100 Perfect Quotes About Being Happy

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100 Perfect Quotes About Being Happy

Happiness is one of the most important things in life. However, it seems like we are all chasing it, and like any other emotion, it’s something that you can’t grasp onto. The harder we try the less we become.

Dive into these great quotes about being happy to give you some serious perspective on what it means to lead a happy life. Maybe they will help you slow down!

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” | James Dean

“Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.” | Alan Cohen

“Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.” | Peter Hagerty

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” | Maya Angelou

“We forge the chains we wear in life.” | Charles Dickens

“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

“Everything is a gift of the universe–even joy, anger, jealously, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment.” | Ken Keyes Jr.

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

“Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are.” | Chinese Proverb

“If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem.” | Stephen Covey

“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 is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” | Margaret Lee Runbeck

“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” | Greg Anderson

“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

“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

“In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom.” | Buddha

“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” | Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey

“You never regret being kind.” | Nicole Shepherd

“True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” | Helen Keller

“Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it’s greedy or loving.” | Dan Millman

“Reflect upon you present blessings, of which every man has many–not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” | Charles Dickens

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” | Dalai Lama

“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

id far rather be happy than right any day

“True happiness…arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self.” | Joseph Addison

“Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be.” | William Adams

“We can have peace if we let go of wanting to change the past and wanting to control the future.” | Lester Levinson

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” | Winston Churchill

“Money doesn’t bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness brings money.” | Sam Rosen

“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” | Frank Tyger

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” | Carl Jung

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” | Reinhold Niebuhr

“I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have.” | Abraham Lincoln

“There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts and then acting on them.” | Dr. Wayne Dyer

“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” | Deepak Chopra

“Once you do something you love, you never have to work again.” | Willie Hill

“Anything in life that we don’t accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it.” | Shakti Gawain

“Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else.” | Nathaniel Branden

“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

Quotes About Being Happy if you want others to be happy

“Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them.” | Marcus Aurelius

“Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.” | J. Petit Senn

“To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek.” | Alan Cohen

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” | John Milton

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” | James Oppenheim

“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” | Lucille Ball

“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

“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

“You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.” | Oprah Winfrey

“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

“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.” | Marcus Aurelius

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs–even though checkered by failure–than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” | Theodore Roosevelt

“Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time…serenity, that nothing is.” | Thomas Szasz

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” | Dr. Seuss

“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” | Epicurus

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” | James Oppenheim

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

“Many persons 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

“Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.” | Robert Anthony

“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

“There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means | either may do | the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.” | Benjamin Franklin

“If a person’s basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience. On the other hand, if someone is suffering from depression, anxiety, or any form of emotional distress, then even if he or she happens to be enjoying physical comforts, he will not really be able to experience the happiness that these could bring.” | Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

a truly happy person is one who can enjoy

“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

“No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.” | Barbara DeAngelis

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.” | W.P. Kinsella

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” | Mark Twain

“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

“Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations.” | Tom Brady

“Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.” | St. Augustine

“Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self?” | Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.” | Robert Louis Stevenson2

“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.” | Edith Wharton

tension is who you think you should be

“Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” | Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” | Abraham Lincoln

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” | Aristotle

“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.” | Eleanor Roosevelt

“Happiness is a state of activity.” | Aristotle

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” | Franklin Roosevelt

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

“Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.” | Immanuel Kant

“Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” | Mother Teresa

“One joy scatters a hundred griefs.” | Chinese Proverb

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” | Mahatma Gandhi

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” | Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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 it.” | Dale Carnegie

“Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.” | Buddha

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” | Jim Rohn

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“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” | Thich Nhat Hanh

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” | Robert A. Heinlein

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

“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” | Confucius

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” | Aristotle

“Happiness is acceptance.” | Unknown

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” | Bertrand Russell

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” | Eleanor Roosevelt

“Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.” | Friedrich Schiller

“I’d far rather be happy than right any day.” | Douglas Adams

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” | Andy Rooney

“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” | Martha Washington

“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” | Albert Schweitzer

“Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.” | Herman Hesse

“That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.” | Henry David Thoreau

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