Being Happy Proverbs

Sayings about Being Happy!

If you would be happy for a week, take a wife; if you would be happy for a month, kill a pig; but if you would be happy all your life, plant a garden. ~ Chinese Proverb

The rabbi drinks the wine and asks the others to be happy. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead. ~ Scottish Proverbs

He who would be happy should stay at home. ~ Greek Proverbs

Get married and you will be happy for a week; slaughter a pig and you will be happy for a month; become a priest and you will be happy for the rest of your life. ~ Polish Proverbs

You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others. ~ Chinese Proverb

Being happy is better than being king. ~ Nigerien Proverb

Being happy in one’s home is better than being a chief. ~ Nigerian Proverbs

Men fated to be happy need not haste. ~ Chinese Proverb

If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; if you want to be happy for life, plant a tree. ~ English Proverbs

There are two kinds of men: those who could be happy and are not, and those who search for happiness and find it not. ~ Arabian Proverb

Quotations about Being Happy

Saying about being happy

He who marries on a rainy day will be happy for the rest of his life. ~ French Proverb

It’s never too late — never too late to start over, never too late to be happy. ~ Jane Fonda

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise. ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her. ~ Oscar Wilde

The first thing to learn in intercourse with others is non-interference with their own peculiar ways of being happy, provided those ways do not assume to interfere with ours. ~ William James

On the whole, the happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so. ~ William R. Inge

Better be happy than wise. ~ Author Unknown

The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so. ~ Dean William R. Inge

Life is not always what one wants it to be, but to make the best of it as it is the only way of being happy. ~ Jennie Jerome Churchill

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

When money is your god, you are never going to be fulfilled, you are never going to be happy, because no matter how much you have, it is not enough. ~ Ted Turner

When one is happy there is no time to be fatigued; being happy engrosses the whole attention. ~ Edward Frederic Benson

If you want to be happy, be. ~ Leo Tolstoy

To be happy is not the purpose of our being rather it is to deserve happiness. ~ Johann G. Fichte

To be happy means to be free, not from pain or fear, but from care or anxiety.~ W.H. Auden

A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him. ~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn

We must select the Illusion which appeals to our temperament and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy. ~ Cyril Connolly

To live we must conquer incessantly; we must have the courage to be happy.~ Henri Frederic Amiel

Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that. ~ Michael Leunig

Love, you know, seeks to make happy rather than to be happy. ~ Mob Connor

The biggest self-deception on the planet: When I get what I want, I will be happy. ~ Author Unknown

If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue. ~ Edmund Burke

The best vitamin to be a happy person is B1. ~ Author Unknown

Others think it’s a choice between doing what we want to do and being happy, and doing what God wants us to do and being miserable. ~ Paul Little

Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we are contented. ~ Walter Savage Landor

The purpose of life is not to be happy. The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to have it make some difference that you live at all. ~ Leo C. Rosten

We cannot be happy if we expect to live all the time at the highest peak of intensity. Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony. ~ Thomas Merton

You can be right or you can be happy. ~ Gerald G. Jampolsky

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

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

The way to be happy is to make others happy. ~ Author Unknown

Be happy or die. ~ Rob Cohen

The best we can do is to go through life trying to be happy and helping those we meet along the way. ~ Kate Smith

This is true enough, but success is the next best thing to happiness, and if you can’t be happy as a success, it’s very unlikely that you would find a deeper, truer happiness in failure. ~ Michael Korda

You can be happy indeed if you have breathing space from pain. ~ Giacomo Leopardi

To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all. ~ Helen Rowland

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

If you can’t be happy where you are, it’s a cinch you can’t be happy where you ain’t. ~ Charles “Tremendous” Jones

Let us all be happy, and live within our means, even if we have to borrow the money to do it with.~ Artemus Ward

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

To be happy in this world, especially when youth is past, it is necessary to feel oneself not merely an isolated individual whose day will soon be over, but part of the stream of life slowing on from the first germ to the remote and unknown future. ~ Bertrand Russell

To forget oneself is to be happy. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

There are two ways of being happy: we must either diminish our wants or augment our means — either may do — the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier. ~ Benjamin Franklin

One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people. ~ Dick Gregory

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

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness. ~ George Orwell

Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so. ~ John Stuart Mill

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. ~ St. Augustine

To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright. ~ Walter Benjamin

You need to learn to be happy by nature, because you’ll seldom have the chance to be happy by circumstance. ~ Lavetta Sue Wegman

We never live, but we hope to live; and as we are always arranging to be happy, it must be that we never are so. ~ Blaise Pascal

When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this: When you die, will YOU be happy when everybody else is crying? ~ Tony Campolo

It’s just as easy to be happy with a lot of money as with a little. ~ Marvin Traub

The contented man can be happy with what appears to be useless. ~ Ko Hung

If I would be happy, I would be a bad ballplayer. With me, when I get mad, it puts energy in my body. ~ Roberto Clemente

It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money. ~ Albert Camus

To live as fully, as completely as possible, to be happy… is the true aim and end to life. ~ Llewelyn Powers

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others. ~ Archibald Rutledge

Through our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy rather than depressed. ~ Gerald G. Jampolsky

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight. ~ Mark Victor Hansen

It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish. ~ Robert Henri

Clowns wear a face that’s painted intentionally on them so they appear to be happy or sad. What kind of mask are you wearing today? ~ Author Unknown

The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy. ~ Ben Stein

We all live with the objective of being happy, our lives are all different and yet the same. ~ Anne Frank

Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed. ~ Bertrand Russell

Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life. ~ Arnold Bennett

If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.~ Edith Wharton

If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier that other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are. ~ Charles De Montesquieu

It is better to be happy for a moment and be burned up with beauty than to live a long time and be bored all the while. ~ Don Marquis

Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy. ~ Cynthia Nelms

I won’t be happy till I’m as famous as God. ~ Madonna

We always have enough to be happy if we are enjoying what we do have — and not worrying about what we don’t have. ~ Ken Keyes Jr.

We all want to be happy, and we’re all going to die. You might say those are the only two unchallengeably true facts that apply to every human being on this planet. ~ William Boyd

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

We must be doing something to be happy. ~ William Hazlitt

To be happy, we must be true to nature, and carry our age along with us. ~ William Hazlitt

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will. ~ Dan Millman

If you are not happy here and now, you never will be. ~ Taisen Deshimaru

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

To be happy, drop the words “if only” and substitute instead the words “next time.” ~ Smiley Blanton

Too happy would you be, did ye but know your own advantages!~ Virgil

If you haven’t been happy very young, you can still be happy later on, but it’s much harder.You need more luck. ~ Simone De Beauvoir

It isn’t necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It’s only necessary to be rich.~ Alan Alda

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

Don’t worry, be happy. ~ Author Unknown

Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. ~ Benjamin Franklin

You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. ~ Barbara De Angelis

Even the lowliest, provided he is whole, can be happy, and in his own way, perfect. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

I know that unless I’m true to myself I couldn’t be happy. Too much emphasis is placed today on externals and too little on character. ~ Betty White

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

It is well to be happy and wise and well to be honest and true; it is well to be off with the old love, before you are on with the new. ~ Author Unknown

The best advice on the art of being happy is about as easy to follow as advice to be well when one is sick. ~ Anne Sophie Swetchine

If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us so live as to deserve happiness. ~ Johann G. Fichte

If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are. ~ Charles De Montesquieu

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. ~ Foster C. McClellan

Remember that not to be happy is not to be grateful. ~ Elizabeth Carter

To be happy, you must forget yourself. Learn benevolence. ~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy. ~ Karl Reiland

Happiness doesn’t depend on what we have, but it does depend on how we feel toward what we have. We can be happy with little and miserable with much. ~ William Dempster Hoard

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

Not only is there a right to be happy, there is a duty to be happy. So much sadness exists in the world that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers. ~ John S. Bonnell

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

Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

Being happy is something you have to learn. ~ Harrison Ford

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