53 Happy Quotes For an Inspirational Life of Happiness

Now more than ever, doing things that bring us joy should be encouraged. Whether it’s spending time with friends, taking on a new hobby, or even reading happy quotes, happiness is bound to ensue.

There are thousands if not millions of happiness quotes but we’ve put together a list of 53 of some of the best happiness quotes around. Enjoy!

1) Let the happy quotes begin!

53 Happy Quotes - "Happiness is a warm puppy." - Charles M. Schulz

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles M. Schulz

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53 Happy Quotes - "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
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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

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53 Happy Quotes - "Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be." - Abraham Lincoln
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“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

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53 Happy Quotes - "Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed." - Unknown
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“Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.” – Unknown

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53 Happy Quotes - "Being happy never goes out of style." - Lilly Pulitzer​
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“Being happy never goes out of style.” – Lilly Pulitzer​

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53 Happy Quotes - "Happiness is the best makeup." - Drew Barrymore​
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“Happiness is the best makeup.” – Drew Barrymore​

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53 Happy Quotes - "You can only have bliss if you don’t chase it." - Henepola Gunaratana
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“You can only have bliss if you don’t chase it.” – Henepola Gunaratana

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53 Happy Quotes -  "You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness." - Jonathan Safran Foer
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“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

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53 Happy Quotes - "Happiness comes from peace. Peace comes from indifference." - Naval Ravikant
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“Happiness comes from peace. Peace comes from indifference.” – Naval Ravikant

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53 Happy Quotes - "Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness." - Steve Maraboli
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“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli

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53 Happy Quotes - "Every day is a new day, and you'll never be able to find happiness if you don't move on." - Carrie Underwood​​
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“Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.” – Carrie Underwood​​

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53 Happy Quotes - "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
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“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

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53 Happy Quotes - "Embrace the glorious mess that you are." - Elizabeth Gilbert​​
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“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert​​

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53 Happy Quotes - "Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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53 Happy Quotes - "Find ecstasy in life; The mere sense of living is joy enough." - Emily Dickinson
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“Find ecstasy in life; The mere sense of living is joy enough.” – Emily Dickinson

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53 Happy Quotes - "For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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53 Happy Quotes - "Happiness is a function of accepting what is. Love is a function of communication. Health is a function of participation. Self-expression is a function of responsibility." - Werner Erhard
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“Happiness is a function of accepting what is. Love is a function of communication. Health is a function of participation. Self-expression is a function of responsibility.” – Werner Erhard

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53 Happy Quotes - "Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know." - Ernest Hemingway
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“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” – Ernest Hemingway

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19) Happy Quotes by Marcus Aurelius

53 Happy Quotes - "He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe." - Marcus Aurelius
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“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.” – Marcus Aurelius

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53 Happy Quotes - "It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy." - Lucille Ball
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“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” – Lucille Ball

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53 Happy Quotes - "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
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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

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53 Happy Quotes - "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." - Mahatma Gandhi
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“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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53 Happy Quotes - "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 it." - Dale Carnegie
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“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 it.” – Dale Carnegie

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53 Happy Quotes - "It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace." - Chuck Palahniuk
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“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” – Chuck Palahniuk

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53 Happy Quotes - "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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“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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53 Happy Quotes - "It's the little things in life."

“It’s the little things in life.”

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53 Happy Quotes - "Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." - Robert A. Heinlein
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“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert A. Heinlein

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53 Happy Quotes - "Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony." - Thomas Merton
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“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.” – Thomas Merton

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53 Happy Quotes - "The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us." - Ashley Montagu
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“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” – Ashley Montagu

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53 Happy Quotes - "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be." - Abraham Lincoln
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“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

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53 Happy Quotes - "No medicine cures what happiness cannot." - Gabriel García Márquez
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“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” – Gabriel García Márquez

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53 Happy Quotes - "Happiness is not doing fun things. Happiness is doing meaningful things." - Maxime Lagacé
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“Happiness is not doing fun things. Happiness is doing meaningful things.” – Maxime Lagacé

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53 Happy Quotes - "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
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“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

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53 Happy Quotes - "One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory." - Rita Mae Brown
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“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” – Rita Mae Brown

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

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53 Happy Quotes - "The purpose of our lives is to be happy." - Dalai Lama​​
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“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” – Dalai Lama​​

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53 Happy Quotes - "Roll with the punches and enjoy every minute of it." - Meghan Markle​
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“Roll with the punches and enjoy every minute of it.” – Meghan Markle​

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53 Happy Quotes - "Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination." - Mark Twain
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“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.” – Mark Twain

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53 Happy Quotes - "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go." - Oscar Wilde
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“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde

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53 Happy Quotes - "Happiness is a state of mind. It's just according to the way you look at things." - Walt Disney
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“Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.” – Walt Disney

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53 Happy Quotes - "The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy. It's all that matters." - Audrey Hepburn​
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“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy. It’s all that matters.” – Audrey Hepburn​

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53 Happy Quotes - "There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will." - Epictetus
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“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” – Epictetus

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53 Happy Quotes - "There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons." - Stephen Chbosky
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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

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53 Happy Quotes - "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
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“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

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53 Happy Quotes - "Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy." - Anne Frank
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“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” – Anne Frank

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53 Happy Quotes - "Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." - Marthe Troly-Curtin
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“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Marthe Troly-Curtin

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

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53 Happy Quotes - "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
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“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

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53 Happy Quotes - "If you want to be happy, be." - Leo Tolstoy
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“If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy

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53 Happy Quotes - "We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have." - Frederick Keonig
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“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” – Frederick Keonig

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53 Happy Quotes - "Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy." - Benjamin Franklin​
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“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” – Benjamin Franklin​

52) Happy Quotes by Albert Camus

53 Happy Quotes - "You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life." - Albert Camus
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“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” – Albert Camus

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53 Happy Quotes - "To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others." - Albert Camus
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“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” – Albert Camus

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