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If you are looking for the 100 best and most inspirational HAPPINESS QUOTES then you have come to the right place!


There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy.

Too many to count, in fact!

If you aren't sure exactly what makes you happy, read ahead…


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Without further ado here they are; the TOP 100 most inspirational HAPPINESS QUOTES:



1 – Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not. Valerie Bertinelli

2 – The most important thing is to ENJOY your life – to be happy. It’s all that matters. Audrey Hepburn

3 – Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. Jim Rohn

4 – The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go. Dodinsky

5 – When one door of happiness closes, another one 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

6 – If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more. Roy T. Bennett

7 – Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you have decided to look beyond the imperfections.

8 – Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama

9 – When you love what you have, you have everything you need.

10 – Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come without leaving happier. Mother Teresa



11 – Happiness is a direction, not a place. Sydney J. Harris

12 – He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. Marcus Aurelius

13 – Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness. Christian Dior

14 – Simplicity makes me happy. Alicia Keys

15 – Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like. Take the time to make your soul happy.

16 – Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.

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

18 – Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.

19 – Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. Denis Waitley

20 – The less you care what others think, the happier you’ll be.



21 – You deserve to be happy. You deserve to live a life you are excited about. Don’t let others make you forget that.

22 – Independence is happiness. Susan B. Anthony

23 – We can’t control the world. We can only (barely) control our own reactions to it. Happiness is largely a choice, not a right or entitlement. David C. Hill

24 – Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one door closes, run to the next window or break down a door. Brooke Shields

25 – Happiness is enjoying the little things in life. It is not out there but in you.

26 – If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Dalai Lama  XIV

27 – One of the simplest ways to stay happy is to let go of all the things that make you sad.

28 – Happiness is a habit – cultivate it. Elbert Hubbard

29 – Being happy never goes out of style. Lilly Pulitzer

30 – Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive good things and good people will be drawn to you. Mary Lou Retton



31 – 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. Dale Carnegie

32 – Don’t let the silly little things steal your happiness.

33 – Be happy. It’s one way of being wise. Colette

34 – Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. Carlos Castaneda

35 – Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all. Robert Louis Stevenson

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

37 – Out of every goal human beings want to attain, happiness is usually the greatest. Tom Miles

38 – The greatest gift you can ever give another person is your own happiness. Abraham Hicks

39 – Happiness is the best makeup. Drew Barrymore

40 – 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



41 – We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh. William James

42 – Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi

43 – The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day.

44 – One happiness scatters a thousand sorrows. Chinese Proverb

45 – Happiness starts with you. Not with your relationship, not with your job, not with your money, but with you.

46 – If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. Jim Rohn

47 – 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

48 – Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed. Unknown

49 – Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness. Frank Tyger

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



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51 – The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be. Marcel Pagnol

52 – The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. Arthur Schopenhauer

53 – If you want to be happy, be. Leo Tolstoy

54 – If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires. Epicurus

55 – Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others. By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves. Gordon B. Hinckley

56 – The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. Henry Ward Beecher

57 – Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

58 – Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour. Walt Whitman

59 – Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not. Valerie Bertinelli

60 – Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy with what you have. Zig Ziglar



61 – For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness. Andy Rooney

62 – Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha

63 – What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner. Colette

64 – Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. Abraham Lincoln

65 – Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. Albert Einstein

66 – Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy. Milton Erickson

67 – Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want. Alan Cohen

68 – A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity. Thomas Jefferson

69 – Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius 

70 – Happy people are not their own enemies; they do not carry on an endless war with their souls. We may be fiercely at odds with the wrongs of the world around us. But inside ourselves, near the core, if we are happy, we are at peace. Lewis B. Smedes



71 – Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain

72 – Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be. Joseph Campbell

73 – Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust

74 – The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older. William Phelps

75 – For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. Ralph Waldo Emerson

76 – We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. Khalil Gibran

77 – The grass is always greener where you water it. Unknown

78 – If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. Andrew Carnegie

79 – Whoever is happy will make others happy. Anne Frank

80 – The most simple things can bring the most happiness. Izabella Scorupco



81 – Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle

82 – Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. Benjamin Franklin

83 – Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. Helen Keller

84 – The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage. Thucydides

85 – Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness. Buddha

86 – There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path. Buddha

87 – HAPPINESS is the Consequence of Personal Effort. Elizabeth Gilbert

88 – A satisfied life is better than a successful life. Because our success is measured by others, but our satisfaction is measured by own soul, mind and heart.

89 – The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have. Woody Allen

90 – Happiness does not lead to gratitude. Gratitude leads to happiness. David Steindl-Ras



91 – Happiness is an inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life. Mandy Hale

92 – Happiness is not a possession to be prized; it is a quality of thought, a state of mind. Daphne du Maurier

93 – Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness. Ayn Rand

94 – The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness. William Saroyan

95 – Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur every day than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom. Benjamin Franklin

96 – A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness. Bernard de Fontenelle

97 – To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. Bertrand Russell

98 – All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love. Baruch Spinoza

99 – Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is. Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey

100 – What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds. Wayne Dyer






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