ᐅ Inspirational Happiness Quotes About Life and Love

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

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

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." -Eckhart Tolle

“I give myself a good cry if I need it. But then I concentrate on the good things still

"I give myself a good cry if I need it. But then I concentrate on the good things still in my life. I don't allow myself any more self-pity than that. A little each every morning, a few tears, and that's all." -Mitch Albom

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”

"You'll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut." -Dr. Seuss

“I know for sure that life is full of delightful treasures, if we take a moment to look around.”

"I know for sure that life is full of delightful treasures, if we take a moment to look around." -Oprah Winfrey

“The secret of happiness is simple: Find out what you truly love to do and then direct all

"The secret of happiness is simple: Find out what you truly love to do and then direct all of your energy toward doing it. Once you do this, abundance flows into your life and all your desires are filled with ease and grace." -Robin S. Sharma

“Do not edit your desires. We are entitled to ambition. We are entitled to success.

"Do not edit your desires. We are entitled to ambition. We are entitled to success. We are entitled to failure. And any moment of compromise on those three things starts to weaken who we are." -Stacey Abrams

“If you’re happy, then you win, and then you win because you’re happy.”

“If you’re happy, then you win, and then you win because you’re happy." -Serena Williams

“Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow,”

"Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow," -Helen Keller

“We get to determine our own ‘happily ever after’ for ourselves,”

"We get to determine our own 'happily ever after' for ourselves," -Jennifer Aniston

“The thing about happiness is I think sometimes we’re waiting for the big stuff to be happy

"The thing about happiness is I think sometimes we're waiting for the big stuff to be happy... But happiness isn't always the big things. Happiness is actually the little things, the little moments that make up our day," -Sheryl Sandberg

“We’re expected to feel happiness only with grand gestures or big things that

“We’re expected to feel happiness only with grand gestures or big things that are comparable to other people’s experiences—but joy is a state of everything being enough." -Devi Brown

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience," -Eleanor Roosevelt

“Close friends, spectacular food, gorgeous weather, and interesting conversation!”

“Close friends, spectacular food, gorgeous weather, and interesting conversation!" -Gayle King

“When I am overwhelmed, I put myself first by saying, ‘Go gentle on yourself. You don’t

"When I am overwhelmed, I put myself first by saying, ‘Go gentle on yourself. You don’t have to be everything to everyone and you don’t have to even be everything to yourself right now. Just never hurry, never worry, one step at a time and just remove guilt from the situation.'" -Jennifer Garner

“I just look at women sometimes and I just want to ask them, ‘Do you know how fabulous you are?’

"I just look at women sometimes and I just want to ask them, 'Do you know how fabulous you are?' -Viola Davis

“Being optimistic is like a muscle that gets stronger with use,”

"Being optimistic is like a muscle that gets stronger with use,” -Robin Roberts

“I really thought that happiness had a lot to do with pleasure and I realized that

"I really thought that happiness had a lot to do with pleasure and I realized that happiness is about peace.” -Jada Pinkett Smith

“This is what I know for sure: At some point in our lives, we will all be broken and bruised

"This is what I know for sure: At some point in our lives, we will all be broken and bruised— but we are not alone. We find joy together. We persevere together." -First Lady Jill Biden

“discovered that joy is not the negation of pain, but rather acknowledging the presence

“discovered that joy is not the negation of pain, but rather acknowledging the presence of pain and feeling happiness in spite of it." -Lupita Nyong'o

“I know this is going to sound simple, but I really feel this: Your self-worth is your job.

"I know this is going to sound simple, but I really feel this: Your self-worth is your job. It's your sacred space to cultivate,” -India.Arie

“The bottom line is that becoming happy is up to you. No one else can make you happy.

"The bottom line is that becoming happy is up to you. No one else can make you happy. And true happiness can never be built at the expense of others." -Tina Turner

“Optimism is the fuel driving every fight I’ve been in,”

“Optimism is the fuel driving every fight I’ve been in,” -Vice President Kamala Harris

“When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom. A joyful woman, by merely being, says it all,”

"When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom. A joyful woman, by merely being, says it all," -Marianne Williamson

“I’m a believer in the power of knowledge and the ferocity of beauty, so from my

“I’m a believer in the power of knowledge and the ferocity of beauty, so from my point of view your life is already artful—waiting, just waiting, for you to make it art.” -Toni Morrison

“The joy of creating is the truest joy”

"The joy of creating is the truest joy” -Priyanka Chopra

“One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats, and if some of these

"One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats, and if some of these can be inexpensive and quickly procured so much the better." -Iris Murdoch

“If you’re comfortable with yourself and know yourself, you’re going to shine and radiate

"If you’re comfortable with yourself and know yourself, you’re going to shine and radiate and other people are going to be drawn to you." -Dolly Parton

“Just to be alive is a grand thing.”

"Just to be alive is a grand thing." -Agatha Christie

“To love yourself as you are is a miracle, and to seek yourself is to have found yourself,

"To love yourself as you are is a miracle, and to seek yourself is to have found yourself, for now. And now is all we have, and love is who we are." -Anne Lamott

“Be thankful for all of it….There is no other life than this. You would not have stumbled into

"Be thankful for all of it….There is no other life than this. You would not have stumbled into the vastly imperfect, beautiful, impossible present." -Dani Shapiro

“I’ve come to believe that seeking happiness is not a frivolous pursuit. It’s honorable

"I've come to believe that seeking happiness is not a frivolous pursuit. It's honorable and necessary. And most people forget even to think about it." -Goldie Hawn

“…If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.”

"…If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” -Audre Lorde

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and

"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself." -Anna Quindlen

“Gratitude is a celebration we are all invited to.”

"Gratitude is a celebration we are all invited to." -Cleo Wade

“Stay in your own lane. Comparison kills creativity and joy.”

"Stay in your own lane. Comparison kills creativity and joy." -Brené Brown

“You’re never too old to chase your dreams.”

"You're never too old to chase your dreams."

“It’s like we women consciously decide we’re going to be mean to ourselves.

"It's like we women consciously decide we’re going to be mean to ourselves. But you’re your own hero, not some image you can’t live up to." -Gina Rodriguez

“I don’t really want to become normal, average, standard. I want merely to gain in

“I don’t really want to become normal, average, standard. I want merely to gain in strength, in the courage to live out my live more fully, enjoy more, experience more.” -Anaïs Nin

“I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful.

“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

“All those things that you’re worried about are not important. You’re going to be OK.

"All those things that you're worried about are not important. You're going to be OK. Better than OK. You're going to be great. Spend less time tearing yourself apart, worrying if you're good enough. You are good enough. And you're going to meet amazing people in your life who will help you and love you." -Reese Witherspoon

“If you got it, flaunt it. If you don’t got it, flaunt it.”

"If you got it, flaunt it. If you don’t got it, flaunt it." -Mindy Kaling

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." -Maya Angelou

“I know that all I can do is be the best me that I can. And live life with some gusto,”

"I know that all I can do is be the best me that I can. And live life with some gusto," -Michelle Obama

“There are many shades on every journey. Nothing is black or white. I’ve been through

"There are many shades on every journey. Nothing is black or white. I’ve been through hell and back, and I’m grateful for every scar," -Beyoncé

“Accentuate the positive, not the negative. It sounds so trite, but a lot of people

"Accentuate the positive, not the negative. It sounds so trite, but a lot of people will pick out something to complain about, rather than say, ‘Hey, that was great!’ It’s not hard to find great stuff if you look," -Betty White

“One of the first steps to happiness is deciding that you want to be happy and knowing

"One of the first steps to happiness is deciding that you want to be happy and knowing what that means. I have had many full-on conversations about what that looks like for me. To be happy is a choice you make every day, every hour. And refining and renewing that state is a constant pursuit." -Julia Roberts

“Anger and aggression weaken you, because they take so much energy to hold in place

"Anger and aggression weaken you, because they take so much energy to hold in place. But kindness is a strength [that] makes you more serene." -Ellen DeGeneres

“So perhaps I haven’t showered or brushed my teeth or slept, but I’m in heaven.

"So perhaps I haven't showered or brushed my teeth or slept, but I'm in heaven. I stink but I'm happy."

“We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our

"We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?"

“Know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the

"Know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world."

“Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.”

"Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls." - Mother Teresa

“We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.”

"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world." - Helen Keller

“I don’t know what good it is to know so much and be smart as whips and all if it doesn’t

"I don't know what good it is to know so much and be smart as whips and all if it doesn't make you happy." - J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

“Later she remembered all the hours of the afternoon as happy — one of those

"Later she remembered all the hours of the afternoon as happy -- one of those uneventful times that seem at the moment only a link between past and future pleasure, but turn out to have been the pleasure itself." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Ah, what happiness it is to be with people who are all happy, to press hands, press cheeks

"Ah, what happiness it is to be with people who are all happy, to press hands, press cheeks, smile into eyes." - Katherine Mansfield

“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”

"We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same." - Anne Frank

“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who

"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

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

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

” I cannot dance O Lord, unless Thou lead me. If Thou wilt that I leap joyfully then must

"I cannot dance O Lord, unless Thou lead me. If Thou wilt that I leap joyfully then must Thou Thyself first dance and sing! Then will I leap for love... There will I remain and circle evermore." - Mechtild of Magdeburg

“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.”

“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” – Buddha

“Happiness is a place between too much and too little.”

“Happiness is a place between too much and too little.” – Finnish Proverb

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein

“A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.”

“A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.” – Bette Davis

“Do things that make you happy within the confines of the legal system.”

“Do things that make you happy within the confines of the legal system.” – Ellen Degeneres

“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good

“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” – Marianne Williamson

“Being happy isn’t having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it’s about stringing

“Being happy isn’t having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it’s about stringing together all the little things.” – Ann Brashares

“You don’t need too many people to be happy, just a few real ones who appreciate

“You don’t need too many people to be happy, just a few real ones who appreciate you for who you are.” – Wiz Khalifa

“I have what I have. And I am happy. I have lost what I’ve lost. And I am still happy.”

“I have what I have. And I am happy. I have lost what I’ve lost. And I am still happy.” – Rupi Kaur

“I feel I could fly, I am so happy.”

“I feel I could fly, I am so happy.” – Abu Ahmed

“I am a happy soul.”

“I am a happy soul.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“As long as he’s happy, I am happy.”

“As long as he’s happy, I am happy.” – Joseph Jackson

“I have only two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy.”

“I have only two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy.” – Allen J. Lefferdink

I am happy… for me.

I am happy… for me.

“I’m lucky enough to be with someone, I am happy.”

“I’m lucky enough to be with someone, I am happy.” – Johnny Knoxville

“I am happy. I have something to accomplish, create, and achieve. I am happy.

“I am happy. I have something to accomplish, create, and achieve. I am happy.” – Vera Nazarian

I’m not perfect. Sometimes I break and fall. But even on tough days, I am happy.

I’m not perfect. Sometimes I break and fall. But even on tough days, I am happy.

“If it comes, let it come. If it stays, let it stay. If it goes, let it.

“If it comes, let it come. If it stays, let it stay. If it goes, let it go.” – Nicholas Sparks

“You owe to yourself the love that you give so freely to others.”

“You owe to yourself the love that you give so freely to others.”

“It’s okay. You just forgot who you are for a moment. Welcome back.”

“It’s okay. You just forgot who you are for a moment. Welcome back.”

“We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one.”

“We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one.” – Tom Hiddleston

“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”

“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

“Turn your wounds into wisdom”

“Turn your wounds into wisdom” – Oprah

“Your life isn’t yours if you always care what others think of you.”

“Your life isn’t yours if you always care what others think of you.”

“People who wonder whether the glass is half empty or full miss the point. The glass

“People who wonder whether the glass is half empty or full miss the point. The glass is refillable.”

“Happiness is the highest form of health.

“Happiness is the highest form of health.” – Dalai Lama

“Never feel guilty for doing what’s best for you.”

“Never feel guilty for doing what’s best for you.” – Dushant Isankar

“If you ever have to decide between winning a fight or being happy, choose happiness

“If you ever have to decide between winning a fight or being happy, choose happiness. Being happy automatically makes you a winner.” – Karen Salmansohn

“The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what

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

Create yourself to be the kind of person that you’ll be happy to be for the rest of your life

Create yourself to be the kind of person that you’ll be happy to be for the rest of your life.

”The best revenge is to have enough self worth not to seek it.”

”The best revenge is to have enough self worth not to seek it.” – Courtney Jarvis

“Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would

“Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.” – Alan Cohen

Forgive yourself for not having the foresight to know what seems so obvious in hindsight.”

Forgive yourself for not having the foresight to know what seems so obvious in hindsight.” – Judy Belmont

“So many people love you. Don’t focus on the people that don’t.”

“So many people love you. Don’t focus on the people that don’t.” – Soyen

“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.”

“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morley

“I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple smile.”

“I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple smile.” – Goldie Hawn

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” – Mother Teresa

“She was trouble, chaos really, but her smile, her smile dared me to fall in love with her.”

“She was trouble, chaos really, but her smile, her smile dared me to fall in love with her.” – Atticus

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.”

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“A simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others.”

“A simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others.” – Dalai Lama

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” – Phyllis Diller

“Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa

“Smile at strangers and you just might change a life.”

“Smile at strangers and you just might change a life.” – Masashi Kishimoto

“Don’t be sad because sad backwards is das and das not good.”

“If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.” – Dolly Parton

Sometimes life’s worst moments lead you directly to your happiest moments.

“When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars.”

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

“It’s better to be annoyingly positive and optimistic than destructively negative and hateful.”

“Bad vibes don’t go with my outfit.”

“It’s not how much we have but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.”

“It’s not how much we have but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.” – Charles Spurgeon

“Some days you just have to create your own sunshine.” – Sam Sundquist

“Be somebody who makes everyone feel like a somebody.” – Courtney Shields

“When you focus on the good, the good gets better.” – Abraham Hicks

“Trust the next chapter because you are the author.”

“See the good”

“We grow through what we go through.” – Tyrese Gibson

“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” – Coco Chanel

“In a world full of hate, be love.”

“Being happy never goes out of style.” – Lilly Pulitzer

“No rain, no flowers.”

“Exist to be happy, not to impress.”

“Happiness is an inside job.”

“I just want to spend the rest of my life laughing.”

“She wore a smile like a loaded gun.” – Atticus

Amazing things happen. You’ll have good days again. You will be better soon.

“You’ve survived 100% of your worst days.”

“Comparison is an act of violence against the self.”

“Comparison is an act of violence against the self.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“But if you’re broken, you don’t have to stay broken.” – Selena Gomez

“Happiness is a direction, not a place.”

I’m going to find happiness in my life no matter what it takes.

Whenever you’re feeling sad, just remember that some of the best days of your life have yet to come.

“The secret to having it all… is knowing you already do.”

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis

“Life is better when you’re laughing.”

“And finally, in all of living have much of fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.” – Gordon B. Hinchley

“You don’t stop laughing because you grow older. You grow older because you stop laughing.” – Maurice Chevalier

“Laughter is the best medicine. But if you’re laughing without any reason, you need medicine.”

“Laughter is the sound of the soul dancing.” – Jarod Kintz

“Laughter is an instant vacation.” – Milton Berle

“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney

“Trouble knocked at the door, but hearing laughter, hurried away.” – Benjamin Franklin

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” – E.E. Cummings

“Life is better when you cry a little, laugh a lot, and are thankful for everything you’ve got.”

“My dream job would be the Karma Delivery Service.” – Bill Murray

“The older you get the better you get… unless you’re a banana.” – Betty White

“It’s okay if you don’t like me. Not everyone has good taste.”

“Never let anyone treat you like you’re regular glue. You’re glitter glue.”

“Whenever I have a problem, I sing. Then I realize that my voice is worse than my problem.”

“Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.” – Mallory Hopkins

“They say money doesn’t bring happiness, but everyone still goes out there to see

“They say money doesn’t bring happiness, but everyone still goes out there to see it for themselaves.”

“Breathe in the good shit, breathe out the bullshit.” – Karen Salmansohn

“Some people call me crazy. I prefer the term happy with a twist.”

“Always keep your chin up, otherwise you’re just staring at your boobs all day.”

“True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.” – Joseph Addison

“Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

You’ll instantly discover true happiness when you stop looking for reasons to be unhappy.

Being grateful for all that you have leads you towards true happiness.

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

“True happiness is found inside the heart.” – Anurag Prakash Ray

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine and the shadow will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

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

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

True happiness is found by living in the present moment.

The happiest people make the best of what they have instead of crave what they don’t.

“The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are.” – Goldie Hawn

The secret to being happy is to find peace where you are even if you’re not yet where you want to be.

Be happy it’ll drive your enemies crazy.

“Happiness comes in waves. It’ll always come back.”

“There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.” – Buddha

“Happiness isn’t a goal… it’s a by-product of a life well lived.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness.” – Christian Dior

The happiness you’re looking for is all around you, don’t forget to notice it.

“Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself.”

Happiness is seeing life for what it is in all the little moments.

“Simplicity makes me happy.” – Alicia Keys

“Independence is happiness.” – Susan B. Anthony

“If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy

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

“Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.” – Walt Disney

“Happiness is the best makeup.” – Drew Barrymore

Today I will focus on stressing less and feeling blessed.

“Never regret anything that made you smile.” – Mark Twain

“Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”- Theodore Roosevelt

“You know, some people say life is short and that you could get hit by a bus at any moment and that you have to live each day like it’s your last. Bullshit. Life is long. You’re probably not gonna get hit by a bus. And you’re gonna have to live with the choices you make for the next fifty years.”- Chris Rock

“Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it.”- Cullen Hightower

“Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.”- Will Rogers

“I may be a living legend, but that sure don't help when I've got to change a flat tire.”- Roy Orbison

“Every time you feel yourself being pulled into other people’s drama, repeat these word: Not my circus, not my monkeys.”- Polish Proverb

“Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are.”- Will Ferrell

“To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.”- Gustave Flaubert

“Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.”- Dale Carnegie

“A failure is like fertilizer; it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future.”- Denis Waitley

“Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.”- Stephen Hawking

“Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.”- Benjamin Franklin

“This planet has – or rather had – a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.”- Douglas Adams

“Be happy. It really annoys negative people.”- Ricky Gervais

“I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.”- Audrey Hepburn

“Happiness [is] only real when shared”- Jon Krakauer

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.”

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.”- Anton Chekhov

“The truly wise and happy are never rushed.”- Maxime Lagacé

“If you want to be happy, be.”- Leo Tolstoy

“Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.”

“Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.”- Ayn Rand

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”- Mahatma Gandhi

“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”- Robert Frost

“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”- Mark Twain

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

“We become what we think about.”- Earl Nightingale

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.”- Oscar Wilde

“Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness.”- Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.”- Lou Holtz

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

“Independence is happiness.” -Susan B. Anthony

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

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”- Anne Frank

“The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are.”- Goldie Hawn

“The constant happiness is curiosity.”- Alice Munro

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”- Anaïs Nin

“That’s your unlimited desires that are clouding your peace, your happiness.”- Naval Ravikant

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

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

“Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.”- Ram Dass

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”- Ernest Hemingway

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

“Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness.”- Christian Dior

“Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.”- Elbert Hubbard

“Roll with the punches and enjoy every minute of it.”- Meghan Markle

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

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

“Simplicity makes me happy.”- Alicia Keys

“Happiness is a state of mind. It's just according to the way you look at things.”- Walt Disney

“The mere sense of living is joy enough.”- Emily Dickinson

“Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well-lived.”

“Happiness is not a goal…it's a by-product of a life well-lived.”- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”- Seneca

“There is great happiness in not wanting, in not being something, in not going somewhere.”- Jiddu Krishnamurti

“In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom.”- Buddha

“You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair.”- Chinese proverb

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

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

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

“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”- George Washington Burnap

“I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”- Diane Ackerman

“Every day is a new day, and you'll never be able to find happiness if you don't move on.”- Carrie Underwood

“It’s the moments that I stopped just to be, rather than do, that have given me true happiness.”- Richard Branson

“Happiness does not lead to gratitude. Gratitude leads to happiness.”- David Steindl-Rast

“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.”- Nikos Kazantzakis

“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

“Happiness is not doing fun things. Happiness is doing meaningful things.”- Maxime Lagacé

“Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.”- Roy T. Bennett

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”- Tom Bodett

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”- M. Scott Peck

“Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are.”- Chinese proverb

“Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.”- Muhammad Ali

“There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.”- G.K. Chesterton

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”- Nelson Mandela

“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined

“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.- Albert Einstein

“Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others…By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.”- Gordon B. Hinckley

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

“Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.” -Benjamin Franklin

“Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.”- Roy T. Bennett

“There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”- Stephen Chbosky

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”- Mark Twain

“Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.”- Milton Erickson

“If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.”- Morris West

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives? When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see in truth that you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”- Kahlil Gibran

“Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”

“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”- Abraham Lincoln

“Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.”- Leo Tolstoy

“Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”- Joseph Campbell

“I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate

“I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives.”- Dalai Lama

“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.”- Mary Lou Retton

“A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.”- William Arthur Ward

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy.”- Leo Buscaglia

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”- George Bernard Shaw

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

“The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.”- Brian Tracy

“On a deeper level you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a playful, joyous energy behind what you do.”- Eckhart Tolle

“Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.”- Marquis de Condorcet

“The grass is always greener where you water it.”

“The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.”- Andre Maurois

“Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.”- Buddha

“For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.”- Andy Rooney

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature…. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”- Helen Keller

“If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.”- Proverb

“And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.”- Confucius

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”- Eleanor Roosevelt

“Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.”- John Henry Jowett

“Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.”- William Feather

“If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.”- Epicurus

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”- F. Scott Fitzgerald

“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.”- Leo Tolstoy

“Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.” Maxim Gorky

“That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.”- Henry David Thoreau

“Your work is discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.”- Buddha

“Just because it didn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth your while.”

“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

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”- Albert Ellis

“Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even

“Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open.”- Rose Lane