Happiness Quotes

Here are some happiness quotes for everyday living. Use this page if you ever feel yourself losing your natural state of ease and joy.

These happiness quotes point you towards a deeper place of happiness within you - a happiness that is not dependent on the constantly changing play of things in the world.

Go beyond the superficial and dependent happiness and into the awareness beneath it.

"You cannot find it anywhere, because it is located inside you… happiness is your natural state."

- Russell Simmons

"Trust your Heart. Value its intuition.

Choose to let go of fear, and to open to the True and you will awaken to the freedom, clarity and joy of Being."


"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it."

- Groucho Marx

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

 - John Lennon

"Happiness is your nature.  It is not wrong to desire it.  What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside."  

- Sri Ramana Maharshi

"Nearly all mankind is more or less unhappy because nearly all do not know the true Self.  Real happiness abides in Self-knowledge alone.  All else is fleeting.  To know one's Self is to be blissful always."

- Sri Ramana Maharshi 

People believe themselves to be dependent on what happens for their happiness. They don't realize that what happens is the most unstable thing in the universe. It changes constantly. They look upon the present moment as either marred by something that has happened and shouldn't have or as deficient because of something that has not happened but should have. And so they miss the deeper perfection that is inherent in life itself, a perfection that lies beyond what is happening or not happening. Accept the present moment and find the perfection that is untouched by time.

- Eckhart Tolle

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. 

If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.

If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. 

For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”  

- Mother Teresa

“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” 

- Abraham Lincoln

"Don't seek happiness. If you seek it, you won't find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness. Happiness is ever elusive, but freedom from unhappiness is attainable now, by facing what is rather than making up stories about it."

- Eckhart Tolle

"The happiness we grow used to is the happiness that depends on something else.  This happiness is unstable, and can not exist without an equal unhappiness if the external "thing" changes - which it will.  Beneath the unstable surface happiness and unhappiness is a deep peace and simple joy that remains untouched by whatever happens in the world.  Live as this.  Then you can enjoy the transient world, but not be attached."

- InnerPeaceNow.com

"If you seek approval from others in this world, you will not know happiness"

- Mooji

I will continue to add more happiness quotes as I come across them.