150+ Be Happy Captions to Brighten Your Day

Be Happy Captions

“Happiness comes from within” people would usually say. And it truly does. However, we need to put in the work to feel happy. To take care of ourselves. Love ourselves a bit. Sit with ourselves. Be with ourselves.

To be happy, you need to “feed your soul” the right things. You need to ingest the proper thoughts to begin with. That’s why I have made these lists consisting of “be happy captions”, “be happy captions for friends”, “be happy captions for selfies” etc.

Absorb the good vibes by reading these “be happy quotes” and start off your day the proper way!

Be Happy Captions

A smile attracts happiness. And it’s true! You just need a bit of good vibes and happiness quotes to make you smile…

1. “Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Maraboli


2.“Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.” – Thomas Jefferson


3.“Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.” – Robertson Davies


4.“The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.” – V.S. Pritchett


5.“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” – Victor Hugo


6.“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand


7.“All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.” – Baruch Spinoza


8.“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


9.“The secret of happiness is freedom; the secret of freedom is courage.” – Carrie Jones


10.“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – Charles Spurgeon


11.“There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.” – Charlotte Bronte


12.“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


13.“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.” – Chuck Palahniuk


14.“Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.” – Cynthia Nelms 


15.“Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur every day than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.” – Benjamin Franklin


16.“Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.” – Immanuel Kant


17.“To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.” – Bertrand Russell


18.“A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.” – Bernard de Fontenelle


19.“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.” – Buddha


20.“Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.” – Don Marquis

21.“The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.” – Doug Larson


22.“Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.” – Douglas Jerrold


23.“Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.” – E.L. Konigsburg


24.“Happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else.” – Dr. Idel Dreimer


25.“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


26.“The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.” – Epictetus


27.“There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human—in not having to be just happy or just sad—in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.” – C. JoyBell C.


28.“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama


29.“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


30.“People are unhappy when they get something too easily. You have to sweat – that’s the only moral they know.” – Dany Laferrière

31.“We can’t control the world. We can only (barely) control our own reactions to it. Happiness is largely a choice, not a right or entitlement.” – David C. Hill


32.“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


33.“I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success.” – Diego Val


34.“Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.” – Divyanka Tripathi

Motivational Be Happy Quotes

One of the most important things in life is to be able to motivate and cheer yourself up… and why not do both by reading through these motivational happiness captions?


35.“The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.” – Eric Hoffer


36.“My family didn’t have a lot of money, and I’m grateful for that. Money is the longest route to happiness.” – Evangeline Lilly


37.“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt


38.“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” – Frederick Keonig


39.“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.” – Freya Stark


40.“Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.” – George Bernard Shaw


41.“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns

42.“How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and there will never be a time when it is not now.” – Gerald Jampolsky


43.“Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.” – Gretta Brooker Palmer


44.“Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don’t go through life creaking.” – H.W. Byles


45.“It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


46.“Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack.” – Hazelmarie Elliott


47.“True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Helen Keller


48.“All happiness depends on courage and work.” – Honoré de Balzac


49.“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” – Guillaume Apollinaire


50.“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?” -Hunter S. Thompson

51.“Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.” – Iris Murdoch


52.“Happiness is a distraction from the human tragedy.” – J.M. Reinoso


53.“Real happiness is not of temporary enjoyment, but is so interwoven with the future that it blesses for ever.” – James Lendall Basford


54.“Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.” – Hosea Ballou


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


56.“I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.” – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Happy Instagram Captions

These days we can’t go without Instagram captions about happiness. Thus, I made this list of happy quotes for Instagram to use on your next post.


57.“Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.”


58.“Good things take time.”


59.“Thank you does not seem enough. Thank you a million times over! I love you!”


60.“Keep Calm and carry on celebrating.”


61.“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”


62.“Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.”


63.“The best revenge is a massive success.”


64.“Proud of myself. I did it!!”

65.“Never tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”


66.“It always seems impossible until it’s done. I did it.”


67.“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people said you cannot do.”


68.“The more difficult the victory. The greater the happiness in winning.”


69.“Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners.”


70.“I don’t make excuses, I make results.”

Short Happy Mood Captions for Instagram

Just because we’re living in such an Instagram-centered world, we need more and more creative content. Thus, I’m sharing some short happy captions for Instagram…


71.“Do more of what makes you happy.”


72.“Enjoying life as it is.”


73.“First, you get what you want. Then, you enjoy it. Many people often forget to do the second.”


74.“Good food is happiness incarnate.”


75.“Happiness makes you glow better.”


76.“Happy people are always beautiful.”


77.“A smile never goes out of style.”


78.“All it takes for anyone to live a happier life is to live it one smile at a time.”


79.“Be your own reason for your happiness.”


80.“Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.”

81.“Bringing the sun wherever I go.”


82.“Chin up, buttercup!”


83.“Compassion has this way of making both sides happy.”


84.“Depend on as little as possible, and you’ll be happier in life.”


85.“Happy thoughts, happy life.”


86.“Have the courage to be happy.”


87.“If it makes you happy, do it a thousand and one times.”


88.“If someone makes you happy, make them happier.”


89.“It’s magical how happy you become once you make someone else happy.”


90.“Just enjoy the roller-coaster ride called life.”

91.“Keep the smile on!”


92.“Learn to give yourself big, warm hugs.”


93.“Life is the best party I’ve ever been to.”


94.“Look beyond all the imperfections, and you’ll get a glimpse of happiness.”


95.“Love, work, and luck—the trifecta of happiness!”


96.“Make knowledge your friend, and it’ll tell you where happiness is.”

Be Happy Captions for Selfies

Selfies and captions go hand in hand. what makes the selfies better is probably a happy quote added to them…


97.“A golden state of mind.”


98.“All is well with my soul.”


99.“Attacking every single day with enthusiasm.”


100.“Be happy with what you have, and be excited about what you want.”


101.“Being always happy is my kind of style.”


102.“Bliss usually only comes to those who don’t chase it.”


103.“Bring on the endless sunshine!”


104.“Celebrating life like it’s a life-long party.”


105.“Cheers to the happily ever after.”


106.“Do it because it makes you happy.”


107.“Each day is a new day to be happy.”


108.“Excuse me while I kiss all my worries away.”


109.“Expect little, enjoy more.”


110.“Felicity found a soul mate in me.”

111.“Finding joy in the ordinary.”


112.“Floating on cloud nine.”


113.“Happiness runs through my veins.”




115.“Happy lil’ thang!”


116.“I think it’s about time for me to be happy again.”


117.“If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.”


118.“Is happiness a right or a privilege? It’s neither because it’s a choice.”


119.“Joy comes in sips, not gulps.”


120.“Just deleted the “all things that could go wrong” file in my mind.”


121.“Laughing for the rest of my life.”

122.“Letting my smile be my autograph.”


123.“Living life in the warmest shades of yellows.”


124.“Living my dreams until they become my reality.”


125.“My kind of problems are those that I enjoy having and enjoy solving.”


126.“Nothing to do today but smile.”


127.“Now serving: homemade happiness.”


128.“The best time to be happy is always now.”


129.“Think happy, stay happy.”


130.“To love and be loved—this is the only kind of happiness I need.”


131.“Today’s happiness is sponsored by snacks and sweets.”


132.“Soul full-charged with happiness.”


133.“Starting the day with a grateful heart.”


134.“Sugar, spice, and everything nice.”


135.“Sunny vibes only.”


136.“Today, I will not stress over things that are way out of my control.”


137.“Whenever I sweat the small stuff, I sweat sparkles and confetti.”

Be Happy Captions for Friends

138.“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.” — Jim Henson


139.“A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world.” — Leo Buscaglia


140.“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” — Woodrow T. Wilson


141.“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.” — Ed Cunningham


142.“A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.” — Donna Roberts


143.“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” — Marlene Dietrich


144.“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” — G. Randolf


145.“A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have.” — Irish Proverb


146.“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” — Helen Keller


147.“True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart.” — Helen Keller


148.“No friendship is an accident.” — O. Henry


149.“Sometimes being with your best friend is all the therapy you need.” — Unknown

150.“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.” — Mencius


151.“True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.” — Nicole Richie


152.“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” — Thomas Aquinas


153.“Friends are the family you choose. “— Jess C. Scott


154.“Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” — Misty Copeland


155.“A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” — Proverbs 27:9


156.“Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.” — Unknown


157.“True friends are always together in spirit.” — L.M. Montgomery

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I hope that you have enjoyed these “be happy” captions and that they brought some joy into your day! Let me know which one is your favourite below!