Happiness Quotes – Being Happy Quotations and Sayings

Quotes on Being Happy

Everyone seeks happiness. Almost every action and activity is aimed toward gaining happiness. We seek success and possessions, we travel abroad, exercise, lose weight and achieve goals, because we believe that these things will make us happy.

Below, you will find various quotes on happiness. Read them, think about them, and try to make them part of your life. Happiness quotes tend to awaken happiness and make you feel good.

Inspiring Quotes on Happiness and Being Happy

“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”
Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

“One of the simplest ways to stay happy is letting go of the things that makes you sad.”
Saily Dose

“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

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

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.”
Thomas Merton

“Being happy means that your mind is calm and does not indulge in endless thinking and worrying.”
Remez Sasson

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

“Do small things with great love.”
Mother Theresa

“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

“You never regret being kind.”
Nicole Shepherd

“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

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life-to be happy-it’s all that matters.”
Audrey Hepburn

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

“When the mind becomes calm, happiness arises from within you.”
Remez Sasson

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

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

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

“A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.”
Bette Davis

“It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.”
Thomas Jefferson

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

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: 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

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

“Reading quotes about happiness at few times a day, signal to your subconscious mind that you want happiness and joy to be part of your life.”
Remez Sasson

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

“Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.”
Ralph Marston

“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

“Being happy is letting go of what slows you down.”
Mike Falzone

“Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.”
Benjamin Franklin

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

“Living in the present moment, not in the past and not in the future, and focusing on what you are doing at the present moment, brings calmness, happiness and joy.”
Remez Sasson

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

“The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.”
Robert Baden-Powell

“Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.”
Henry Van Dyke

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

“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

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

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”
Guillaume Apollinaire

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

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