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Inspiring Be Happy Quotes and Sayings

We all know that happiness is the key to life. When we’re happy, we’re in a better state of mind and able to achieve more. The right quote can have such an uplifting effect that it keeps us motivated to get things done. We’ve gathered the perfect be happy quotes here including short be happy quotes, inspirational being happy quotes, choose to be happy quotes, happy quotes about life, positive quotes about being happy, always be happy quotes, I just want to be happy quotes, be happy with yourself quotes, be happy sayings, and be happy captions.

This collection of quotes about being happy can help keep you positive, motivated and focused all day long.

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Be Happy Quotes

Find inspiration in these be happy quotes.

“Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.” ― William E. Gladstone

“Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are.” ― Ariana Grande

“The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.” ― Ben Stein

“I am happy because I’m grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy.” ― Will Arnett

“If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.” ― Leonardo DiCaprio

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“I have realized it is more important to be happy and enjoying the life you are living – win or lose.” ― Kiki Bertens

“Just celebrate who you are and be happy with you are. Take all the ups and downs together, as you’re only human.” ― Calum Scott

“When you work hard, you are not going to be happy the whole time, you are going to have frustration, bad times in life.” ― Emiliano Martinez

“Life is short, and if we enjoy every moment of every day, then we will be happy no matter what happens or what changes along the way.” ― Gretchen Bleiler

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” ― Golda Meir

“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

“Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.” ― J. Donald Walters

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

Woman sitting on mountain enjoying view with short happy quotes by Lucille Ball

“It’s easy to impress me. I don’t need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I’m happy. I’m satisfied. I’m content.” ― Maria Sharapova

“Less make-up is better, and it’s always better to let your natural beauty shine. Essentially, be happy with your appearance.” ― Park Shin-hye

“To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution.” ― Samuel Johnson

“If your only intent is to be seen, you’ll never be seen. If your intent is to be happy, comfortable, genuine, and true in craft, you’re destined to be noticed.” ― Doja Cat

“I’ve found that when the market’s going down and you buy funds wisely, at some point in the future you will be happy. You won’t get there by reading ‘Now is the time to buy.” ― Peter Lynch

“I would like to say every moment counts for you, so make the time that you spend for your dreams a very special moment, make sure that you do something that you’ll be happy with when you go back and look at yourself.” ― Jennie

Short Be Happy Quotes

Here are some of our favorite short be happy quotes. You might also like our list of Short Happy Quotes and make sure to check out our list of Best Short Quotes.

“Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.” ― Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

“If you want to be happy, be.” ― Leo Tolstoy

“You can be right or you can be happy.” ― Gerald Jampolsky

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

Woman walking on rocky beach with a short being happy quotes by Anne Frank

“Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy.” ― Swami Sivananda

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

“I don’t trip on that much. I just like to enjoy life and be happy.” ― Roy Ayers

“Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” ― H. L. Mencken

“It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.” ― Jane Fonda

“What you feel inside reflects on your face. So be happy and positive all the time.” ― Sridevi

“There is an hour wherein a man might be happy all his life, could he find it.” ― George Herbert

“Mother Nature made me the way I am, and I should be happy.” ― Karolina Kurkova

“He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.” ― Aesop

“Simplicity makes me happy.” – Alicia Keys

Man looking at waterfall with short happy quote by Alicia Keys

“Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.” ― George Orwell

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” ― Audrey Hepburn

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

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” ― Guillaume Apollinaire

“We’re only here for so long. Be happy, man. You could get hit by a truck tomorrow.” ― Timothee Chalamet

Inspirational Being Happy Quotes

Get motivated with these inspirational being happy quotes. If you like inspirational quotes, you should also check out our lists of Short Inspirational Quotes, Inspirational Morning Quotes, Inspirational Quotes for Today, Funny Inspirational Quotes and Inspirational Quotes for Work.

“Being happy in your skin that’s what it’s all about.” ― Koo Stark

“Being happy never goes out of style.” ― Lilly Pulitzer

“Being happy on seeing others happy is happiness multiplied.” ― Tapan Ghosh

“What’s fulfilling is being happy and being able to help other people. The simple things.” ― James Arthur

“Being happy is something that each of us determines, it is not something that we find outside of yourself, it is within us and our choice.” ― Catherine Pulsifer

“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.” ― Anne Frank

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

Sunrise over a hill with happy short inspirational quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh

“I enjoyed my life when I had nothing… and kinda like the idea of just being happy with me.” ― Joey Ramone

“The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.” ― William Ralph Inge

“The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.” ― Goldie Hawn

“The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.” ― Woody Allen

If being happy is important to you, try this: instead of regretting all you lack, celebrate all you’ve got.” ― Brian Vaszily

“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” ― Henry Ward Beecher

“Success means being happy with who you are and bringing happiness to those around you.” ― Jane John Nwankwo

“The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy for yourself and yourself.” ― Ellen DeGeneres

“I don’t care about having money. It’s about being happy, man.” ― Skrillex

“Happiness is the experience of loving life. Being happy is being in love with that momentary experience. And love is looking at someone or even something and seeing the absolute best in him/her or it. Love is happiness with what you see. So love and happiness really are the same thing…just expressed differently.” ― Robert McPhillips

“Happiness is a deep sense of flourishing, not a mere pleasurable feeling or fleeting emotion but an optimal state of being.” ― Matthieu Ricard

Choose to Be Happy Quotes

You’ll love these choose to be happy quotes.

“You choose to be happy. You don’t become happy just because the circumstances lead you to happiness.” ― Ryan Cooper

“If you want to be happy or if you want to be miserable—either way is your choice. So choose to be happy.” ― Debasish Mridha

“I’m a happy person. If you want to be around me, you can either choose to be happy too, or follow the signs to the nearest exit!” ― Sharon Swan

“When you get up in the morning, you have two choices—either to be happy or to be unhappy. Just choose to be happy.” ― Norman Vincent Peale

“No matter what’s happening, choose to be happy. Don’t focus on what’s wrong. Find something positive in your life. Thank God for the small things.” ― Joel Osteen

“Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy.” ― Ralph Marston

Person watching sunrise with choose to be happy quotes by Marston

“Don’t stay in a bad situation, whether it is a relationship or a job, out of fear of failure. It’s not a failure to walk away and choose to be happy. It takes a lot of courage.” ― Danielle Trussoni

“It’s not that life has been easy, perfect, or exactly as expected. I just choose to be happy and grateful no matter how it all turns out. If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.” ― Albert Einstein

“You cannot control all of what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward all of what happens to you… You can choose to be happy and grateful rather than disappointed and bitter by focusing on how it could have turned out worse but didn’t, rather than how it could have turned out better but didn’t.” ― Brian Tracy

“Happiness is always there. You just have to choose to see it. There’s no point dwelling in the dark and ignoring the light of the stars.” ― Carrie Hope Fletcher

Happy Quotes About Life

Check out our favorites from our list of Happy Quotes About Life, then see more including Short Quotes About Life, Inspirational Quotes About Life, Funny Quotes About Life, Enjoy Life Quotes, Live Your Best Life Quotes, Life’s Good Quotes and Life Changing Quotes

“It’s important to find the little things in everyday life that make you happy.” ― Paula Cole

“Simply enjoy life and the great pleasures that come with it.” ― Karolina Kurkova

“The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are.” ― Goldie Hawn

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

“Embrace your uniqueness. Time is much too short to be living someone else’s life.” ― Kobi Yamada

“My theory on life is that life is beautiful. Life doesn’t change. You have a day, and a night, and a month, and a year. We people change – we can be miserable or we can be happy. It’s what you make of your life.” ― Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” ― Omar Khayyam

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“Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things.” ― Kenneth Branagh

“You do not find the happy life. You make it.” — Thomas S. Monson

“A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don’t allow the happy moment, because they’re so busy trying to get a happy life.” — Esther Hicks

“Enjoy every moment you have. Because in life, there are no rewinds, only flashbacks.” ― Anmol Andore

“Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.” — Matt Cameron

“You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like, people who have a nice conversation. There are so many positive things to think about.” ― Sophia Loren

“Life is like a roller coaster, live it, be happy, enjoy life.” ― Avril Lavigne

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“Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well-lived.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” ― Marcus Aurelius

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

“The bottom line is to have fun and enjoy life.” ― Rekha

“Enjoy life… that’s what we’re here for.” ― David Faustino

“Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.” ― Buddha

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

Positive Quotes About Being Happy

Here are some positive quotes about being happy. You can also head to our list of Short Positive Quotes for more.

“Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.” ― Robert Anthony

“I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success.” ― Diego Val

“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” ― Epicurus

“I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.” ― Jane Austen

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

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“Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.” ― Divyanka Tripathi

“On the whole, the happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.” ― William R. Inge

“The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson

“There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means – either may do – the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind. ― Thomas Jefferson

Always Be Happy Quotes

Check out these always be happy quotes to make you feel happier!

“Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.” ― Valerie Bertinelli

“A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.” — Thomas Jefferson

“A truly intelligent person is one who always finds a reason to be happy every moment.” ― Nitin Namdeo

“When we are happy, we are always good, but when we are good, we are not always happy.” ― Oscar Wilde

“Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.” ― Roy T. Bennett

People watching sunset with always be happy quotes by Bennett

“Happy is entirely up to you and always has been.” ― Janette Rallison

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” — Henri J.M. Nouwen

“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

“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

“From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is important in your life. Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life.” — Anais Nin

I Just Want to Be Happy Quotes

Cheer up with these I just want to be happy quotes. Choose the best just be happy quotes from the list below.

“I go to the ocean to calm down, to reconnect with the creator, to just be happy.” ― Nnedi Okorafor

“My kids, I love it when they tell me, ‘Abba, I want to be an artist.’ And I say, that is awesome… I just want you to be happy and to follow your heart.” ― Jonny Kim

“I just want to be happy. You know what I’m saying? I just want to be happy, and I want to be able to make somebody else happy.” ― Sean Combs

“I spend most of my time at the ranch with my family, and enjoy life – watch the sun come up, watch it go down, thank God for another day, and just be happy.” ― Marcus Luttrell

“If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.” ― Steve Maraboli

“Just try to be happy. Unhappiness starts with wanting to be happier.” ― Sam Levenson

Person walking in rice frield with I just want to be happy quotes by Levenson

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ― Dalai Lama

“I don’t really make plans and I just want to be happy and continue with my business and take care of my wife and kids. I want to sit back, relax and enjoy life.” ― Larry Holmes

“I think most of us are raised with preconceived notions of the choices we’re supposed to make. We waste so much time making decisions based on someone else’s idea of our happiness – what will make you a good citizen or a good wife or daughter or actress. Nobody says, ‘Just be happy – go be a cobbler or go live with goats.” ― Sandra Bullock

“When you’ve seen a lot of bad stuff and just want to enjoy your life and be happy and have your kids happy and have your friends happy, you just have a value system where it raises the bar on what’s important.” ― Bob Saget

Be Happy with Yourself Quotes

Brighten up your day with these be happy with yourself quotes. You might also like our lists of Self Change Quotes, Believe in Yourself Quotes, Invest in Yourself Quotes and Challenge Yourself Quotes.

“Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.” ― Norman Vincent Peale

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future.” ― Earl Nightingale

“Do not look for happiness outside yourself. The awakened seek happiness inside.” ― Peter Deunov

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

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“Believe in yourself and be the source of joy in someone else’s life.” ― Amit Ray

“Embrace being perfectly imperfect. Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, you’ll be happier.” ― Roy Bennett

“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.” ― Mark Twain

“The secret of a happy life is respect. Respect for yourself and respect for others.” ― Ayad Akhtar

“Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.” ― John Stuart Mill

“Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy.” ― Hannah Arendt

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer

“Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.” ― Tena Desae

“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

Quotes About Moving on and Being Happy

These quotes about moving on and being happy will help you move forward.

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss

“Forgiveness and letting go are steps on our road back to happiness.” ― Tina Dayton

“Whatever you want in life, start today. Not tomorrow. Let it be a small beginning – a tiny beginning. Your happiness depends on starting today – every day.” ― Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass – It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” ― Vivian Greene

“Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.” ― Bob Newhart

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

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“You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.” ― Oprah Winfrey

“By forgiving and choosing to move on, one takes the power back to morph it into positive energy.” ― Eugenia Tripputi

“Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.” ― Les Brown

“Life is about making the right decisions and moving on.” ― Josh Rayburn

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” ― Havelock Ellis

Be Happy Sayings

Here are some be happy sayings that we don’t know who said them first.

“People often don’t realize that happiness doesn’t live in any one address. Happiness is actually everywhere!”

“Remember that there is never a shortage of beautiful reasons to be happy.”

“Look beyond all the imperfections, and you’ll get a glimpse of happiness.”

“You decide your own happiness, so be happy as you want to.”

“Be happy with your flaws because you’re perfectly imperfect!”

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“Happiness is a function of accepting what is.”

“If you love and appreciate what you currently have, then you actually have everything that you need.”

“Judge nothing, forgive everything, and love everything. Practice these three and you’ll always be happy.”

“Life is too short to be anything but happy.”

“Profound appreciation of the tiny details in life is the true secret of happiness.”

“Thoughts become things, so think happy thoughts.”

“Don’t mind others. Just be happy with yourself.”

“Be happy with what you have, and be excited about what you want.”

Be Happy Captions

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Each day is a new day to be happy.

Be your own reason for your happiness.

Do more of what makes you happy.

Enjoying life as it is.

Have the courage to be happy.

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Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.

Happiness makes you glow.

Happy thoughts, happy life.

The best time to be happy is always now.

Bringing the sun wherever I go.

If it makes you happy, do it a thousand and one times.

If someone makes you happy, make them happier.

Miles of smiles.

Chin up, buttercup!

Life is the best party I’ve ever been to.

Simplicity makes one happy.

I think it’s about time for me to be happy again.

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