99 Short Happy Life Quotes And Sayings To Help You Find Joy

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Welcome to the I Love Your Laugh short happy life quotes and sayings collection!  The perfect place to get a dose of uplifting words that are sure to put a smile on your face and gratitude in your heart!

The short and sweet quotes in this collection were chosen to capture the realization that our happiness comes from within.  We are in charge of the success and failure we have in life.

If you are looking for inspiration, the quotes in this collection are sure to hit the spot!

Happy Life Quotes and Sayings

Morris West quote. If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine. Morris West

William James quote. We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we are happy because we laugh.

We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we are happy because we laugh. William James

Marcel Proust quote. Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who mak

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust

L.M. Montgomery quote. It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind fi

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

Cesare Pavese quote. The only joy in the world is to begin.

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

Thich Nhat Hanh quote. Sometimes, your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source

Sometimes, your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. Thich Nhat Hanh

Marthe Troly-Curtin quote. Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Marthe Troly-Curtin

Andy Rooney quote. Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs whil

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. Andy Rooney

William Arthur Ward quote. A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life. William Arthur Ward

Helen Keller quote. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature…. Life is either a daring ad

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature…. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Helen Keller




Happiness Comes From Within Quotes

Lady Blessington quote. There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. Lady Blessington

Douglas Adams quote. I'd far rather be happy than right any day.

I’d far rather be happy than right any day. Douglas Adams

Anne Frank quote. Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. Anne Frank

Aristotle quote. Happiness is a state of activity.

Happiness is a state of activity. Aristotle

Friedrich Schiller quote. Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.

Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change. Friedrich Schiller

Stacey Charter quote. Don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible f

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

Confucius quote. Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius

Eckhart Tolle quote. The pain-body is an addiction to unhappiness.

The pain-body is an addiction to unhappiness. Eckhart Tolle

Dale Carnegie quote. It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes

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. Dale Carnegie

Albert Camus quote. To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others. Albert Camus

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Jesse Dylan quote. When you awaken love and laughter in your life, your mind lets go of fear and anxiety, and

When you awaken love and laughter in your life, your mind lets go of fear and anxiety, and your happy spirit becomes the healing balm that transforms every aspect of your human experience. Jesse Dylan

Abraham Hicks quote. My happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook.

My happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook. Abraham Hicks

Buddha quote. Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.

Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness. Buddha

I Ching quote. On average, an infant laughs nearly two hundred times a day; an adult, only twelve. Maybe t

On average, an infant laughs nearly two hundred times a day; an adult, only twelve. Maybe they are laughing so much because they are looking at us. To be able to preserve joyousness of heart and yet to be concerned in thought: in this way we can determine good fortune and misfortune on earth and bring to perfection everything on earth. I Ching

Andy Rooney quote. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink,

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

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross quote. The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, k

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Robert A. Heinlein quote. Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. Robert A. Heinlein

Marquis de Condorcet quote. Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.

Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another. Marquis de Condorcet

Maxim Gorky quote. Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is. Maxim Gorky

Aristotle quote. Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle



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Quotes and Sayings About Happiness

Abraham Lincoln quote. Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln

Franklin D. Roosevelt quote. Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the

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

Unknown quote. Happiness is acceptance.

Happiness is acceptance. Unknown

William Feather quote. Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but becaus

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it. William Feather

Dalai Lama quote. Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama

Leo Buscaglia quote. Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy.

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy. Leo Buscaglia

Caroline Myss quote. The absence of action in your life will always lead to depression and unhappiness.

The absence of action in your life will always lead to depression and unhappiness. Caroline Myss

Marcel Pagnol quote. The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than

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

Unknown quote. Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that

Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed. Unknown

Eckhart Tolle quote. The joy of Being is the joy of being conscious.

The joy of Being is the joy of being conscious. Eckhart Tolle



Milton Erickson quote. Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.

Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy. Milton Erickson

Marcus Aurelius quote. Remember this: very little is needed to make a happy life.

Remember this: very little is needed to make a happy life. Marcus Aurelius

Bertrand Russell quote. Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. Bertrand Russell

Epicurus quote. If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.

If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires. Epicurus

Dalai Lama quote. I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate

I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. Dalai Lama

Brian Tracy quote. The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, a

The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life. Brian Tracy

Andy Rooney quote. For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and

For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy. 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.   Andy Rooney

Dalai Lama quote. We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering.

We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one’s own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness. Dalai Lama

Seneca quote. It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.

It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it. Seneca

Frederick Keonig quote. We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't hav

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. Frederick Keonig



Be happy in anticipation of what’s coming

Aesop quote. The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others. Aesop

Martha Washington quote. The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. Martha Washington

Abraham Hicks quote. Be happy in anticipation of what’s coming.

Be happy in anticipation of what’s coming. Abraham Hicks

Kahlil Bibran quote. The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives? Kahlil Bibran

Heraclitus quote. Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy. Heraclitus

Herman Hesse quote. Happiness is a how not a what. A talent, not an object.

Happiness is a how not a what. A talent, not an object. Herman Hesse

Helen Keller quote. When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed d

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

Albert Schweitzer quote. Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

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

Leo Tolstoy quote. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to who

A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.  Leo Tolstoy

Winston Churchill quote. When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill




Eskimo Proverb quote. Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones p

Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. Eskimo Proverb

Oscar Wilde quote. Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Oscar Wilde

Arthur Schopenhauer quote. The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. Arthur Schopenhauer

Kahlil Gibran quote. When you are joyous, look deep into your heart, and you shall find it is only that which ha

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart, and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see in truth that you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Kahlil Gibran

Unknown quote. Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the

Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. Unknown

Andre Maurois quote. The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.

The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. Andre Maurois

Abraham Hicks quote. The standard of success in life isn’t the things. It isn’t the money or the stuff — it is a

The standard of success in life isn’t the things. It isn’t the money or the stuff — it is absolutely the amount of joy you feel. Abraham Hicks

Dr. Madan Kataria quote. If you are happy and people around you are not happy, they will not allow you to stay happy

If you are happy and people around you are not happy, they will not allow you to stay happy. Therefore, much of our happiness depends upon our ability to spread happiness around us. Dr. Madan Kataria

Albert Ellis quote. The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. Yo

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. Albert Ellis

Herman Cain quote. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. Herman Cain




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Be Happy With Life Quotes and Sayings

Dr. Robert Newton Anthony quote. Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable than risk being happy.

Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable than risk being happy. Dr. Robert Newton Anthony

George Burns quote. Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. George Burns

Douglas Adams quote. This planet has – or rather had – a problem, which was this: most of the people living on i

This planet has – or rather had – a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because, on the whole, it wasn’t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy. Douglas Adams

Mary Stuart quote. To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, i

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

Eckhart Tolle quote. On a deeper level, you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a playful, joy

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

Buddha quote. Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will n

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

don Miguel Ruiz quote. Maybe we cannot escape from the destiny of the human, but we have a choice: to suffer our d

Maybe we cannot escape from the destiny of the human, but we have a choice: to suffer our destiny or to enjoy our destiny. To suffer, or to love and be happy. To live in hell, or to live in heaven. My choice is to live in heaven. What is yours? don Miguel Ruiz

James Oppenheim quote. The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet.

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

Abraham Hicks quote. The greatest gift you can ever give another person is your own happiness.

The greatest gift you can ever give another person is your own happiness. Abraham Hicks

Benjamin Disraeli quote. Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. Benjamin Disraeli




Caroline Myss quote. If you are serious about creating a happy and healthy life, then raise the bar on what you

If you are serious about creating a happy and healthy life, then raise the bar on what you expect from yourself in terms of how you live. Caroline Myss

Anthony de Mello quote. There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so

There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them. Anthony de Mello

Epictetus quote. There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are be

There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. Epictetus

Wayne Dyer quote. You have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now.

You have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now. Wayne Dyer

Eileen Caddy quote. Let there be more joy and laughter in your living.

Let there be more joy and laughter in your living. Eileen Caddy

Anonymous quote. Laugh out loud, follow your heart, and enjoy the little things.

Laugh out loud, follow your heart, and enjoy the little things. Anonymous

James M. Barrie quote. The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does. James M. Barrie

Charles Caleb Colton quote. Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period wh

Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine, but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age. Charles Caleb Colton

Albert Einstein quote. A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit, and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit, and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy? Albert Einstein

Groucho Marx quote. I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shal

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



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Leo Tolstoy quote. Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the

Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation. Leo Tolstoy

Lucille Ball quote. It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. Lucille Ball

Dennis Waitley quote. Happy people plan actions. They don’t plan results.

Happy people plan actions. They don’t plan results. Dennis Waitley

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus quote. Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of think

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Rose Lane quote. Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leavi

Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open. Rose Lane

Mary Lou Retton quote. Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be d

Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you. Mary Lou Retton

Ashley Montagu quote. The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but th

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

Mahatma Gandhi quote. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi

Eleanor Roosevelt quote. Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought i

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

In Conclusion

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