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75 Heart-Warming Happiness Quotes To Make You Smile

Happiness: the feeling of contentment, fulfilment and joy we’re all looking for. If you’re looking for happiness quotes; we’ve got you covered with our collection of over 70 little nuggets of wisdom!

Whether by showing kindness to others, changing your mindset; or choosing to spend time with people who make you smile – these quotes about being happy will reveal how to let go of your worries and feel on top of the world.

We hope these phrases and sayings will uplift, inspire and encourage you. If they do, pick your favorite image to share on social media and spread the !

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1. “Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.” – Walt Disney

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2. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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3. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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4. “One of the simplest ways to stay happy is letting go of the things that make you sad.” – Unknown

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5. “Being happy never goes out of style.” – Lily Pulitzer

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6. “I have chosen to be happy because it’s good for my health.” – Voltaire

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7. “Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.” – Thomas Jefferson

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8. “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.” – Bertrand Russell

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9. “They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” – Tom Bodett

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10. “Stay close to people who feel like sunshine.” – Unknown

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11. “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

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

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

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14. “I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success.” – Diego Val

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15. “The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.” – Mark Twain 

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16. “The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.” – Doug Larson

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17. “No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” – Gabriel García Márquez

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

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19. “Happiness is a journey, not a destination.” – Buddha

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20. “Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.” – Germany Kent

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21. “Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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23. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

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24. “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

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25. “Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too.” – Unknown

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26. “I’ve never been happy with anyone like I am when I’m with you.” – Amanda Marshall

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27. “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” – John Lennon

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28. “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” – Anne Frank 

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29. “Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.” – Beyoncé

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30. “Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well-lived.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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31. “Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.” – Mark Twain

32. “If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.” – Mother Teresa

33. “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

34. “Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness.” – Christian Dior

35. “If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” – Roy T. Bennett

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

37. “Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.” – Muhammad Ali

38. “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

39. “Don’t worry. Be happy.” – Bobby McFerrin

40. “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

41. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” – Kahlil Gibran

42. “Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.”Dalai Lama 

43. “The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy by yourself and for yourself.” – Ellen DeGeneres

44. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand

45. “The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.” – V.S. Pritchett

46. “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.” – Albert Einstein

47. “Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.” – Robertson Davies

48. “All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.” – Baruch Spinoza

49. “There is no path to happiness; happiness is the path.” – Buddha

50. “Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Maroboli

51. “There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human—in not having to be just happy or just sad—in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.” – C. JoyBell C.

52. “A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.” – Bernard de Fontenelle

53. “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.” – Carrie Jones

54. “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

55. “Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.” – E.L. Konigsburg

56. “Happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else.” – Dr. Idel Dreimer

57. “All happiness depends on courage and work.” – Guillaume Apollinaire

58. “People are unhappy when they get something too easily. You have to sweat – that’s the only moral they know.” – Dany Laferrière

59. “Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.” – Douglas Jerrold

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

61. “Real happiness is not of temporary enjoyment, but is so interwoven with the future that it blesses forever.” – James Lendall Basford

62. “True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Helen Keller

63. “Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.” – Gretta Brooker Palmer

64. “Happiness is a distraction from the human tragedy.” – J.M. Reinoso

65. “Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” – Joseph Addison

66. “Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.” – J. Petit Senn

67. “I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.” – Jane Austen

68. “Happiness is only real when shared.” – Jon Krakauer

69. “Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” – Stacey Charter

70. “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

71. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde

72. “There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.” – Anthony de Mello

73. “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

74. “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

75. “A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?” – Albert Einstein