Ready to feel good and put a smile on your face?

We have compiled over 1000 of the best inspirational and motivational quotes and sayings about happiness and being happy.

Whether you have been feeling down or just need a pick me up, we all know that happiness has the power to cure anything.

Our minds are a powerful tool that we can use to shape our life experience and words have the power to effect how we feel.

This is why we have aggregated these cute happy quotes about life that will help you put things into perspective.

” Do what makes you happy

Be with those who make you smile

Laugh as much as you breathe and..

Love as long as you live”



Whoever is happy will make others happy too. – Anne Frank

Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too.

Life only comes around once, so do whatever makes you happy, and be with whoever makes you smile.

Start each day with a grateful heart.

Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and enjoying it for everything that it is. – Mandy Hale

Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you. – Ralph Harslon

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Remind yourself every day: I am in charge of my happiness. I will not let anything outside of myself control me. I am creating a life that feels good on the inside and it will turn into experiences that are good on the outside.

Habits of happy people:

  1. Ignore nonsense
  2. Talk less
  3. Learn new skills
  4. Help less fortunate
  5. Laugh
  6. Wake up early
  7. No entitlement


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

Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.

The best feeling of happiness is when you’re happy because you’ve made somebody else happy.

Your attitude determines your direction. – Confessions of a Teaching Junkie

Being happy is the greatest form of success.

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 [there are 2 same pictures]

Be happy. Be yourself. If others don’t like it, then let them be. Happiness is a choice. Life isn’t about pleasing everybody.

Be crazy. Be stupid. Be silly. Be weird. Be whatever. Because life is too short to be anything but happy.

Should you ever find yourself the victim of other peoples’ bitterness, smallness, or insecurities, remember things could be worse… you could be them.

Be happy not because everything is good, but because you can see the good side of everything.

Good people are like candles; they burn themselves up to give others light.


When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. – John Lennon

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. – Dr Seuss

Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. – Oprah

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery when they have made a wrong turn.

Make today so awesome yesterday gets jealous.

Being positive won’t guarantee you’ll succeed. But being negative will guarantee you won’t. – Jon Gordon

Find balance in your life. Work hard but don’t let work take over your life, you will lose yourself. Love, but love for the right reasons. Life is too short for anything mediocre. Know who you are and know that you are worthy of reaching your dreams and that it is never too late to start creating that life you have always dreamed of. Do not compare yourself to others, that’s just deadly. No two souls are the same. You are your own person, you are beautiful and you are unique. Put your trust in the universe. Some things are just meat to happen, and some are not. Let go of whatever is stealing your happiness, it’s hard but it is worth it. Embrace change. Embrace life. Everything happens for a reason, sometimes you just need to breath, trust and let go.


Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. Bernard Meltzer

You can’t change how people feel about you, so don’t try. Just live your life and be happy.

Everyone wants happiness. No one wants pain. But you can’t have a rainbow, without a little rain.

The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of everyday.

Don’t let the silly little things steal your happiness.

One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul. – Brigitte Nicole

Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to other people.

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.

There comes a time in life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama and the people who create it and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy.

Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one door closes, run to the next window – or break down a door. – Brooke Shields.


A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose. – Tom Wilson

Happiness is a habit – cultivate it. – Elbert Hubbard

You can’t buy happiness but you can buy ice cream. And that’s kind of the same thing.

One of the simplest way to be happy is letting go of the things that make you sad.

Be happy, be yourself, and if others don’t like it, let them be. Your happiness is a choice. Life isn’t about pleasing everybody, so do you.

I am responsible for my own happiness!

Smiling doesn’t necessarily mean you’re happy. Sometimes it just means you’re strong.

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

Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It just means you’ve decided to look beyond imperfections.

Happy people don’t have the best of everything they make the best of everything.

It’s a good day to be happy.

Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.

Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you respect, mirror what you admire.

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. – Janet Lane

Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness. – Christian Dior

The hardest thing to find in life is happiness – money is only hard to find because it gets wasted trying to find happiness.

Open your eyes and notice the beauty of this wonderful world.

Happiness is a journey … not a destination. – Ben Sweetland


Happiness is like jam. You can’t spread even a little without getting some on yourself.

Rules for happy living

  1. Count your blessings, not your troubles.
  2. Live one day at a time.
  3. Say “I love you”.
  4. Be a giver, not a taker.
  5. Seek for good in everyone and everything.
  6. Pray everyday.
  7. Do at least one good deed a day.
  8. Learn to count (keep priorities in line).
  9. Let no little and/or imaginary things bother you.
  10. Practice a “do it now” habit.
  11. Fill your life with good.
  12. Learn to laugh and to cry.
  13. Smile and the world will smile with you.
  14. Fear nothing or no one.
  15. Let go and let God take over.

When you love what you have, you have everything you need.

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

You are responsible for your happiness. In fact, you create it. You attract it. You manifest it. You are the architect of your reality. You choose your thoughts, your perceptions, and your reaction to external forces. You possess all of the tools needed to expand your awareness, to orchestrate the evolution of your consciousness, to choose happiness, to choose love. You are that powerful. Create the life you deserve. Vibrate love.

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

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

Kindness is free sprinkle that stuff everywhere.

The best part about life? Every morning you have a new opportunity to become a happier version of yourself.

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

You deserve to be happy. You deserve to live a life you are excited about. Don’t let others make you forget that.

The purpose of our lives is to be happy. – Dalai Lama

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

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. ― Steve Maraboli

Two things prevent us from happiness; living in the past and observing others.

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. – Mother Teresa

I am happy because I’m grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy. – Will Arnett

Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world. ― Orhan Pamuk.


It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. –

Charles Spurgeon

You will be exactly as happy as you decide to be.

Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.

Happiness is a warm puppy. ― Charles M. Schulz

Happy are those who take life day by day, complain very little, and are thankful for the little things in life.

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

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

― John Lennon

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. – Earl Nightingale

You can tell when people are truly happy. Their energy is genuine.

You’ve got to find people who love like you do.

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. – Marcus Aurelius

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ― Robert A. Heinlein

Shakespeare said: I always feel happy, you know why? Because I don’t expect anything from anyone, expectations always hurt.. life is short, so love your life, be happy.. and keep smiling. Just live for yourself and before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you pray, forgive. Before you hurt, feel. Before you hate, love. Before you quit, try. Before you die, live.

When someone told me I lived in a fantasy land I nearly fell off my unicorn.

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. – Earl Nightingale

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. – Ralph Waldo Emerson.


Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. ― Dr. Seuss


  1. Practice Gratitude

One of the best way to being happy is by living in a state of gratitude.

When you approach each day being thankful for at least one day, it will put you in a state of being joyful and appreciative.

So every day when you wake up, before you get too busy, focus on one thing you are grateful for.

  1. Make Other People Happy

Rather than just focusing on yourself, think about how you can bring some sunshine into someone else’s life.

Maybe its a text to someone to let them know you are thinking about them.

Or, maybe you bring some candy into work and share it with your co-workers.

There are many simple ways you can make other people happy.

Remember, its the thought that counts.

  1. Exercise & Do Cardio

Being physically active in some way is a scientifically proven method that will release endorphins and make you feel good.

Whether you go on a nice walk outside or go for a run in the gym, move your body!

Don’t just sit all day staying stagnant.

  1. Keep It Simple

These days people are overstimulated with media that we tend to lose sight of the simple things in life.

As the saying goes, sometimes you need to “Stop and smell the roses”.

Live life at your pace and take it easy on yourself.


Find joy in the simplest things in life…petting a dog or cat, playing with a child, enjoying a sunset, hugging a friend, etc.

Enjoy the simple things in life.

  1. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

Whatever you do, don’t let the silly things about life get in the way of your happiness.

If someone cuts you off on the road let it go.

If someone accidentally steps on your toes, let it go.

No matter what it is, just let it go and be in charge of your own happiness.

Find the humor in the silly things about life.

  1. Smile For No Reason

Sometimes, you just need to smile just because.

The act of smiling alone will send a signal to your brain to be happy and guess what?

Your brain will have no other choice but to be happy!

As the saying goes, “Fake it till you make it.”

So if you are not feeling it, smile anyways and watch what happens.

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