55 Happiness Quotes to Bring a BIG Smile on Your Face (BE HAPPY)

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Happiness starts with you. Not with your relationships, not with your job, not with your money, but with you.

The good news is, you can be happier than you already are.

Because happiness is not about external circumstances (that you can’t control) but internal dialogues.

To put it simply, if you can control your thoughts, you can become happier (or sadder, more envious, angrier, etc.)

You choose your thoughts and your thoughts determine your emotions.

The goal for this page is to brighten your day by changing your internal dialogues. Reading positive quotes gives you the ability to interrupt your current state.

Even if you aren’t feeling too good right now, chances are, by the time you reach the bottom of this post, you will feel a tad better.

I urge you to bookmark or highlight all the quotes that struck a chord in you. Save them on your social media profile or even on your desktop.

Keep them handy and refer back whenever you need a boost.

Seize this opportunity because the right quote at the right time can be extremely powerful!

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

Henry Ward Beecher
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Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness. – Frank Tyger Click To Tweet

My Top 7 Favorite Happy-quotes

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

George Sand

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

True happiness ne’er entered at an eye; true happiness resides in things unseen.

Edward Young

Happy is he who learns to bear what he cannot change.

Friedrich Schiller

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

Mahatma Gandhi

The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.

Goldie Hawn

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

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Best Happiness Quotes (Images)

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. – Franklin D. Roosevelt Click To Tweet
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. - Mark Twain #happiness #quotes
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. – Mark Twain
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does. - James Matthew Barrie #happiness #quotes
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does. – James Matthew Barrie
Happiness is not the absence of problems; but the ability to deal with them. - Jack Brown #happiness #quotes
Happiness is not the absence of problems; but the ability to deal with them. – Jack Brown
Being happy doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude. - Dale Carnegie #happiness #quotes
Being happy doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude. – Dale Carnegie
If being happy is important to you, try this instead of regretting all you lack, celebrate all you've got. - Brian Vaszily #happiness #quotes
If being happy is important to you, try this instead of regretting all you lack, celebrate all you’ve got. – Brian Vaszily
Happiness adds and multiplies, as we divide it with others. – A. Nielsen Click To Tweet

Trying to be happy without giving to others is like trying to kiss alone.

Brian Vaszily
Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want. - Alan Cohen #happiness #quotes
Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want. – Alan Cohen
If you start to think the problem is 'out there,' stop yourself. That thought is the problem. - Stephen Covey #happiness #quotes
If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem. – Stephen Covey
Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy. - Robert Anthony #happiness #quotes
Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy. – Robert Anthony
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. - Robert A. Heinlein #happiness #quotes
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. – Robert A. Heinlein
Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. - Andy Rooney #happiness #quotes
Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. – Andy Rooney
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. – Oprah Winfrey Click To Tweet

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

Eleanor Roosevelt
The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely. - Louisa May Alcott #happiness #quotes
The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely. – Louisa May Alcott
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 #happiness #quotes
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
Happiness is a risk. If you’re not a little scared, then you’re not doing it right. - Sarah Addison #happiness #quotes
Happiness is a risk. If you’re not a little scared, then you’re not doing it right. – Sarah Addison
Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one. - Edmund Burke #happiness #quotes #woman
Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one. – Edmund Burke
There you go…let it all slide out. Unhappiness can’t stick in a person’s soul when it’s slick with tears. - Shannon Hale #happiness #quotes
There you go…let it all slide out. Unhappiness can’t stick in a person’s soul when it’s slick with tears. – Shannon Hale
Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Click To Tweet

Sometimes life knocks you on your ass…get up, get up, get up!! Happiness is not the absence of problems. It’s the ability to deal with them.

Steve Maraboli

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The myriad things are complete in us. There is no greater joy than to reflect on ourselves and become sincere. - Mencius #happiness #quotes
The myriad things are complete in us. There is no greater joy than to reflect on ourselves and become sincere. – Mencius
Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action. - William James #happiness #quotes
Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action. – William James
If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, happiness follows like a shadow. - Buddha #happiness #quotes
If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, happiness follows like a shadow. – Buddha
The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it. - Johann Wolfang #happiness #quotes
The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it. – Johann Wolfang
Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling, enduring, and accomplishing. - George Sheehan #happiness #quotes
Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling, enduring, and accomplishing. – George Sheehan
True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. – Helen Keller Click To Tweet

Life’s biggest moments seem really short but the great thing is the memory of that moment lasts forever.

5 Funny-Happy Quotes

Some people cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go. - Oscar Wilde #funny #quotes
Some people cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go. – Oscar Wilde
Be crazy, be stupid, be silly, be weird. Be whatever, because life is too short to be anything but happy. #funny #quotes
Be crazy, be stupid, be silly, be weird. Be whatever, because life is too short to be anything but happy.
They say money doesn't bring happiness, but everyone still wants to prove it for themselves. #funny #quotes
This too shall pass... It may pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass. #funny #quotes
This too shall pass… It may pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass.
Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you're up to. #funny #quotes
Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you’re up to.

15 More Happy Quotes to Brighten Up Your Day

Expectations make people miserable, so whatever yours are, lower them. You’ll definitely be happier. – Simon Elkeles Click To Tweet
Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek. - Dalai Lama XIV
Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek. – Dalai Lama XIV
Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have. - Doris Mortman
Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have. – Doris Mortman
You will never be happy if you continue to search for happiness. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. - Albert Camus
You will never be happy if you continue to search for happiness. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. – Albert Camus
The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal. - C.S. Lewis
The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal. – C.S. Lewis
Many people think excitement is happiness…But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace. - Thich Nhat Hanh
Many people think excitement is happiness…But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace. – Thich Nhat Hanh
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. – Marcus Aurelius Click To Tweet

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 that has been opened for us.

Helen Keller
Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.
Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values. - Ayn Rand
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values. – Ayn Rand
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill
Money doesn't bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness brings money. - Sam Rosen
Money doesn’t bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness brings money. – Sam Rosen
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. - Reinhold Niebuhr
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. – Reinhold Niebuhr

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. 

John Milton
In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy. – Albert Clarke Click To Tweet

Conclusion

To sum this entire page up Happiness doesn’t happen by chance; happiness is a choice.

It is not how much you have (talent, money, time, etc.) but what you do with what you have that counts.

If you want to be happy, be.

Who says life is easy? But amidst our difficulties, we can still find joy in our struggles.

With that, I would like to end this page by saying:

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

Don’t neglect to seize the opportunity to appreciate all the little things when you are on the way to success.

It is definitely great to reach the summit but true happiness is found NOT when you have reached the summit; it is when you are climbing and on the way to the summit.

Failure to appreciate the climb itself will result in people suffering the consequences of leaving a tremendous amount of joy and happiness on the table.

Don’t waste your life… choose to be happy… happiness is a choice!

Thanks for reading.

Sincerely,
Jeremiah Say

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