Happy Mood Quotes – To Get You (& Keep You) In A Happy Mood!

Quotes about happiness can help put us in a good mood.

They remind us of the good things in life and can make us feel more optimistic and positive. They can provide a gentle nudge towards a better mindset – one that focuses on gratitude, possibilities, enthusiasm and opportunities instead of the negatives.

Reading happy quotes can help to pick you up and make you smile.

Below are some of our favorite happy quotes to lift your mood. Enjoy!

Happy Mood Quotes & Sayings


“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” Epictetus


“The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low.” Richard Carlson


“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” Mahatma Gandhi


“Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.” Alan Cohen


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


“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” Elbert Hubbard


“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” Rita Mae Brown


“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Robert Brault


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


“We forge the chains we wear in life.” Charles Dickens


“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” Groucho Marx


“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Spending time with negative people can be the fastest way to ruin a good mood. Their pessimistic outlooks and gloomy attitude can decrease our motivation and change the way we feel. But allowing a negative person to dictate your emotions gives them too much power in your life. Make a conscious effort to choose your attitude.” Amy Morin


“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Teddy Roosevelt


“The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.” Robert Baden-Powell


“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.” Thomas Merton


“Some days I can’t get an idea, and I think, ‘Man, I’m just washed up,’ but it’s just a mood.” Jean-Michel Basquiat


“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” Benjamin Disraeli


“My day begins and ends with gratitude.” Louise Hay


“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” Carl Jung


“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” Omar Khayyam


“Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. To be grateful is to find blessings in everything. This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything.” Alan Cohen


“Miracles happen to those who believe in them.” Bernhard Berenson


“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future.” Earl Nightingale


“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.” James M. Barrie


“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” Gabriel García Márquez


“If I’m in a bad mood, or if I’m uncomfortable, it’s probably what I’m wearing that’s making me feel that way.” Billie Eilish


“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” Jonathan Safran Foer


“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.” Thich Nhat Hanh


“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“When I was five 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


“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” Thich Nhat Hanh


“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


“If you want happiness for an hour—take a nap, If you want happiness for a day—go fishing, If you want happiness for a year-inherit a fortune, If you want happiness for a lifetime-help someone else.” Chinese proverb


“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” Abraham Lincoln


“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” John Lennon


“Happiness is a warm puppy.” Charles M. Schulz


Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter)


“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” Roy T. Bennett


“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’…” Alfred Lord Tennyson


“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.” Mark Twain


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


“I always like a good song – puts me in a good mood.” Waris Ahluwalia


“If someone decides they’re not going to be happy, it’s not your problem. You don’t have to spend your time and energy trying to cheer up someone who has already decided to stay in a bad mood. Believe it or not, you can actually hurt people by playing into their self-pity.” Joyce Meyer


“The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.” Dodinsky


“Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.” Bob Marley


“I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.” Elizabeth Gilbert


“True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self.” Joseph Addison


“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust


“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.” James Oppenheim


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