Who doesn’t love a little joyful inspiration? These happy quotes are sure to give you a little boost when you need it most. It’s easy to stay positive and think that life is amazing when things are going great — and if it’s currently going that way for you, remember to celebrate all moments big and small! But sometimes life can throw us some curveballs and fear, overwhelm, and/or sadness start to take over, and it’s harder to find your way. While not every day will be the best day, happiness can be found everywhere, in just about everything…as long as you know where to look.

Not only do we love to help people find their happiness, we’ve thoroughly written about designing happiness for those who are ready to regain control of his/her joy. And whether you’re in need of a nice pick-me-up or searching hard to find that light, we think the right words at the right time can ignite the spark needed to set your heart and soul on fire.

So, we’ve put together some of our favorite happy quotes — to share, print, and pin to your heart’s content — to help inspire you to reclaim your joy. (P.S. Be sure to scroll to the end where we have a free PDF download of all the quotes for you!)

Here are 25 of our favorite happy quotes to give you an extra pick-me-up today (and everyday):

 

“It is a happiness to wonder; it is a happiness to dream.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

“It is a happiness to wonder; it is a happiness to dream.”

Edgar Allan Poe

 

“The happy life is not ushered in at any age to the sound of drums and trumpets. It grows upon us year by year, little by little, until at last we realize that we have it. It is achieved in individuals, not by flights to the Moon or Mars, but by a body of work done so well that we can lift our heads with assurance and look the world in the eye. Of this be sure: You do not find the happy life—you make it” — Thomas S. Monson

“The happy life is not ushered in at any age to the sound of drums and trumpets. It grows upon us year by year, little by little, until at last we realize that we have it. It is achieved in individuals, not by flights to the Moon or Mars, but by a body of work done so well that we can lift our heads with assurance and look the world in the eye. Of this be sure: You do not find the happy life—you make it”

Thomas S. Monson

 

“We are too busy dancing to get knocked off our feet.” — Taylor Swift, New Romantics

“We are too busy dancing to get knocked off our feet.”

Taylor Swift, New Romantics

 

“Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things always work out.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things always work out.”

Gordon B. Hinckley

 

“Stay close to people who feel like sunshine.” — Anonymous

“Stay close to people who feel like sunshine.”

Anonymous

 

“Life’s short...so spend time doing stuff that makes you happy. Be around those who make you do that weird laugh. Explore. Get messy. Eat food you love. Try not to take on the weight of the world. Be kind and appreciate those you are. Be you, not them. Notice tiny miracles and moments of pure joy. Give big hugs. Chase rainbows. Watch the sun rise and set. Dream. Have fun and keep doing your best, always.” — Emily Coxhead

“Life’s short…so spend time doing stuff that makes you happy. Be around those who make you do that weird laugh. Explore. Get messy. Eat food you love. Try not to take on the weight of the world. Be kind and appreciate those you are. Be you, not them. Notice tiny miracles and moments of pure joy. Give big hugs. Chase rainbows. Watch the sun rise and set. Dream. Have fun and keep doing your best, always.”

Emily Coxhead

 

“If you see something beautiful in someone, speak it.” — Ruthie Lindsey

“If you see something beautiful in someone, speak it.”

Ruthie Lindsey

 

“When it rains look for rainbows, when it's dark look for stars.” — Oscar Wilde

“When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars.”

Oscar Wilde

 

“Make yourself so happy so that when others look at you they become happy too.” — Yogi Bhajan

“Make yourself so happy so that when others look at you they become happy too.”

Yogi Bhajan

 

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy. It's all that matters.” — Audrey Hepburn

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy. It’s all that matters.”

Audrey Hepburn

 

"When joy is a habit, love is a reflex." — Bob Goff

“When joy is a habit, love is a reflex.”

Bob Goff

 

“Where flowers bloom so does hope.” — Lady Bird Johnson

“Where flowers bloom so does hope.”

Lady Bird Johnson

 

"Radiate joy from the inside out." — Jenny Blake

“Radiate joy from the inside out.”

Jenny Blake

 

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”

Theodore Roosevelt

 

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." — Rumi

 “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”

Rumi

 

“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.” — Buddha

“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”

Buddha

 

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” — Roald Dahl

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

Roald Dahl

 

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” — Maya Angelou

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

Maya Angelou

 

“If it is right, it happens - the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away." — John Steinbeck

“If it is right, it happens – the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.”

John Steinbeck

 

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” — Denis Waitley

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”

Denis Waitley

 

“Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself - what you're wearing, who you're around, what you're doing. Recreate and repeat.” — Warsan Shire

“Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself – what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat.”

Warsan Shire

 

“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” — Mary Oliver

“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.”

Mary Oliver

 

“Happiness is the new rich. Inner peace is the new success. Health is the new wealth. Kindness is the new cool.” — Syed Balkhi

“Happiness is the new rich. Inner peace is the new success. Health is the new wealth. Kindness is the new cool.”

Syed Balkhi

 

“Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along.” — Rae Smith

“Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along.”

Rae Smith

Free Happy Quotes Download

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Is there a particular happy quote that struck a special chord with you today? Feel free to reach out (via the comments below, social media, or email) and let us know how you feel after going through these inspiring, joyful quotes. Even better, if you have your own favorite happy quote, please share it with us — it might just end up brightening our days too! 🙂