It’s International Day of Happiness, and what better way to start the day than to share 28 of my favourite quotes about happiness and what it means.
I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises – Elizabeth Gilbert
To live is the rarest thing in the world – most people just exist – Oscar Wilde
Whoever is happy will make others happy – Anne Frank
Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit – Hosea Ballou
The only thing that will make you happy is being who you are, and not who people think you are – Goldie Hawn
Happiness is a direction, not a place – Sydney J Harris
I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness – Drew Barrymore
One happiness scatters a thousand sorrows – Chinese Proverb
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony – Mahatma Gandhi
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
The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters – Audrey Hepburn
Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get – W. P. Kinsella
All happiness depends on courage and work – Honoré de Balzac
Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands – Roy T. Bennett
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts – Marcus Aurelius
Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived – Eleanor Roosevelt
Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness – Fyodor Dostoevsky
I’d far rather be happy than right any day – Douglas Adams
Happiness depends upon ourselves – Aristotle
Maybe the truth is, there’s a little bit of loser in all of us. Being happy isn’t having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it’s about stringing together all the little things – Ann Brashares
Don’t let success go to your head and failure go to your heart – Will Smith
What about you guys? What are you favourite quotes about happiness?
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Thank you for this post. It made my day a happier one.
Thanks lovely – glad it helped!
Thanks Ritu – I keep a list of them in my bulletin journal for when things get a bit crappy
🙂 🙂 🙂
I absolutely love the quotes that you have chosen and how you’ve displayed them ❤
Thanks lovely – how are you?
Off- line when at the blokes, which is kinda nice! Making collages out of magazines at the moment. You?
Oh fab! Yeah I’m good thanks!
These are great. I’m partial to the Ralph Waldo Emerson one 🙂
Happy days to you! Thanks for the quotes, I don’t think I have anything I can add, you’ve covered it well!
Those cookies look fantastic! I might be a bit hungry at the moment 🙂
They do! I wish I had made them!