50 Happy Quotes To Make Your Day

50 Happy Quotes To Make Your Day

What is the secret to our happiness? Or, perhaps there is none? Discover what the great thinkers of our generation have said about the pursuit of happiness
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50 Happy Quotes

We all chase after happiness, but few of us understand where it truly comes from. As you will discover in our list of happy quotes, happiness isn’t really a destination, but a journey that you’re experiencing every single day. Our attitude towards life’s difficulties is what determines our happiness and a positive mindset will help us achieve this.


Here are 25 wonderful short happy quotes for you to read, remember and retell to your friends and loved ones, followed by another 25 long happy quotes. Find inspiration and a kind word to brighten up any rainy days.  


  • You can read more quotes about happiness in Spanish here

Short Happy Quotes

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Robert A. Heinlein

3“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

Marthe Troly-Curtin

4"Happiness comes from peace. Peace comes from indifference."


5"One happiness scatters a thousand sorrows."

Chinese proverb

6"If you want to be happy, be."

Leo Tolstoy

7"We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh."

William James

8"There is more to life than increasing its speed."

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Ernest Hemingway

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

Dalai Lama

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

Dale Carnegie

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

Mark Twain

13"The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters."

Audrey Hepburn

14"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."

Albert Einstein

15"Being happy is being satisfied. Being satisfied means accepting."

Maxime Lagacé

16"The thicker the skin, the happier the man. "

Life Math Money

17"There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved."

George Sand

18"Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon."

Winnie the Pooh

19"You can’t buy happiness but you can buy ice cream. And that’s kind of the same thing. "

20"Happiness is not a goal: it is a by-product."

Eleanor Roosevelt

21"Happy girls are the prettiest."

Audrey Hepburn

22"Happiness is a place between too much and too little."

Finnish proverb

23"If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway."

Mother Teresa

24"Don’t postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson."

Alan Cohen

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

Abraham Lincoln

Long happy quotes

Life is definitely better when we are able to see the brighter side of things, leave our worries behind and focus on simply being. The following 25 long happy quotes will help you on your way to happiness.

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

Joseph Addison

27“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

28“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

29“Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.”

Charles Dickens

30"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

31"The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness."

William Saroyan

32"On the whole, the happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so."

William R. Inge

33"To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost."

Gustave Flaubert

34"Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian."

Shari R. Barr

35"The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go."


36"Happiness: A butterfly, which when pursued, seems always just beyond your grasp; but if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you."

37"Your mind will seek security and comfort in accumulation (of knowledge, material, status, etc.). This is a never ending game. Be above that. Play the long game."

Maxime Lagacé

38"The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have."

Woody Allen

39"The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things."

Henry Ward Beecher

40“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

41"Train your mind to see the good in everything. Positivity is a choice. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts."

Marc & Angel Chernoff ?

42“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”


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

Ayn Rand

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

Alexandre Dumas

45“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.”

Roy T. Bennett

46“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.”

Matthew Quick

47"When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content."

Niccolo Machiavelli

48“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

49"Sometimes we don’t find the thing that will make us happy because we can’t give up the thing that was supposed to."

Robert Brault

50“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.' If you want happiness for a day — go fishing. If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.”

Chinese Proverb