Happiness Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Happiness quotes and Happiness sayings, and Happiness proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile."

"Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness."

"The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible."

"A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live."

"The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself."

"Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness."

"The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself."

"The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend."

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

"Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values."

"I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true."

"The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness."

"The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom."

"Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money."

"Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour."

"Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness."

"Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government."

"Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures. "

"It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys."

"I feel matured in a way that I’m happy about. I’m at this other stage in my life – and it’s not a bad thing at all."

"Happiness… is not a destination: it is a manner of traveling. Happiness is not an end in itself. It is a by-product of working, playing, loving and living."

"Happiness must be cultivated. It is like character. It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment, or it will run to weeds."

"Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared."

"True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence about the future."

"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"

"If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time."

"Happiness is not having what you want. It is wanting what you have."

"Happiness is not in our circumstance but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are."

"Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay no attention to it and go about your business, you’ll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap."

"Happiness is like peeing in your pants. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel its warmth."

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