Happiness Quotes

Happiness is said to be a state of mind. When are you are happy you feel free, upbeat, relaxed and optimistic. Here is a collection of quotes about happiness from authors, poets and other notables.

"There is no happiness where there is no wisdom..." - Antigone - Sophocles


"If you aren't unhappy sometimes you don't know how to be happy." - A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle


"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy." - Anne Frank


"Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness." - The Conquest of Happiness - Bertrand Russell


"How much better is it to weep at joy than to joy at weeping?" - Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare


"Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it." - Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert


"I made a very important discovery at Camp Currie. Happiness consists in getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more." - Juan Rico, Starship Troopers - Robert Heinlein




"Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length." - The Poetry of Robert Frost - Robert Frost


"Like most misery, it started with apparent happiness." - The Book Thief - Markus Zusak


"I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride." - The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexander Dumas


"Happiness is the most insidious prison of all." - V for Vendetta - Alan Moore


"Nothing thicker than a knife's blade separates happiness from melancholy." - Orlando - Virginia Woolf


"I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment." - Dalai Lama


"A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." The Twits (source) - Roald Dahl


"I'd far rather be happy than right any day." - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams


"Tolerant people are the happiest, so why not get rid of prejudices that hold you back?" - Your Life What Are Your Prejudices - William Moulton Marston


"A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships." - (Home Magazine, source) - Helen Keller


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