Positive Vibes

50 Feel Good Happiness Quotes

Wise words have the potential to lift our mood and strengthen our resolve in the toughest of times.

Here are 40 inspiring quotes that relate to something most of us seek: happiness.  

“We can’t control the world. We can only (barely) control our own reactions to it. Happiness is largely a choice, not a right or entitlement.” – David C Hill

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”    – Frederick Keonig

“There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.”                     – Charlotte Bronte

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

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

-George Sand

“True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through  fidelity to a worthy purpose.”   – Hellen Keller

“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

“ So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?” 

 – Hunter S Thompson

“ Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.”

– J. Petit Senn

“ If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu

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

“The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are.”  – Goldie Hawn

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

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” 

– Oscar Wilde

“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

“In my life, I’ve learned that true happiness comes from giving. Helping others along the way makes you evaluate who you are. I think that love is what we’re all searching for. I haven’t come across anyone who didn’t become a better person through love.” – Marla Gibbs

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

“ It’s the moments that I have stopped just to be, rather than do, that have given me true happiness.” – Richard Branson

“ My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

-Maya Angelou

“You do not find the happy life. You make it.” – Camilla Eyring Kimball

“ If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” – Roy T. Bennett

“ It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts.”

 – Ella Fitzgerald

“ Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.” – Lou Holtz

“ Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” – Hafez

“ Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” – Dale Carnegie

“ Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you’re positive, good things happen.” – Deep Roy

“ What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.” – Wayne Dyer

“ We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

 “ The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”

-Mark Twain

 “ Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” 

– Mahatma Gandhi 

“ It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.” – Seneca

“ The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” – James Oppenheim

“ Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” – Malala Yousafzai

 “ Today is life – the only life you are sure of.  Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.”

– Dale Carnegie

“ If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”

 – Martin Luther King Jr

“ If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

– Jim Rohn

“ Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss

“ If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl

“ You are enough just as you are.” – Meghan Markle

 “ Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill


“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do.” – Brian Tracy

” The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.” – Rob Siltanen

“We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.”

Dr. Henry Link

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein

“Fake it until you make it! Act as if you had all the confidence you require until it becomes your reality.” – Brian Tracey

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” 

Zig Ziglar

“Optimism is a great magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” – Mary Lou Retton

“We can change our lives. We can do have and be exactly what we wish.”

-Tony Robbins