Being Happy Quotes: Happiness Sayings

We all wish to be happy all the time, while it may not be possible, we can surely try to be happy most of the time. Happiness will be doubled if you share it, hence I am sharing some of the inspirational and motivational quotes by famous wise people to inspire us to be bit more happy today! Smile and hug someone you love today.

No one in this world can dictate you where you can be HAPPY, but only yourself because true happiness comes from within and not from anyone else. -Unknown

We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all men are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. -Thomas Jefferson early draft for the Declaration of Independence (June 1776)

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
– George Sand

I shall take the heart… for brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.
-The Tinman in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.
– Lord Byron

Most people measure their happiness in terms of physical pleasure and material possession. Could they win some visible goal which they have set on the horizon, how happy they could be! Lacking this gift or that circumstance, they would be miserable. If happiness is to be so measured, I who cannot hear or see have every reason to sit in a corner with folded hands and weep. If I am happy in spite of my deprivations, if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith, so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life, — if, in short, I am an optimist, my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
-Helen Keller in Optimism

Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead.
– Scottish Proverb

Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
-George Santayana in The Life of Reason

Every now and then, when the world sits just right, a gentle breath of heaven fills my soul with delight.
– Hazelmarie Elliott

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
-Helen Keller The Simplest Way to be Happy

Happiness is a direction, not a place.
– Sydney J. Harris

In all this world there is nothing so beautiful as a happy child.
-Santa Claus in The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Happiness: We rarely feel it. I would buy it, beg it, steal it, Pay in coins of dripping blood For this one transcendent good.
– Amy Lowell

How simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. . . . All that is required to feel that here and now is happiness is a simple, frugal heart.
-Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek

You can never get enough of what you don’t need to make you happy.
– Eric Hoffer

Happiness is the consequence of personal effort.
-Elizabeth Gilbert in w:Eat, Pray, Love

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
– Mark Twain

Happiness is possible only in a relationship with a partner. Imagine that some fellow who has lived his life as a singer goes to an uninhabited island and sings as loudly as possible. If there is no one there to hear him, he will not be happy. To realize that we exist for the sake of others is the great achievement that changes our lives. When we realize that our life is not ours alone but is meant to be for the sake of the other, we begin to follow a path different from the one we were on. Just as singing to yourself will not make you happy, there is no joy without a partner. Even the smallest and most trivial thing can bring you happiness when you do it for another.

-Sun Myung Moon, 2009

Happiness Books To Read:

Happy: Simple Steps to Get the Most Out of Life
Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
100 Simple Secrets of Happy People, The: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It

There are many how to be happy books that also helps worrier like myself. Check out for yourself here.

Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.
– Robert Anthony

There is something better for us in the world than happiness. We will take happiness as the incident of this, gladly and gratefully. We will add a thousand fold to the happiness of the present in the fearlessness of the future which it brings; but we will not place happiness first, and thus cloud our heads with doubts, and fill our hearts with discontent. In the blackest soils ‘grow the richest flowers, and the loftiest and strongest trees spring heavenward among the rocks.
-Josiah Gilbert Holland

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
– Sophocles

Happiness does not depend on the size or content of a goal, but on the strength of the desire to have it.
-Simon Soloveychik, Parenting for Everyone

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.
– James M. Barrie

There is something better for us in the world than happiness. We will take happiness as the incident of this, gladly and gratefully. We will add a thousand fold to the happiness of the present in the fearlessness of the future which it brings; but we will not place happiness first, and thus cloud our heads with doubts, and fill our hearts with discontent. In the blackest soils ‘grow the richest flowers, and the loftiest and strongest trees spring heavenward among the rocks.
-Josiah Gilbert Holland

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by product.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is neither within us nor without us, it is the union of ourselves with God.
-Blaise Pascal

It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.
– Berke Breathed

Happiness is not the end of duty, it is a constituent of it. It is in it and of it; not an equivalent, but an element.
-Henry Giles

So long as we can lose any happiness, we possess some.
– Booth Tarkington

Happiness is not perfected until it is shared.
-Jane Porter

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

Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.
– Mark Twain

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
– Buddha

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