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650 Best Choose Happiness Quotes To Motivate You (2023)

1. “God has given you one face, be happy with yourself to make others happy.”


2. “Life is going by. Don’t waste a minute being negative, offended, or bitter. Choose to be happy.” Joel Osteen


3. “If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator. He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of the day.” ~W. Beran Wolfe


4. “I don’t understand the point of being together if you’re not the happiest.” ― Gillian Flynn


5. “If we are not happy with where our past decisions have led us, then the place to start is with our current thinking process.” ― Jim Rohn


6. Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. —Bernard Meltzer


7. “No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” Gabriel García Márquez


8. “You don’t need to manipulate the world around you to try to make yourself happy. You live from happiness, rather than for happiness.” — Marci Shimoff


9. “Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy.”


10. It’s so important to realize that every time you get upset, it drains your emotional energy. Losing your cool makes you tired. Getting angry a lot messes with your health. - Joyce Meyer


11. “I’d rather be poor and happy than rich and alone.” — Lady Gaga


12. “Positive energy is a wonderful thing. It's your energy not working against you. The choice is yours. - Charmainism”


13. “If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is…an opportunity to get to know YOU, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but YOU for your happiness…you will realize that a little loneliness goes a LONG way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful YOU.”


14. “Don’t seek happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness.” ~Eckhart Tolle


15. “Be believing, be happy, don’t get discouraged. Things will work out.”― Gordon B. Hinckley


16. “True self-acceptance shows up at that moment when you realize that peace cannot co-exist with war. The moment you choose to stop being your own enemy and to love yourself instead.” – Rebecca Ray


17. “Happiness is a state of mind which leaves you contented about yourself and your life.” — Lorin Hopper


18. “Choose to be happy. That is the only way to find happiness.”


19. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama


20. “When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” ― Shannon L. Alder


21. “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” ~John Barrymore


22. “Joy enters when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offering thanks for all the troubles we don’t have. And be aware, you have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.” — Angie Karan


23. “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” — John Barrymore


24. “Trust your own instincts, go inside, follow your heart. Right from the start. go ahead and stand up for what you believe in. As I’ve learned, that’s the path to happiness.”


25. “Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.” – Douglas Jerrold


26. “Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy.” – Ralph Marston


27. “There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh


28. “Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy.”


29. “Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad!”- Norm Papernick


30. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” — Epictetus


31. “Waiting for someone else to make you happy is the best way to be sad.” ~Jeffrey Benjamin


32. “The biggest reason for choosing happiness is that there is no reason to choose bitterness.”


33. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.” – Marcus Aurelius


34. “Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well-lived.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


35. “My ambition is to be happy.” — Penelope Cruz


36. “Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.” ~Bertrand Russell


37. “How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.” ~Oscar Wilde


38. “The key to happiness is being comfortable in this moment, right here and now.” — Mariam Gates


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


40. “Happiness already exists in your life. All you need to do is tune into it. And you can start doing that right now.” – Anthon St. Maarten


41. “Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.” ― Walt Disney


42. “When you are happy, you can forgive a great deal.” ~Princess Diana


43. “Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” ~Joseph Addison


44. “Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.”


45. “When I meet people from other cultures I know that they too want happiness and do not want suffering, this allows me to see them as brothers and sisters.” ~Dalai Lama


46. “Spread love all over the world and in return, you will receive the gift of lifetime happiness.” – Nitin Namdeo


47. “Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.” ~Thomas Merton


48. “A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.” — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


49. “What’s fulfilling is being happy and being able to help other people. The simple things.” – James Arthur


50. “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 Bronte


51. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”- Marcus Aurelius


52. “Happiness is the art of learning how to get joy from your substance.” – Jim Rohn


53. “Most people think happiness is about gaining something, but it’s not. It’s all about getting rid of the darkness you accumulate.” ― Carolyn Crane


54. “He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.” ~Johann von Goethe


55. “If you want to be happy, be.” ― Leo Tolstoy


56. “Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.” — William Butler Yeats


57. “The aim of life is to live and to live means to be aware — joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.” ~Henry Miller


58. “The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” —Thich Nhat Hanh


59. “Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.” ― Charles Dickens


60. “True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.” ―Seneca


61. “But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?” ~Albert Camus


62. “You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old — whatever “the old” means for you.”


63. Happiness already exists in your life. All you need to do is tune into it. And you can start doing that right now. - Anthon St. Maarten


64. “Happiness is like a plant: It must be watered daily with giving thoughts and actions.” ~Swami Kriyananda


65. “Positive people want to be a part of positive things, so the more positive and happy you are the more you will attract other positive people.” — Brian Maddox


66. “No matter what’s happening, choose to be happy. Don’t focus on what’s wrong. Find something positive in your life. Thank God for the small things.” Joel Osteen


67. “Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.” ~Joseph Addison


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


69. “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”


70. We all get report cards in many different ways, but the real excitement of what you're doing is in the doing of it. It's not what you're gonna get in the end—it's not the final curtain—it's really in the doing it, and loving what you're doing. —Ralph Lauren


71. “There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest.” ~Peace Pilgrim


72. “The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.” – Woody Allen


73. “People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness.” ~Unknown


74. “Happiness lies in a large measure of self-forgetfulness, either in work. . . or in the love of others.” ― Everett Ruess


75. “The key to being happy is to balance the internal scale that measures out doses of positive or negative feedback and reactions.” — Alex A. Lluch


76. “There is no waiting for happiness. It’s now or never. I choose NOW.” ~Zia Holte


77. “Happiness is being loved for who you are.” — Maria von Heland


78. “When we are happy, we are always good, but when we are good, we are not always happy.” ― Oscar Wilde


79. True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. —Helen Keller


80. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” — Aristotle


81. “No one has the power to make you happy or unhappy unless you allow them.”


82. “Whatever creates or increases happiness or some part of happiness, we ought to do; whatever destroys or hampers happiness, or gives rise to its opposite, we ought not to do.” – Aristotle


83. “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.”


84. “For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his [or her] happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.”


85. “Happiness comes from living as you need to, as you want to. As your inner voice tells you to. Happiness comes from being who you actually are instead of who you think you are supposed to be.” —Shonda Rhimes


86. “Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.”


87. “Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.” ―Daphne du Maurier


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


89. “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet.”― James Oppenheim


90. “The Happiest people DO NOT necessarily have the BEST THINGS. They simply APPRECIATE the things they have.” ― Warren Buffett


91. “Why should we build our happiness on the opinions of others, when we can find it in our own hearts?” ―Jean-Jacques Rousseau


92. “Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.”― Hafez


93. “If you want to be happy or if you want to be miserable—either way is your choice. So choose to be happy.”


94. “From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is important in your life. Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life.”


95. “Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.” ―Steve Maraboli


96. “What we choose to focus on and what we choose to ignore—plays in defining the quality of our life.”


97. “I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.'” ~Kurt Vonnegut


98. “No matter what's happening, choose to be happy. Don't focus on what's wrong. Find something positive in your life. Thank God for the small things.” – Joel Osteen


99. “I enjoyed my life when I had nothing… and kinda like the idea of just being happy with me.” – Joey Ramone


100. “There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.” — Jodi Picoult


101. “We are all happy if we but knew it.” ―Fyodor Dostoyevsky


102. “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” ― Groucho Marx


103. “I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” — Martha Washington


104. “Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” ― Steve Maraboli


105. “Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.”- Rabbi Hyman Schachtel


106. “Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.” – Walt Whitman


107. “Some pursue happiness – others create it.” ~Helen Rowland


108. “Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.”


109. “Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well-lived.” Eleanor Roosevelt


110. “The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”- Allan K. Chalmers


111. “The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.” ~Lin Yutang


112. “Being happy includes walking around with a smile on your face, savoring the day you just had, and looking forward to tommorow.” — Alex A. Lluch


113. “No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” ― Gabriel García Márquez


114. “Carrying yourself with poise and joy and peace within – that’s sexy.”


115. “Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear” ―Taylor Swift


116. “No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy.” ~Thomas Fuller


117. “The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.”


118. “One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.” ~Iris Murdoch


119. “How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and there will never be a time when it is not now.” ~Gerald Jampolsky


120. “Happiness only real when shared.” ―Christopher McCandless


121. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”


122. “Everybody seeks happiness! Not me, though! That’s the difference between me and the rest of the world. Happiness isn’t good enough for me! I demand euphoria!” ~Calvin & Hobbes


123. “If you come at four in the afternoon, I’ll begin to be happy by three.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


124. “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


125. “The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.”


126. “When you’re Happy for No Reason you’re unconditionally happy. It’s not that your life always looks perfect. It’s just that however it looks, you’ll still be happy.” — Marci Shimoff


127. “Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.” — Mildred Barthel


128. “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” —Abraham Lincoln


129. “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” James Dean


130. “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ” ―William James


131. “Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice.”― Stephen R. Covey


132. “Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.” – Alan Cohen


133. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”


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


135. “There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.” ―C.S. Lewis


136. “Think of the happiness of others and in this you’ll find your own.” — Robert E Farley


137. “Do not forget to hope and happy be.” – John McLeod


138. “Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.”


139. “What we choose to focus on and what we choose to ignore—plays in defining the quality of our life.” – Cal Newport


140. “Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free.” ―Thich Nhat Hanh


141. “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


142. “The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy for yourself and yourself.” ― Ellen DeGeneres


143. “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” – Ayn Rand


144. “Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy.” – Hannah Arendt


145. “The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” ~Ashley Montagu


146. “I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.” — Elizabeth Gilbert


147. “Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.”


148. “Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth … Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.” ~John Templeton


149. “Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another's happiness than in your own.” ―Honoré de Balzac


150. “Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.”


151. “A flower doesn’t expect love. She is happy with herself. If she gets love, she celebrates.” Debasish Mridha


152. “All I can control is myself and just keep having a positive attitude.”


153. “One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.”


154. “You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old—whatever “the old” means for you.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach


155. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”– Albert Schweitzer


156. “Right in the difficult we must have our joys, our happiness, our dreams: there against the depth of this background, they stand out, there for the first time we see how beautiful they are.”


157. “Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.” – Joel Osteen


158. “People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


159. “When you get up in the morning, you have two choices – either to be happy or to be unhappy. Just choose to be happy.” Norman Vincent Peale


160. “Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.” ―Robert Anthony


161. “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.” – John B. Sheerin


162. “Being happy in your skin that’s what it’s all about.” – Koo Stark


163. “There will always be obstacles and choices. Your job is to choose which choice leads to the best outcome.”


164. “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” ― Denis Waitley


165. “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else? RuPaul


166. “This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.” ― Susan Polis Schutz


167. “Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” ~Frank Tyger


168. “Just think how happy you would be if you lost everything you have right now, and then got it back again.”- Frances Rodman


169. “I have chosen to be happy because it’s good for my health.” Voltaire


170. “Make peace with your now moment. Live in this very moment and be happy with what you have.” — Angie Karan


171. “Believing, desiring, deciding, and choosing correctly are the simple actions that define an increase in happiness and an increase in the inner assurance that transcends this life.”


172. “Find something to feel good about and get out of the way, and allow the cells to receive what they’ve been asking for. That is the key to healing.” ― Esther Hicks


173. “Forgiveness. The ability to forgive oneself. Stop here for a few breaths and think about this because it is the key to making art, and very possibly the key to finding any semblance of happiness in life.” — Ann Patchett


174. “Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.”


175. “My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.” ― Ayn Rand


176. “Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.” ― Ralph Marston


177. “It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” ~Dale Carnegie


178. “Happiness is to be found along the way, not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it is too late. Today, this hour, this minute is the day, the hour, the minute for each of us to sense the fact that life is good, with all of its trials and troubles, and perhaps more interesting because of them.”


179. “Stop looking for happiness, you are alive, you are in this moment, nothing can be happier than this.” – Nitin Namdeo


180. “If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.” – Norman Vincent Peale


181. “Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.” — Bilal Zahoor


182. “It is essential to happiness that our way of living should spring from our own deep impulses and not from the accidental tastes and desires of those who happen to be our neighbors, or even our relations.” ―Bertrand Russell


183. “To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.” —Mary Stuart


184. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.” ― Charles Spurgeon


185. “We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.” – William James


186. “Happiness is a direction, not a place.” — Sydney J. Harris


187. “The secret of a happy life is respect. Respect for yourself and respect for others.” ―Ayad Akhtar


188. “The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions—the little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, , and the countless other infinitesimal of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.”


189. “The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.” ― Carl Sandburg


190. “Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” ~Groucho Marx


191. “One must believe in the possibility of happiness in order to be happy.” —Leo Tolstoy


192. “Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.” Joel Osteen


193. “The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions—the little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, , and the countless other infinitesimal of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.” ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge


194. “Don’t forget to tell yourself positive things daily! You must love yourself internally to glow externally.” – Hannah Bronfman


195. “A truly intelligent person is one who always finds a reason to be happy every moment.” – Nitin Namdeo


196. “Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling, enduring, and accomplishing.” ~George Sheehan


197. “Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!” ~Friedrich Nietzsche


198. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”


199. “My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.” ―Michael J. Fox


200. “Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy, and rewarding life.” – Marilu Henner


201. “Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy with what you have.” — Zig Ziglar


202. “Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.”


203. “The key to happiness was achievable dreams.”― Nicholas Sparks


204. “Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks—I've got the sun in the mornin' and the moon at night.” ―Irving Berlin


205. “No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” — Gabriel García Márquez


206. “Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket.” ~Unknown


207. “Make sure, as often as possible, you are doing something you’d be happy to die doing.” ― Matt Haig


208. “Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You must fight for it, strive for it, and insist upon it.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert


209. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”– Mahatma Gandhi


210. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” ― Marcus Aurelius


211. “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”– Franklin D. Roosevelt


212. “The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment." —Samuel Taylor Coleridge


213. “Today, I choose life. Every morning when I wake up, I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices—today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” – Kevyn Aucoin


214. “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


215. “Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.” ―Charles Dickens


216. “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”– Abraham Lincoln


217. “Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.” – Theodore Isaac Rubin


218. “Happiness is the result of a life well-lived.” – Danny Dover


219. “No matter what’s happening, choose to be happy. Don’t focus on what’s wrong. Find something positive in your life. Thank God for the small things.” — Joel Osteen


220. “People who are not happy with themselves cannot possibly be happy with you.” ~Unknown


221. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”


222. “All I ask is one thing, and I’m asking this particularly of young people: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism, for the record, it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” ―Conan O'Brien


223. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.” — Marcus Aurelius


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


225. “Happiness consists in activity: such is the constitution of our nature; it is a running stream, and not a stagnant pool.” ~John M. Good


226. “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” ~John Lennon


227. “Be positive. Stay happy and don’t let the negativity of the world get you down.” Germany Kent


228. “Happiness only real when shared.”― Christopher McCandless


229. “Choose to be happy. It is what we have all done.” Melissa Marr


230. “You can’t buy happiness” ― Kurt Cobain


231. “Being happy is something that each of us determines, it is not something that we find outside of yourself, it is within us and our choice.” – Catherine Pulsifer


232. “I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” Groucho Marx


233. “I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of trying to make me happy”― J.D. Salinger


234. “I’d far rather be happy than right any day.” —Douglas Adams


235. “Think of all the beauty thats still left in and around you and be happy!” ~Anne Frank


236. “Happiness is a choice. Choose to be happy.” Tia Mowry


237. “Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul.” ―Thomas Mann


238. “He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


239. “When I am myself, I am happy and have a good result.” – Jack Ma


240. “The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.”


241. “If you want to be happy, you need to set your mind on happiness.” ― Ana Kostovska


242. “The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” ~Victor Hugo


243. “Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson


244. “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” ~Ayn Rand


245. “Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.” — Dale Carnegie


246. “Why not seize the pleasure at once? -- How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!” ―Jane Austen


247. “You cannot control all of what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward all of what happens to you… You can choose to be happy and grateful rather than disappointed and bitter by focusing on how it could have turned out worse but didn't, rather than how it could have turned out better but didn't.” – Brian Tracy


248. “It is only possible to live happily ever after on a daily basis.” ~Margaret Bonanno


249. “Today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” Kevyn Aucoin


250. “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”


251. “Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” ― Frank Tyger


252. “Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too.” — Harbhajan Singh Yogi


253. “Choose to be happy and make inner peace your mission is the best way to live life. Now organize your life to attain these.” ― Debasish Mridha


254. “Talking about someone who makes you happy actually makes you happy.” – Elizabeth Scott


255. “Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.”


256. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”


257. “Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly.” ― Bertrand Russell


258. “So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?” ―Hunter S. Thompson


259. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” ―Oprah Winfrey


260. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly.” ~Marcus Aurelius


261. “It's not that life has been easy, perfect, or exactly as expected. I just choose to be happy and grateful no matter how it all turns out. If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.”


262. “Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt


263. “Is happiness equated to wealth, money, possessions, or is it value you find in doing your job well, having a loving family, your health, and an inner peace?” – Catherine Pulsifer


264. “Happiness blooms naturally in the hearts of those who are inwardly free. It flows spontaneously, like a mountain spring after April showers, in minds that are contented with simple living.” ~Paramhansa Yogananda


265. “Happiness doesn't have to be chased... it merely has to be chosen.”


266. “Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.” ~Robert Anthony


267. “Nothing has to happen for me to feel good! I feel good because I’m alive! Life is a gift, and I revel in it.” ~Tony Robbins


268. “I can choose to be happy, or choose to be miserable every day – waiting until I die.” Angel Haze


269. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” ― Aristotle


270. “Ultimately, happiness comes down to choosing between the discomfort of becoming aware of your mental afflictions and the discomfort of being ruled by them.”


271. “Believe in yourself and be the source of joy in someone else’s life.” – Amit Ray


272. “Spend more time doing things that make you forget about the time.” – Charlotte Eriksson


273. “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future.” – Earl Nightingale


274. “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley


275. “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” —Albert Schweitzer


276. “The Constitution only guarantees you the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” ~Benjamin Franklin


277. “I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life, than on the nature of those events themselves.”


278. “Don't stay in a bad situation, whether it is a relationship or a job, out of fear of failure. It's not a failure to walk away and choose to be happy. It takes a lot of courage.”


279. “Happiness in your heart is directly proportional to the quality of thoughts in your mind.”


280. “If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” ~Roald Dahl


281. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”


282. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel — not a destination.” ~Roy M. Goodman


283. “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” —Dalai Lama


284. “Find a place where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” ~Joseph Campbell


285. “At any moment, you have a choice that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.”


286. “You have to be willing to get happy about nothing.” ― Andy Warhol


287. “The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.”


288. “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.”


289. “Not one of us can rest, be happy, be at home, be at peace with ourselves, until we end hatred and division.” — John Lewis


290. “Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.”― Aeschylus


291. “Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give – pleasure, possessions, power – but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.”


292. “It’s so important to realize that every time you get upset, it drains your emotional energy. Losing your cool makes you tired. Getting angry a lot messes with your health.”


293. “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.” ~Buddha


294. “I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life, than on the nature of those events themselves.” ~Baron Alexander von Humboldt


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


296. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” — Omar Khayyam


297. “Love yourself. Enough to take the actions required for your happiness. Enough to cut yourself loose from the drama-filled past. Enough to set a high standard for relationships. Enough to feed your mind and body in a healthy manner. Enough to forgive yourself. Enough to move on.”


298. “If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.” ― Steve Maraboli


299. “Happiness is a warm puppy.” ―Charles M. Schulz


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


301. “If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.” ―Steve Maraboli


302. “Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself — no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are — completely; the good and the bad — and make changes as YOU see fit — not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” ~Stacey Charter


303. “With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself, or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.”


304. “Being happy never goes out of style.” Lily Pulitzer


305. “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn


306. “Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too.”


307. “Happy is he who forgets (ignores?) what cannot be changed.” ― Mark Twain


308. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”


309. “Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” —Eleanor Roosevelt


310. “Success means being happy with who you are and bringing happiness to those around you.” – Jane John Nwankwo


311. “Let me wake up next to you, have coffee in the morning and wander through the city with your hand in mine, and I’ll be happy for the rest of my fucked up little life.” ― Charlotte Eriksson


312. “Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.” – Unknown


313. I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life. - Paulo Coelho


314. “The greatest power that a person possesses is the power to choose.”


315. “You must not wallow in negative emotions, because then they will cloud your perspective, and even prevent you from achieving happiness.” — Melinda Bauer


316. “Whatever creates or increases happiness or some part of happiness, we ought to do; whatever destroys or hampers happiness, or gives rise to its opposite, we ought not to do.”


317. “How you choose to feel today should not be dependent on others.” ~Anthon St. Maarten


318. “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” ― Roy T. Bennett


319. “There is no way to happiness — happiness is the way.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh


320. “The real joy of life is in its play. Play is anything we do for the joy and love of doing it, apart from any profit, compulsion, or sense of duty. It is the real joy of living.” Walter Rauschbusch


321. “An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness.No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.” ~ Maurice Masterlinck


322. “True self-acceptance shows up in that moment when you realize that peace cannot co-exist with war. The moment you choose to stop being your own enemy and to love yourself instead.” — Rebecca Ray


323. “One is happy as a result of one's own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience.” ―George Sand


324. “Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” ―Guillaume Apollinaire


325. “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." —Buddha (101 Buddha Quotes)


326. “You have to be willing to get happy about nothing.” ―Andy Warhol


327. “And one day, as she was buried deep in her thoughts, she heard a still small voice ask her


328. “True happiness comes from designing a life that works for you.” — Bill Burnett


329. “If you want to be happy or if you want to be miserable—either way is your choice. So choose to be happy.” – Debasish Mridha


330. “Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur every day than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.”– Benjamin Franklin


331. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” Aristotle


332. “Trust your own instincts, go inside, follow your heart. Right from the start. go ahead and stand up for what you believe in. As I’ve learned, that’s the path to happiness.” – Lesley Ann Warren


333. “My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.” ~Thornton Wilder


334. “Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.” ~Maxim Gorky


335. “There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.” — Freya Stark


336. “I never understood the point of being sad when I could choose to be happy.” Megan McCafferty


337. “It's not that life has been easy, perfect, or exactly as expected. I just choose to be happy and grateful no matter how it all turns out. If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.” – Albert Einstein


338. “One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” — Rita Mae Brown


339. “And one day, as she was buried deep in her thoughts,


340. “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


341. “You can never be really happy if you keep holding to those bad memories which makes you sad.” – Anurag Prakash


342. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” ―Marcus Aurelius


343. “Happiness is a way of travel not a destination.”


344. “One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”


345. “The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” ~Marcel Pagnol


346. “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.”


347. “Happiness is always there. You just have to choose to see it. There’s no point dwelling in the dark and ignoring the light of the stars.” – Carrie Hope Fletcher


348. “One of the simplest ways to stay happy is by letting go of the things that make you sad.” –Tinku Razoria


349. “Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.” Mark Twain


350. “Be happy about your own life and you’ll be amazed at just how much more beautiful you’ll find it to be.” – TemitOpe Ibrahim


351. “The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.” —Victor Hugo


352. “The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” ―Marcel Pagnol


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


354. “No one has the power to make you happy or unhappy unless you allow them.” Debasish Mridha


355. “Happiness is good health and a bad memory.” ~Ingrid Bergman


356. “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama


357. “Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.” ~Charles Caleb Colton


358. “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.”– Bertrand Russell


359. “Happiness is a decision.” — Michael J. Fox


360. “If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.” ~Bertrand Russell


361. “If you want happiness, choose it. Don’t wait for anyone to bestow it upon you.” — Cyndie Spiegel


362. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. —Carl Jung


363. “We exist in a co-created reality in which we cannot always choose all our circumstances. But how we think and feel about a given situation is always our choice.”


364. “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


365. “The secret of a happy life is respect. Respect for yourself and respect for others.” ― Ayad Akhtar


366. “Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure” ― Arthur Schopenhauer


367. “Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” ~Guillaume Apollinaire


368. “Most importantly, keep smiling. Because life is a beautiful thing, and there’s so much to smile about.” ~Marilyn Monroe


369. “You can't buy happiness” ―Kurt Cobain


370. “If you feel happy, Smile with all your heart. if you’re down, smile with all your might.” ― Paul Ian Guillermo


371. “Contentment always eludes those who don’t count themselves blessed for what they already have.” — Anonymous


372. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.” — Charles Spurgeon


373. “It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.” ―Thomas Paine


374. “You have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now.”― Wayne Dyer


375. Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. —Margaret Lee Runbeck


376. “Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.”


377. “If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.”


378. “You must be the best judge of your own happiness.” ― Jane Austen


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


380. “With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself, or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” ~Wayne Dyer


381. “Whoever is happy will make others happy.” ―Anne Frank


382. “The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.” — Victor Hugo


383. “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” — William James


384. “Happiness is always there. You just have to choose to see it. There’s no point dwelling in the dark and ignoring the light of the stars.”


385. “Find light in the beautiful sea. I choose to be happy.” — Rihanna


386. If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. —Andrew Carnegie


387. “Remaining positive about yourself and your situation is key to your happiness.” — Lucy Lane


388. “Whether your life is happy or not is your own choice.” Nick Vujicic


389. “Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.” ―Orhan Pamuk


390. “Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.”


391. “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” ~Berke Breathed


392. “Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.” — Benjamin Spock


393. “Be yourself, don’t take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive.” Gerard Way


394. “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” —Winnie the Pooh


395. “Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!”


396. “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” Anne Frank


397. “[F]or just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there's nothing else. It's here, and you'd better decide to enjoy it or you're going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.” ―Lev Grossman


398. “All happiness depends on courage and work.” ―Honoré de Balzac


399. “Happiness depends on being free, and freedom depends on being courageous.” ― Marie Rutkoski


400. “I've learned ....That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.” ―Andy Rooney


401. “There will always be obstacles and choices. Your job is to choose which choice leads to the best outcome.” – Germany Kent


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


403. “Choosing to be grateful earns you happiness.”


404. “We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”– Anne Frank


405. “If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time.” —Edith Wharton


406. “Happiness held is the seed. Happiness shared is the flower.” ~John Harrigan


407. “I believe I know the only cure, which is to make one’s center of life inside of one’s self, not selfishly or excludingly, but with a kind of unassailable serenity—to decorate one’s inner house so richly that one is content there, glad to welcome anyone who wants to come and stay, but happy all the same when one is inevitably alone.”


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


409. “If selfishness is the key to being miserable, then selflessness must be the key to being happy!” — Joyce Meyer


410. “You choose to be happy. You don’t become happy just because the circumstances lead you to happiness.” – Ryan Cooper


411. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” —Mahatma Gandhi


412. “Society tells us that the only life worth living is a happy one, but if we didn’t know sadness, we couldn’t know happiness.” — Alex A. Lluch


413. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” —Oscar Wilde


414. “I no longer try to be right; I choose to be happy.” Ric Elias


415. “Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more.”


416. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” – Dalai Lama


417. “I Don’t Deserve To Be Happy”: How To Own Your Happiness


418. “Do not look for happiness outside yourself. The awakened seek happiness inside.” ―Peter Deunov


419. “My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.”― Michael J. Fox


420. “The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” ―Martha Washington


421. “Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” – Gerard Way


422. “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”― Anne Frank


423. “There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.” ―Stephen Chbosky


424. “Be positive. Stay happy and don’t let the negativity of the world get you down.” ~Germany Kent


425. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” ~Omar Khayyam


426. “Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.”


427. “Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.” ~Elbert Hubbard


428. “The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.” —Andre Maurois


429. “True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca


430. “True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”– Helen Keller


431. “I laugh as much as I can and cry when I have to, without apology. I think that’s happy.”- Maya Angelou


432. “Don’t forget to tell yourself positive things daily! You must love yourself internally to glow externally.”


433. “You must be the best judge of your own happiness.” ―Jane Austen


434. “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.”


435. “That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep.”― Willa Cather


436. “But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?”


437. “Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear” ― Taylor Swift


438. “Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.”― Deepak Chopra


439. “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”― Mother Teresa


440. “No matter what's happening, choose to be happy. Don't focus on what's wrong. Find something positive in your life. Thank God for the small things.”


441. “To be content doesn’t mean you don’t desire more, it means you’re thankful for what you have and patient for what’s to come.” — Tony Gaskins


442. “It’s not my job to make you happy. It’s your job to learn that only those who quit selfishly seeking their own happiness find it.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich


443. “Crying is sympathy; Hiding tears is maturity.”


444. “The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day.”- Anonymous


445. “Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are.” – Ariana Grande


446. “When you get up in the morning, you have two choices—either to be happy or to be unhappy. Just choose to be happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale


447. Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are. —Chinese Proverb


448. “No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.”


449. “Happiness in your heart is directly proportional to the quality of thoughts in your mind.” – Asma Naqi


450. “There are souls in this world who have the gift of finding joy everywhere and leaving it behind them when they go.” ~ Faber


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


452. “To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” ― Albert Camus


453. “Happiness is a deep sense of flourishing, not a mere pleasurable feeling or fleeting emotion but an optimal state of being.” – Matthieu Ricard


454. “Everything will change in your life when you finally learn that you deserve SO MUCH BETTER” Karen Gibbs


455. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.” ―Andy Rooney


456. “True self-acceptance shows up at that moment when you realize that peace cannot co-exist with war. The moment you choose to stop being your own enemy and to love yourself instead.”


457. “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”


458. “We should concern ourselves, not so much with the pursuit of happiness, but with the happiness of pursuit.” — Maria von Heland


459. “If you want a happy ending, it just depends on where you close the book!” ― Orson Welles


460. “The first recipe of happiness — avoid too lengthy meditations on the past.” ~ Andre Maurois


461. “Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.”― Sri Ramana Maharshi


462. “I needed to stop being what everyone thought I was.” ―Sarah Addison Allen


463. “I get way too much happiness from good food.” — Elizabeth Olsen


464. “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 that has been opened for us.” ~Helen Keller


465. “They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” — Tom Bodett


466. “Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give – pleasure, possessions, power – but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.” — Dada Vaswani


467. “Your mind is just like your body. It’s a muscle you can train and get better at.”


468. “Happiness is never a step away, it is within you. You just need to unleash it.” – Ojingiri Hannah


469. The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives. -Russell M. Nelson


470. “Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” ―Martin Luther King Jr.


471. If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you. —Lao Tzu


472. “In every single moment, we have the choice to be happy or not. No matter what is going on, we can choose to focus on what is right, what is good and whole in ourselves and our lives, and what options we have in any given situation. In other words, we can choose to be happy no matter what.” — M. J. Ryan


473. “If I have one piece of advice to give you all about what to search for in your quest for What Next, it’s to find where the line blurs between hard work and happiness for you. To find that thing where working hard at it makes you happy, and where you’re happy to work hard at it.”


474. “The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.” ~Doug Larson


475. “The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.” — Deepak Chopra


476. “It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” —L.M. Montgomery


477. “The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” ~Albert Ellis


478. Very little is needed to make a happy life. - Marcus Aurelius


479. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~Dalai Lama


480. “Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.” – Tena Desae


481. “Embrace being perfectly imperfect. Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, you’ll be happier.” ― Roy Bennett


482. “Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too.” – Harbhajan Singh Yogi


483. “I do not think we have a ‘right’ to happiness. If happiness happens, say thanks.” ―Marlene Dietrich


484. “Find your happiness, not by seeking more, but by appreciating what you already have.” – Frank Sonnenberg


485. “Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness.” — Christian Dior


486. “Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.”


487. “I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.” ― John Stuart Mill


488. “If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, happiness follows like a shadow.” ~Buddha


489. “Find light in the beautiful sea. I choose to be happy.” Rihanna


490. “Do not look for happiness outside yourself. The awakened seek happiness inside.”― Peter Deunov


491. “The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.” Mark Twain


492. “Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.”


493. Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. —Dale Carnegie


494. “Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.”


495. “Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.”


496. “Happiness consists in activity: such is the constitution of our nature; it is a running stream, and not a stagnant pool.”


497. “Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy.” Ralph Marston


498. “People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.” ~George Matthew Allen


499. “Focusing on what you have instead of what you don’t have or want is the key to happiness.” — Harvey Volson


500. “Happiness is a choice you make.” ― John Leland


501. “Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” ― Kevyn Aucoin


502. Life is going by. Don't waste a minute being negative, offended, or bitter. Choose to be happy. - Joel Osteen


503. “There is no path to happiness; happiness is the path.” Buddha


504. “I don’t go by or change my attitude based on what people say. At the end of the day, they, too, are judging me from their perspective. I would rather be myself and let people accept me for what I am than be somebody who I am not, just because I want people’s approval.”


505. “The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” – Henry Ward Beecher


506. “Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy, and rewarding life.”


507. “Happiness already exists in your life. All you need to do is tune into it. And you can start doing that right now.” Anthon St. Maarten


508. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” —Aristotle


509. “A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one’s life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.” ~George Santayana


510. “Happy people do not demand a lot from the world because their happiness proceeds from a place deeper than the world can touch.” ~Alan Cohen


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


512. “Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed, or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.” — Joel Osteen


513. “For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” ~Author Unknown


514. “There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.” ― C.S. Lewis


515. When you get up in the morning, you have two choices - either to be happy or to be unhappy. - Norman Vincent Peale


516. “Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.” — William E. Gladstone


517. “Happiness already exists in your life. All you need to do is tune into it. And you can start doing that right now.”


518. “I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.”


519. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” —Marcus Aurelius Antoninus


520. “You are happy when you are enthusiastic and action-oriented, not when you are luxury and pleasure oriented.”


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


522. “If we cannot find happiness within ourselves we will not be able to find happiness anywhere.” — Allan Lokos


523. “Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!” ― Dita Von Teese


524. “Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day. That’s just the way it is!” – Dita Von Teese


525. “It’s so important to realize that every time you get upset, it drains your emotional energy. Losing your cool makes you tired. Getting angry a lot messes with your health.” — Joyce Meyer


526. “It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. ”― Lucille Ball


527. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”


528. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” ~Jonathan Safran Foer


529. “I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.” – Paulo Coelho


530. “Being happy never goes out of style.” – Lilly Pulitzer


531. “I think that life is difficult. People have challenges. Family members get sick, people get older, you don’t always get the job or the promotion that you want. You have conflicts in your life. And really, life is about your resilience and your ability to go through your life and all of the ups and downs with a positive attitude.”


532. “You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” ― Epicurus


533. “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.” ~George Sand


534. “Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life.” Marcus Aurelius


535. “You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old – whatever “the old” means for you.”


536. “Happiness is a risk. If you’re not a little scared, then you’re not doing it right.” ―Sarah Addison Allen


537. “How you choose to feel today should not be dependent on others.”


538. “Happiness is largely a choice, not a right or entitlement.” — David C. Hill


539. “How you choose to feel today should not be dependent on others.” Anthon St. Maarten


540. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.”


541. “I have chosen to be happy because it’s good for my health.” — Voltaire


542. “How could I ever be lonely when I am with my own best self?” Anoir Ou-Chad


543. “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” ~Steve Furtick


544. “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.” – Buddha


545. “Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” – Margaret Lee Runbeck


546. “The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy for yourself and yourself.” ―Ellen DeGeneres


547. “The key to life is to be happy with or without money. Money only magnifies who you really are.” — Robert Kiyosaki


548. “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


549. “Saying yes to happiness means learning to say no to things and people that stress you out.” ~Thelma Davis


550. “Blessed is he who has learned to laugh at himself for he shall never cease to be entertained.” ~John Boswell


551. “Being happy on seeing others happy is happiness multiplied.” – Tapan Ghosh


552. “The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.” – Goldie Hawn


553. “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.” ~James Openheim


554. “I’m a happy person. If you want to be around me, you can either choose to be happy too, or follow the signs to the nearest exit!” ― Sharon Swan


555. “Make one person happy each day and in forty years you will have made 14,600 human beings happy for a little time at least.” ~ Charles Wiley


556. “Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”


557. “If you’ve got nothing to dance about, find a reason to sing.” ― Melody Carstairs


558. “Happiness doesn’t have to be chased…it merely has to be chosen.” ― Mandy Hale


559. “Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.”


560. “Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.”― Aldous Huxley


561. “My goal in life is to be as happy as a studio audience.” — Jim Gaffigan


562. “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” ~Mark Twain


563. “When you get up in the morning, you have two choices – either to be happy or to be unhappy. Just choose to be happy.” ― Norman Vincent Peale


564. “Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” — Anonymous


565. “We would decide that my mood is my TOP PRIORITY!


566. “When you are happy, you feel the sunshine even inside the fog; when you are unhappy, you feel the fog even in the sunshine.” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan


567. “A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


568. “Remember the five simple rules to be happy: Free your heart from hatred. Free your mind from worries. Live simply. Give more. Expect less.” ~Unknown


569. “I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.” — J. D. Salinger


570. “With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” — Max Ehrmann


571. “Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.”


572. “Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.” – James Dean


573. “Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.” ― Roy T. Bennett


574. “Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.” ~Iris Murdoch


575. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” ~Albert Einstein


576. “At any moment, you have a choice that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.” – Thich Nhat Hanh


577. “Be happy about your own life and you’ll be amazed at just how much more beautiful you’ll find it to be.” TemitOpe Ibrahim


578. “When you get up in the morning, you have two choices – either to be happy or to be unhappy. Just choose to be happy.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale


579. “If you let go a little you will have a little happiness. If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness. If you let go completely you will be free.” ~Ajahn Chah


580. “I would do my damn best to be more happy than not.”― Adam Silvera


581. “How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and there will never be a time when it is not now.”


582. “If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.” —Andy Rooney


583. “A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.”


584. “At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.”


585. “Of all the means to insure happiness throughout the whole life, by far the most important is the acquisition of friends.” ―Epicurus


586. “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” — Groucho Marx


587. “I'm choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I'm making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.” ―Elizabeth Gilbert


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


589. “If you send out goodness from yourself, or if you share that which is happy or good within you, it will all come back to you multiplied ten thousand times. In the kingdom of love there is no competition; there is no possessiveness or control. The more love you give away, the more love you will have.”


590. “Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too.” Harbhajan Singh Yogi


591. “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” —Groucho Marx


592. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~Mahatma Gandhi


593. “Choose to be happy and make inner peace your mission is the best way to live life. Now organize your life to attain these.”


594. “The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.” ―J.M. Barrie


595. “Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.”