50 Powerful Happiness Quotes


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Taking a look at some of the best and most inspiring powerful happiness quotes on the net. Happiness is an integral part of our daily life and it has a huge impact on how we live life. According to Oxford Dictionary – happiness is simply “The state of being happy”. Before we look at the various happiness quotes, lets start by looking at the different definitions of happiness by some of the greatest minds.

Definition of Happiness

  • Mahatma Gandhi – Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony
  • Dale Carnegie – Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude
  • Andy Rooney – Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens
  • Joseph Wood Krutch – Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude
  • Leo Rosten – Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable
  • Oscar Levant – Happiness is not something you experience, it’s something you remember
  • Denis Waitley – Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude
  • Aristotle – Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence
  • John Barrymore – Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open
  • Don Marquis – Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness
  • Maxim Gorky – 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
  • Eleanor Roosevelt – Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product
  • Bernard Meltzer – Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it
  • Robert Green Ingresoll – 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
  • Jim Rohn – Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present
  • George Sheehan – Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing
  • Theodore Isaac Rubin – Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best
  • Lucius Annaeus Seneca – True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future

Quotes on Happiness

Quotes about happiness
Quotes about happiness

1. 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

2. 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

3. Money doesn’t bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness brings money – Sam Rosen

4. I have only two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy – Allen J. Lefferdink

5. In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy – Albert Clarke

6. Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory – Betty Smith

7. Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values – Ayn Rand

8. Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started – David Allen

9. Whoever is happy will make others happy – Anne Frank

10. People should find happiness in the little things, like family – Amanda Bynes

Happiness Quotes

11. Happiness depends upon ourselves – Aristotle

12. Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness – Ayn Rand

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

14. All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love – Baruch Spinoza

15. Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom – Benjamin Franklin

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

happiness and joy
happiness and joy

17. A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness – Bernard de Fontenelle

18. Success at the highest level comes down to one question: Can you decide that your happiness can come from someone else’s success? – Bill Walton

19. The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than growing with them – Bernard M. Baruch

20. 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

Inspiring Happiness Quotes

21. Happiness is the experience of loving life. Being happy is being in love with that momentary experience. And love is looking at someone or even something and seeing the absolute best in him/her or it. Love is happiness with what you see. So love and happiness really are the same thing…just expressed differently – Robert McPhillips

22. 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. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, then there will be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be – Anne Frank

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

24. Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want – Alan Cohen

25. Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know – Ernest Hemingway

26. Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever – Peter Hagerty

27. He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe – Marcus Aurelius

28. View your life from your funeral, looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn’t? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again, and what you wouldn’t? – Victor Frankl

29. Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be – Abraham Lincoln

30. To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness – Bertrand Russell

Happiness and Joy

inspiring quotes for happiness
inspiring quotes for happiness

31. The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage – Carrie Jones

32. Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be – William Adams

33. Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time…serenity, that nothing is – Thomas Szasz

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

35. There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort – Charlotte Bronte

36. You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy – Alan Cohen

37. 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

38. Once you do something you love, you never have to work again – Willie Hill

39. We all get report cards in many different ways, but the real excitement of what you’re doing is in the doing of it. It’s not what you’re gonna get in the end–it’s not the final curtain–it’s really in the doing it, and loving what you’re doing – Ralph Lauren

40. True happiness…arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self – Joseph Addison

True Happiness Quotes

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

42. Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today – James Dean

43. If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else – Chinese proverb

44. Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting – Bernard Meltzer

45. The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open – Chuck Palahniuk

46. Be happy. It’s one way of being wise – Colette

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

48. I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success – Diego Val

49. If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you – Lao Tzu

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


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