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Happiness Quotes

Happiness is what your heart beats for. It’s what matters most to a human being. In fact, if you are willing to look at this way, the end objective of efforts put into realizing any dream is to get to an unlimited supply of happiness. Happiness, cheerfulness and joy in general are what help add much needed meaning to life. If you believe lacks happiness and good cheer, go right ahead and do everything that it may take to fill up your life with happiness. Read on for a handpicked supply of famous gladness quotations and sayings.

Drew Barrymore

I don't want to be stinky poo poo girl, I want to be happy flower child.

Mother Teresa

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.


It will take time for us all to understand what has happened to us, but it is a joy to be surrounded by such happiness.

Adam Smith

Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God.

Bertrand Russell

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.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.

Bill Bryson

I don't plan to write another science book, but I don't plan not to. I do enjoy writing histories, and taking subjects that are generally dull and trying to make them interesting.

Alice Walker

Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

Paulo Coelho

The moment of that kiss contained every happy moment I had ever lived.

Albert Schweitzer

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

Charles Lamb

A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.

Emo Philips

Well, my brother says Hello. So, hooray for speech therapy.

Laurence Sterne

Alas! if the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur will as soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.

Kin Hubbard

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.

William Lyon Phelps

A cat pours his body on the floor like water. It is restful just to see him.

Terri Guillemets

I love my father as the stars - he's a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.

Robin Williams

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"

Princess Diana

When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.

Gautama Buddha

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

Dalai Lama

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

Linda Evans

I always looked for a man to rescue me and bring me happiness. I bought into that myth, of course, and looked for my own Prince Charming.

Blaise Pascal

Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Willingness to compromise with others’ ways of living and cooperation in common tasks, these make living happy and fruitful.

Joseph Campbell

Love is a friendship set to music.

Samuel Johnson

A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.

John Ruskin

In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it

Walter Scott

Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.

Omar Khayyam

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

Mother Teresa

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

Saint Augustine

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

Albert Camus

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

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will.

Lawrence Peter Berra

I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary.

Marcel Proust

Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.

William Makepeace Thackeray

An evil person is like a dirty window, they never let the light shine through.

Joseph Addison

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they are, who already possess it.

Johnny Depp

When kids hit one year old, it's like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit.

Reese Witherspoon

We make each other laugh and we have two beautiful children.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

James Stewart

I sort of got into Westerns... It was a sort of desperation move, really. I had several pictures that didn't go very well, and I just realized that I would have to try something else.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.

William Butler Yeats

How far away the stars seem, and how far is our first kiss, and ah, how old my heart.

Hermann Hesse

Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.

Dale Carnegie

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.

Alexis de Tocqueville

The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.

Thomas Merton

Be good, keep your feet dry, your eyes open, your heart at peace and your soul in the joy of Christ.

Nora Roberts

I decided to write category romance as I'd recently discovered them, and enjoyed them.

Baltasar Gracian

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

Mignon McLaughlin

For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance.

Charlie Chaplin

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.

Rabindranath Tagore

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

Steve Carell

Nothing to me feels as good as laughing incredibly hard.

Willie Nelson

I was influenced a lot by those around me - there was a lot of singing that went on in the cotton fields.

C. S. Lewis

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

Marcel Proust

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.

Robert Burns

Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!

Henry Miller

I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.

Pearl S. Buck

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.

Achievement Growth
Nicole Kidman

I never knew I'd be in a musical, let alone win an award for one.

Lord Byron

All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin.

Bertrand Russell

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


Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.

Soren Kierkegaard

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

D. H. Lawrence

For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.

Life Men Achievement Birds
Golda Meir

Above all, this country is our own. Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what his neighbors think of him. Being a Jew is no problem here.

William Morris

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

Norman Vincent Peale

Live your life and forget your age.

Thomas Merton

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

William Lyon Phelps

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.

Joe Rogan

I had a great time on News Radio, I got to make tons of money in relative obscurity and learn a lot about the TV biz and work on my stand up act constantly. It was a dream gig.

Carl Jung

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

Chevy Chase

All my children inherited perfect pitch.

Courtney Love

Being a rock star is like being a cult leader - you really have to be in your own religion.

Dalai Lama

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

C. S. Lewis

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

Bertrand Russell

The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible.

George Eliot

A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Except for the young or very happy, I can't say I am sorry for anyone who dies.

Charles Kingsley

All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

Richard M. Nixon

The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.

Kurt Cobain

I'm so happy because today I found my friends - they're in my head.

Quentin Tarantino

The fact that England has embraced me as one of its own is really cool.

Wayne Gretzky

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

Adam Smith

No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.

Lord Byron

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.

Louisa May Alcott

Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.


Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.

John Stuart Mill

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.

Joseph Campbell

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

Chuck Palahniuk

Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?


If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.


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

William Makepeace Thackeray

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.

John Dryden

Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.

William Arthur Ward

A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.