We’re creating a new Guideposts.org

It’s faster, it’s mobile friendly—and we’d love you to have a sneak peekClick here to preview

Happiness Quotes

Everyone wants to be happy but sometimes we need to be reminded that it’s often the simple things that yield happiness.  Our collection of happiness quotes reinforces the fact that true happiness does not come from wealth or power, but from love. You’ll find happiness quotes to motivate you to take time to appreciate your loved ones, your pets, a song or work of art, the natural world around you–all the things that God has given us that could fill us with happiness.


 People tend to think of happiness as a stroke of luck, something that will descend like fine weather if you're fortunate. But happiness is the result of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly. 
- Elizabeth Gilbert, author
Share this quote

 The constant happiness is curiosity. 
- Alice Munro, Nobel Prize-winning author
Share this quote

 It isn’t about a smile; it’s about what is inside of your smile. 
- Julia Roberts, actress
Share this quote

 A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour. 
- submitted by Joan O'Brien, Bronx, New York
Share this quote

 Happiness is a product of attitude and thought. It comes from you, not to you. 
- Richard Daly, author, God’s Little Book of Hope
Share this quote

 Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. 
- Jackson Brown, Jr., author of Life's Little Instruction Book
Share this quote

 Anyone who doesn't appreciate how amazing it is to be alive isn't looking carefully. 
- Gary Taxali, illustrator
Share this quote

 To love is to receive a glimpse of Heaven. 
- Karen Sunde, playwright and screenwriter
Share this quote

 May joy and peace surround you, contentment latch your door, and happiness be with you now and bless you evermore! 
- Irish blessing
Share this quote

 If you're busy doing what matters to you, then being busy is bliss. 
- Edward M. Hallowell, author
Share this quote

 The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest. 
- submitted by Melanie Samoy-Lutz, Canadensis, Pennsylvania
Share this quote

 The first principle to making life matter is to value the beautiful people and places in your life. God has given those places to us as gifts and with the understanding that how we treat these things in our journey determines, ultimately, what we value in God. 
- Shane Stanford, author
Share this quote

 Every single breath I take is happiness. 
- Gary Taxali, Illustrator
Share this quote

 The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. 
- George Washington Burnap, author
Share this quote

Syndicate content