20 Short Quotes on Happiness – Short, Happy Quotes

Need a quick pick-me-up? We've put together 20 of our favorite short, happy quotes.

So you’re having one of those days.

Need a quick pick-me-up?

We’ve put together 20 of our favorite short, happy quotes from a variety of scholars, celebs, deep thinkers, and famous historical figures.

We hope it turns your day around 🙂

“Happiness is a heart bursting with love.”


“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.”
-Ashley Montagu


“The only joy in the world is to begin.”
-Cesare Pavese


“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”


“Happiness can not be inherited, purchased, rented, imported, or bargained for. It must be home-grown.”


“Happiness is not doing fun things. Happiness is doing meaningful things.”
-Maxime Lagacé


“Happiness is the default state. It’s what’s there when you remove the sense that something is missing in life. ”
-Naval Ravikant


“On a deeper level you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a playful, joyous energy behind what you do.”
-Eckhart Tolle


“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
-Nathaniel Hawthorne


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


“Being happy is of the utmost importance. Success in anything is through happiness.”
-Maharishi Mahesh Yogi


“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.”
-Albert Schweitzer


“For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
-Abraham Lincoln


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


“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”
-Gabriel García Márquez


“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”
-Chuck Palahniuk 


“Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.”
-Ayn Rand


“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”
-Steve Maraboli


“Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness.”
-Fyodor Dostoevsky

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