100 Happy Quotes and Sayings

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The true essence of everything we do in life is to be happy, when you find that thing that makes you happy don’t let go.  Happiness means different things to different folks, most times people find happiness in places you never can imagine, but whatever we do to be happy, you must also know that your happiness lies in the happiness of others. Here are some happy quotes and sayings

100 Happy quotes and sayings for all

1. “Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.”Leo Tolstoy

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

3. “Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” Unknown

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

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

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

7. “For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.” Seneca

8. “A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?”Albert Einstein

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

10. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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

12. “The only joy in the world is to begin.” Cesare Pavese

13. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go” Oscar Wilde

14. “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 Buddha

15. “Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.”Unknown

16. “To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”Albert Camus

17. “The grass is always greener where you water it.”Unknown

18. “Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.”Marquis de Condorcet

19. “On a deeper level you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a playful, joyous energy behind what you do.”Eckhart Tolle

20. “Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” Joseph Campbell

21. “If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.” Morris West“Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.” Milton Erickson

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

23. “Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.”Heraclitus

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

25. “The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.”Arthur Schopenhauer

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26. “Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.”Charles Caleb Colton

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

28. “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”Dalai Lama

29. “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

30. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”Aristotle

31. “The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” Ashley Montagu

32. “Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.”Stacey Charter

33. “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.”Dale Carnegie

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

35. “A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.” William Arthur Ward

36. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” Mary Lou Retton

37. “I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives.”Dalai Lama

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

39. “The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.”Andre Maurois

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

41. “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.”Maxim Gorky

42. “A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.”Leo Tolstoy

43. “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.”Winston Churchill

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

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

46. “The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.”Marcel Pagnol

47. “If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world.”Joseph Addison

48. “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”George Burns

49. “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”Winnie the Pooh

50. “It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” L.M. Montgomery

51. “Happiness is acceptance.”Unknown

52. “The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.” James M. Barrie

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

54. “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

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

56. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”Eleanor Roosevelt

57. “Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon”Winnie the Pooh

58. “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

59. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”Mark Twain

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

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More happy quotes and sayings

61. “The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.”Aesop

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

63. “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature…. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”Helen Keller

64. “The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.”Brian Tracy

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

66. “And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.”Confucius

67. “If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.”Proverb

68. “Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open.” Rose Lane

69. “The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”Albert Ellis

70. “It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”F. Scott Fitzgerald

71. “There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.”Anthony de Mello

72. “It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.”Seneca

73. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”Aesop

74. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

75. “Just because it didn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth your while.”Unknown

76. “Your work is discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.”Buddha

77. “Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”Franklin D. Roosevelt

78. “The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us greatest delight.”Epictetus

79. “If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.”Epicurus

80.“Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.”William Feather

81. “Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.”John Henry Jowett

82. “Happiness is a state of activity.”Aristotle

83. “This planet has – or rather had – a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because on the whole it wasn’t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.”Douglas Adams

84. “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

85. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”Confucius

86. “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” Groucho Marx

87. “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”Eskimo Proverb

88. “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

89. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”Marcel Proust

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

91. “Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.”Dennis Waitley

92. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”Marthe Troly-Curtin

93. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”George Bernard Shaw

94. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy.”Leo Buscaglia

95. “There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.”Seneca

96. Being happy doesn’t mean you’re perfect. It just means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections

97. I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me.

98. If you think sunshine brings you happiness, then you haven’t danced in the rain.- unknown

99. The purpose of our lives is to be happy.Dalai Lama

100. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.Marcel Proust

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