50 Best Happiness Quotes Which Will Make You Smile


“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

-Dr. Seuss

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”

-Abraham Lincoln

“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”

-Chuck Palahniuk

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”

-Ernest Hemingway

“The Seven Social Sins are:

Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.

From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.”

-Frederick Lewis Donaldson

“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

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”

-Dalai Lama XIV

“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

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”

-John Lennon

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

-J.R.R. Tolkien


“Happiness is a warm puppy.”

-Charles M. Schulz

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”

-Jonathan Safran Foer


“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”

-Gabriel García Márquez

“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

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

-George Burns

“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”

-Chuck Palahniuk

Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”

-Alfred Tennyson

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

-Bertrand Russell

“Happiness [is] only real when shared”

-Jon Krakauer

“The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.”

-Bette Midler

“God can’t give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.”

-C.S. Lewis

“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

“Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.”

-Ayn Rand

“It’s like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.”

-Haruki Murakami


“When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.”

-J.M. Barrie

“I’m happy. Which often looks like crazy.”

-David Henry Hwang

“I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.”

-Alexandre Dumas

“All happiness depends on courage and work.”

-Honoré de Balzac

“I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.”

-Jane Austen

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

-George Washington Burnap


“Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness.”

-Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“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

“The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.”

-Friedrich Nietzsche

“And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon.”

-Edward Lear

“Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.”

-Charlotte Brontë

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy

– Guillaume Apollinaire

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened

– Ludwig Jacobowski

IThere is more to life than increasing its speed

– Mahatma Gandhi

Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it

– Lou Holtz

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self.

– Joseph Addison

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Marthe Troly.

– Curtin

Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.

– Walt Whitman

Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.

– Abraham Lincoln

Happiness? That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory.

– Albert Schweitzer

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

– Helen Keller Dyer

.What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.

– Colette

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

– Thomas Jefferson

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.

– Anton Chekhov

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

– Dale Carnegie

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