102 Motivational Quotes About Happiness That One Needs To Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime

As stated by famous essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” Even though we do not realize this but we lose a lot when we are not happy. Happiness is the medicine to all our ailments irrespective of how grave it is. Sometimes, it is too hard to be happy because we are faced with innumerable troubles, but even in those times if we try to find a reason to be happy, we will see that even those problems will appear trivial.

Stating about happiness the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi said, “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

The perspective of happiness is very different for different people. While some find it in materialistic things, others find it in abstracts; while there are many who seem to be happy in the happiness of others. Selfish or selfless, being happy should be our utmost priority because when we are happy, we make others happy, hence, spread smiles far and wide.

We have gathered a treasure of quotes about happiness that will give you reasons to smile.

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

- Dr. Seuss

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

- Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

- Abraham Lincoln

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

- Phrynette Married, Marthe Troly-Curtin

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

- The Garden of Eden, Ernest Hemingway

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.

- Diary, Chuck Palahniuk

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

- Kasturba Gandhi

There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.

- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky

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

- Dalai Lama

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

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

- John Lennon

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

The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.

- Audrey Hepburn

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

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

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.

- How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie

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

- George Burns

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

- Marcel Proust

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

- Invisible Monsters, Chuck Palahniuk

You can't be happy unless you're unhappy sometimes".

- Delirium, Lauren Oliver

Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'it will be happier'...

- Alfred Tennyson

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.

- Mark Twain

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

- The Conquest of Happiness, Bertrand Russell

I've got nothing to do today but smile.

- Paul Simon

Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get

- W.P. Kinsella

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

- Bette Midler

Happiness [is] only real when shared

- Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer

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

- The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath

Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.

- Snow, Orhan Pamuk

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.

- Steve Maraboli

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

- Ayn Rand

It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.

- Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery

I'm happy. Which often looks like crazy.

- M. Butterfly, David Henry Hwang

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.

- Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie

Please believe that things are good with me, and even when they're not, they will be soon enough. And i will always believe the same about you.

- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky

It's like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.

- Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami

All happiness depends on courage and work.

- Honoré de Balzac

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

- The Sphere and Duties of Woman: A Course of Lectures, George Washington Burnap

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.

- Mark Twain

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.

- Mother Teresa

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.

- Steve Maraboli

I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.

- Jonathan Safran Foer

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

- The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

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

- Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

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

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

- Charlotte Brontë

Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness.

- Notes from Underground, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

- The Owl and the Pussycat, Edward Lear

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

- Friedrich Nietzsche

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

- Guillaume Apollinaire

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.

- Rita Mae Brown

I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.

- Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazantzakis

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.

Whoever is happy will make others happy.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.

- G.K. Chesterton

Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens

- Legacy: The Power Within, Tony DeLiso

A mathematical formula for happiness:Reality divided by Expectations.There were two ways to be happy:improve your reality or lower your expectations.

- Nineteen Minutes, Jodi Picoult

I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I AM BETTER THAN THAT...Goodbye.

- Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience, Steve Maraboli

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

- Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life, Max Ehrmann

Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called "All the Things That Could Go Wrong.

- Marianne Williamson

Happiness is not a goal...it's a by-product of a life well lived.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Don't sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there's nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.

- Karl Lagerfeld

Laughter is poison to fear.

- A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.

- Martha Washington

That's the difference between me and the rest of the world! Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria!

- Weirdos From Another Planet: Calvin & Hobbes Series: Book Six: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection, Bill Watterson

I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.

- Audrey Hepburn

We don't even ask happiness, just a little less pain.

- Charles Bukowski

Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.

- Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier

And I can't be running back and fourth forever between grief and high delight.

- Franny and Zooey, J.D. Salinger

Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free.

- The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

I don't think that there are any limits to how excellent we could make life seem.

- Everything Is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer

I am very happy Because I have conquered myself And not the world. I am very happy Because I have loved the world And not myself.

- Sri Chinmoy

The problem with people is they forget that most of the time it's the small things that count.

- All the Bright Places, Jennifer Niven

Life is not a PG feel-good movie. Real life often ends badly. Literature tries to document this reality, while showing us it is still possible for us to endure nobly.

- The Silver Linings Playbook, Matthew Quick

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

- Raise High the Roof Beam, J.D. Salinger

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.

- Anne Frank

There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.

- Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.

- Epictetus

Those who do not know how to see the precious things in life will never be happy.

- Beastly, Alex Flinn

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

- Meditations, Marcus Aurelius

There you go...let it all slide out. Unhappiness can't stick in a person's soul when it's slick with tears.

- Princess Academy, Shannon Hale

It is sometimes easier to be happy if you don't know everything.

- Morality for Beautiful Girls, Alexander McCall Smith

Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.

- Chocolat, Joanne Harris

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...

- Susan Polis Schutz

You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.

- Mary Tyler Moore

Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.

- Edmund Burke

And therein lies the whole of man's plight. Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition.

- The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera

They've got no idea what happiness is, they don't know that without this love there is no happiness or unhappiness for us--there is no life.

- Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.

- Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience, Steve Maraboli

Love is too precious to be ashamed of.

- A Stroke of Midnight, Laurell K. Hamilton

My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.

- Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience, Steve Maraboli

The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.

- Cosmic Ordering: You can be successful, Stephen Richards

We buy things we don't need with money we don't have to impress people we don't like.

- The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness, Dave Ramsey

We're all golden sunflowers inside.

- Allen Ginsberg

Feathers filled the small room. Our laughter kept the feathers in the air. I thought about birds. Could they fly is there wasn't someone, somewhere, laughing?

- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer

Obscurity and a competence—that is the life that is best worth living.

- Notebook, Mark Twain

Happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.

- The Mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy

The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.

- Carlos Castaneda

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