51 HAPPINESS QUOTES Happiness is not an ideal of reason but of imagination. (Immanuel Kant). Happiness grows at our firesides and is not to be picked in a stranger’s gardens. (Douglas William Jerrold) For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way. Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day. An Irish Blessing 

If you want happiness, provide it to others. Frank Tyger 

  • Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared. Jane Porter 
  • The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it. Carrie P. Snow 
  • Each time you step off your path and give someone an act of kindness…then your road to happiness just got a little smoother. Donna A. Favors 
  • What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience? Adam Smith 

Happiness is a virtue, not its reward. Baruch Spinoza 

  • Happiness is realizing that nothing is too important. Antonio Gala 
  • Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you. Hafiz of Persia 
  • One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them. Ira Gershwin 
  • Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happiness would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. Alishia Southall
  • It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self. Hugo Black 

Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. Emory Austin 

  • If you have not taken the time to define what happiness means to you, what have you are spent your whole life pursuing? Bo Bennett 
  • Different men seek happiness in different ways and by different means. Aristotle
  • Happiness is activity. Aristotle 

Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse. Adam Smith 

  • I am happy and content because I think I am Alain Rene Lesage 
  • Happiness is largely a matter of self-hypnotism. You can think yourself happy or you can think yourself miserable. Dorothy Dix
  • He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes. Buddha 
  • Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves. Helen Keller 

No true and permanent fame can be founded except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind Charles Sumner 

  • By heaven, we understand a state of happiness infinite in degree, and endless in duration. Benjamin Franklin 
  • Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don’t put off being happy until some future date. Dale Carnegie
  • Happy trails to you, until we meet again. Dale Evans Rogers 


Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided. Alphonse Karr 

  • May God grant you always…A sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you. Laughter to cheer you. Faithful friends near you. And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you. An Irish Blessing 
  • “I’ll be happy when….” is the way many people think they are living their lives. Yet, happiness is not something that happens to you. Happiness is inside you now. You are motivated from within. You only have to allow happiness to surface. John G Agno 

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. Albus Dumbledore 

  • There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. So, love the people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling is part of LIFE …… Getting back up is LIVING. Female Imagination website 
  • 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 be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. John Lennon 

I’d rather lose myself in passion than lose my passion. Jacques Mayol 

  • Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it. Anonymous 
  • No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right. Helen Keller 
  • Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the enjoyment of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt 
  • Happiness in the ordinary sense is not what one needs in life, though one is right to aim at it. The true satisfaction is to come through and see those whom one loves come through. E. M. Forster 


It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit. Denis Waitley 

  • To find recreation in the amusement is not happiness. Blaise Pascal 
  • We are never happy; we can only remember that we were so once. Alexander Smith 
  • To buy happiness is to sell one’s soul. Doug Horton 

Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye. Austin O’Malley 

  • It is the conscious man or woman who finds the secret of happiness and contentment; and that, surely, is the ultimate success. Barry Long 
  • It’s never too late—never too late to start over, never too late to be happy. Jane Fonda 
  • Everything has its wonders, even darkness, and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. Helen Keller 
  • Happiness isn’t gained by achieving, it’s gained by believing. Charles Robert Simmons II 
  • The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle. Albert Einstein 

Happiest are the people who give the most happiness to others. Denis Diderot 

  • While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm, or love. Bo Bennett 
  • Reader, I wish thee Health, Wealth, Happiness, And may kind Heaven thy Year’s Industry bless. Benjamin Franklin 
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