We all want to be happy. After all, who wouldn’t want to be healthy and have that sense of accomplishment at all times? Sadly, most of us are seeking happiness in all the wrong places.

More often than not, people think that their happiness depends on another person, especially on their partner. In their minds, they create this scenario where If their loved one would leave, their whole world would be shattered. And they won’t be able to feel joy ever again.

On the other hand, many of us believe that our happiness depends on material things. If only we’d have a fancy home, an expensive car and just enough money in the bank — we would be so much happier… Of course, having all of these can’t and won’t make us sad, but being happy is an inside job. You could have anything you wish for and still feel some kind of emptiness.

Simply put, long-term happiness is not about external factors. It’s about inner contentment and being able to see some good in everything.

Here are 30 happy quotes that will instantly put you in a great mood:

There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.


STEPHEN CHBOSKY

Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.


WALT DISNEY (more Walt Disney quotes)

I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.


DREW BARRYMORE

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


ROALD DAHL​​ (more Roald Dahl quotes)

In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.


GORDON B. HINCKLEY

Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.


CYNTHIA NELMS

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. 


OMAR KHAYYAM

Embrace the glorious mess that you are.


ELIZABETH GILBERT​​

Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness.


CHRISTIAN DIOR

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


AUDREY HEPBURN (more Audrey Hepburn quotes)

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.


ANNE FRANK (more Anne Frank quotes)

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.


MARK TWAIN

I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.


DR. SEUSS (more Dr. Seuss quotes)

I’ve always thought people would find a lot more pleasure in their routines if they burst into song at significant moments.


JOHN BARROWMAN

Enjoy life. Have fun. Be kind. Have worth. Have friends. Be honest. Laugh. Die with dignity. Make the most of it. It’s all we’ve got.


RICKY GERVAIS (more Ricky Gervais quotes)

The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are. 


GOLDIE HAWN

Have fun is my message. Be silly. You’re allowed to be silly. There’s nothing wrong with it. 


JIMMY FALLON

It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.


DALE CARNEGIE (more Dale Carnegie quotes)

On the whole, the happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.


WILLIAM R. INGE

If you are not having fun, do something different.


LARRY JAMES

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. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.


EARL NIGHTINGALE

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.


NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (more Nathaniel Hawthorne quotes)

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.


ABRAHAM LINCOLN​

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon


WINNIE THE POOH

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.


ANDREW CARNEGIE

The only joy in the world is to begin.


CESARE PAVESE

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. 


CHARLES SPURGEON