Happiness Quotes

“Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.”
– Aeschylus

“Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.”
– Greg Anderson

“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.”

“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

“The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”
– Allan K. Chambers

“The potential for happiness is not based on outer things — they come and go, causing us misery… We’re always chasing after something, trying to avoid the difficult places. But there are a lot of small sweetnesses that we ignore because they’re so fleeting.”
– Pema Chodron, Buddhist nun
Author of “True Happiness”

“Everyone has the longing to feel the open heart, because it is a deep happiness that can never be taken away.”
– Pema Chodron, “True Happiness”

“…there is no such thing as finding true happiness by searching for it directly.”
– Ralph Waldo Cline in “The Vital Law of True Life, True Greatness Power and Happiness”

“Happiness is not a set of desirable circumstances. It’s a way of traveling.”
– Ed Diener, PhD, International Positive Psychology Assn.

“Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time.”
– Wayne Dyer, Author “Power of Intention”

“One must practice the things that produce happiness, since if that is present we have everything and if it is absent we do everything in order to have it.”
– Epicurus

“Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length.”
– Robert Frost in “Robert Frost: the work of knowing”

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

“Storybook happiness involves every form of pleasant thumb-twiddling; true happiness involves the full use of one’s powers and talents.”
– John W. Gardner

“I don’t know whether the universe, with its countless galaxies, stars and planets, has a deeper meaning or not, but at the very least, it is clear that we humans who live on this earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves. Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness.”
– H.H. Dalai Lama

“When we carve out a niche for ourselves in our imagined future, and decide that we won’t be happy until we achieve it, we can only feel threatened and anxious over anything that stands in our way.”
– Nido Qubein

“Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.”
– Jim Rohn

“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”
– Margaret Lee Runbeck

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

“The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.”
– Albert Schweitzer

“Happiness is contingent on nothing but itself.”
– Guru Singh

“Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.”
– Benjamin Spock

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.”
– Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“…decide for yourself what makes you truly happy and then organize your life around it. Write down your goals and make plans to achieve them.”
– Brian Tracy

“…there is no such thing as finding true happiness by searching for it directly. It must come, if it come at all, indirectly, or by the service, the love, and the happiness we give to others.”
– Ralph Waldo Trine

“The way to choose happiness is to follow what is right and real and the truth for you. You can never be happy living someone else’s dream. Live your own. And you will for sure know the Meaning of happiness.”
– Oprah Winfrey, O magazine