155 Real Happiness Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of real happiness quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about what is real happiness in life.

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The Most Famous Real Happiness Quotes (Best in 2024)

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What everyone wants from life is continuous and genuine happiness. — Baruch Spinoza

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. — Aristotle

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Happiness is only real when shared. — Christopher McCandless

Happiness is the highest good — Aristotle

Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it. — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Happiness is not something you achieve. It’s not something you do or someplace you get to. Happiness is something you inhabit. — Mark Manson

Happiness is activity. — Aristotle

Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes. — Charles Dickens

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What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money. — Henny Youngman

I think a lot of what we think of happiness is just pleasure. — Naval Ravikant

Short Real Happiness Quotes

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  • Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. — Hosea Ballou
  • You don't need too many people to be happy. Just a few real ones who appreciate you for who you are. — Wiz Khalifa
  • You sacrificed for us - you're the real MVP. — Kevin Durant
  • ...walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. — Audrey Hepburn
  • Better to have loved and lost than to live with regret. — Big Pun
  • Nothing real stands between you and your happiness, only illusion and confusion. — Robert Holden
  • There's nothing more precious in this world than the feeling of being wanted. — Diana Dors
  • Real happiness lies in the completion of work using your own brains and skills. — Soichiro Honda
  • Freindshipp is beyond all relations of flesh and blood, because it is less materiall. — John Evelyn
  • I knew everything and received everything. But real happiness, is giving. — Alain Delon

Top 10 Real Happiness Quotes

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Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. — Hosea Ballou

any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep. — Clive Barker

You don't need too many people to be happy. Just a few real ones who appreciate you for who you are. — Wiz Khalifa

She makes one happy, then miserable. You are to her kind, then unkind. Constant yet inconstant. Thus we have WOMAN. No real man can do without her. — Marcus Garvey

To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real. — Winston Churchill

The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong. — Laura Ingalls Wilder

Real life isn't always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties. — Sarah Ban Breathnach

Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men but from doing something worthwhile. — Wilfred Grenfell

Real happiness only comes as a side-effect of peace. Most of it is going to come from acceptance, not from changing your external environment. — Naval Ravikant

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You sacrificed for us - you're the real MVP. — Kevin Durant

Real Happiness Image Quotes

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Real happiness quote by Hosea Ballou

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. — Hosea Ballou

Real happiness quote by Kevin Durant

You sacrificed for us - you're the real MVP. — Kevin Durant

Real happiness quote by Big Pun

Better to have loved and lost than to live with regret. — Big Pun

Real happiness quote by Soichiro Honda

Real happiness lies in the completion of work using your own brains and skills. — Soichiro Honda

Real happiness quote Don't promise when you're happy. Don't reply when you're angry and don't decide
Don't promise when you're happy. Don't reply when you're angry and don't decide when you're sad.

My Real Happiness Quotes

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I count myself in nothing else so happy as in a soul remembering my good Friends — William Shakespeare

There is no hope of joy except in human relations. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I'm passionate about everything, like my family and friends. Anybody I am talkin' to is gonna be bona fide real. There is no substitution for happiness. Period. — Suge Knight

Real happiness quote Never regret anything that made you smile.
Never regret anything that made you smile.

I know why I am here and my only real focused goal is to live each day to the fullest and to try and honor God and be an encouragement to others. What the future holds is firmly in God's hands, and I am very happy about that! — Ken Hensley

The better part of one's life consists of his friendships. — Abraham Lincoln

I'm happy of being in Real Madrid ... I've fulfilled my dream. — Cristiano Ronaldo

Real happiness quote The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this? — Henry David Thoreau

You're lucky if you're in three great movies, or even one great movie. I've been so lucky. But if you rely on the business to dictate whether you're happy, it gets really complicated. You just can't do that. There have been times in my life that I've done that, and I've found it depressing. — Winona Ryder

In the books I read the sinners are always more interesting than the saints, and in real life good people are dismally dull. I've no desire to be wicked, but I do want to be happy. A short life and a gay one for me and I'm willing to pay for my pleasure if it is necessary. — Louisa May Alcott

While friendship has been by far the chief source of my happiness, acquaintance or general society has always meant little to me, and I cannot quite understand why a man should wish to know more people than he can make real friends of. — C. S. Lewis

True Happiness Quotes

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Rules for Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for. — Immanuel Kant

True happiness comes from having a sense of inner peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved by cultivating altruism, love and compassion, and by eliminating anger, selfishness and greed. — Dalai Lama

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The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. — Marcus Aurelius

Real happiness quote Don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose.
Don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose.

Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called "All the Things That Could Go Wrong. — Marianne Williamson

Each thing tends to move towards its own nature. I always desire happiness which is my true nature. My nature is never a burden to me. Happiness is never a burden to me, whilst sorrow is. — Adi Shankara

You are my sunrise. Your smile lights up my world. I could give anything just to see you happy. True love is not in getting things from others but in giving and sharing more and more. — William Bernhardt

Real happiness quote Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sad
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.

The Happiest people DO NOT necessarily have the BEST THINGS. They simply APPRECIATE the things they have. — Warren Buffett

Our happiest times are those in which we forget ourselves, usually in being kind to someone else. That tiny moment of self-abdication is an act of true humility: the man who loses himself finds himself and finds his happiness. — Fulton J. Sheen

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Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy. — Milton H. Erickson

Sometimes you have to let everything go - purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything - whatever is bringing you down - get rid of it. Because you will find that when you are free, your true creativity, your true self comes out. — Tina Turner

What Is Happiness Quotes

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Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. — Albert Schweitzer

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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. — Mahatma Gandhi

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Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. — Dale Carnegie

Real happiness quote How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

My main goal in life is to just be happy. I don't compromise my happiness for anything. If I find what makes me happy I'm going to do that. That's really going with the flow of life. As far as like the mainstream stuff, if my destiny takes me there and I end up going that route, then that's fine. — Jhene Aiko

The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same. — Carlos Castaneda

If yet your blood does not rage, then it is water that flows in your veins. For what is the flush of youth, if it is not of service to the motherland. — Chandra Shekhar Azad

Real happiness quote Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best
Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.

Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. — Ramana Maharshi

Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get. — Bernard Meltzer

What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility. — Leo Tolstoy

I still believe that standing up for the truth of God is the greatest thing in the world. This is the end (purpose) of life. The end of life is not to be happy. The end of life is not to achieve pleasure and avoid pain. The end of life is to do the will of God, come what may. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Definition Of Happiness Quotes

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You have to be doing something you enjoy. That is a definition of happiness: Complete use of one's faculties along lines leading to excellence in a life affording them scope. It applies to women as well as to men. We can't all reach it, but we can try to reach it to some degree. — Jackie Kennedy

I generally support just about every secession attempt that comes along. If, in the future, there is that kind of a dispute in Ethereum, I'd definitely be quite happy to see Ethereum A go in one direction and Ethereum B go the other. — Vitalik Buterin

There is definitely a lot of banks that are interested in private blockchains. In some cases, they are happy with public blockchains as well. The opposition to just doing things on a public blockchain is definitely smaller than some of the strongest detractors think. — Vitalik Buterin

Real happiness quote The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.
The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.

There is definitely a lot of banks that are interested in private blockchains. In some cases, they are happy with public blockchains as well. — Vitalik Buterin

I'm definitely a people pleaser. I like people to be happy around me and be comfortable. I go out of my way, sometimes to a fault, to make sure everyone is okay. — Ken Jeong

The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence. — John F. Kennedy

Real happiness quote It is when you finally learn that your  are all in your mind that your real life
It is when you finally learn that your are all in your mind that your real life begins.

Hurt is a part of life. To be honest, I think hurt is a part of happiness, that our definition of happiness has gotten very narrow lately, very nervous, a little afraid of this brawling, fabulous, unpredictable world. — Julian Gough

You have to be doing something you enjoy. That is a definition of happiness! — Jackie Kennedy

It's not about facts, it's about feelings. It's about remembering feelings and happiness. A definition of art is that it makes concrete our most subtle emotions. I think the highest form of art is music. It's the most abstract of all art expression. — Agnes Martin

For, if we take an examination of what is generally understood by happiness, as it has respect either to the understanding or the senses, we shall find all its properties and adjuncts will herd under this short definition: that it is a perpetual possession of being well deceived. — Jonathan Swift

Genuine Happiness Quotes

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Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through. — Karl Marx

Original, in French: La bonne cuisine est la base du véritable bonheur. English: Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness. — Auguste Escoffier

We cannot better assure our eternal happiness than by living and dying in the service of the poor, in the arms of Providence, and with genuine renouncement of ourselves in order to follow Jesus Christ. — Vincent de Paul

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Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness. — Auguste Escoffier

I genuinely enjoy helping people. — MrBeast

A genuine smile distributes the cosmic current, Prana to every body cell.The happy man is less subject to disease, for happiness actually attracts into the body a greater supply of the Universal life energy. — Paramahansa Yogananda

Real happiness quote Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experie
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.

Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love of reading. — Rufus Choate

Genuine happiness consists in those spiritual qualities of love, compassion, patience, tolerance and forgiveness and so on. For it is these which provide both for our happiness and others happiness. — Dalai Lama

People genuinely happy in their choices seem less often tempted to force them on other people than those who feel martyred and broken by their lives. — Jane Rule

No married man is genuinely happy if he has to drink worse whisky than he used to drink when he was single. — H. L. Mencken

Ultimate Happiness Quotes

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Live by the creed that a strong work ethic, playing by the rules, and doing things the right way will bring about opportunities for success and, ultimately, happiness. — Nick Saban

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. — Jim Rohn

The ultimate test of faith is not how loudly you praise God in happy times but how deeply you trust him in dark times. — Rick Warren

Real happiness quote Enjoy life now. This is not a rehearsal.
Enjoy life now. This is not a rehearsal.

It's not what's happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it's your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you're going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny. — Tony Robbins

Ultimately, happiness comes down to choosing between the discomfort of becoming aware of your mental afflictions and the discomfort of being ruled by them. — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

The ultimate goal of all goals is to be happy. If you want to be happy make someone else happy. — Deepak Chopra

To me, that's the key thing, the pursuit of happiness. That's the basic, ultimate freedom. — Jerry Garcia

Yes, it is one of my ultimate aims - it is the ultimate sense of football: to make the people happy, to let them live some emotions that you usually can't get. — Jurgen Klopp

Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation. — Oscar Wilde

If you learn how to learn, it’s the ultimate meta skill and I believe you can learn how to be healthy, you can learn how to be fit, you can learn how to be happy, you can learn how to have good relationships, you can learn how to be successful. — Naval Ravikant

Source Of Happiness Quotes

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Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared. — Gautama Buddha

Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had. — Alan Watts

love of learning is the most necessary passion ... in it lies our happiness. It's a sure remedy for what ails us, an unending source of pleasure. — Emilie du Chatelet

A heart full of love and compassion is the main source of inner strength, willpower, happiness, and mental tranquility — Dalai Lama

Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have. — Gautama Buddha

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The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness. — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times. — Zig Ziglar

The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience. — Frank Herbert

The moment you begin to worry about the things you want and the things you don’t have in life is the moment you will lose your gratitude... The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times. — Zig Ziglar

Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life. — Linus Pauling

Secret To Happiness Quotes

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The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less. — Socrates

One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people. — Dick Gregory

The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles. — William Penn

Fill your hearts with love and gratitude. Life gives us what we need and not necessarily what we want. It follows its own wisdom, which is often incomprehensible to our gross minds. We should learn to accept situations in life. This attitude of acceptance is the secret to happiness. — Mata Amritanandamayi

Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success. — Herman Cain

God much are the truly wealthy. So our inner happiness depends not on what we experience but on the degree of our gratitude to God, Gratitude — the Secret of Life. — Albert Schweitzer

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If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. — Albert Schweitzer

Pleasure is spread through the earth In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find. — William Wordsworth

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life. — Leo Buscaglia

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. — Francis H. Bradley

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More Real Happiness Quotes

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We have to work at decolonizing our mentality and achieving happiness within the limits of sacrifice we should be willing to make. We have to recondition our people to accept themselves as they are, to not be ashamed of their real situation, to be satisfied with it, to glory in it, even — Thomas Sankara

When you acknowledge, as you must, that there is no such thing as perfect food, only the idea of it, then the real purpose of striving toward perfection becomes clear: to make people happy, that is what cooking is all about. — Thomas Keller

The world is so unhappy because it is ignorant of the true Self. Man’s real nature is happiness. Happiness is inborn in the true Self. Man’s search for happiness is an unconscious search for his true Self. The true Self is imperishable; therefore, when a man finds it, he finds a happiness which does not come to an end. — Ramana Maharshi

For real happiness, for real lasting stable happiness, one has to make a journey deep within oneself and see that one gets rid of all the unhappiness and misery stored in the deeper levels of the mind. — S. N. Goenka

. . . success is a combination of many things, but a good character is the foundation of the kind of success that will bring you real happiness. Choose your friends wisely-they will make or break you. — J. Willard Marriott

I am very happy to be alive. There is much fun to be had. Music, movies, books, paintings, drawingsI hope you have these things where you are. If you have them, what does the real world matter anyway? — John Frusciante

Get real. You are not the star of the movie. Most of what happens around you isn’t about you at all. There are infinite numbers of other movies. In those, if you feature at all, you’re just a supporting actor. It would really help your happiness if you started to look at your life that way. — Mo Gawdat

The point is this: If God does not exist, then life is objectively meaningless; but man cannot live consistently and happily knowing that life is meaningless; so in order to be happy he pretends life has meaning. But this is, of course, entirely inconsistent—for without God, man and the universe are without any real significance. — William Lane Craig

Songwriting ability is a gift. After a while, you come to realize, "I've really been blessed. I can write these things and it makes me happy, and it makes millions of people happy." It's an obligation, it's bigger than you. It's the only true magic I know. It's not pulling a rabbit out of a hat; it's real. It's your soul floating out to theirs. — Tom Petty

I'm proud to play for Real Madrid because I have fun; when you no longer have fun it's a sign that it's time to leave. For now though, I'm happy here at the greatest club in the world. — Cristiano Ronaldo

Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life. — Carrie Chapman Catt

Joy can only be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness. — Leo Tolstoy

a real man is happy and eager to live by your rules, as long as he knows what the rules are and he's sure that abiding by those rules will help keep the woman he loves happy — Steve Harvey

As a real person, he wouldn't last a minute, would he? But drama is about imperfection. And we've moved away from the aspirational hero. We got tired of it, it was dull. If I was House's friend, I would hate it. How he so resolutely refuses to be happy or take the kind-hearted road. But we don't always like morally good people, do we? — Hugh Laurie

No medicine is more valuable , none more efficacious, none better suited to the cure of our temporal ills than a friend to whom we may turn for consolation in time of trouble, and with whom we may share happiness in time of joy. — Aelred of Rievaulx

I got caught up on drugs for a few years, I'm off it, I'm very happy, got two kids and a family and everything. And like I said I'm making the underground music, and keeping it real. — Vanilla Ice

Your best shot at happiness, self-worth and personal satisfaction - the things that constitute real success - is not in earning as much as you can but in performing as well as you can something that you consider worthwhile. — William Raspberry

In a beautiful morning, walking barefoot to the work through the green fields with the company of the singing birds... and there you shall meet the real happiness! — Mehmet Murat Ildan

As we grow older and realize more clearly the limitations of human happiness, we come to see that the only real and abiding pleasure in life is to give pleasure to other people. — P. G. Wodehouse

When we understand clearly that inner peace is the real source of happiness, and how, through spiritual practice, we can experience progressively deeper levels of inner peace, we will develop tremendous enthusiasm to practice — Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

To reach the state of uninterrupted joy, you need to accept that everything in the physical world will eventually vanish and decay, but the real self will remain calm and unaffected. Connecting to that real self to see through the illusions of the physical world delivers the ultimate experience of peace and happiness. — Mo Gawdat

The real secret of happiness is simply this: to be willing to live and let live, and to know very clearly in one's own mind that the unpardonable sin is to be an unpleasant person. — Galen Starr Ross

Real happiness lies in that which never comes nor goes, but simply is. — Ram Dass

Drink up cause everyone here is good tonight. Except the niggas that I came wit, they good for life — Drake

Once you are satisfied with your goal, it is the real happiness. — Saina Nehwal

Fear is like a giant fog. It sits on your brain and blocks everything - real feelings, true happiness, real joy. They can't get through that fog. But you lift it, and buddy, you're in for the ride of your life. — Sayings

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