A smile is the most attractive thing you can wear.
But how much does love help (or a lack of love hinder) our happiness? Harvard's famous Grant Study spent 75 years trying to answer that exact question.
George E. Vaillant, the psychiatrist who led the study for more than 40 years, concludes: "The seventy-five years and twenty million dollars expended on the Grant Study points to a straightforward five-word conclusion: Happiness is love. Full stop."
As Vaillant puts it, there are two pillars of happiness: "One is love. The other is finding a way of coping with life that does not push love away."
So now, quantifiable research proves what we've suspected all along: Love is key to leading a happy and fulfilling life. You can have a successful career, make an income and be in top physical health, but without supportive relationships to help you overcome life’s obstacles and celebrate life's every day moments, you won't find the happiness you seek.
Here are 15 quotes about happiness guaranteed to make you both smile:
"There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy." — Unknown
"The real power of a man is in the size of the smile of the woman sitting next to him." — Unknown
"You, of all people deserve a happy ending." — Sylvain Reynard
"The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of everyday." — Unknown
"Maybe it's not about the happy ending. Maybe it's about the story." — Unknown
"Whatever you decide to do make sure it makes you happy." — Paulo Coelho
"Happy girls are the prettiest." — Audrey Hepburn
"Be crazy. Be stupid. Be silly. Be weird. Be whatever. Because life is too short to be anything but happy." — Unknown
"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." — Marcel Proust
"Happiness isn't what you find at the end of the road. It's right here. Right now." — Unknown
"You do not find the happy life. You make it." — Camilla E. Kimball
"It is only possible to live happily ever after on a daily basis." — Margaret Bonnano
"Happiness is only real when shared." — Jon Krakaur
"The happiness you feel is in direct proportion with the love you give." — Oprah Winfrey
"Enjoy the little things." — Unknown
If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) ... look no further! From the sweetest love quotes, inspirational sayings, and hilarious relationship truths, we've got you covered.