49 Quotes About Choosing Happiness


Putting happiness first in your life will bring you many benefits both emotionally and physically. These quotes about choosing happiness highlight the lasting effects these feelings can bring you.

“A business is successful to the extent that it provides a product or service that contributes to happiness in all of its forms.”

“A person will be called to account on Judgement Day for every permissible thing he might have enjoyed but did not.”

“All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh.”

“All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within.”

“But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?”

“Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.Jacques Prévert”

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”

“Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.”

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned or worn.”

“Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.”

“Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.”

“Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.”

“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”

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

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

“Happiness is really a deep harmonious inner satisfaction and approval.”

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

“Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.”

“Health is not just the absence of a disease. It’s an inner joyfulness that should be ours all the time; a state of positive well-being.”

“I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”

“I think happiness is what makes you pretty.”

“I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.”

“It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.”

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.”

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self- gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”

“Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”

“Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.”

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

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

“Take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.”

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

“The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”

“The really happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery when on a detour.”

“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.”

“There is no way to happiness – happiness is the way.”

“There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.”

“They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, I told them they didn’t understand life.”

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

“To live long and achieve happiness, cultivate the art of radiating happiness.”

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain. To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.”

“Today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.”

“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.”

“When I meet people from other cultures I know that they too want happiness and do not want suffering, this allows me to see them as brothers and sisters.”

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”

There is a lasting formula to finding happiness so that it will always be within an arms reach when you need it.

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