80 Happiness Quotes That Will Make You Smile Instantly







Happiness is an inside job, therefore we always need to remind ourselves to be happy, below are some great quotes that will boost your happiness instantly:


1- 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 month -- get married. If you want happiness for a year -- inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime -- help someone else. -Chinese proverb


2- Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have. -Unknown



3- Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. -Mahatma Gandhi


4- Happiness consists of three things; Someone to love, work to do, and a clear conscience. -Unknown


5- The thing that counts most in the pursuit of happiness is choosing the right companion. -Unknown


6- Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. -Oscar Wilde







7- Not what you have, but what you see; Not what you see, but what you choose; Not what seems fair, but what is true; Not what you dream, but what you do; Not what you take, but what you give; Not as you pray, but as you live. These are the things that mar or bless The sum of human happiness. -Unknown


8- A person will be just about as happy as they make up their minds to be. -Abraham Lincoln


9- Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think. -Dale Carnegie



10- Happiness depends upon ourselves. -Aristotle



11- The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so. -Unknown








12- 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



13- There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. -Epictetus



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



15- Happiness is not a reward: it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment: it is a result. -Robert Green Ingersoll



16- True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice. -Ben Jonson



17- We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves. -Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld









18- The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; The wise grows it under his feet. -Julius Robert Oppenheimer



19- Happiness is not a state to arrive at, rather, a manner of traveling. -Samuel Johnson


20- True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. -Joseph Addison



21- Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved. -Victor Hugo



22- Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. -Franklin D. Roosevelt



23- Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast. -Norman Vincent Peale



24- Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. -George Santayana









25- Happiness is not a possession to be prized. It is a quality of thought, a state of mind. -Dame Daphme du Maurier





26- Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops. -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


27- Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. -Guillaume Apollinaire


28- To be happy we must not be too concerned with others. -Albert Camus









29- The man who is born with a talent which he was meant to use finds his greatest happiness in using it. -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


30- Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact. -Bertrand Russell


31- The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good. -Bertrand Russell


32- The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. -Arthur Schopenhauer



33- Happiness is good for the body but sorrow strengthens the spirit. -Unknown


34- Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances. -Unknown








35- The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do. -Unknown


36- Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources. -Herbert Spencer


37- Man is the artificer of his own happiness. -Henry David Thoreau


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



39- If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years. -Bertrand Russell



40- Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. which give happiness. Thomas Jefferson We never enjoy perfect happiness; our most fortunate successes are mingled with sadness; some anxieties always perplex the reality of our satisfaction. -William James



41- Happiness is a sort of action. -Aristotle








42- There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation. -Henri Bergson


43- Human happiness seems to consist in three ingredients: action, pleasure and indolence. -David Hume



44- The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness. -Fyodor Dostoyevsky



45- Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


46- To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin. -Lord Byron









47- True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents. -John W. Gardner



48- Happiness is a how, not a what: a talent, not an object. -Hermann Hesse



49- The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. -Eric Hoffer



50- Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind. -Thomas Jefferson



51- Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. -Robert Frost



52- There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. -Wayne Dyer



53- To fill the hour -- that is happiness. -Ralph Waldo Emerson



54- Anything you're good at contributes to happiness. -Bertrand Russell








55- Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness. -George Orwell


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


57- There is no happiness; there are only moments of happiness. -Spanish proverb



58- Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product. -Eleanor Roosevelt



59- To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity. -Samuel Johnson 


60- Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so. -John Stuart Mill



61- 
Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe. -Orison Swett Marden







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


63- A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him. -Alexander Solzhenitsyn



64- If you're ever given the choice between happiness and intelligence choose happiness -Unknown



65- The biggest lie on the planet: When I get what I want, I will be happy. -Unknown



66- The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a life time. -Unknown


67- When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy. -Oscar Wilde



68- Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing. -William Butler Yeats



69- Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy. -Anonymous








70- If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem. - Richard Bach



71- Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think. - Dale Carnegie



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



73- All you need to do to be a bit sexier is to smile once in a while! – Peter Andre



74- Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy. – Robert Anthony






75- Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic. – Rosalind Russell



76- True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents. – John W. Gardner



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


78- Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain. - Charlie Chaplin


79- A man isn't poor if he can still laugh. – Raymond Hitchcock


80- He who doesn’t notice whether it is winter or summer is happy. – Anton Chekhov



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