Happiness Quotations

We all need a little inspiration from time to time. Here are some of my favourite quotations about happiness. You can visit whenever you need a boost.

Happiness Quotes —General


Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
— Dr. Seuss
We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.
— William James
Happiness is a direction, not a place.
— Sydney J. Harris
If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.
— Roy T. Bennett
Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
— Francesca Reigler
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
— Frank Tyger
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
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.
— Lou Holtz
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
— Mohandas K. Ghandi
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
That is happiness; to be dissolved into something completely great.
— Willa Cather
Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.

— Abraham Lincoln
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
— Thomas Jefferson
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
— Joseph Addison
People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.
— Anton Chekhov
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
— George Sand
To fill the hour -that is happiness.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
— Edward de Bono
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
— Sophocles
What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.
— Colette
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— Pablo
Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

— Marthe Troly-Curtin
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
— Maya Angelou
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

— Dale Carnegie
Happiness? That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory.
— Albert Schweitzer
Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time…serenity, that nothing is.
— Thomas Szasz