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35 Happy Life Quotes & Captions

Quotes put our thoughts into words, enjoy these happy life quotes and sayings for inspiration.   


“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
Marcus Aurelius


“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”

Jim Rohn


“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never truly 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 whole world belongs to you.”

Lao Tzu


“A smile puts you on the right track. A smile makes the world a beautiful place. When you lose your smile, you lose your way in the chaos of life.”
Roy T. Bennett

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.”

Andrew Carnegie


“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”     

Thich Nhat Hanh


“Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.”

Muhammad Ali


“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”

Herm Albright


“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.”
Roy T. Bennett


“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”
Dale Carnegie


“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.”   

Carl Jung



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“Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you, and you will be surprised what a happy life you will lead.”

Charles Schwab


“Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.”



“Rules for happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.”
Immanuel Kant


“A happy life must be to an extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.”

Bertrand Russell


“Strange is our situation here on Earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men – above all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.”
Albert Einstein



“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.”

Albert Einstein



“Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.”

Benjamin Franklin



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Short happy life quotes



“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
Abraham Lincoln


“Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.”

-Alan Cohen


“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”

Audrey Hepburn


“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”



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

Oscar Wilde


“If you want to be happy, be.”

Leo Tolstoy


“A disciplined mind brings happiness.”



“Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.”     

Palmer Sondreal


“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

J.K. Rowling

“The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.”
Deepak Chopra


“A happy life is one spent on learning, earning and yearning.”

Lillian Gish


“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
Oscar Wilde


“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”

Anne Frank


“Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well-lived.”

Eleanor Roosevelt



“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”

Dalai Lama



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

Mahatma Gandhi


“If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.”

Mother Teresa



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