Being Happy Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old being happy quotes, being happy sayings, and being happy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself. I don't use special creams or treatments - I'll use a little bit of everything. It's a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself. I believe that a lot of how you look is to do with how you feel about yourself and your life. Happiness is the greatest beauty secret.

Tina Turner

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Andrew Carnegie

Happiness is not defined by any circumstance, condition, or person. You need not tie your happiness to anything. The choice to be happy is always yours to make. Make that choice and cultivate a happy spirit.     

Dr Anil Kr Sinha

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.

Anne Frank

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.     

Frank Tyger

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

A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.     

Helen Keller

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

Aristotle

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

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.     

Dalai Lama XIV

One of the biggest challenges in trying to be happy right now isn't that we don't know how to be happy. It's mostly that we just don't do it. We don't make the time for happiness, for peace, and for overall joy in our life.     

Kumar Anupam

Being happy is something that each of us determines, it is not something that we find outside of ourself, it is within us and our choice.

Catherine Pulsifer

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

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.

Albert Einstein

The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.

Goldie Hawn

Happiness is the art of learning how to get joy from your substance.     

Jim Rohn

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.      

Woody Allen

Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.

James Dean

Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.

Alan Cohen

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.

Anne Frank

Be believing, be happy, don't get discouraged. Things will work out.     

Gordon B. Hinckley

One of the simplest ways to stay happy is by letting go of the things that make you sad.

Tinku Razoria

You can never be really happy if you keep holding to those bad memories which makes you sad.

Anurag Prakash

Happy is entirely up to you and always has been.

Janette Rallison

If you want to be happy, be.

Leo Tolstoy

The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.     

Abraham Lincoln