Happiness
Quotes To Live By

Phyllis Diller quote: A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByAmy

These happiness quotes are all positive and inspirational words of wisdom on being happy, to give you guidance on living a life of joy.

Babies and young children can teach us a lot about being happy, they live in the moment, not worrying about yesterday or tomorrow, as long as they are comfortable they are happy enjoying NOW. A lot of people think that they will be happy when they have got 'something' or achieved 'something,' but the eternal truth is that NOW is the only time to BE happy. Happiness is not something to be achieved, it is a state of Being that is available for us all.

All of the happiness quotes on this page are from known sources and authors surnames A through to E. The other pages are: F to M 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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A Course In Miracles

A Course In Miracles
Every time you choose whether or not to fulfill your function, you are really choosing whether or not to be happy.


God gives you only happiness. Therefore, the function He gave you must be happiness, even if it appears to be different.


God's Will for you is perfect happiness.  Why should you choose to go against His Will?


Happiness is an attribute of love. It cannot be apart from it. Nor can it be experienced where love is not.  Love has no limits, being everywhere.


Have you really considered how many opportunities you have had to gladden yourself, and how many of them you have refused?


Only happy sights and sounds can reach the mind that has forgiven itself.


Realize that your part (in God's plan) is to be happy. Only this is asked of you or anyone who wants to take his place among God's messengers.


The mind which serves the spirit is at peace and filled with joy. Its power comes from spirit.


Whenever you are not wholly joyous it is because you have reacted with a lack of love to one of God's creations.

A Course In Miracles quote: Whenever you are not wholly joyous it is because you have reacted with a lack of love to one of God's creations. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byhappiness quote

Abraham-Hicks

Abraham-Hicks
Be happy in anticipation of what's coming.

Abraham-Hicks quote: Be happy in anticipation of what's coming. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Abraham-Hicks

Abraham-Hicks
Dollars aren’t the root of happiness, but they are not the root of evil either. They are the result of how somebody lines up energy.


Don’t you love knowing that you can think about the easiest darn thing in the whole world that makes you happy, and that’s all the work you gotta do to get ready for everything that you want, everything that life has shown you that you want.


Everything that I think that I need to do, is all in order to propel me to some place, that when I get there I think I will be happier. So, everything that I am doing, no matter what it is, all of my lists of rights and wrongs, are all about me getting to a manifestation, that I believe I will then be happier... So why don't I just take the short cut and just be happy?


If we were talking to you on your first day here we would say, “Welcome to planet Earth, there is nothing that you cannot be or do or have, and your work here, your lifetime career is to seek joy.”

Abraham-Hicks quote: If we were talking to you on your first day here we would say, “Welcome to planet Earth, there is nothing that you cannot be or do or have...

Abraham-Hicks

Abraham-Hicks
Let your alignment with Well-Being be first and foremost and let everything else be secondary. And not only will you have an eternally joyous journey, but everything you have ever imagined will flow effortlessly into your experience. There is nothing you cannot be, do or have... but your dominant intent is to be JOYFUL.


My path is about joy.

Abraham-Hicks quote: My path is about joy. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByAbraham-Hicks happiness quote

Abraham-Hicks

Abraham-Hicks
The idea of success for most people revolves around money or the acquisition of property or other possessions, but we consider a state of joy as the greatest achievement of success. And while the attainment of money and wonderful possessions certainly can enhance your state of joy, the achievement of a good-feeling physical body is by far the greatest factor for maintaining a continuing state of joy and Well-Being.


The purpose of life is Joy.

Abraham-Hicks quote: The purpose of life is Joy. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byhappiness quote

Abraham-Hicks

Abraham-Hicks
The standard of success in life isn't the things. It isn't the money or the stuff.  It is absolutely the amount of joy that you feel.


You cannot judge the value of a life by its quantity. It is by the joy that you are feeling. The more joyful you are, the longer you live. Let yourself relax and breathe and be free and be joyous, and romp.


Adele

Adele  1988
I’m really happy to be me, and I’d like to think people like me more because I’m happy with myself and not because I refuse to conform to anything.


Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison  1672 - 1719
One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.


Aesop

Aesop  620BC - 564BC
He that is discontented in one place, will seldom be happy in another.


Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom  1958
The secret to happiness...  Be satisfied, and be grateful.


Guillaume Apollinaire

Guillaume Apollinaire  1880 - 1918
Now and then, it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just BE happy.


Aristotle

Aristotle  384BC - 322BC
Happiness depends upon ourselves.


Happiness is a quality of the Soul, not a function of one's material circumstances.


Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.


Ross Arntson

Ross Arntson
Your happiness is the spark that will ignite global change.

Ross Arntson quote: Your happiness is the spark that will ignite global change. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByRoss Arntson happiness quote

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius  121 - 180
Very little is needed for a happy life.


To live happily is an inward power of the Soul.

Marcus Aurelius quote: To live happily is an inward power of the Soul. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Decimius Magnus Ausonius

Decimius Magnus Ausonius  310 - 395
Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.

Decimius Magnus Ausonius quote: Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByWilliam & Doreen (2011)

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James Matthew Barrie

James Matthew Barrie  1860 - 1937
Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love un-returned has its rainbows.


Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore  1975
I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period.  Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.


Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher  1813 - 1887
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.

Henry Ward Beecher quote: The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

E.F. Benson

E. F. Benson  1867 - 1940
When one is happy there is no time to be fatigued, being happy engrosses the whole attention.


Milton Berle

Milton Berle  1908 - 2002
Laughter is an instant vacation.


Bible

Bible
Where were you while the morning stars sang together, and the Angels shouted for joy.


Black Elk

Black Elk  1863 - 1950
Every little thing is sent for something, and in that thing there should be happiness and the power to make happy. Like the grasses showing tender faces to each other, thus we should do, for this was the wish of the Grandfathers of the World.


William Blake

William Blake  1757 - 1827



He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sunrise.


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Margaret Bonnano  1950
It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis.

Margaret Bonnano quote: It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byhappiness quote

Victor Borge

Victor Borge 1909 - 2000
Laughter is the closest distance between two people.


Robert Brault

Robert Brault
At one time I saw happiness as a destination and sought a shortcut. Now I see happiness as a road and treasure its every bend.


In the happiest of our childhood memories, our parents were happy too.


To find someone who will love you for no reason and to shower that person with reasons, is the ultimate happiness.


Thomas Bray

Thomas Bray  1658 - 1730
Never fear spoiling children by making them too happy. Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow.


Joyce Brothers

Joyce Brothers  1927 - 2013
When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.

Joyce Brothers quote: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByJoyce Brothers happiness quote - photo: Paul, Emma, Kevin, Seth & Lucy

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Buddha

Buddha  624BC - 543BC
Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are... It solely relies on what you think.

Buddha quote: Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are... It solely relies on what you think. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byhappiness quote

Buddha

Buddha  624BC - 543BC
There is no way to happiness... Happiness is the way.


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.


When you realize how perfect everything is...  you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.


Leo Buscaglia

Leo Buscaglia  1924 - 1998
Happiness and love...  are just a choice away.


Lorna Byrne

Lorna Byrne  1953
If we could acknowledge to ourselves and to our good friends that we love them, our lives would be more fulfilled and happy.


The Angels tell me that loving ourselves is very important for our happiness.


Lord Byron

Lord Byron  1788 - 1824
Always laugh when you can...  it is a cheap medicine.

Lord Byron quote: Always laugh when you can...  it is a cheap medicine. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByJulie (1981)

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Eileen Caddy

Eileen Caddy  1917 - 2006
Be like a very small joyous child, living gloriously in the ever present now, without a single worry or concern about even the next moment of time.

Eileen Caddy quote: Be like a very small joyous child living gloriously in the ever present now without a single worry or concern about even the next moment of time. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByEileen Caddy happiness quote - Mark (1973)

Eileen Caddy

Eileen Caddy  1917 - 2006
Gratitude helps you to grow and expand. Gratitude brings joy and laughter into your lives and into the lives of all those around you.

Eileen Caddy quote: Gratitude helps you to grow and expand. Gratitude brings joy and laughter into your lives and into the lives of those around you. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Eileen Caddy

Eileen Caddy  1917 - 2006
Let there be more joy and laughter in your living.


Start each day in my peace and stillness, then you can go forth and face whatever the day may bring in perfect peace and joy.

Eileen Caddy quote: Start each day in my peace and stillness, then you can go forth and face whatever the day may bring in perfect peace and joy. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byhappiness quote

Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield  1944
If you want to find greater happiness and fulfillment in your life, you must begin to understand and live in harmony with the law of attraction.


Fritjof Capre

Fritjof Capre  1939
During periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight.


Richard Carlson

Richard Carlson  1961 - 2006
The formula for happiness is quite simple... Regardless of what happened this morning, last week or last year, or what may happen later this evening, tomorrow or three years from now, RIGHT NOW is where happiness lies.


Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle  1795 - 1881
A man’s felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.


Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.


Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do better, will persevere in it longer than the sad of sullen.


Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie  1835 - 1919
If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hope.


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Allan K. Chalmers
The grand essentials of happiness are... something to do, something to love and something to hope for.


Lydia Maria Child

Lydia Maria Child  1802 - 1880
An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.


Every human Soul has a germ of some flowers within; and they would open if they could only find sunshiny and free air to expand in. I always told you that not having enough sunshine was what ailed the world. Make people happy, and there will not be half the quarrelling or a tenth part of the wickedness there is.


You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make and honest effort to confer that pleasure on others?


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Mary Cholmondeley  1859 - 1925
A happy childhood is one of the best gifts that parents have it in their powers to bestow.

Mary Cholmondeley quote: A happy childhood is one of the best gifts that parents have it in their powers to bestow. - Spiritual Quotes To Live BySeth, Lucy & Joey

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra  1946
Being joyful is our natural state of being.

Deepak Chopra quote: Being joyful is our natural state of being. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByAmy

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra  1946
Happiness can be woven into every aspect of life, once you make new choices.


Success in life could be defined as... the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals.


Success, wealth, good health and nurturing relationships are by-products of happiness, not the cause.


The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness. Happiness is the goal of every other goal.

Deepak Chopra quote: The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByDeepak Chopra happiness quote

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra  1946
You don't need others to change in order to be happy.


Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho  1947
A child can teach an adult three things... To be happy for no reason. To always be busy with something.  And to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.


Alex Collier

Alex Collier
Send your intention out every day, every moment, that if something comes your way that you're not happy about, send an intention to change that situation; it will create a sphere of energy, of conscious energy, which is happening all around the world.


Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby  1937
Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.


William Cowper

William Cowper  1731 - 1800
Happiness depends, as nature shows less on exterior things than most suppose.


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Jill Davis
Whenever I see my grandkids I have an uncontrollable urge to fling open my arms, excitedly shout their name and scoop them up.


Panache Desai

Panache Desai
True happiness is an inside job. It originates from the profound acceptance of self, along with a willingness to be vibrationally centred and comfortable in your own skin.


Your Soul Signature is your spiritual DNA - who you are at your core, the most authentic part of you. When we begin to tap into our inherent power, step out of the shadows of fear and self-doubt, and begin living and speaking our truth, we're healthier, happier and in harmony with ourselves.


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The Dhammapada
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts, with our thoughts we make the world. Speak or act with a pure mind and happiness will follow you as your shadow, unshakeable.


Princess Diana

Princess Diana  1961 - 1997
When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.


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Charles M. Dickinson
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Charles M. Dickinson: It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller  1917 - 2012
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

Phyllis Diller quote: A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByAmy

Hugh Downs

Hugh Downs  1921
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.


Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer  1940 - 2015
Abundance is about looking at life and knowing that you have everything you need for complete happiness, and then being able to celebrate each and every moment on Earth.


Arrange photographs of nature scenes, animals and expressions of joy and love in your environment and let their energy radiate into your heart and provide you with their higher frequency.

Wayne Dyer quote: Arrange photographs of nature scenes, animals and expressions of joy and love in your environment & let their energy radiate into your heart.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByWayne Dyer happiness quote

Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer  1940 - 2015
Enjoy everything in your life, but never make your happiness or success dependent on an attachment to any person, place or thing.

Wayne Dyer quote: Enjoy everything in your life, but never make your happiness or success dependent on an attachment to any person, place or thing. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByWayne Dyer happiness quote

Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer  1940 - 2015
It's not what is available or unavailable that determines your level of success and happiness; it's what you convince yourself it true.


Know that success and inner peace are your birthright, that you are a child of God and as such that you're entitled to a life filled with joy, love and happiness.


Most people search for happiness outside of themselves. That's a fundamental mistake. Happiness is something you ARE, and it comes from the way you think.


Spend some time observing babies. They don't work; they poop in their pants and they have no goals other that to expand, grow and explore this amazing world. Be like that baby you once were, in terms of being joyful.


When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor... It's to enjoy every step of the way.


Henry van Dyke

Henry van Dyke  1852 - 1933
Happiness is inward and not outward, and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.


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Sylvia Earle  1935
I love music of all kinds, but there’s no greater music than the sound of my grandchildren laughing.


Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein  1879 - 1955
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. I get most joy in life out of my violin.


The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are...  goodness, beauty and truth.


Hal Elrod

Hal Elrod  1979
Every single one of us already has everything we need to be the happiest person on Earth; it's simply up to us to remember that in every moment.


Life isn't about wishing you were somewhere, or someone that you're not. Life is about enjoying where you are, loving who you are and consistently improving both.

Hal Elrod quote: Life isn't about wishing you were somewhere, or someone that you're not. Life is about enjoying where you are... - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByLucy

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 - 1882
For every minute you are angry... you lose sixty seconds of happiness.


Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.


Happy is the house that shelters a friend.


We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.

Emerson quote: We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body. - illustrated by Sandra Reeves - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByEmerson happiness quote illustrated by Sandra Reeves

Epicurus

Epicurus  341BC - 270BC
Of all the things which provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.

Epicurus quote: Of all the things which provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byhappiness quote


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