Happiness
Quotes To Live By:  F - M

Neale Donald Walsch quote: If you do not decide to be happy, very few people can make you happy. If you decide to be happy, very few people can make you unhappy. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

All of the happiness quotes on this page are from known sources and authors surnames F through to M. The other pages of quotes are A to E and N to Z.  There is also a page of happiness sayings which are all from unknown sources.

Happiness quotes are listed alphabetically on surname/source

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 Happiness Quotes:  F   



Tina Fey

Tina Fey  1970
Being a mom has made me so tired, and so happy.


Emmet Fox

Emmet Fox  1886 - 1951
There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer, no disease that enough love will not heal, no door that enough love will not open... It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake.
A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world.


Anne Frank

Anne Frank  1929 - 1945
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.

Anne Frank quote: Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByAnne Frank happiness quote

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin  1706 - 1790
Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.


Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm  1900 - 1980
The affirmation of one's own life, happiness, growth and freedom, is rooted in one's capacity to love.


Robert Frost

Robert Frost  1874 - 1963
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.


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 Happiness Quotes:  G   



Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi  1869 - 1948
Happiness is when... what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony


Chief Dan George

Chief Dan George  1899 - 1981
The only thing necessary for tranquillity in the world is that every child grows up happy.

Chief Dan George quote: The only thing necessary for tranquillity in the world is that every child grows up happy. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByJulie, Dawn, Sarah, Redmond, Emma, Kevin & Denis (1990)

Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran  1883 - 1931
Love is a trembling happiness.


We choose our joys and sorrows, long before we experience them.


When I planted my pain in the field of patience, it bore fruit of happiness.


You pray in your distress and in your need, would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.


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Alban Goodier
He is truly happy who makes others happy.  Those who face that which is actually before them, unburdened by the past, undistracted by the future, these are those who live, who make the best use of their lives, these are those who have found the secret of contentment.


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 Happiness Quotes:  H   



Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh  1926
Each breath we take, each step we make, each smile we realize, is a positive contribution to peace... a necessary step in the direction of peace for the world.


Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile. But sometimes your smile is the source of your joy.


Walk so that your footprints bear only the marks of peaceful joy and complete freedom.  To do this you have to learn to let go.  Let go of your sorrows, let go of your worries.  That is the secret of walking meditation.


Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn  1945
The only thing that will make you happy is... being happy with who you are and not who people think you are.


Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne  1804 - 1864
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne quote: Happiness is a butterfly which when pursued is always just beyond your grasp.. - Illustrated by Sandra Reeves - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByNathaniel Hawthorne happiness quote illustrated by Sandra Reeves

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Robert A. Heinlein  1907 - 1988
Love is that condition in which happiness of another person is essential to your own.


Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn  1929 - 1993
Happy girls are the prettiest.


I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.


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


Robert Holden

Robert Holden  1964
Beware of Destination Addiction... a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job and with the next partner. Until you give up the idea that happiness is somewhere else, it will never be where you are.


Happiness doesn't come and go, what comes and goes is your attunement to happiness.

Robert Holden quote: Happiness doesn't come and go, what comes and goes is your attunement to happiness. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByJulie (2000)

Robert Holden

Robert Holden  1964
Happiness is a way of travelling and not a final destination.

Robert Holden quote: Happiness is a way of travelling and not a final destination. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Robert Holden

Robert Holden  1964
Happiness is free, there are no conditions.

Robert Holden quote: Happiness is free, there are no conditions. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByRobert Holden happiness quote

Robert Holden

Robert Holden  1964
Happiness is not in things... Happiness is in YOU.

Robert Holden quote: Happiness is not in things... Happiness is in YOU. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Robert Holden

Robert Holden  1964
Happiness is present time, it has nothing to do with the future.

Robert Holden quote: Happiness is present time, it has nothing to do with the future. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Robert Holden

Robert Holden  1964
Joy waits on welcome, not on time.


Like a fragrance to a flower, true happiness is an expression of your unconditional self... the real you.

Robert Holden quote: Like a fragrance to a flower, true happiness is an expression of your unconditional self, the real you. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByRobert Holden happiness quote

Robert Holden

Robert Holden  1964
Making a wholehearted commitment to being happy is a powerful medicine.


Nothing real stands between you and your happiness, only illusion and confusion.


Unless you are happy with yourself, you will not be happy.


You are the key to happiness.


Your intention to love, not matter what, is the absolute key to happiness.

Robert Holden quote: Your intention to love, not matter what, is the absolute key to happiness. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes  1809 - 1894
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.

Oliver Wendell Holmes quote: Love is the master key that opens the gate of happiness. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByOliver Wendell Holmes happiness quote - photo Lucy & Seth

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Jean Houston  1937
At the height of laughter, the Universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.


Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston  1963 - 2012
written by Michael Masser & Linda Creed
also sung by George Benson
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be.


Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Hubbard  1856 - 1915
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven, forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the Gods.


Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo  1802 - 1885
I like the laughter that opens the lips and the heart, shows at the same time the pearls of the Soul.


Laughter is the sun that drives the winter from the human face.


The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.


Francis Hutcheson

Francis Hutcheson  1694 - 1746
That action is best, which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.


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 Happiness Quotes:  I   



Robert Ingersoll

Robert Ingersoll  1833 - 1899
He is happy who knows his good fortune.  He who is happy is rich enough.  Happiness is the only good.  The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so.


The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now.


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Irish Blessing
May leprechauns strew happiness wherever you walk each day, and Irish angels smile on you all along the way.


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 Happiness Quotes:  J   



William James

William James  1842 - 1910
We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we’re happy because we laugh.


Susan Jeffers

Susan Jeffers  1938 - 2012
As your awareness of the riches available to you in your everyday life grows, you are on the way to becoming the laughing Buddha. Life is joyous... Life is Light... Life is happy. You are awake at last.


If you are not enjoying yourself, you are wasting time.

Susan Jeffers quote: If you are not enjoying yourself, you are wasting time. - Spiritual Quotes To Live BySusan Jeffers happiness quote - photo Sophie & Lucy

Susan Jeffers

Susan Jeffers  1938 - 2012
Our goal is to enjoy, not to achieve perfection


Your joy, your happiness, your satisfaction and your ability to dance with life, depends solely on what you pay attention to.


Douglas Jerrold

Douglas Jerrold  1803 - 1857
Happiness grows at our own firesides.


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 Happiness Quotes:  K   



John Keats

John Keats  1795 - 1821
A thing of beauty is a joy forever. It's loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness.

John Keats quote: A thing of beauty is a joy forever. It's loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Helen Keller

Helen Keller  1880 - 1968
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.


When one door of happiness closes, another 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 quote: When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.-Spiritual Quotes To Live ByHelen Keller happiness quote

Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly  1973
On the one hand, we all want to be happy. On the other hand, we all know the things that make us happy. But we don’t do those things - Why? Simple. We are too busy. Too busy doing what? Too busy trying to be happy.


Rose Kennedy

Rose Kennedy  1890 - 1995
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?


Frederick Keonig

Frederick Keonig  1774 - 1833
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.


Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr  1983
Happiness is a choice we make. You can wake up and say, 'Oh, I can't believe it's so cold,' or you can say, 'Oh, wow, this is a great opportunity for me to try out my new sweater.' No one can be consistently positive, but why not make the choice that makes you feel better rather than the one that drags you down?


In being love...  I give love.
In being joy...  I give joy.
In being happiness...  I give happiness.
Everything I need is within.

Miranda Kerr quote: In being love, I give love. In being joy, I give joy. In being happiness, I give happiness. Everything I need is within. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByMiranda Kerr happiness quote - photo Bluebell & Sky (2015)

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr  1983
Life is too short to give another minute to anyone or anything that doesn't make you happy.


There are no words that could ever describe the happiness and the joy that you feel when you see your son smile in the morning. I just feel so lucky.


While it's nice to appreciate the fashion world... what makes you happy are real relationships and the moments you share with loved ones.


Ken Keyes Jr

Ken Keyes  1921 - 1995
The past is dead. The future imaginary. Happiness can only be in the eternal now moment.

Ken Keyes quote: The past is dead. The future imaginary. Happiness can only be in the eternal now moment. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Jarod Kintz
Laughter is the sound of the Soul dancing.


L. R. Knost

L.R. Knost
It is time for a return to childhood, to simplicity, to running and climbing and laughing in the sunshine, to experiencing happiness instead of being trained for a lifetime of pursuing happiness. It is time to let children be children again.


Akiane Kramarik

Akiane Kramarix  1994
Joy is what we all seek. It is an energy more powerful than food. But without love we can not feel true joy.


Charles Kuralt

Charles Kuralt  1934 - 1997
I think all those people I did stories about measured their own success by the joy their work was giving them.


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 Happiness Quotes:  L   



Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama  1935
Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and look back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.


People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.  Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.

Dalai Lama quote: People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness, just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByDalai Lama happiness quote

Rose Wilder Lane

Rose Wilder Lane  1886 - 1968
Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open.


Edwin Leibfreed

Edwin Leibfreed
The art of life is to make another Soul vibrate with a song of joy.


John Lennon

John Lennon  1940
Time you enjoyed wasting... was not wasted.


Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing  1729 - 1781
Joy makes us giddy, dizzy.


To look forward to pleasure, is also a pleasure.


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Daniel Levin
Feel gratitude for everything.  When we see every situation as being perfect just the way it is, happiness grows and grows.

Daniel Levin quote: Feel gratitude for everything. When we see every situation as being perfect just the way it is, happiness grows and grows. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByDaniel Levin happiness quote

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln  1809 - 1865
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  1807 - 1882
Joy, temperance and repose... slam the door on the doctor's nose.


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Lucian
Realize that true happiness lies within you.


Howard Lyman

Howard Lyman  1938
Do what you can do. As well as you can do it, every day of your life and you will end up dying one of the happiest individuals that had ever died.


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 Happiness Quotes:  M   



Harvey MacKay

Harvey MacKay  1932
Happiness can be thought, taught and caught...  but not bought.


Dorothy Maclean

Dorothy Maclean  1920
When a smile touches our hearts.  When the forest stills us to peace. When music moves us to rapture.  When we really love, laugh or dance with joy.  We are at one with the Angels.


Suzanne Ward

Matthew-Suzanne Ward
Listening to one’s Godself is love. Living the kind of life that engenders loving self is love. Feeling joy yourself when you see it in others is love. Doing something that brings joy to another is love. Forgiveness of self and others is love. Sharing your resources with full heart is love. Doing good deeds without attaching expectations is love. Feeling peace of heart and mind is love. The quiet thrill of seeing a sunset or hearing a songbird is love, and a smile is one of the simplest and most radiating expressions of love.


Andre Maurois

Andre Maurois  1885 - 1967
A happy marriage is a long conversation...   that seems all too short.


Henry Miller

Henry Miller  1891 - 1980
The aim of life is to live, and to live means... to be aware, joyously, serenely, divinely aware.


Dan Millman

Dan Millman  1946
There is no path to happiness...  Happiness is the path.
There is no path to Love...  Love is the path.
There is no path to peace... Peace is the path.

Dan Millman quote: There is no path to happiness, happiness is the path. There is no path to love, love is the path. There is no path to peace, peace is the path. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByDan Millman happiness quote

A. A. Milne

A. A. Milne  1882 - 1956
Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.


Charles de Montesquieu

Charles de Montesquieu  1680 - 1755
Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.


Anita Moorjani

Anita Moorjani
When we are happy, those around us will be happy, and in turn, those around them will also start to feel the same way. We always have to start with our-self, and the best place to start is to do what makes you feel joyful.


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Christopher Morley  1890 - 1957
Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age.


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Movie - Harry Potter 
Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the Light.

Movie - Harry Potter quote: Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the Light. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Robert Muller

Robert Muller  1923 - 2010
A feeling of happiness is the best injection you can give to your being. It pervades all your systems, all your cells, flows and mechanisms. Happiness is the best remedy and stimulant for your being.


A loving smile is the cheapest and most rewarding gift on Earth.

Robert Muller quote: A loving smile is the cheapest and most rewarding gift on Earth. - Spiritual Quotes To Live BySophie & Julie

Robert Muller

Robert Muller  1923 - 2010
Adults are the first and foremost teachers of love, peace, truth, tolerance, happiness and spirituality to their children. No school on Earth can ever replace them.


Don’t you think God would smile and feel good, if your spouse, your children, your parents, your teachers, your colleagues, your spiritual guides would smile and feel good, if you said to them these simple words: ‘I am happy. Thank you for giving me happiness.’


Encourage your trillions of faithful little cells through joy, happiness and confidence. Thank them, talk to them, sing to them.


Give everything in you and around you a supernatural, Divine, Sacred, miraculous character and you will know untold happiness and pride.


Give happiness to others and you will be repaid by happiness. The law of karma never fails.


Happiness is a main factor of good health.


Happiness is an art. It must be practised. It is like writing: write anything, just for the exercise of it, and you will become a write. Practice any form of happiness, just for the sake of it, and you will become a happy person.


I am happy with my past, my present and my future. All three are miraculous building blocks of my beloved, wonderful life.


If we only knew what children think and feel about life, nature, people and the world into which they are born. It would give us many clues about the meaning of life and happiness.


If you do not decide to be happy, very few people can make you happy. If you decide to be happy, very few people can make you unhappy.


If you want to be happy, read and have books on happiness around you. If you want to be a healthy person, read health books and have health foods around you. If you want to be a spiritual person, read spiritual books and have spiritual objects around you.


Love is to think what good we can do and what happiness we can give.


Love must become the subject of serious scientific study. Loved children are healthier, happier, more peaceful children. Loved husbands have seldom heart attacks. Loved plants grow better. Loved animals are not vicious. Loved nations do not wage war. A humanity of loving people will be a peaceful humanity. To promote love means therefore to promote peace. Yes, let us have a love logy, a science of love, to start with a World University of Love.


Memories are a second chance at happiness.


No university on Earth gives master’s degrees of living, of happiness. How strange! We seem to be missing the essential, the all-encompassing knowledge for which universities were originally created!


Read only good books, inspiring books, non-depressing books. Do not waste money on prefabricated best-sellers. Read a few pages of them before disbursing your money. Know that they are not supposed to last, since your money will be solicited almost immediately for the next one. Seek books which you will keep and read time and again for your happiness, enrichment and life fulfilment.


Surround yourself with objects which speak to your Soul and evoke beauty, good feelings and dear precious memories. Discard those which have a negative effect. This too is part of the art of happy living.


Switch on and keep on in yourself the cheerful buttons...  Those marked Joy, Laughter, Happiness, Love, Passion for life, Gratitude for life.


The example of parents is the greatest teacher. Parents must stand out as models of happiness to their children.


To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.


Use the freest goods for happiness...
The stars cost nothing. Nature costs nothing. Your inner life costs nothing. God costs nothing. And yet they are all infinitely precious.


You will never be really happy if you don’t understand that producers and merchants must constantly create new unhappiness in order to sell more goods and new goods to you.



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