We all have our definition of happiness, whether it be about a loved one or material things. Though, being happy can be hard sometimes, as life tries to balance it with the gloomy days. But don’t let the lonely nights win, you should care for the sunshine within you as happiness can greatly affect your goals in life. It also can have a great impact among all the others around you. Are you feeling sad and are looking for some encouragement to boost you up? Here are some quotes that might help bring out a smile on your face.


  1. “All happiness depends on courage and work.” ―Honoré de Balzac
  2. “A man’s as miserable as he thinks he is.” — Seneca
  3. “Be positive. Stay happy and don’t let the negativity of the world get you down.” ― Germany Kent
  4. “Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” —Bernard Meltzer
  5. “By being yourself you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.” – Edwin Elliott
  6. “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” ―John Lennon
  7. “Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” – Stacey Charter
  8. “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” —Winnie the Pooh
  9. “Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” —Carl Jung
  10. “Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs–even though checkered by failure–than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” —Theodore Roosevelt
  11. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  12. “Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear” ―Taylor Swift
  13. “Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other in Life. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up its Place.” – Hazelmarie Elliott
  14. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” —Aristotle
  15. “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” – Ernest Hemingway
  16. “Happiness is a warm puppy.” ―Charles M. Schulz
  17. “Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.” ―Orhan Pamuk
  18. “Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” —Margaret Lee Runbeck
  19. “Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” ―Steve Maraboli
  20. “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” —Albert Schweitzer
  21. “Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt
  22. “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” – 14th Dalai Lama
  23. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  24. “Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open.”–Rose Lane
  25. “Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.” – Unknown
  26. “Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.” – Walt Whitman
  27. “Happiness? That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory.” – Albert Schweitzer
  28. “Happy girls are the prettiest.” — Audrey Hepburn
  29. “I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” – Martha Washington
  30. “I am very happy because I have conquered myself and not the world. I am very happy because I have loved the world and not myself.” – Sri Chinmoy
  31. “I’d far rather be happy than right any day.” —Douglas Adams
  32. “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ―J.R.R. Tolkien
  33. “If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.” – Edith Wharton
  34. “If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.” —Andy Rooney
  35. “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
  36. “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
  37. “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” —Andrew Carnegie
  38. “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.” ―Elizabeth Gilbert
  39. “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
  40. “It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” —Lucille Ball
  41. “It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” —L.M. Montgomery
  42. “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.” —Mother Teresa
  43. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust
  44. “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” —Abraham Lincoln
  45. “Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.” – Robert Anthony
  46. “My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself. I don’t use special creams or treatments – I’ll use a little bit of everything. It’s a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself. I believe that a lot of how you look is to do with how you feel about yourself and your life. Happiness is the greatest beauty secret.” – Tina Turner
  47. “No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.” – Barbara DeAngelis
  48. “Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” ―Guillaume Apollinaire
  49. “Of all the means to insure happiness throughout the whole life, by far the most important is the acquisition of friends.” ―Epicurus
  50. “One must believe in the possibility of happiness in order to be happy.” —Leo Tolstoy
  51. “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln
  52. “Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
  53. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” —Oscar Wilde
  54. “Someday you will find out that there is far more happiness in another’s happiness than in your own.” ―Honoré de Balzac
  55. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  56. “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
  57. “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” —Dale Carnegie
  58. “Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are.” —Chinese Proverb
  59. “The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.” —Andre Maurois
  60. “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” —James Oppenheim
  61. “The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” ―Martha Washington
  62. “The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment.” —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  63. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” ―Marcus Aurelius
  64. “The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” – Ashley Montagu
  65. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” ―Oprah Winfrey
  66. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.” ―Audrey Hepburn
  67. “There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.” ―Charlotte Brontë
  68. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will. ” ―Epictetus
  69. “The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.” – Goldie Hawn
  70. “The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.” —Louisa May Alcott
  71. “The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” – Marcel Pagnol
  72. “There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.” ―C.S. Lewis
  73. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” – Epictetus
  74. “The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” ―Marcel Pagnol
  75. “There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.” ―Stephen Chbosky
  76. “The secret of a happy life is respect. Respect for yourself and respect for others.” ―Ayad Akhtar
  77. “The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.” ―J.M. Barrie
  78. “The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.” —Victor Hugo
  79. “The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.” – Woody Allen
  80. “The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy for yourself and yourself.” ―Ellen DeGeneres
  81. “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha
  82. “Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” ―Martin Luther King Jr.
  83. “To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” – Albert Camus
  84. “To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.” —Mary Stuart
  85. “True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self.” – Joseph Addison
  86. “True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.” ―Seneca
  87. “True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” —Helen Keller
  88. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” —Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
  89. “We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.” – Anne Frank
  90. “We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.” – William James
  91. “Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.” — Paulo Coelho
  92. “When I was five 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
  93. “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 that has been opened for us.” —Helen Keller
  94. “Whether you choose to move on from your struggles and enjoy life or waddle in your misery, life will continue.” ― Germany Kent
  95. “Whoever is happy will make others happy.” ―Anne Frank
  96. “Why not seize the pleasure at once? — How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!” ―Jane Austen
  97. “Why should we build our happiness on the opinions of others, when we can find it in our own hearts?” ―Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  98. “You must be the best judge of your own happiness.” ―Jane Austen
  99. “You can’t buy happiness” ―Kurt Cobain
  100. “You have to be willing to get happy about nothing.” ―Andy Warhol

Life isn’t only full of cupcakes and rainbows as mentioned in the movie, Trolls. But don’t let your sunshine fade away as you face another day. There is always a reason to smile as long as you let yourself open for that feeling. Don’t hinder yourself from being happy by locking your mind in the mindset that life is about heartaches and trials. There’s a teenie tiny amount of happiness even in the little things, give your best shot to put on a smile today, it could change something.