Best Happiness Quotes of All Time

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Do you want to be happy? Of course you do! We all want to feel that deep sense of contentment and satisfaction. In order to find happiness, we need to learn how it looks and what it feels like. This blog post will provide some great quotes about happiness from various authors, thinkers, philosophers and comedians. Best of all, these quotes are guaranteed not to leave you feeling empty or unfulfilled!

What are the best happiness quotes of all time?

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” – Nelson Henderson

“People who are contented with what they have and like themselves seem as if they had a perpetual holiday.” – W. Somerset Maugham

“I’m enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” – Mark Twain

“Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.” – Samuel Butler

‘Happiness consists of living each day as if it were his last, which it certainly won’t be.’ – James Gordon Bennett Jr.

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama XIV

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“If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy

“Do the thing and you shall have the power.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Happiness is not a goal; it’s a by-product.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam 

“Adopt the pace of nature: Her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” —Helen Keller

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” —Mother Theresa

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand 

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – Charles Spurgeon

You might also want to check out Tips to Live a Happier Life

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