30 Inspiring Quotes About Happiness and Joy

30 Inspiring Quotes About Happiness and Joy

“Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul, but his life.”
G. K. Chesterton


Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul, but his life.

“Continuity of purpose is one of the most essential ingredients of happiness in the long run, and for most men this comes chiefly through their work.”
Bertrand Russell


Continuity of purpose is one of the most essential ingredients of happiness in the long run, and for most men this comes chiefly through their work.

“Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think.”
Alexander Pope


Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think.

“If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t there more happy teenagers?”
Anonymous


If ignorance is bliss, why aren't there more happy teenagers?

“When a man has lost all happiness, he’s not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.”
Sophocles


When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.

“It is nonsense to speak of ‘higher’ and ‘lower’ pleasures. To a hungry man it is, rightly, more important that he eat than that he philosophize.”
W. H. Auden


It is nonsense to speak of 'higher' and 'lower' pleasures. To a hungry man it is, rightly, more important that he eat than that he philosophize.

“A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best.

“Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.”
Elbert Hubbard


Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.

“Life delights in life.”
William Blake


Life delights in life.

“Happiness is not a goal, it is a byproduct.”
Eleanor Roosevelt


Happiness is not a goal, it is a byproduct.

“And may I live the remainder of my life … for myself; may there be plenty of books and many years’ store of the fruits of the earth!”
Horace


And may I live the remainder of my life ... for myself; may there be plenty of books and many years' store of the fruits of the earth!

“Servitude debases men to the point where they end up liking it.”
Vauvenargues


Servitude debases men to the point where they end up liking it.

“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.”
Helen Keller


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.

“There is no duty so much underrated as the duty of being happy.”
Robert Louis Stevenson


There is no duty so much underrated as the duty of being happy.

“Money, or even power, can never yield happiness unless it be accompanied by the goodwill of others.”
B. C. Forbes


Money, or even power, can never yield happiness unless it be accompanied by the goodwill of others.

“No man can live happily who regards himself alone, who turns everything to his own advantage. Thou must live for another if thou wishest to live for thyself.”
Marcus Annaeus Seneca


No man can live happily who regards himself alone, who turns everything to his own advantage. Thou must live for another if thou wishest to live for thyself.

“Life without absorbing occupation is hell.”
Elbert Hubbard


Life without absorbing occupation is hell.

“Better be happy than wise.”
Anonymous


Better be happy than wise.

“Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth.”
William Blake


Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth.

“Happiness is a Swedish sunset; it is there for all, but most of us look the other way and lose it.”
Mark Twain


Happiness is a Swedish sunset; it is there for all, but most of us look the other way and lose it.

“Different men seek … happiness in different ways and by different means.”
Aristotle


Different men seek ... happiness in different ways and by different means.

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


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

“There is certainly no greater happiness than to be able to look back on a life usefully and virtuously employed, to trace our own progress in existence by such tokens as excite neither shame nor sorrow.”
Samuel Johnson


There is certainly no greater happiness than to be able to look back on a life usefully and virtuously employed, to trace our own progress in existence by such tokens as excite neither shame nor sorrow.

“The will of man is his happiness.”
J. C. F. von Schiller


The will of man is his happiness.

“The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship.

“It is an aspect of all happiness to suppose that we deserve it.”
Joseph Joubert


It is an aspect of all happiness to suppose that we deserve it.

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


The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.

“If we have not peace within ourselves, it is in vain to seek it from outward sources.”
Francois de La Rochefoucauld


If we have not peace within ourselves, it is in vain to seek it from outward sources.

“Five great enemies to peace inhabit us: avarice, ambition, envy, anger and pride. If those enemies were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


Five great enemies to peace inhabit us: avarice, ambition, envy, anger and pride. If those enemies were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.

“Happiness is not a horse, you cannot harness it.”
Chinese proverb


Happiness is not a horse, you cannot harness it.

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