16 Happiness Quotes

Follow these quotes to learn how to live a happy life. Fight depression and drugs with common sense.

“Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.”
Alice Walker

“Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.”
Napoleon Hill

“If you want to be happy, be.”
Leo Tolstoy

“A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.”
Alexander Solzenitsyn

“Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.”
Henry Van Dyke

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

“The last person one wants to be is themselves. Sadly, that is the best person to be.”

“Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.”
Helen Gurley Brown

“Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people’s happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.”
Bertrand Russell

“Beauty is the promise of happiness.”

“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.”
James Matthew Barrie

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.”
James Oppenheim

“I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.”
Thomas Jefferson

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”
Charles Kingsley

“Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.”

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

15 Happiness Quotes

Collected wisdom of happiness and how to be happy and defeat depression.

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“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved — loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”
Victor Hugo

“May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy.”

“Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried — for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.”

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

“Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”
Cardinal Leon Joseph Suenens

“The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.”

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”
Francesca Reigler

“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.”
Freya Stark

“Happiness is like perfume: You can’t give it away without getting a little on yourself.”

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
Helen Keller

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”

“Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.”
William Feather

“Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.”

“The happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Happiness is: Looking in a mirror and liking what you see.”