Happiness Quotes

Aretha Johnson
Happiness isn't just a melody; it's the whole song of life. When you dance to your own rhythm, every day brings its own kind of joy.
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Happiness is not a destination; it's a way of traveling.

The best way to multiply happiness is to share it with others.

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done and the zest of creating things new.

Happiness doesn't depend on external conditions; it depends on our mindset.

The happiest people don't have the best of everything; they make the best of everything.

Life is too short to be anything but happy.

The root of happiness is gratitude.

Happiness is not about getting what you want; it's about loving what you have.

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

A happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world.

Success is not the key to happiness; happiness is the key to success.

Happiness is a choice, not a result.

The secret to happiness is letting every situation be what it is, instead of what you think it should be.

A joyful life is made up of joyful moments.

To be happy, don't do whatever you like; like whatever you do.

Happiness is an inside job.

True happiness is to enjoy the present without anxious dependence on the future.

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.

Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like.

Sometimes happiness is a feeling; sometimes it's a decision.

Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too.

Life is better when you're smiling.

Happiness is not about more; it's about less.

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

Happiness is the new rich; inner peace is the new success.

The happiest people are those who have invested their time in others.

Happy are those who take life day by day and are thankful for the little things in life.

To be truly happy, you need a clear sense of meaning and purpose in life.

If you're happy, happiness will come to you because happiness wants to go where happiness is.

You are in charge of your own happiness; you don't need to wait for other people's permission to be happy.

Happiness is not the absence of problems; it's the ability to deal with them.

A happy heart makes the face cheerful.

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

Happiness is not something ready-made; it comes from your actions.

Happiness is enjoying the little things in life.

The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.

Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don't have.

Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect; it means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.

The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.

Happiness comes from peace, peace comes from indifference.

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.

If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.

Happiness is not having a lot; happiness is giving a lot.

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

Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.

You can't buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream, and that's kind of the same thing.

Happiness starts with you, not with your relationships, your job, or your money.

The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.

If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.

You can only have bliss if you don't chase it.

Happiness is always a by-product; it is earned.

The most important thing is to enjoy your life, to be happy; it's all that matters.

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

Happiness is not a checklist; a dream job, a fast car, a good home, even love mean nothing at all if you have not yet found a way to feel full and content in your mind and heart.

Your happiness will not come to you; it can only come from you.

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

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

Happiness is a warm puppy.

Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give.

A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

True happiness arises from the enjoyment of oneself.

Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.

Happiness is a how, not a what; a talent, not an object.

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Happiness is not the surplus of pleasant over unpleasant moments; it's the ability to feel equally grateful for both.

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions and not upon our circumstances.

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion; if you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

To be kind to all, to like many, and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.

Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.

The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.

Happiness is the consequence of personal effort.

True happiness is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Happy people plan actions; they don't plan results.

Happiness is a state of activity.

In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable; in the adaptability and ease with which we experience change lies our happiness and freedom.

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind.

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

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

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.

You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

Sometimes happiness is not about getting what you want; it’s about appreciating what you already have.

One of the simplest ways to stay happy is by letting go of the things that make you sad.

You can't control everything; sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out.

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

Happiness comes when we test our skills towards some meaningful purpose.

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

Sometimes life is too hard to be alone, and sometimes life is too good to be alone.

Happiness is a form of courage.

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

The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.

True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.

Happiness is a risk; if you’re not a little scared, then you’re not doing it right.

You will be exactly as happy as you decide to be.

If you want to be happy, be.

Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.

You don't need to be better than anyone else; you just need to be better than you used to be.

Happiness is the experience of loving life.

Happiness is not a goal; it's a by-product of a life well-lived.
PUBLISHED: Sep 21, 2023
Written By
Aretha Johnson
Passionate storyteller and lyricist, I'm Aretha — capturing life's moments, one verse at a time. ✌️
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