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120+ Happiness Quotes That’ll Brighten Your Day In An Instant

Rachel Sharpe

A happiness quote a day can help you live a life with more play. On days where you need some more joy, reading about happiness can uplift you. We’re all trying to find happy moments in our life. But happiness is always there when you live presently. When we stop drowning our thoughts in the past and fearing the future, we can find peace in the present. We hope these happy quotes brighten up your day. And if you ever need someone to listen, leave a comment on this post. 

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What is Happiness?

Happiness is a positive emotional state. It’s a state that people strive to experience to achieve well-being, peace and contentment in their life. 

120+ Happiness Quotes That’ll Brighten Your Day in An Instant

Happiness quotes to brighten your day

Happiness Quotes

  1. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy. It’s all that matters.” – Audrey Hepburn
  2. “Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “Never regret anything that made you smile.” – Mark Twain
  4. Today I will focus on stressing less and feeling blessed
  5. “Happiness is the best makeup.” – Drew Barrymore
  6. “Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.” – Walt Disney
  7. “If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy
  8. “Independence is happiness.” – Susan B. Anthony
  9. “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” – Anne Frank
  10. “Simplicity makes me happy.” – Alicia Keys
  11. Happiness is seeing life for what it is in all the little moments.

Happy Quotes

  1. “Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself.” – Unknown
  2. The happiness you’re looking for is all around you, don’t forget to notice it
  3. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  4.  “Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness.” – Christian Dior
  5. “Happiness isn’t a goal… it’s a by-product of a life well lived.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  6. “There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.” – Buddha
  7. “Happiness comes in waves. It’ll always come back.” – Unknown
  8. Be happy it’ll drive your enemies crazy
  9. The secret to being happy is to find peace where you are even if you’re not yet where you want to be
  10. “The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are.” – Goldie Hawn
  11. The happiest people make the best of what they have instead of crave what they don’t
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True Happiness Quotes

  1. True happiness is found by living in the present moment
  2. “Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for it is counterfeit.” – Hosea Ballou
  3. “There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand
  4. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine and the shadow will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman
  5. “True happiness is found inside the heart.” – Anurag Prakash Ray
  6. “True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Helen Keller
  7. Being grateful for all that you have leads you towards true happiness
  8. You’ll instantly discover true happiness when you stop looking for reasons to be unhappy
  9. “Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley
  10. “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

Funny Happiness Quotes

  1. “Always keep your chin up, otherwise you’re just staring at your boobs all day.” – Unknown
  2. “Some people call me crazy. I prefer the term happy with a twist.” – Unknown
  3. “Breathe in the good shit, breathe out the bullshit.” – Karen Salmansohn
  4. “They say money doesn’t bring happiness, but everyone still goes out there to see it for themselves.” – Unknown
  5. “Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.” – Mallory Hopkins
  6. “Whenever I have a problem, I sing. Then I realize that my voice is worse than my problem.” – Unknown
  7. “Never let anyone treat you like you’re regular glue. You’re glitter glue.” – Unknown
  8. “It’s okay if you don’t like me. Not everyone has good taste.” – Unknown
  9. “The older you get the better you get… unless you’re a banana.” – Betty White
  10. “My dream job would be the Karma Delivery Service.” – Bill Murray
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Laughter Quotes

  1. “Life is better when you cry a little, laugh a lot, and are thankful for everything you’ve got.” – Unknown
  2. “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” – E.E. Cummings
  3. “Trouble knocked at the door, but hearing laughter, hurried away.” – Benjamin Franklin
  4. “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney
  5. “Laughter is an instant vacation.” – Milton Berle
  6. “Laughter is the sound of the soul dancing.” – Jarod Kintz
  7. “Laughter is the best medicine. But if you’re laughing without any reason, you need medicine.” – Unknown
  8. “You don’t stop laughing because you grow older. You grow older because you stop laughing.” – Maurice Chevalier
  9. “And finally, in all of living have much of fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.” – Gordon B. Hinchley
  10. “Life is better when you’re laughing.” – Unknown

Happiness Status

  1. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis
  3. “The secret to having it all… is knowing you already do.” – Unknown
  4. Whenever you’re feeling sad, just remember that some of the best days of your life have yet to come
  5. I’m going to find happiness in my life no matter what it takes
  6. “Happiness is a direction, not a place.” – Sydney J. Harris
  7. “But if you’re broken, you don’t have to stay broken.” – Selena Gomez
  8. “Comparison is an act of violence against the self.” – Iyanla Vanzant
  9. “You’ve survived 100% of your worst days.” – Unknown
  10. Amazing things happen. You’ll have good days again. You will be better soon.

Short Happy Quotes

  1. “She wore a smile like a loaded gun.” – Atticus
  2. “I just want to spend the rest of my life laughing.” – Unknown
  3. “Happiness is an inside job.” – Unknown
  4. “Exist to be happy, not to impress.” – Unknown
  5. “No rain, no flowers.” – Unknown
  6. “Being happy never goes out of style.” – Lilly Pulitzer
  7. “In a world full of hate, be love.” – Unknown
  8. “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” – Coco Chanel
  9. “We grow through what we go through.” – Tyrese Gibson
  10. “See the good” – Unknown

Cute Happiness Quotes

  1. “Trust the next chapter because you are the author.” – Unknown
  2. “When you focus on the good, the good gets better.” – Abraham Hicks
  3. “Be somebody who makes everyone feel like a somebody.” – Courtney Shields
  4. “Some days you just have to create your own sunshine.” – Sam Sundquist
  5. “It’s not how much we have but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.” – Charles Spurgeon
  6. “Bad vibes don’t go with my outfit.” – Unknown
  7. “It’s better to be annoyingly positive and optimistic than destructively negative and hateful.” – Unknown
  8. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
  9. “When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars.” – Unknown
  10. Sometimes life’s worst moments lead you directly to your happiest moments
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Quotes About Happiness and Smiling

  1. “If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.” – Dolly Parton
  2. “Don’t be sad because sad backwards is das and das not good.” – Unknown
  3. “Smile at strangers and you just might change a life.” – Masashi Kishimoto
  4. “Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa
  5. “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” – Phyllis Diller
  6. “A simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others.” – Dalai Lama
  7. “Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  8. “She was trouble, chaos really, but her smile, her smile dared me to fall in love with her.” – Atticus
  9. “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” – Mother Teresa
  10. “I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple smile.” – Goldie Hawn

Quotes About Being Happy With Yourself

  1. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morley
  2. “So many people love you. Don’t focus on the people that don’t.” – Soyen
  3. “Forgive yourself for not having the foresight to know what seems so obvious in hindsight.” – Judy Belmont
  4. “Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.” – Alan Cohen
  5. ”The best revenge is to have enough self worth not to seek it.” – Courtney Jarvis
  6. Create yourself to be the kind of person that you’ll be happy to be for the rest of your life
  7. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama
  8. “The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.” – Dodinsky
  9. “If you ever have to decide between winning a fight or being happy, choose happiness. Being happy automatically makes you a winner.” – Karen Salmansohn
  10. “Never feel guilty for doing what’s best for you.” – Dushant Isankar

Live Life Happy Quotes

  1. “Happiness is the highest form of health.” – Dalai Lama
  2. “People who wonder whether the glass is half empty or full miss the point. The glass is refillable.” – Unknown
  3. “Your life isn’t yours if you always care what others think of you.” – Unknown
  4. “Turn your wounds into wisdom” – Oprah
  5. “Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou
  6. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam
  7. “We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one.” – Tom Hiddleston
  8. “It’s okay. You just forgot who you are for a moment. Welcome back.” – Unknown
  9. “You owe to yourself the love that you give so freely to others.” – Unknown
  10. “If it comes, let it come. If it stays, let it stay. If it goes, let it go.” – Nicholas Sparks

I Am Happy Quotes

  1. I’m not perfect. Sometimes I break and fall. But even on tough days, I am happy.
  2. “Whoever is happy will make others happy.” – Anne Frank
  3. “I am happy. I have something to accomplish, create, and achieve. I am happy.” – Vera Nazarian
  4. “I’m lucky enough to be with someone, I am happy.” – Johnny Knoxville
  5. I am happy… for me.
  6. “I have only two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy.” – Allen J. Lefferdink
  7. “As long as he’s happy, I am happy.” – Joseph Jackson
  8. “I am a happy soul.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  9. “I feel I could fly, I am so happy.” – Abu Ahmed
  10. “I have what I have. And I am happy. I have lost what I’ve lost. And I am still happy.” – Rupi Kaur

Famous Happiness Quotes

  1. “You don’t need too many people to be happy, just a few real ones who appreciate you for who you are.” – Wiz Khalifa
  2. “Being happy isn’t having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it’s about stringing together all the little things.” – Ann Brashares
  3. “Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” – Marianne Williamson
  4. “Do things that make you happy within the confines of the legal system.” – Ellen Degeneres
  5. “A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.” – Bette Davis
  6. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein
  7. “Happiness is a place between too much and too little.” – Finnish Proverb
  8. “The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us greatest delight.” – Epictetus
  9. “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” – John Lennon
  10. “No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” – Buddha

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