Happiness Proverbs

Sayings about Happiness

True happiness consists in making others happy. ~ Hindu Proverb

True happiness lies in giving it to others. ~ Indian Proverb

Where there is laughter happiness likes to be. ~ Japanese Proverb

If it does not kill you, it will bring you happiness. ~ Native American Proverb

Where there is love, there is happiness. ~ Polish Proverb

Happiness has its roots — sorrow has its womb. ~ Chinese Proverb

There is no happiness; there are only moments of happiness. ~ Spanish Proverb

Real happiness consists in making others happy. ~ Hindu Proverbs

One moment of intense happiness prolongs life by a thousand years. ~ Japanese Proverb

Happiness itself does not stay — only moments of happiness do. ~ Spanish Proverb

Who cleans up the dirt washes away happiness. ~ Mongolian Proverbs

Happiness you pay for is to be found everywhere. ~ Gypsy Proverb

For some of us happiness comes while we sleep. ~ French Proverb

Happiness that lasts too long spoils the heart. ~ Italian Proverb

Today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day. ~ Indian Proverb

Happiness is like crystal — when it shines the most, it soon cracks. ~ Turkish Proverb

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 month — get married. If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else. ~ Chinese Proverb

To be able to curse once a day improves happiness and lengthens life. ~ Chinese Proverb

The happiness in your pocket, don’t spend it all. ~ Chinese Proverb

Happiness spring — cleans the heart. ~ Japanese Proverb

Where you are not — there is happiness. ~ German Proverb

Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring. ~ Chinese Proverb

Woe is he who claims to have found happiness. ~ Iranian Proverbs

Happiness flies away from those who want it most. ~ Laotian Proverb

The person who gets stuck on petty happiness will not attain great happiness. ~ Tibetan Proverb

There is no winter without snow, no spring without sunshine, and no happiness without companions. ~ Korean Proverb

Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come. ~ Japanese Proverb

Happiness rarely keeps company with an empty stomach. ~ Japanese Proverb

Better an ounce of happiness than a pound of gold. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Silence is the interpreter of happiness. ~ Arabian Proverb

Happiness opens the arms and closes the eyes. ~ German Proverbs

When ambition ends, happiness begins. ~ Hungarian Proverbs

While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment. ~ Hasidic Proverb

Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day. ~ Indian Proverbs

Who ever does not respect confidence will never find happiness in their path. ~ Traditional Proverb

Happiness and glass break easily. ~ Danish Proverb

Happiness is not a horse; you cannot harness it. ~ Russian Proverbs

Happiness does not come from happiness itself, but from the journey towards achieving it. ~ Finnish Proverbs

No one is happier than he who believes in his happiness. ~ German Proverbs

God is a father, happiness is a stepfather. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Happiness does not give, it only lends. ~ Danish Proverbs

An inflated idea can burst the bubble of your happiness. ~ Myanmar Proverb

With happiness comes intelligence to the heart. ~ Chinese Proverb

There is no other happiness but peace. ~ Thai Proverb

Quotations about Happiness

Happiness Proverbs

To buy happiness is to sell soul.~ Doug Horton

Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower. ~ Author Unknown

Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances. ~ Author Unknown

Many people are extremely happy, but are absolutely worthless to society. ~ Charles Gow

The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good. ~ Bertrand Russell

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

We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Happiness comes from… some curious adjustment to life. ~ Sir Hugh Walpole

Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around. ~ E.L. Konigsburg

We are seldom happy with what we now have, but would go to pieces if we lost any part of it. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

Having more money does not insure happiness. People with ten million dollars are no happier than people with nine million dollars. ~ Hobart Brown

Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. ~ Jacques Prévert

The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid. ~ J.D. Salinger

There is no way to happiness – happiness is the way. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. ~ James Openheim

Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy. ~ Gretta Brooker Palmer

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad. ~ Norm Papernick

All happiness is in the mind. ~ Author Unknown

You cannot always have happiness, but you can always give happiness. ~ Author Unknown

Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness. ~ Don Marquis

The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open. ~ Chuck Palahniuk

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is. ~ Maxim Gorky

The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony. ~ V.S. Pritchett

Buried deep in the maze of commonplace, the pearl of true happiness lies. And he, who rejoices in little things, finds the pathway that leads to the prize. ~ Lucy M. Thompson

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. ~ Charles Kingsley

Happiness is the natural flower of duty. ~ Phillips Brooks

True happiness is the full use of your powers along lines of excellence in a life affording scope. ~ John F. Kennedy

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it. ~ George Bernard Shaw

We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier. ~ Walter Savage Landor

Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have. ~ Author Unknown

True happiness comes from doing what’s right, not just doing what makes you feel good. ~ Author Unknown

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it ~ William Feather

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is an inside job. ~ William Arthur Ward

Money doesn’t always bring happiness. A man with ten million dollars is no happier than a man with nine million dollars. ~ Author Unknown

It is true that money cannot buy happiness but it does make it possible for you to enjoy the best that the world has to offer. ~ George S. Clason

It is difficult for any of us to go through life without either increasing or diminishing somebody’s happiness. ~ Author Unknown

To be of use in the world is the only way to happiness. ~ Hans Christian Andersen

She thinks that happiness is a mat that sits on her doorway. ~ Rob Thomas

If happiness could be bought, few of us could pay the price. ~ Author Unknown

Considering the way the world is, one happy day is almost a miracle. ~ Paulo Coelho

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. ~Lady Blessington

You can’t pursue happiness and catch it. Happiness comes upon you unaware while you are helping others. ~ Author Unknown

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

Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Happiness is good for the body but sorrow strengthens the spirit. ~ Author Unknown

We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all. ~ Jean de La Bruyere

[U]sefulness is happiness, and… all other things are but incidental. ~ Lydia Maria Child

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. ~ Joseph Addison

Man’s only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever. ~ John Ruskin

A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness. ~ Bernard de Fontenelle

Gather the crumbs of happiness and they will make you a loaf of contentment. ~ Author Unknown

Some pursue happiness, others create it. ~Author Unknown

Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve. ~ Robert S. Lynd

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness. ~ Chuang Tzu

Happiness is a way station between too little and too much. ~ Channing Pollock

Man is meant for happiness and this happiness is in him, in the satisfaction of the daily needs of his existence. ~ Count Leo Tolstoy

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. ~ Freya Stark

Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination. ~ Immanuel Kant

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. ~ Oscar Wilde

True happiness comes from the knowledge that we are of some use in this world. ~ Author Unknown

To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable. ~ Joseph Roux

If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years. ~ Bertrand Russell

Man must search for what is right, and let happiness come on its own. ~ Johann Pestalozzi

We must learn that to enjoy happiness we must conscientiously and continuously seek to spread happiness. Selfishness is suicidal to happiness. ~ B.C. Forbes

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. ~ Anton Chekhov

Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it! ~ Freddie Mercury

Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. ~ Og Mandino

Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response. ~ Mildred Barthel

So long as we can lose any happiness, we possess some. ~ Booth Tarkington

Happiness is perfume; you can’t pour it on somebody else without getting a few drops on yourself. ~ James Van Der Zee

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. ~ H. Jackson Brown

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour. ~ Author Unknown

If you’re ever given the choice between happiness and intelligence choose happiness. ~ Author Unknown

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy you the kind of misery you prefer. ~ Author Unknown

Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control. ~ Ogden Nash

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

Happiness is… usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults. ~ Thomas Szasz

When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy. ~ Oscar Wilde

Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another. ~ Ambrose Bierce

The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment. ~ Doug Larson

Life is too short and too long to spend it doing anything that doesn’t make you happy ~ Jill Conner Brown

Many people have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. ~ Helen Keller

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

Most true happiness comes from one’s inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. ~ William L. Shirer

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? ~ Albert Camus

The key to happiness is having dreams. The key to success is making your dreams come true. ~ Author Unknown

It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed. ~ Frank McKinney “Kin” Hubbard

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. ~ Hosea Ballou

Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack. ~ Hazelmarie Elliott

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. ~ Robert Frost

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it. ~ C.P. Snow

True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents. ~ John W. Gardner

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

True happiness, if understood, consists alone in doing good. ~ William Somerville

It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. ~ Berke Breathed

If you cannot renounce the world the genius of happiness will never salute you. ~ Author Unknown

Happiness is like the penny candy of our youth: we got a lot more for our money back when we had no money. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

Depend not on another, but lean instead on thyself. True happiness is born of self-reliance. ~ The Laws of Manu

Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill. ~ Johnny Carson

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness didn’t know where to shop. ~ Gittel Hudnick

Before we set our hearts too much on anything, let us examine how happy are those who already possess it. ~ François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Is it not clear, however, that bliss and envy are the numerator and denominator of the fraction called happiness? ~ Yevgeny Zamyatin

Money won’t buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a huge research staff to study the problem. ~ Bill Vaughan

As people spin faster and faster in the pursuit of merely personal happiness, they become exhausted in the futile effort of chasing themselves. ~ Andrew Delbanco

Happiness is a direction, not a place. ~ Sydney J. Harris

There are men who are happy without knowing it. ~ Marquis De Vauvenargues

Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don’t set any condition. ~ Arthur Rubinstein

Happiness is the cheapest thing in the world when we buy it for someone else.~ Paul Flemming

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness. ~ Author Unknown

Happiness is the sense that one matters. Happiness is an abiding enthusiasm. Happiness is single-mindedness. Happiness is whole-heartedness. Happiness is a by-product. Happiness is faith. ~ Samuel M. Shoemaker

True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. ~ Helen Keller

Happiness? That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory. ~ Albert Schweitzer

There is an old saying that money can’t buy happiness. If it could, I would buy myself four hits every game. ~ Pete Rose

Happiness is like a kiss in order to get any good out of it you have to give it to somebody else. ~ Author Unknown

When a man has lost all happiness, he’s not alive. Call him a breathing corpse. ~ Sophocles

The secret of happiness is curiosity ~ Norman Douglas

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

All happiness depends on courage and work. ~ Honore de Balza

The only true happiness is to learn, to advance, and to improve: which could not happen unless we had commenced with error, ignorance, and imperfection. ~ Albert Pike

If money is all that a man makes, then he will be poor. Poor in happiness and poor in all that makes life worth living. ~ Herbert N. Casson

True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one’s self, but the point is not only to get out; you must stay out, and to stay out, you must have some absorbing errand. ~ Henry James

Money can’t buy happiness; it can, however, rent it. ~ Author Unknown

Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. ~ Iris Murdoch

The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. ~ John Mason Brown

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. ~ Author unknown

There is no greater happiness than that which comes from sharing, no greater joy than that which comes from loving, giving, and caring. ~ Author Unknown

Many things can make you miserable for weeks; few can bring you a whole day of happiness. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

What’s the use of happiness? It can’t buy you money. ~ Henny Youngman

Money itself won’t bring happiness, but it sure makes paying the bills easier. ~ Thomas J. Vilord

The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things. ~ Ernest Dimnet

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. ~John Barrymore

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens. ~ Douglas Jerrold

Happiness is the resultant of the relative strengths of positive and negative feelings rather than an absolute amount of one or the other. ~ Norman Bradburn

I have only two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy. ~ Allen J. Lefferdink

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~ Marcel Proust

Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment. ~ Donald J. Walters

Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation. ~ Author Unknown

Happiness is the feeling you’re feeling when you want to keep feeling it. ~ Author Unknown

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. ~ Bertrand Russell

The thing that counts most in the pursuit of happiness is choosing the right companion. ~ Author Unknown

The only true happiness is that which we give others. ~ Author Unknown

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness. ~ William Saroyan

Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life. ~ Marcus Aurelius

Happiness is a positive cash flow. ~ Fred Adler

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable. ~ Clare Boothe Luce

Happiness is never stopping to think if you are. ~ Palmer Sondreal

Money can’t buy health, happiness, or what it did last year. ~ Author Unknown

Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable. ~ Author Unknown

With some whose nerves have a deep covering of fat, happiness is less of a problem that it is an accident of anatomy. ~ Attributed to Henry S. Haskins

Money, or even power, can never yield happiness unless it be accompanied by the goodwill of others. ~ B.C. Forbes

Happiness is a form of courage. ~ Holbrook Jackson

Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Happiness will never come if it’s a goal in itself; happiness is a by-product of a commitment of worthy causes. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Happy is he that chastens himself. ~ Author Unknown

True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice. ~ Ben Jonson

Happiness is the act of being tough with ourselves and tender with others. ~ Author Unknown

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. ~ Epictetus

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 being pained in body or troubled in mind. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ~ William James

Happiness is a function of accepting what is. ~ Werner Erhard

Happiness is the ability to recognize it. ~ Carolyn Wells

Happiness is activity. ~ Aristotle

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. ~ Margaret Lee Runbeck

Happiness is distraction from the human tragedy. ~ J.M. Reinoso

Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others. ~ Martin Luther

Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind. ~ John Stuart Mill

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