Are you looking for some interesting happiness quotes? Then you will like this list that we have prepared based on a lot of different authors. These inspirational quotes help you think about the meaning of "happiness," and they also help you find the right words if your goal is to share your feelings with other people.
We will now list 60 famous quotes from literature and philosophy, among other sources. We want to draw attention to the fact that the conception of happiness does not seem to be very different for most of its authors, despite the differences between the cultures and times they belonged to.
We will only achieve complete wellbeing if we look after our body and our mind.
A quote from this Russian philosopher who defended the supremacy of reason and actively opposed Stalin's government.
The most famous Chilean poet in history left us this and many other samples of his gift for words.
A fascinating quote about happiness from Sartre, probably the most representative character of existentialist philosophy.
This French author, also known by "The three musketeers," included this reflection in the famous adventure novel "The Count of Monte Cristo."
The idea that wellbeing derives mainly from the way we conceptualize our experiences is widespread in today's psychology.
A happiness quote that sums up well the ideas transmitted by this great fantasy writer throughout his works, among which "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" stand out.
To this day, the teachings of this young Holocaust victim have been engraved in the minds of a lot of people.
American businessman Carnegie was one of the main promoters of the self-help movement that developed during the 20th century.
One of the many famous quotes from Proust, author of the saga "In Search of Lost Time" and undoubtedly one of the best writers in history.
Foer is a novelist known by his novels "Everything is Illuminated" and "Extremely Loud, Incredibly Close," two great examples of his sensitivity and creativity.
This quote from the author Jane Eyre points out the social character that most people give happiness.
Many people consider Bukowski a transgressor and interesting but empty author; however, the depth of his emotional life often transcended his dirty, dry language -see the poem "Bluebird."
A reflection that should be taken into account when we lose our temper unnecessarily.
Hellen Keller, who was blind and deaf because of a disease when she was a child, was a key figure in the progress of special education.
Generally, happiness does not depend so much on what we want to achieve as on small things that make up our daily lives.
The Buddhist, Ginsberg, one of the main characters from the Beat Generation, defended the individual rights of all human beings all his life.
The author of "Mrs. Dalloway" and "To the lighthouse" struggled with depression and social conventionalism; her suicide marked the end of her struggle.
"Gabo," one of the most well-known Latin-American writers, left us this quote about happiness that we do not recommend to understand literally.
This quote from the German idealist philosopher transmits a similar message than other quotes that we have included in this list, highlighting the weight of perception in the experience of happiness.
A thought that reminds us of the saying "ignorance is bliss".
Calderón de la Barca was one of the most important authors of the Spanish Golden Age. His many works include "La vida es sueño" (Life is a dream), a theatrical drama.
This beautiful reflection belongs to the American writer, Sylvia Plath, one of the main representative of the confessional poetry genre.
The author of "Siddhartha", "Demian" and "Steppenwolf" believed, like many other people, that the ability to be happy is a skill that can be developed.
With this quote, the famous Buddhist monk wanted to draw attention to the two-way relationship between emotions and behavior.
The Norwegian theatrical author and poet was a peculiar revolutionary who used words as a tool for challenge and that, ironically, showed himself indifferent to politics.
A lot of experts consider that Schopenhauer followed the ideas of Kant, another German philosopher that has already been mentioned in this list.
It is very common for our idealized expectations and fantasies to bring us so much happiness that we suffer disappointments when we finally get what we wanted so badly.
The sense of coherence between our values and our behavior is a nuclear aspect of vital satisfaction.
One of the main ideas of the psychoanalyst, Jung, was that the personal development consists on putting together facts and feelings that we spontaneously perceive as opposites.
This traditional Scandinavian quote has reminded us of an extract from The Beatles song "Hey Jude": "Take a sad song and make it better".
There should be more people experimenting the feeling the author of "The Catcher in the Rye" describes.
A curious and imaginative hypothesis from the author of "Peter Pan" that we wanted to share with you.
The psychologist, William James, though that physical sensations cause emotions and not the other way round.
A very recurrent quote on the Internet that challenges us to observe the past, and our life in general, from the optimism.
The French surrealist wanted to transmit the idea that happiness is not a goal but the process that leads us to it.
An original and accurate play on words by the author of two great classics of English literature: "Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense and Sensibility".
Without a doubt, Thompson knew what he was talking about when he said "braved the storm of life"; in the book "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", where he explains his experiences with drugs, is a good example of it.
Poe is known by his horror stories, but there is a vital and romantic side to his work that should not be ignored.
A very pragmatic quote about happiness from the actor who played Marty McFly in "Back to the Future", who suffers from Parkinson's disease since the early 90's, which causes severe trembling and interferes significantly with his life.
The philosopher Bertrand Russell considered that happiness must be conquered with effort, acceptance, and reflection, both in relation to ourselves and the environment that surrounds us.
In the same way that it is true that many people improve the mood of others, it is also true that there are attitudes that threaten the happiness of others.
This argument from the French writer is difficult to refute.
Furthermore, as José Mujica, former president of Uruguay, said, "Poor is not the one who has little, but the one who needs a lot and wants more and more.
Palahniuk, author of popular books such as "Fight Club" and "Choke," is another writer that combines a wild side with another one a lot more sensitive.
As we see, the writer was one of those people that believe that the most intelligent people tend to be the unhappiest.
This philosopher from Ancient Greece defended a vision of life that, fortunately, is still popular nowadays.
A quote about the need to accept the vital circumstances attributed to the author of "War and Peace" and "Ana Karénina".
“George Sand” was the nickname of Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin, a French writer who lived in the 29th century.
The Roman emperor, Marco Aurelio, was also one of the main representatives of the stoic philosophy, according to which happiness is achieved through self-control.
The writer of "Game of Thrones" knows something about poison, so we should believe him.
A quote a lot of people will agree with, although we don't.
The author of the science-fiction novel "A brave new world" considered, as many psychologists today, that happiness must be found in the very act of living.
Many theorists defend that happiness is a combination of momentary estates, while envy would have a dispositional character.
A happiness quote that people should think about, because we tend to overvalue the past in comparison to the present.
The renowned scientist left us this famous quote that highlights the weight of small pleasures in the pursuit of happiness.
We have been told a million times what is happiness and that it should be the goal of our life; so, this is the way it should be... right?
Like Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the Cordovan philosopher Seneca is one of the greatest exponents of stoicism.
A lovely quote about the importance of sharing happiness written by the author of "The Great Gatsby."
We want to end the article with this quote from the great French writer Albert Camus -a very accurate reflection that urges us to feel more than to reason.