Here is one of the many happiness quotes which I love. It is from the late actress Bette Davis: “You will never be happier than you expect. To change your happiness, change your expectation.” How true indeed.

In fact we don’t have to seek for happiness. We merely have to choose it. Happiness is an inner state of well being. As what Leo Tolstoy said so succinctly: “If you want to be happy, be.”

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This is another one of those happiness quotes by Albert Camus: “But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads.”

Anyway, here I have selected some short and easy-to-understand happiness quotes:

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” – Mark Twain

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

“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” – Colette

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

“Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.” – Mark Twain

“Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age.” – Christopher Morley

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

“Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“Happiness is not having what you want. It is wanting what you have.” – Anon

“To be happy, do not add to your possessions, but subtract from your desires.” – Unknown

“Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure: where your treasure, there your heart; where your heart, there your happiness.” – St. Augustine

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” – E. E. Cummings

“Better to be happy than wise.” – John Heywood