15 Quotes About Happiness to Save to Your Phone for a Rainy Day

While we all seek happiness, it can be difficult to maintain sources of it through tough times. The past year especially has brought mental health and emotional wellbeing to the forefront of our minds. Having a source of quick and easy inspiration can make a real difference throughout the day.


15 Quotes About Happiness to Inspire You and Make You Smile…Even on a Rainy Day


“Happiness is a direction, not a place.” – Sydney J. Harris


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


“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.”– Chinese Proverb


“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 it.”– Dale Carnegie


“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”– Earl Nightingale


“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.”– Edith Wharton


“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”– Franklin D. Roosevelt


“Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don’t go through life creaking.”– H.W. Byles


“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


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


“Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though it were his own.”– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.”– John Stuart Mill


“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”– Joseph Addison

“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 a constant work-in-progress because solving problems is a constant work-in-progress – the solutions to today’s problems will lay the foundation for tomorrow’s problems, and so on. True happiness occurs only when you find the problems you enjoy having and enjoy solving.”– Mark Manson

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