Uplifting Quotes on Happiness

Happiness Quote Anne Frank

Happiness Quote Anne Frank

Some people search for happiness for years and others seem to have it constantly. Discover what makes those people different as you read these insightful quotes on the true nature of happiness.


Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

People want pretty much the same things: They wanted to be happy. Most young people seemed to think that those things lay somewhere in the future, while most older people believed they lay in the past.

– Nicholas Sparks


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 which has been opened for us.

– Helen Keller


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.

– Valerie Bertinelli


Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

– Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden


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

– Dalai Lama


If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it as the old woman did her lost spectacles. Safe on her own nose all the time.

– Josh Billings


The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

– Mark Twain


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


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

– Mahatma Gandhi


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


Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

– Dalai Lama XIV



Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.

– Dale Carnegie


Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.

– Beyonce Knowles


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

– Anne Frank


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


Happiness must be cultivated. It is like character. It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment, or it will run to weeds.

– Elizabeth Stuart Phelps


What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.

– Sigmund Freud


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

– Audrey Hepburn


The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.

– George Bernard Shaw


Happiness depends upon ourselves.

– Aristotle


Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body.

– George Carlin