Happiness Quotes to Brighten Your Day

Martin Dejnicki
Discover the joy of life with our collection of 100 inspiring happiness quotes to brighten your day and lift your spirits.
8 min read

Happiness is not a destination, it's a method of travel.


Smile more. Smiling can trick your brain into happiness.


The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.


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


To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.


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 somebody else.


The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.


The greatest secret to happiness and peace is letting every life situation be what it is, instead of what you think it should be. Then, make the best of it.


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


Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.


Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.


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


The most simple things can bring the most happiness.


There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.


Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.


It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.


Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.


It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.


True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self.


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


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


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


Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower, and draws all good things towards you.


A smile is the beauty of the soul.


Happiness is a warm puppy.


Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.


The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.


The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.


Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.


Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.


You can't be happy unless you're unhappy sometimes.


We can't direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.


Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.


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


Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular.


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


The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.


Happiness is the feeling that power increases — that resistance is being overcome.


I have only two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy.


Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.


Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.


Happiness is a well-balanced combination of love, labour, and luck.


The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.


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


You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.


My family didn’t have a lot of money, and I’m grateful for that. Money is the longest route to happiness.


There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.


If only we’d stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time.


Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.


You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren’t happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy anyplace.


I’d far rather be happy than right any day.


Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.


The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.


Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.


Happiness depends upon ourselves.


Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.


Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.


I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.


Happiness is a way station between too little and too much.


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


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


People are unhappy when they get something too easily. You have to sweat – that’s the only moral they know.


We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.


The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.


Happiness often sneaks in a door you did not think was open.


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


Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.


The best part about life? Every morning you have a new opportunity to become a happier version of yourself.


If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.


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


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


You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.


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


Happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else.


When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.


A great obstacle to happiness is to anticipate too great a happiness.


The secret of happiness, you see is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.


It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.


Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.


Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.


The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment.


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.


To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.


If you want to be happy, practice compassion.


There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.


The only joy in the world is to begin.


It’s a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.


Whoever is happy will make others happy.


Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.


The constant happiness is curiosity.


The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.


People should find happiness in the little things, like family.


As people spin faster and faster in the pursuit of merely personal happiness, they become exhausted in the futile effort of chasing themselves.


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


Happiness does not lead to gratitude. Gratitude leads to happiness.


To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.


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


PUBLISHED: Feb 15, 2024
Written By
Martin Dejnicki
I enjoy writing simple rhyming poetry that people can easily share with their loved ones. I live in Toronto with my loving wife and two curious, adventure-seeking daughters.
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