55 Happiness Quotes From Around the World

Everyone has a different idea about what happiness looks and feels like. For some, it’s “a well-stocked wine cabinet or a closet full of shoes.” Yet, for others, it’s “not a possession to be prized; it’s a quality of thought, a state of mind.” Here are 55 Happiness Quotes from around the world.

1. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy” – Dalai Lama

2. “Happiness is not by chance, but by choice”

3. Learn to let go, that is the key to happiness.- Buddha

3.”One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory” – Rita Mae Brown

4. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life” – Omar Khayyam

6. “The happiest people are the givers, not the takers” Unknown

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

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

9.”The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” – Victor Hugo

10.”There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” – Epictetus

11.”Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

12.”My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself. I don’t use special creams or treatments – I’ll use a little bit of everything. It’s a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself. I believe that a lot of how you look is to do with how you feel about yourself and your life. Happiness really shines through.” – Tina Fey

13.”Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you before you start living the life YOU want.”- Harris Falkner

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14.”If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”- JRR Tolkien

15.”It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.”- Kin Hubbard

16.”Money doesn’t bring happiness and creativity–your own disposition does that.”- Max Frisch

17.”If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.”- Edith Wharton

19.”Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.- Mark Twain”

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20.”There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.- Robert Alden”

21.”Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.- Robert Frost”

22.”Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.”- Cynthia Nelms

23.”A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?- Albert Einstein”

24.”The greatest happinesses, are family happinesses.– Joyce Brothers”

25..”Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.- Ben Carson

26.”Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason you’re in trouble because that reason can be taken from you. – Deepak Chopra

27..”For every minute you’re angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness. -Ralph Waldo Emmerson

28.”Happiness held is the seed, happiness shared is the flower” – John Harrigan

29.”There is no path to happiness, happiness is the path” – Buddha

30.”Life is short. Spend it with people who make you laugh and feel loved.”

31. “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” -Ernest Hemingway

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32. “Happiness is there for the taking, and making” – Oprah

33.” Waiting for someone else to make you happy is the best way to be sad.- Jeffrey Benjamin

34.” Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.” -Mandy Hale

35. “Until you are happy with who you are, you won’t be happy with what you have.”

36.” Never put the key to your happiness in somebody else’s pocket”

37. “Happiness depends on our mindset and your attitude”-Roy T. Bennett

38.”The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts”- Marcus Aurelias

39. “Happiness is not a possession to be prized; it’s a quality of thought, a state of mind.- Daphne Du Maurier

40. “You know its love when all you want is for that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.”- Julia Roberts

41.”The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give”-Oprah Winfrey

42.”The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage”- Carrie Jones

43.”Compassion is one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness” – Dalai Lama

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44. “Be happy it drives people crazy.”

45. “Love is the master key that opens the gate to happiness. ” Oliver Wendell Holmes

46.”Happiness is not always measured in smiles.”

47. “Happiness is a well-stocked wine cabinet and a closet full of shoes”-

48. “Happy are the people whose God is the lord”- Psalms 144:15

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

50.” Be happy not because everything is good but because you can see the good in everything.”

51.”Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

52. “Happiness does not reside in possessions, and the pursuit of riches does not equal the pursuit of happiness.” – Buddha

53. “It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself.” – Thomas Paine

54. “Let us rather rejoice in our difficulties, because they ensure our triumph.” – Publishers Weekly

55. “Happiness, to me, is setting the world free. Uncaging a bird that forgot its wings were meant to fly.” – The Free Spirit Journal

No matter what your definition of happiness is, we can all agree that it is something to be pursued. We hope that these 55 quotes from around the world help inspire you on your journey to happiness.

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