50 Happiness Quotes to Brighten Your Day

50 Happiness Quotes to Brighten Your Day
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It is ingrained in everybody’s DNA the need to search for life’s ultimate goal — happiness. Everything that we do gravitates towards the fulfillment of our dreams that leads to happiness. What does it really mean to be truly happy? Some people equate being happy as being at peace or a feeling of serenity; perhaps a life without worries or a life with meaning and worth. The dictionary defines it as a sense of well-being, joy, or contentment. Even the pursuit of happiness is mentioned in the Declaration of Independence as a fundamental right to freely pursue our joy in our life. But the definition that matters to us is whatever we define it to be. We have collected a few quotes that tell us how these people define happiness in their minds and why it is important to find it for our own. Please feel free to enjoy and share.

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Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. ― Dr. Seuss

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. ― Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden

The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters. ― Audrey Hepburn

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If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. ― J.R.R. Tolkien

Happiness is a warm puppy. ― Charles M. Schulz

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

Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now. ― Roy T. Bennett

Whoever is happy will make others happy. ― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

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Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. ― John Lennon

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

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Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind. ― Daphne Du Maurier, Rebecca

Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy. ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Nothing makes a person happier than having a happy heart. ― Roy T. Bennett

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There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort. ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Happy girls are the prettiest. ― Audrey Hepburn

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Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. ― George Burns

Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it. ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive. ― Joanne Harris, Chocolat

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Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one. ― Edmund Burke

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Money may not buy happiness, but I’d rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus. ― Françoise Sagan

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Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world. ― Orhan Pamuk, Snow

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

We’re all golden sunflowers inside. ― Allen Ginsberg

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The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does. ― James Matthew Barrie

Happiness is like those palaces in fairytales whose gates are guarded by dragons: We must fight in order to conquer it. ― Alexandre Dumas

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Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. ― Dalai Lama XIV

The secret of happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible, horrible. ― Betrand Russell

Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul. ― Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

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It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living. ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

A flower blossoms for its own joy. ― Oscar Wilde

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If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present. ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

With my eyes closed, I would touch a familiar book and draw its fragrance deep inside me. This was enough to make me happy. ― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

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You can’t buy happiness. ― Kurt Cobain

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust

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There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will. ― Epictetus

I’ve got nothing to do today but smile. ― Simon and Garfunkel

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. – Lady Blessington

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There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons. ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

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It is a happiness to wonder; — it is a happiness to dream. ― Edgar Allan Poe, Complete Stories and Poems

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Herman Cain

If you want to be happy, be. – Leo Tolstoy

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If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.
– Chinese Proverb

The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the best out of everything that comes their way.

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

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it. – Bernard Meltzer

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People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. – Anton Chekhov

One of the simplest ways to stay happy is letting go of the things that makes you sad. – Saily Dose

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