Today is International Day of Happiness. This day became recognisable in 193 United Nations to increase human happiness and well-being, instead of only concentrating on growing economies. This year’s theme is Share Happiness which focuses on the importance of relationships, kindness and helping each other. Let’s all take part and spread some happiness today. In light of this, I thought I’d share 10 quotes on happiness:

  1. We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.” ― William James

  2. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more. ― Roy T. Bennett

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

  4. Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” ― Thomas Jefferson

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

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

  7. For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

  8. Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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14 Replies to “10 International Day of Happiness Quotes”

  1. Lovely quotes! I love ’em. I never knew there was such a day. I’m glad to know there is.

    I have two all time favorite quote on happiness:

    “I find happiness in making others happy” – my mom

    “You smile, I smile…it’s contagious” – myself

    I love how this falls in line with my announcing you as the winner of the pondering i did on instagram. Hope you like it 😀

  2. First of all I wasn’t aware that there was an international happiness day. These are some of the best quotes on happiness.
    Btw babe, I love the new look of your blog, it has really evolved from what it was at first, I am very proud of what you have done with it and all that you are doing!

  3. Amazing quotes here. My favourite is from James Oppenheim.

    I have been reflecting on this concept lately and thought to myself “I can’t afford to be unhappy”. thats my quote, although i’m not famous haha!

  4. “There may be a hundred reasons to be sad but I’m sure you can find a hundred reasons to be happy as well. Look within and Be grateful”. My own quote 🙂

  5. Hi Candace,

    simply reading this post made me happier, thank you for that. I also wasn´t aware that the International Happiness Day existed, I´m immediately marking it on my calendar!

    My all time favorite quote on happiness:

    “When I was 5 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.

    1. You’re most welcome Patrick 🙂

      Most people aren’t aware of the day. I’m happy to hear you made a note of it.
      I absolutely love that quote. Thank you so much for sharing it and for reading my post 🙂

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