141+ Best Happy Life Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Happiness is more than a good feeling or a yellow smiley face. It’s the feeling of truly enjoying your life, and the desire to make the very best of it. Inspirational happy life quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Happy Life Quotes

To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste, that they hurry past it. – Kierkegaard

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. – James Openheim

I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy. – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Your success and happiness lie in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. – Helen Keller

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. – Helen Keller

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

What’s fulfilling is being happy and being able to help other people. The simple things. – James Arthur

Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy. – Robert Anthony

Happiness is only real when shared – Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

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 take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. – Carl Jung

The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so. – William Ralph Inge

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. – Thich Nhat Hanh

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

We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh. – William James

It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed. – Frank Mckinney Kin Hubbard

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. – Jacques Prvert

Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you. – Deepak Chopra

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. – Marcus Aurelius

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

A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning. – Lillian Gish

If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. – Lao Tzu

It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will. – Lucy Maud Montgomery

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. – Groucho Marx

Is happiness equated to wealth, money, possessions, or is it value you find in doing your job well, having a loving family, your health, and an inner peace? – Catherine Pulsifer

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that one is loved; loved for oneself, or better yet, loved despite oneself. – Victor Hugo

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. – Andrew Carnegie

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. – Herm Albright

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than growing with them. – Bernard M. Baruch

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it. – Lou Holtz

Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you. – Wally ‘Famous’ Amos

You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy. – Alan Cohen

What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it. – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed. – Bernard Baruch

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. – Benjamin Franklin

Open-minded, optimistic and flexible people always end up winning the battle in life. – Dr T.P.Chia

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. – Dale Carnegie

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. – Albert Einstein

The opportunity to truly live doesn’t wait. Either you use it or you lose it. – RVM

Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people. – Tena Desae

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. – James M. Barrie

I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy. – Sylvia Plath

I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness. – Drew Barrymore

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness. – William Saroyan

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. – Mother Theresa

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. – Epictetus

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

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good. – Bertrand Russell

Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others. – Martin Luther King Jr

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is. – Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein

Happiness is a warm puppy. – Charles M. Schulz

Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results. – Dennis Waitley

When you’re feeling happy, don’t waste time wondering how to use it, do the first thing that comes to your mind and enjoy it – Dean Mackin

Never let people who are more unhappy than you tell you how to live your life. – Adam Smith

For those who are poor in happiness, each time is a first time; happiness never becomes a habit. – Marilyn Monroe, My Story

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. – Denis Waitley

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. – Lucille Ball

I figure, sometimes, bad things happen to us so we can achieve a higher purpose and attain greater happiness and fulfillment in life. – Omoakhuana Anthonia

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

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others. – Albert Camus

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas A. Edison

The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life. – Chelsea Handler

Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. – Anonymous

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. – Babe Ruth

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. – Ashley Montagu

If you are happy with your present time, you will look at your past with happy eyes even if you have had a sad past! – Mehmet Murat

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

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. – Epictetus

We are constituted so that simple acts of kindness, such as giving to charity or expressing gratitude, have a positive effect on our long-term moods. The key to the happy life, it seems, is the good life: a life with sustained relationships, challenging work, and connections to community. – Paul Bloom

Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give them yours. – Zig Ziglar

It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters. – Amit Ray

To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness. – Mary Stuart

Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. Trust. Hope. Love. Wish. Believe. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go. – Mandy Hale

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing. – Seneca

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead. – Scottish Proverb

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it. – Henry Ford

We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest. – Horace

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

The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything. – Frank Sinatra

If you are not happy with your life, it is most probably because you have eagle eyes to see the negative parts of your life and almost blind to the beautiful side! – Mehmet Murat

Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth. – (Attributed to various sources)

Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed. – Gautama Buddha

Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. – Leo Burnett

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive. – Howard Thurman

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. – Soren Kierkegaard

An enlightened person strives to live a meaningful life, defined by their personal humility, joy, passion, and profound reverence for life. – Kilroy J. Oldster

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

The unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. – Dalai Lama

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live. – Bertrand Russell

Turn your wounds into wisdom. – Oprah Winfrey

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. – Gautama Buddha

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” —Dolly Parton

If you want to be happy, be. – Leo Tolstoy

Happiness is never stopping to think if you are. – Palmer Sondreal

Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something. – Ashton Kutcher

Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise. – Kobe Bryant

I like criticism. It makes you strong. – LeBron James

Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this. – Celine Dion

Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met – obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty. – John F. Kennedy (JFK Quotes)

Live for each second without hesitation. – Elton John

You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak. – George

Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off. – Kevin Hart

Don’t put the key to happiness in someone else’s pocket. – Unkown

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln

A life without suffering is a life without happiness. – Dr T.P.Chia

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. – Albert Einstein

Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated. – Confucius

Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change. – Gretchen Rubin

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. – Helen Keller

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. – Steve Jobs

He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and happy life. – William Law

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

Life’s short, don’t waste it being sad. Be who you are, be happy, be free. Be whatever you want to be. – Unkown

My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. – Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump Quotes)

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”— Lao-Tze

Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want. – Alan Cohen

How much you enjoy your life is more important than how much you have in life. – Dr T.P.Chia

Even if we can’t be happy, we must always be cheerful. – Irving Cristol

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. – William Blake

The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of everyday. – Unkown

I’ve come to realize that just making yourself happy is the most important. Never be ashamed of what you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion that you want and do what makes you happy. – Demi Lovato

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

Single or married, you are responsible for your own personal happiness. – Kathy McClary

When you work too much, you are boring – that is possible. But to have a happy life, if you can do several things in the correct way, that is perfect. – Diego Della Valle

Very little is needed to make a happy life, he said. – Louise Erdrich

We must let go of the life we had planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. – Joseph Campbell

A solid sense of self will help a person to lead a full and happy life. – Kimberly Elise

The best portion of a good man’s life is his little nameless, unencumbered acts of kindness and of love. – Wordsworth

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. – Marcus Aurelius

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on. – Robert Frost

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. – Margaret Lee Runbeck

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness. – Frank Tyger

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