20 Inspirational Quotes on Happiness

Here's another 20 inspirational quotes, this time focused on happiness. I hope you enjoy them.

In seeking happiness for others, you find it for yourself.

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

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

Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Albert Camus

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

Happy people plan actions, they don't plan results.
Dennis Waitley

If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world.
Joseph Addison

Happiness is acceptance.

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.

We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one's own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness.
Dalai Lama

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.
Dr. Robert Anthony

Happiness is a myth we seek,
If manifested surely irks;
Like river speeding to the plain,
On its arrival slows and murks.
For man is happy only in
His aspiration to the heights;
When he attains his goal, he cools
And longs for other distant flights.
Kahlil Gibran

Happiness is a state of activity.

Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.

Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open.
Rose Lane

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

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  • Pathan Imran Khan

    i really appreciate for providing such quotes on this site on HAPPINESS. I was inspired by the movie pursuit of happyness and i didn’t know that happiness is just a single thing but it can have numerous meanings and conclusions from this quotes.

  • Nguyen Minh Hanh

    It is happy to me to read this entry.It helps me to recognize what I am seeking .Thanks a lot!

  • Philerfar

    Positive quotes for a positive blog :D

  • Wonderful quotations.

  • Jacqueline

    Loved the quotes on happiness.
    The best thing I’ve read in a long time. Thank you so very much.

  • Some fantastic quotes there, i particularely like the first one!

  • Lamar Cole

    Love is the blueprint for happiness.

  • I agree with the last comment.

  • OHH Great post! I’m loving your website;

  • Anonymous

    Hi – big thanks (great site!).