Quotes About Happiness

Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Happiness

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Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.

~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary


Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve.

~Robert S. Lynd


Try to be a rainbow in someones cloud


Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

~Margaret Lee Runbeck


Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

~Robert Frost

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

~Marcel Proust


I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.

~J.D. Salinger


Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.

~Johnny Carson


If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.


If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time.

~Josh Billings


The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.

~William Morris


Cheerfulness is the very flower of health.



You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

~Albert Camus


It is a comely fashion to be glad; Joy is the grace we say to God.

~Jean Ingelow


Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know


Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.

~Thomas Jefferson


Happiness is the natural flower of duty.

~Phillips Brooks


The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.



Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.

~Hosea Ballou


When a man has lost all happiness, he’s not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.



 You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness


Joy is more divine than sorrow; for joy is bread, and sorrow is medicine.

~Henry Ward Beecher


Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

~Mahatma Gandhi


Joy is not in things; it is in us.

~Richard Wagner


Considering the way the world is, one happy day is almost a miracle.

~Paulo Coelho


Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.

~Samuel Johnson


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

~Joseph Addison


For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness


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


Happiness is a function of accepting what is.

~Werner Erhard


The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid.

~J.D. Salinger


Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.

~Douglas Jerrold


Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.



One filled with joy preaches without preaching.

~Mother Teresa


One joy scatters a hundred griefs.

~Chinese Proverb