If there’s one thing we like to be here at PoP, it’s HAPPY!  So today, we wanted to share 101 of our absolute favorite quotes on happiness.  Not only are we sharing our favorites, we’re putting a cherry on top with a special GIVEAWAY of “Everyday Positive Thoughts” by Louise Hay at the bottom of this post! So read through the quotes, pick your favorite, and enter to win!

      1. “Happiness runs in a circular motion” – Donovan
      2. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Gandhi
      3. “Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.” – Zig Ziglar
      4. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama
      5. “Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.” – Unknown

      6. “To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” – Albert Camus
      7. “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
      8. “The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” – Ashley Montagu
      9. “Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” – Stacey Charter
      10. “It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about” – Dale Carnegie
      11. “It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” – Lucille Ball
      12. “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” – Winnie the Pooh
      13. There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” – Epictetus
      14. “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
      15. “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” – Eskimo Proverb
      16. “To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.” – Mary Stuart
      17. “There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.” – Seneca
      18. Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert A. Heinlein
      19. “Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.” – Dennis Waitley
      20. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi
      21. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go” – Oscar Wilde
      22. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Herman Cain
      23. “There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.” – Anthony de Mello
      24. “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama
      25. “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
      26. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle
      27. “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
      28. “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns
      29. “Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
      30. “Happiness is acceptance.” – Unknown
      31. “The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.” – James M. Barrie
      32. “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
      33. “Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.” – Dr. Robert Anthony
      34. “The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.” – Aesop
      35. “For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.” – Seneca
      36. “A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?” – Albert Einstein
      37. “Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” – Bertrand Russell
      38. “Happiness is a state of activity.” – Aristotle
      39. “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
      40. “The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
      41. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
      42. “Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.” – Friedrich Schiller
      43. “I’d far rather be happy than right any day.” – Douglas Adams
      44. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney
      45. “Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” – Benjamin Disraeli
      46. “The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” – Martha Washington
      47. “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” – Albert Schweitzer
      48. “Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.” – Heraclitus
      49. “Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.” – Herman Hesse
      50. “Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open.” – Rose Lane
      51. “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
      52. “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
      53. “A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.” – Leo Tolstoy
      54. “If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.” – Epicurus
      55. “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
      56. “For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his/her happiness on major events
        like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.” – Andy Rooney
      57. “Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.” – Buddha
      58. “The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.” – Andre Maurois
      59. “The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.” – Brian Tracy
      60. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust
      61. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” – Mary Lou Retton
      62. “I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives.” – Dalai Lama
      63. “Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” – Joseph Campbell
      64. “Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.” – Leo Tolstoy
      65. “I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” – Martha Washington
      66. “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln
      67. “Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” – Unknown
      68. “Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” ~ Helen Keller
      69. “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha
      70. “Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.” – Norman Vincent Peale
      71. “Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.” – Dale Carnegie
      72. “Happiness.  Not for another place, but this place.  Not for another hour, but this hour.” – Walt Whitman
      73. “Happiness is a habit.  Cultivate it.” – Elbert Hubbard
      74. “Rules for happiness: Do something, love someone, and always hold onto hope.” – Chris Butler
      75. “Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth.” – Pharrell Williams
      76. “Remember happiness is a way of travel, not a destination” – Roy Goodman
      77. “Happiness does not depend on what you have, where you are, or who you are.  Happiness depends only upon your thoughts.” – Kristen Butler
      78. “Happiness adds and multiplies as we divide it with others.” – A. Nielsen
      79. “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” – Jim Rohn
      80. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.” – Aurelius, Marcus
      81. “I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy.” – Richard Bach
      82. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Shweitzer
      83. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
      84. “If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy
      85. “Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars… Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become presidents and they are not going to become rich. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.” – Osho
      86. “Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change. Kiss slowly, play hard, love deeply, forgive quickly, take chances, give everything, and have no regrets. Life is too short to be anything but happy.” – Unknown
      87. “I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.” – Kurt Vonnegut
      88. “If you think sunshine brings you happiness, then you haven’t danced in the rain.” – Unknown
      89. “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
      90. “Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like its heaven on earth.” – Mark Twain
      91. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein
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      92. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
        “Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert Heinlein
      93. “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
      94. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved — loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” – Victor Hugo
      95. Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
      96. “Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.” – Storm Jameson
      97. “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you” – Nathaniel Hawthorne
      98. “To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” – Robert Muller
      99. “No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.” – Barbara De Angelis
      100. “It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” – Agnes Repplier
      101. “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln