Ramona L. Anderson


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

- H. Jackson Browne


Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.

- Eskimo proveb


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

- Samuel Johnson


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

- William Feather


Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard's rustling, a breath, a flash, a moment - a little makes the way of the best happiness.

- Frederich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra


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Happy Quotes R

Real elation is when you feel you could touch a star without standing on tiptoe.

- Doug Larson


Happy Quotes S

So long as we can lose any happiness, we possess some.

- Booth Tarkington


Some pursue happiness - others create it.

- Unknown


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

- Thich Nhat Hanh


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

- Albert Schweitzer


Happy Quotes T

That is happiness; to be dissolved into something completely great.

- Willa Cather


The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.

- Charles L. Morgan


The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy.

- Dalai Lama

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.

- Anne Frank

The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash.

- Unknown

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

- Mark Twain

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.

- J.D. Salinger

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

- James Oppenheim

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

- Allan K. Chalmers

The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.

- Martha Washington

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.

- Thomas Jefferson

The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.

- Ernest Dimnet

The happiness that is genuinely satisfying is accompanied by the fullest exercise of our faculties and the fullest realization of the world in which we live.

- Bertrand Russell

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.

- John Milton

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?

- Henry David Thoreau

“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”

- Marcel Pagnol

The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasure.

- Francoise de Motteville

The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.

- M. Scott Peck

The world has to learn that the actual pleasure derived from material things is of rather low quality on the whole and less even in quantity than it looks to those who have not tried it.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. 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.

- Carl Jung

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.

- Logan Pearsall Smith

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

- Freya Stark

There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always attained by giving them to someone else.

- Peyton Conway March

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.

- Lady Blessington

There is no duty we so underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

“There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.”

- Anthony de Mello

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

- George Sand

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

- Epictetus

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.

- James M. Barrie

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

- Norm Papernick

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

- Buddha

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

- Albert Camus

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

- Bertrand Russell

To fill the hour -- that is happiness.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.”

- Robert Muller

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Happy Quotes U

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.

- Edward de Bono


Happy Quotes W

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

- Charles Kingsley


We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.- Anne Frank


We are seldom happy with what we now have, but would go to pieces if we lost any part of it. - Mignon McLaughlin


We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.

- Frederick Keoniq


What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.

- Colette


What everyone wants from life is continuous and genuine happiness.

- Baruch Spinoza


What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.

- Leo Buscaglia


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 which has been opened for us.

- Helen Keller


When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.

- Dalai Lama


When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him; and you are torn by the thought of the unhappiness and night you cast, by the mere fact of living, in the hearts you encounter.

- Albert Camus


When you're really happy, the birds chirp and the sun shines even on cold dark winter nights - and flowers will bloom on a barren land.

- Grey Livingston


Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.

- Mark Twain


Happy Quotes Y

You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy.

- Erich Hoffer


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

- Unknown


You need to learn to be happy by nature, because you'll seldom have the chance to be happy by circumstance.

- Lavetta Sue Wegman


You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

- Albert Camus





I hope you found a happy quote you liked. Maybe you could write it down on a card and carry it with you to cheer up your day. Or take the habit of telling a happy quote on coffee break at work.

Here´s one I invented by myself:

A happy quote a day keeps the doctor away.

- Leena

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