11 Happiness Quotes From The World’s Greatest Thinkers

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We want to be happy, we want to live a happy life, we want to be in a happy relationship, we want to work in a happy and fun place, and we want to live in a happy and fun place. The question we should be asking ourselves is:

What is REAL happiness?

Real happiness is INTERNAL, not EXTERNAL. It depends on how you feel about yourself, NOT what you have, not what you wear, not the school you attended, and not where you work.


In order to have a strong understanding of what REAL happiness is, read and digest the following quotes from the world’s greatest thinkers.

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

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” -M. Gandhi

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” – Ernest Hemingway

“If you want to be happy, be.”– Leo Tolstoy, Russian Writer

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future, it is something you design for the present.”- Jim Rohn

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

“Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.”- Immanuel Kant, German Philosopher

“If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true happiness is in doing it.”- Democritus, Greek Philosopher

“Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.”- Democritus, Greek Philosopher

“If thou wilt a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires”.– Epicurus, Greek Philosopher

“Happiness is continuation of happenings which are not resisted.”- Deepak Chopra


REAL happiness is not based upon anything. It is based upon how you feel inside. Any happiness based upon any external possessions will not last.


“Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.”– Democritus