50+ AMAZING QUOTES ABOUT HAPPINESS – We have written for you here a wonderful collection of more than 200 precious words, which you will definitely want to read.  Precious words on the subject of happiness. Thoughts about happiness  Happiness is a direction, not a place.

What Does Happiness Really Mean?

We all want to be happy, don’t we? After all, life is better when we are happy, healthy and successful. So to help you in your journey, please enjoy these good quotes about happiness and be happy to help you find happiness and satisfaction in life.

  1. Bernard de Fontanel quote “A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness”
  2. “To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.” – Buddha
  3. “There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human—in not having to be just happy or just sad—like being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.” – C. JoyBell C.
  4. “Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” – Carl Jung


“The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.” – Carrie Jones

  1. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – Charles Spurgeon
  2. “There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow-creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.” – Charlotte Bronte
  3. “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap;  you want happiness for a day, go fishing; want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.” – Chinese Proverb
  4. “The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.” – Chuck Palahniuk
  5. “Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.” – Cynthia Nelms

Precious Words About Happiness

  1. “Happiness is not something ready-made, and  It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama
  2. “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
  3. “People are unhappy when they get something too easily. You have to sweat – that’s the only moral they know.” – Dany Laferrière
  4. “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


  1. “Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley
  2. “I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success.” – Diego Val
  3. “Happiness is being contented with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.” – Divyanka Tripathi

“Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.” – Don Marquis

  1. “The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.” – Doug Larson
  2. “Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.” – Douglas Jerrold
  3. Happiness is the excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.” – E.L. Konigsburg
  4. “Happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else.” – Dr Idel Dreimer
  5. “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savoured.” – Earl Nightingale
  6. “If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.” – Edith Wharton

Thoughts About Happiness

  1. “The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.” – Epictetus
  2. “The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.” – Eric Hoffer
  3. “Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  4. “My family didn’t have a lot of money, and I’m grateful for that. Money is the longest route to happiness.” – Evangeline Lilly
  5. “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  6. “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
  7. “There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.” – Freya Stark

“Happiness is a place between too much and too little.” – Finnish proverb

  1. “Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.” – George Bernard Shaw
  2. “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”– George Burns
  3. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand
  4. “How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and there will never be a time when it is not now.” – Gerald Jampolsky


  1. “Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.” – Gretta Brooker Palmer
  2. “No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” – Gabriel García Márquez
  3. “Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don’t go through life creaking.” – H.W. Byles
  4. “Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack.” – Hazelmarie Elliott
  5. “True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Helen Keller

“Happiness is a form of courage.” – Holbrook Jackson

  1. “All happiness depends on courage and work.” – Honoré de Balzac
  2. “Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” – Guillaume Apollinaire
  3. “So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?” – Hunter S. Thompson
  4. “Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.”
    – Iris Murdoch
  5. “Happiness is a distraction from the human tragedy.” – J.M. Reinoso
  6. “Real happiness is not of temporary enjoyment, but is so interwoven with the future that it blesses forever.” – James Lendall Basford
  7. “Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.” – Hosea Ballou
  8. “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” – James Oppenheim

“Happiness is a direction, not a place.” – Sydney J. Harris

  1. “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” – Ayn Rand
  2. “Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect.” – Alain De Botton
  3. “The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” – William Morris
  4. “The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.” – William Saroyan
  5. “People should find happiness in the little things, like family.” – Amanda Bynes

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

  1. “As people spin faster and faster in the pursuit of merely personal happiness, they become exhausted in the futile effort of chasing themselves.”
    – Andrew Delbanco
  2. “All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.” – Baruch Spinoza
  3. “Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur every day than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.”
    – Benjamin Franklin
  4. “Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but imagination.” – Immanuel Kant
  5. “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.” – Bertrand Russell

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