For those times when you’re feeling a bit blue, we’ve got some great inspiring quotes about happiness from inspiring thinkers. We hope they bring you some joy!


1. “I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.” – Drew Barrymore

2. “Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition or achievement. Your qualifications are not your life.” – J.K. Rowling

3. “Stop feeling sorry for yourself and you will be happy.” -Stephen Fry

4.”Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called ‘all the things that could go wrong.'” – Marianne Williamson

5. “One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” -Rita Mae Brown

6. “Be happy in your body. It’s the only one you’ve got, so you might as well like it.” – Keira Knightly

7. “In order to have great happiness, you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise, how would you know when you’re happy?” -Leslie Caron

8. “Don’t you think it’s better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?” – Audrey Niffenegger

9. “Maybe happiness didn’t have to be about the big sweeping circumstances about having everything in you life in place. Maybe it was about stringing together a bunch of small pleasures.” – Ann Brashares

10. “Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Maraboli

11. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” -The Dalai Lama