140 Most Insightful Joy and Happiness Quotes

Explore our collection of joy and happiness quotes to embrace your experiences of satisfy and fulfillment on the inside and outside.

Until you have the inner discipline that brings calmness of mind, external facilities and conditions will never bring the joy and happiness you seek. On the other hand, if you possess this inner quality, calmness of mind, a degree of stability within, even if you lack the various external factors that you would normally require to be happy, it will still be possible to live a happy and joyful life. — Dalai Lama

Life is a collection of moments, sometimes we experience bad things, but our hopes always keep the good things. Today, let’s appreciate all that we have.

Your soul deserves joy and happiness. Knowingly or unknowingly that is what you are working for, to make your soul content. Now time for this joy and happiness quotes. Read carefully the lists and find your quotes that resonate with you the most.

Joy and happiness quotes in life

The most important thing in anyone’s life is to be giving something. The quality I can give is fun, joy and happiness. This is my gift. — Ginger Rogers

You find true joy and happiness in life when you give and give and go on giving and never count the cost. — Eileen Caddy

If you would find happiness and joy, lose your life in some noble cause. A worthy purpose must be at the center of every worthy life. — joy and happiness quotes by Jack H. Goaslind

The more you go within, the more you understand your true nature, and the more joy and happiness you feel in your life. — Brian Weiss

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I began to realize that life, despite moments of happiness and joy, is really about discovering priorities and dealing with unforeseen vagaries, differences, obstacles, inconveniences, and imperfections. — Maureen McCormick

I try to have a very optimistic outlook on life, I try not to take anything too seriously, I try to and I do find a ton of joy and happiness in my life and I think that helps you stay youthful. — joy and happiness quotes by Sutton Foster

Peace cannot come by legislation or through affiliation with any political philosophy. Peace, joy, and happiness can come only through an acceptance of God’s revealed plan of life. — Theodore M. Burton

Life is life, and one has experiences that are painful and some that are very pleasant, and one has reward and sacrifice and more reward and disappointment and joy and happiness, and it’s always going to be the same. — Mel Gibson

No one’s life is totally morbid. Even on a subtle scale there’s little flashes of enlightenment and of happiness and joy. — Sylvester Stallone

The way of joy and happiness quotes

Love is the key. Giving your children joy and happiness… when you give it to them, you will receive it as well. — DJ Khaled

The spectrum that most people exist in this world is very mundane and very unhappy. Certainly human beings are capable of experiencing great joy and happiness. — joy and happiness quotes by Frederick Lenz

Happiness and joy are inner qualities that can’t be shaken by outer circumstances because they are inherent within the core Self. — Michael Beckwith

The “supreme good” and its attainment – that is happiness. And joy is: response to happiness. — joy and happiness quotes by Josef Pieper

Eating mindfully is a most important practice of meditation. We can eat in a way that we restore the cookie of our childhood. The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. — Gautama Buddha

If you really want to receive joy and happiness, then serve others with all your heart. Lift their burden, and your own burden will be lighter. — joy and happiness quotes by Ezra Taft Benson

Agency used righteously allows light to dispel the darkness and enables us to live with joy and happiness. — Robert D. Hales

I am committed to cultivating loving speech and deep listening in order to bring joy and happiness to others and relieve others of their suffering. — Thich Nhat Hanh

There is nothing of which we are more ashamed than of not being ourselves. And there is nothing which brings us greater joy and happiness than to think, feel, and say what is ours. — Erich Fromm

Positive affirm quotes about joy and happily

Every morning, when we wake up, we have twenty-four brand-new hours to live. What a precious gift! We have the capacity to live in a way that these twenty-four hours will bring peace, joy, and happiness to ourselves and others. — Thich Nhat Hanh

Encourage your trillions of faithful little cells through joy, happiness and confidence. Thank them, talk to them, sing to them. — Robert Muller

An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it. — Maurice Maeterlinck

Your incredible brain can take you from rags to riches, from loneliness to popularity, and from depression to happiness and joy – if you use it properly. — Brian Tracy

To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy… is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them. — Ralph Waldo Trine

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You don’t need a scale to tell you whether you’re allowed to like yourself today. You are. You belong here. No matter what you weigh, you deserve joy and happiness. — Geneen Roth

The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up. — Charles Morgan

The happiness that is genuinely satisfying is accompanied by the fullest exercise of our faculties and the fullest realization of the world in which we live. — Bertrand Russell

There are lots of ways to bring joy, happiness, peace, laughter, hope and comfort into your life, and they cost absolutely nothing. — Sandra Magsamen

An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. — Maurice Maeterlinck

Joy and happily quotes on family and friendship

I love acting, of course, but being with my husband and my children always brought me the greatest joy and happiness in life. — Meryl Streep

The joy and happiness it gives you or the emotions you go through when you hold your child in your arms for the first time are indescribable! I really thought that there was going be this moment when a ray of light from heaven would come pouring in, background music would start playing with angels singing, but none of that happens! — Abhishek Bachchan

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun. — Charles R. Swindoll

What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world. — Robert E. Lee

Friends make life a lot more fun. — Charles R. Swindoll

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Marriage is wild. I thought it was this perfect land of happiness and joy. Wrong! After you say you do, you don’t for a long time. — John Leguizamo

Children at once accept joy and happiness with quick familiarity, being themselves naturally all happiness and joy. — Victor Hugo

When you look at your life the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. — Joyce Brothers

Happiness, for me, is a function of the number of people I love, and I think joy and happiness is directly related to how many people are in our lives and how deeply we are bonded with those people. And so I’m happy if I’m with Ann; I’m happier if I’m also with my family and my grandchildren. — Mitt Romney

Quotes about joy and happiness to nourish your soul

Pray for the strength to walk the high road, which at times may be lonely but which will lead to peace and happiness and joy supernal. — Gordon B. Hinckley

To live happily is an inward power of the soul. — Marcus Aurelius

Happiness and joy comes to you when it moves through you. There is no other pathway and that’s the miracle. You will have a number of opportunities in the days just ahead to be a vehicle of happiness and joy for another. Step right into that. Be the source of that. As you bring others to a smile, so, too, will you bring yourself. The method is foolproof. — Neale Donald Walsch

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

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The way you speak to others can offer them joy, happiness, self-confidence, hope, trust, and enlightenment. Mindful speaking is a deep practice. — Thich Nhat Hanh

There is nothing that the world calls fun or pleasurable that can compare to the inner happiness and joy that comes from being righteous, nothing. That may be something you don’t think much about, but if you will take time to identify how you feel when you make an unrighteous choice and compare that to how you feel when you make a difficult but righteous choice, you will know what I am talking about. — Patricia P. Pinegar

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. — Aesop

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results. — Denis Waitley

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

Joyful and happily quotes and sayings

To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy is to set your own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world is full of a lot of fear and a lot of negativity, and a lot of judgment. I just think people need to start shifting into joy and happiness. As corny as it sounds, we need to make a shift. — Ellen DeGeneres

You’re a happy fellow, for you’ll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that. — Ludwig van Beethoven

A father’s duty is to make his home a place of happiness and joy. — Ezra Taft Benson

Compassion is one of the principal things that make our lives meaningful. It is the source of all lasting happiness and joy. — Dalai Lama

When it is understood that one loses joy and happiness in the attempt to possess them, the essence of natural farming will be realized. The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings. — Masanobu Fukuoka

Happiness and joy come only when we are living up to who we are… I have never met anyone who was happier because he was immoral, or because he was addicted to something, or because he was dishonest and compromised his integrity. — Sheri L. Dew

Integrity is about being integrated with the spiritual values of the Universe. It is also about being happy, because happiness and joy mean that you’re coming into integrity with your soul. — Michael Beckwith

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them. — Leo Tolstoy

Short quotes about joy and happiness

I don’t really care how I am remembered as long as I bring happiness and joy to people. — Eddie Albert

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. — Thich Nhat Hanh

A nation of ants, morose, frigid, and still preserving the same dread of happiness and joy as in the days of John Knox. — Max O’Rell

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now. — Zig Ziglar

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

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

Joy, happiness, are hopes and our dreams. A place of peace and harmony… that’s the kind of land I invision. — Masashi Kishimoto

There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness. — John Buchan

Peace of mind, joy and happiness cannot be purchased with money or worldly goods. — Spencer W. Kimball

Happiness is a sort of atmosphere you can live in sometimes when you’re lucky. — Adela Rogers St. Johns

Joy is a light that fills you with hope and faith and love. — Adela Rogers St. Johns

Be a role model of happiness and joy, which will pull everyone – including yourself – upward. — Doreen Virtue

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. — Charles Spurgeon

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. — James M. Barrie

Musical composition should bring happiness and joy to people and make them forget their troubles. — Horace Silver

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Make joy and happiness the center of your world. — Louise Hay

My ultimate joy and happiness is being a wife and mother. — Melissa Etheridge

Seeking the kingdom of God leads to joy and happiness. — Allan F. Packer

Today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it. — Kevyn Aucoin

Things must be felt with the heart. — joy and happiness quotes by Helen Keller

The joy that isn’t shared dies young. — Anne Sexton

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. — Dr. Seuss

To fill the hour – that is happiness. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The truth is there is more than enough love, creative ideas, power, joy, happiness to go around. — Rhonda Byrne

The secret to happiness is to find a congenial monotony. — Sean O’Casey

Live with the objective of being happy. — joy and happiness quotes by Anne Frank

All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin. — Lord Byron

I think happiness is what makes you pretty. — Drew Barrymore

A day without laughter is a day wasted. — Charlie Chaplin

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times. — Aeschylus

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. — Pearl S. Buck

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. — Omar Khayyam

I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. — Groucho Marx

That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. — Willa Cather

There is no way to happiness – happiness is the way. — Thich Nhat Hanh

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. — Bertrand Russell

It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. — Berkeley Breathed

Live a happy and joyful life quotes

Most REAL change is slow. Happiness and joy are the purpose of life. If we know that the future will be very dark or painful, then we lose our determination to live. Therefore, life is something based on hope. — Dalai Lama

He who binds to himself a joy does the winged life destroy. But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity’s sun rise. — joy and happiness quotes by illiam Blake

There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life-happiness, freedom and peace of mind-are always attained by giving them to someone else. — Peyton C. March

Positive thoughts: joy, happiness, fulfillment, achievement, worthiness, have positive results: enthusiasm, calm, well-being, ease, energy, love. — Peter McWilliams

Don’t put off joy and happiness. Strive to live each day to its fullest, squeezing all the joy you can out of each moment. Instead of measuring your life’s value by your progress toward a single goal, remember that the direction you’re headed in is more important than temporary results. — Tony Robbins

To me it seems to be important to believe people to be good even if they tend to be bad, because your own joy and happiness in life is increased that way, and the pleasures of the belief outweigh the occasional disappointments. To be a cynic about people works just the other way around and makes you incapable about enjoying the good things. — Isaac Asimov

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. — joy and happiness quotes by George Bernard Shaw

Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life. — joy and happiness quotes by Marcus Aurelius

Wanted to be happy and joy sayings

I hope life treats you kind, and I hope you have all that you ever dreamed of, and I wish you joy and happiness. But above all of this, I wish you love. — Dolly Parton

Happiness and joy are not the same. For what does the fervent craving for joy mean? It does not mean that we wish at any cost to experience the psychic state of being joyful. We want to have reason for joy, for an unceasing joy that fills us utterly, sweeps all before it, exceeds all measure. — Josef Pieper

It is the chief joy of all holy beings to witness the joy and happiness of those around them. — Ellen G. White

I wish to you, joy and happiness. But above all this, I wish you love. — joy and happiness quotes by Whitney Houston

It came to me that I should teach this truth for it is real happiness and joy. The cessation of suffering is possible. — Gautama Buddha

What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner. — joy and happiness quotes by Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

Each morning when I open my eyes, I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. — Groucho Marx

If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, and that is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are. — Baron de Montesquieu

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

The difference between joy and happiness quotes

Joy seems to me a step beyond happiness. Happiness is a sort of atmosphere you can live in sometimes when you’re lucky. Joy is a light that fills you with hope and faith and love. — Adela Rogers St. Johns

All moments of joy include an element of happiness. But not all moments of happiness include joy. Happiness often comes from drive reduction-avoidance of pain or the pursuit of pleasure for pleasure’s sake. The essence of joy, on the other hand, is spirit. — Laurel Mellin

For the real difference between happiness and joy is that one is grounded in this world, the other in eternity. Happiness cannot encompass suffering and evil. Joy can. Happiness depends on the present. Joy leaps into the future and triumphantly creates a new present out of it. — Elise M. Boulding

The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid. — J. D. Salinger

Joy and happiness are the indicators of balance in a human machine. An inner joyousness, amounting to ecstasy, is the normal condition of the genius mind. Any lack of that joyousness develops body-destroying toxins. That inner ecstasy of the mind is the secret fountain of perpetual youth and strength in any man. He who finds it finds omnipotence and omniscience. — Walter Russell

Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth… Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it. — John Templeton

Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

Most successful people find out that the attainment of their goals doesn’t necessarily bring them the happiness and joy they assumed; their happiness is short-lived. — Frederick Lenz

Hearts united in pain and sorrow will not be separated by joy and happiness. Bonds that are woven in sadness are stronger than the ties of joy and pleasure. Love that is washed by tears will remain eternally pure and faithful. — Khalil Gibran

More to live joyfulness and happily quotes

Training is needed in order to love properly; and to be able to give happiness and joy, you must practice DEEP LOOKING directed toward the other person you love. Because if you do not understand this person, you cannot love properly. Understanding is the essence of love. If you cannot understand, you cannot love. — Thich Nhat Hanh

Joy, like love, is an impenetrable, God-given state of being. The distinctions between joy and happiness and love and affection are important ones under the notion that happiness is an ’iffy’ emotion, a highly dependent feeling both aroused and destroyed by external conditions apart from God. And the distinction between love and affection is parallel to such. — Criss Jami

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

I’ve grown to realize the joy that comes from little victories is preferable to the fun that comes from ease and the pursuit of pleasure. — Lawana Blackwell

The secret to happiness is to find a congenial monotony. — joy and happiness quotes by Sean O’Casey

Do you want a world with… more joy and happiness? Then find your own joy and happiness and contribute to the joy and happiness of others. — Bo Lozoff

What mortal is there, over whose first joys and happiness does not break some storm, dispelling with its icy breath his fanciful illusions, and shattering his altar? — Alphonse de Lamartine

You wear nice clothes, you seek respect, you make a lot of money, but what’s the point? It’s all pointless. Of course, this kind of meaninglessness might suit this crappy nation. But, you see, we still have emotions like joy and happiness, right? They may not mount to much. But they fill up our emptiness. That’s the only explanation I have. — Koushun Takami

Final thought

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