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50 Best Happiness Quotes Of All Time

Happiness quotes are excellent reminders of what truly matters in life. They can help put things into perspective and focus on the good stuff, even when times are tough.

We all want to be happy. But, while some people expect happiness to fall into their laps, the truth is that happiness takes effort and work.

The following quotes are all about what it means to be happy and how you can find your inner joy.

These inspirational happiness quotes have been gathered from popular songs, books, movies, etc.

Some of these famous happiness quotes are funny while others are serious, but all of them encourage us to be grateful for what we already have. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy reading these best happiness quotes as much as I enjoyed compiling them!

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Happiness Quotes

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather, loved despite ourselves. – Victor Hugo
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. – George Sand
Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it. – Bernard Meltzer
It’s so easy to have happiness, but it’s difficult to explain it. – Antonio Banderas
Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur every day than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom. – Benjamin Franklin
Happiness is not an ideal of reason but of imagination. – Immanuel Kant
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. – Bertrand Russell
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A significant obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness. – Bernard de Fontenelle
You can’t force anyone to love you or even like you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. – Dogbert
Happiness is a direction, not a place. – Sydney J Harris
The best things in life make you sweaty. – Edgar Allan Poe
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A man cannot be comfortable without his approval. – Mark Twain
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination – Oscar Wilde

Best Happiness Quotes

Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. – Iris Murdoch
Happiness is a how not a what. A talent, not an object. – Anna Jameson
The greatest happiness one can have is to know that one is loved – loved for oneself, even despite oneself. – Victor Hugo
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as failing to hear and see it. – Michelangelo
One must be happy from the heart. Otherwise, one cannot share happiness with others.- Anne Frank
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There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder. – Charles Morgan
Happiness is a distraction from human tragedy. – J.M. Reinoso
Real happiness is not of temporary enjoyment but is so interwoven with the future that it blesses forever. – James Lendall Basford
When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. – Kahlil Gibran
Happiness is a way of travel, not a destination. – Roy M. Goodman
The greatest happiness you can have is that you do not necessarily require happiness. – Frank Tyger
I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve. – Jane Austen
When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out ourselves. – William Arthur Ward
Happiness is a form of courage. – Fernando Pessoa
There are so many things in life that make us cheerful and happy if only we allow them to do so. – Nimrud Elhaj

Happy Life Quotes

Sing like no one’s listening, love as you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like its heaven on earth.” – (Attributed to various sources)
Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. – Leo Burnett
Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced. – Soren Kierkegaard
The unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein
What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. You can’t put a price on that. – Steve Jobs
It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are you busy about? – Henry David Thoreau
Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated. — Confucius
Turn your wounds into wisdom. – Oprah Winfrey
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it to work. – Richard Bach
Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met – obligations to truth, to justice, and liberty.” — John F. Kennedy (JFK Quotes)
Live for each second without hesitation. — Elton John
We must be willing to let go of the life we planned to have, the life that is waiting for us. – Joseph Campbell
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Life is a journey, not a destination. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no substitute for hard work. – Thomas Edison
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
Real happiness is cheap enough, yet we pay dearly for its counterfeit. – Hosea Ballou
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. – James Oppenheim
Life is a succession of lessons that must be lived to be understood. — Helen Keller

I hope these happiness quotes have provided some “Sunshine in your Pocket” and have started your day on a positive note.

Happiness starts with YOU! Please share your favorite happiness quote in the comments below.

Have a great day! 🙂

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