Amazing 162 Quotes and Proverbs About Happiness to Brighten Your Day

Amazing 162 Quotes and Proverbs About Happiness to Brighten Your Day

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

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.–Joseph Addison 

Thus happiness depends, as Nature shows, Less on exterior things than most suppose.–William Cowper

To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.- Elbert Hubbard

To be busy is man's only happiness.–Mark Twain

To be content with what one has is the greatest and truest of riches.–Cicero

To be happy, make other people happy.- W. Clement Stone

To be happy, one must rid oneself of prejudice, be virtuous, healthy, and have a capacity for enjoyment and for passion- Madam du Chatelet

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

To be happy, you must fancy that everything you have is a gift, and you the chosen, though you worked your tail off for every bit of it.  – Robert Brault

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.- George Santayana

To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.–Mary Stuart

To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.  – Charles Caleb Colton

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost. – Gustave Flaubert

To be truly happy is a question of how we begin, and not how we end, of what we want and not what we have.–Robert Louis Stevenson

To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.- Ken S. Keyes, Jr.

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

To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy . . . is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

To have been happy, madame, adds to calamity.–Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.- William Londen

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.–Buddha

To live happily is an inward power of the soul.–Aristotle

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.- Oscar Wilde

To live long and achieve happiness, cultivate the art of radiating happiness.- Malcolm Forbes 

To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.-Henri Frederic Amiel

To me it seems that those who are happy in this world are better and more lovable people than those who are not. – Samuel Butler

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain … to feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices. Today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity, but embrace it.- Kevyn Aucoin

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.- Les Brown

Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.  – Christian Nestell Bovee

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self.- Joseph Addison

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

True Happiness is an acceptance of life as it is given to us, with its diminishment, mystery, uncontrollability, and all.  – Micheal Gellert

True happiness is…to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. –Seneca

Try to make at least one person happy every day, and then in ten years you may have made three thousand, six hundred and fifty persons happy, or brightened a small town by your contribution to the fund of general enjoyment. -Sydney Smith


Two men look out through the same bars. One sees the mud and one the stars.- Frederick Langbridge

Ultimately, contentment is more a shift in attitude than a change in circumstances.- Linda Dillow

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.–Edward de Bono

Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.  – Don Herold

Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.  – John Stuart Mill

Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy with what you have. –Zig Ziglar

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.  – Marcus Aurelius

View change as the one constant in your life. Welcome it. Expect it. Anticipate it.- Colby Fox

Waiting for someone else to make you happy is the best way to be sad.  – Jeffrey Benjamin

Wanting … is something 'having' cannot cure.- Joe Fortenberry

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful. – Norman Vincent Peale

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.- Charles Kingsley

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life. All that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about. -Albert Einstein

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

We are as happy as we make up our minds to be.–Abraham Lincoln

We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves.–Franois de La Rochefoucauld 

We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play.- Heraclitus

We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.  – Walter Savage Landor

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

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follow like a shadow that never leaves.- Buddha

We can always find something to be thankful for, no matter what may be the burden of our wants, or the special subject of our petitions.- Albert Barnes

We cannot be happy if we expect to live all the time at the highest peak of intensity. Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.  – Thomas Merton, 1955

We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.- Charles R. Swindoll

We can't control the world. We can only (barely) control our own reactions to it. Happiness is largely a choice, not a right or entitlement.  – David C. Hill

We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learned to bear its ills, without being overcome by them.- Decimus Junius Juvenal

We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.- The Talmud

We don't always know what makes us happy. We know, instead, what we think SHOULD. We are baffled and confused when our attempts at happiness fail…- Julie Cameron

We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are.- Annais Nin

We each have all the time there is; our mental and moral status is determined by what we do with it. – Mary Blake


We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.  – George Bernard Shaw

We have to choose to be happy and keep choosing it. –Henri J.M. Nouwen

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Norman MacFinan

We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.- Jim Rohn

We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all.  – Jean de La Bruyere

We must select the illusion that appeals to our temperament and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy.–Cyril Connolly

We never give up wanting things for ourselves, but there comes a day when what we want for ourselves is someone else’s happiness.  – Robert Brault

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.- Cynthia Ozick

We smile because we are happy. But we also become happy because we smile. Act the part and you’ll become the part.  – Author Unknown

We take greater pains to persuade others that we are happy than in endeavoring to think so ourselves.- Confucius

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 Keonig

We think a happy life consists in tranquility of mind. –Cicero

Well, said Pooh, what I like best, and then he had to stop and think. Because although eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.  – A.A. Milne

What a man is contributes much more to his happiness than what he has, or how he is regarded by others.- Arthur Schopenhauer

What a wonderful life I've had. I only wish I had realized it sooner.- Collette 

What everyone wants from life is continuous and genuine happiness.- Baruch Spinoza

What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.- Thaddeus Golas

What I’m looking for is a blessing that’s not in disguise.  – Kitty O’Neill Collins

What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.- The Dalai Lama

What is there given by the gods more desirable than a happy hour?–Catullus

What other people think about me is not my business.- Michael J. Fox

What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.–Sigmund Freud

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

Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy. -Paulo Coelho 

Whatever you set aside to seek happiness, remember where you put it.  – Robert Brault

When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse. -Sophocles

When anger rises, think of the consequences.- Confucius

When I meet people from other cultures I know that they too want happiness and do not want suffering, this allows me to see them as brothers and sisters. — H.H. the Dalai Lama

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, I told them they didn’t understand life. –John Lennon

When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.  – Niccolo Machiavelli

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 people say they are looking for happiness, I ask, What are you giving to the world. -Oprah Winfrey

When someone does something good, applaud. You will make two people happy.- Samuel Goldwyn

When someone is happy, positive, upbeat and passionate about things, it trickles down. – Andrew Jacob Mahr

When the best things are not possible, the best may be made of those that are.- Richard Hooker

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.–H.H. the Dalai Lama

When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.- Bob Hope

When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die.- Roosevelt, Eleanor

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.- Wayne Dyer

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way. — Wayne Dyer

When you finally allow yourself to trust joy and embrace it,you will find you dance with everything.- Emanuel 

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.- Joyce Brothers

When you relinquish the desire to control your future you obtain happiness. –Nicole Kidman

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.  – Terri Guillemets

When you're happy for no reason, you're unconditionally happy. It's not that your life always looks perfect – it's just that however it looks, you'll still be happy.- Marci Shimoff

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

Where one is wise two are happy. -Proverb

Where we have strong emotions, we are liable to fool ourselves.- Carl Sagan

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.- Anthony J. D'Angelo

While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment. -Proverb

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, And in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own.–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery.- Anne Frank

Why not learn to enjoy the little things? There are so many of them.- Unknown

Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation. Foolish preparation?–Jane Austen

Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event. -Brian Tracey 

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.–Sophocles

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself, or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.  – Wayne Dyer

With penetrating insight, the mystics will tell us that when we have a desire for a certain thing, a certain experience, and we fulfill that desire, the happiness we feel is not something given by that thing or experience; it is due to having no craving for a little while.  – Eknath Easwaran

With some whose nerves have a deep covering of fat, happiness is less of a problem that it is an accident of anatomy.  – Attributed to Henry S. Haskins

Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.– Norman Vincent Peale

Without the understanding of life’s wholeness the search for truth or happiness must lead to illusion. –Krishnamurti

Worry bankrupts the spirit.- Berri Clove

Worry is a thin stream of fear tricking through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.- Arthur Somers Rache

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.- Glenn Turner

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. –Mark Twain

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You and I do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.- Herb Cohen

You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being; not because anybody says so, not because you're successful, not because you make a lot of money, but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason.- Wayne Dyer

You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.–Albert Camus

You are only young once, but you can be immature forever.- Hannah Marks

You can either hold yourself up to the unrealistic standards of others, or ignore them and concentrate on being happy with yourself as you are.- J. Jacques

You can never get enough of what you don't really need.- Eric Hoffer

You can only have bliss if you don’t chase it.  – Henepola Gunaratana

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream. And that’s kind of the same thing. – Unknown

You cannot always have happiness, but you can always give happiness.  – Author Unknown

You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.  – Jonathan Safran Foer

You don't get ulcers from what you eat, you get them from what's eating you.- Vicki Baum

You don't have to know how to sing, it's feeling as though you want to that makes the day happy and successful.- Monica Crane 

You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.- Michael Pritchard

You just have to do your own thing, no matter what anyone says. It's your life.- Ethan Embry

You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.- Ruth E. Renkl

You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are…your simple presence can make others happy. -Jane Roberts

You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.  – Ernie Banks

You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control.- Elizabeth Gilbert

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

You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events. -Joel Osteen

You’ve got to dance like nobody’s watching and love like it is never going to hurt.- Ann Wells

Your attitude is the hinge upon which the door of your destiny swings.- Keith Craft

Your happiness is a gift because it literally brings out the best in you. -Robert Holden

Your life is what your thoughts make it.- Anais Nin

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.- Khalil Gibran

Your mental attitude is something you can control outright and you must use self-discipline until you create a Positive Mental Attitude – your mental 


attitude attracts to you everything that makes you what you are.- Napoleon Hill

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.- Nido Qubein

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