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Inspiring Happiness Quotes

Everyone loves quotes. Inspiring quotes adorn shirts, mugs, posters and email signatures. You know you want to be the one who shares the best quotes with your friends. We’re tired of the ads, though! Those quotes sites rain ads. This page is the ultimate source for inspiring and easily-shareable happiness quotes without all the ads!

Happiness Quotes

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A Word From Our Curator

It’s seems as though the quotes pages put the quotes and images on the page just to get you in front of ads. I may eventually add one or two ads here or there, but not enough to interrupt your enjoyment of this page.

I’m putting lots of hours into this page. I’m finding quotes, creating the images and formatting the page. I love doing it. It just takes a lot of time.

All I ask is that you share, because it helps you and me. You get the inspiration of the quotes for your own enjoyment. Plus you’ll be known as the person who inspires your friends. You’ll help me get some traffic.

You can:

  • Share images
  • Click to Tweet and even
  • Share your own highlights!

How Share Images

If you hover over any image, you’ll see the social media icons. Just like this:

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All you have to do is click your fave. Or click all three!

You may have to log in or connect to your Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest account. Once you connect, you’re ready to go!

It does take time to create the images. I may have quotes published on the page without an image yet. If your favorite quote doesn’t have an image yet, please let me know in the comments section way at the bottom of this post. Scroll aaaalll the way down. Let me know, and I’ll get a lovely image published as soon as I can!

How to Click to Tweet

Click to Tweets are easy too. Anywhere you see Click To Tweet, just click it. It will look like this:

This is the greatest Happiness Quotes page in the whole world wide web! Click To Tweet

You may have to connect to your Twitter account, but that’s easy. Then you can easily share these quotes with your followers.

Enjoy the Fun of Highlighting Your Own Favorite Parts

If you happen to find a passage you like for which I don’t have an image or Click to Tweet set up, no problem.

Just click and drag to highlight the passage. You’ll immediately get a window that lets you share the passage of your choice on your Twitter and Facebook accounts.

These three sharing methods work one every page of Independently Happy, so please have a look around. If you don’t know where to start, start with How To Be Happy.

Share With Me Too

If I’m missing any of your favorite quotes, please share them with me! Let me know in the comments. If you have a blog or web site, I’ll credit you and link to your site.

All right then. Paperwork is done. Let’s get to the quotes!

Perspective Happiness Quotes

1.

John Lennon Understood Life

I love this John Lennon quote. At five years old he was already questioning instead of complying.

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

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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 Click To Tweet

2.

Abraham Lincoln Made Up His Mind

Just because “no evidence exists to suggest” that Abraham Lincoln said this doesn’t mean he didn’t say it.

“Folks are usually about as #happy as they make their minds up to be.” -Abraham Lincoln #HappinessQuotes Click To Tweet

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3.

Dale Carnegie Really Thought About It

“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”

― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

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“It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you #happy or unhappy. It is what you #think about it.” - Dale Carnegie Click To Tweet

4.

Daphne du Maurier Kept Her Eyes on the Prize

“Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.”

― Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

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“#Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.” -Daphne du Maurier Click To Tweet

5.

Douglas Adams Was Right About This One!

“I’d far rather be happy than right any day.”

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― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

“I'd far rather be #happy than right any day.” -Douglas Adams Click To Tweet

6.

Epictetus

“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.”

― Epictetus

“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” -Epictetus Click To Tweet

7.

Louisa May Alcott Knew Where to Find It

“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.”

― Louisa May Alcott

“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home #happy and life #lovely.” -Louisa May Alcott Click To Tweet

8.

Marcus Aurelius Thought It Through

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

― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” -Marcus Aurelius Click To Tweet

9.

Martha Washington Had the Right Disposition

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“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”

― Martha Washington

“The greater part of our #happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” -Martha Washington Click To Tweet

10.

Steve Maraboli Had No Problem With This One

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

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“#Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.” -Steve Maraboli Click To Tweet

 

That’s 10! Counting 10 quotes! I love to count the quotes.

11.

W.P. Kinsella Knows What He Wants

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.”

― W.P. Kinsella

“Success is getting what you want, #happiness is wanting what you get.” -W.P. Kinsella Click To Tweet

12.

William Saroyan Gets It!

Even though he doesn’t require it.

“The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.”

― William Saroyan, My Heart’s in the Highlands

“The greatest #happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.” -William Saroyan Click To Tweet

Funny Happiness Quotes

I had a really hard time finding funny happiness quotes. First of all, when I searched for them I didn’t get many results. Secondly, many of what returned were funny, but not about happiness. Thirdly, most of the happiness quotes I found weren’t that funny.

hilarious photo from Free-Photos at Pixabay.com

They were the kind of funny that may have been funny in the 40s or 50s, but they did not pass my stringent requirements for modern humor.

I’ll say that I do not recommend seeking humor or happiness with the same level of scrutiny I do. That’s my job. I take Happiness seriously so you don’t have to.

As I scour the webs, books and movies for Happiness Quotes to add to this page I’ll have my Quotes Radar — my qoudar? quotdar? Hapquodar? — on extra alert for the funny ones.

Even if I have to write them myself!

13.

“You can’t rollerskate in a buffalo herd, but you can be happy if you’ve a mind to.”

– Roger Miller

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14.

“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.”

– Elbert Hubbard

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15.

“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.”

– Reba McEntire

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16.

“You can’t take a shower in a parakeet cage, but you can be happy if you’ve a mind to.”

– Roger Miller

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17.

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”

– George Burns

#Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. - George Burns Click To Tweet

18.

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”

– Oscar Wilde

Some cause #happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. - Oscar Wilde Click To Tweet

19.

“You can’t go swimming in a baseball pool, but you can be happy if you’ve a mind to.”

– Roger Miller

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20.

“I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.”

– J.D. Salinger

I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me #happy. - J.D. Salinger Click To Tweet

21.

“This planet has – or rather had – a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because on the whole it wasn’t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.”

– Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

“This planet has...a problem, ...most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.” - Douglas Adams Click To Tweet

22.

“You can’t drive around with a tiger in your car, but you can be happy if you’ve a mind to.”

-Roger Miller

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23.

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”

– Mark Twain

“Sanity and #happiness are an impossible combination.” - Mark Twain Click To Tweet

24.

“You can’t go fishing in a watermelon patch, but you can be #happy if you’ve a mind to.”

-Roger Miller

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