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Everything we do in life, we do it because we want to be happy. We do the things we do because we hope that by doing them our lives will be filled with joy, laughter, and meaning. And hopefully, by reading these inspiring quotes on happiness, you will feel all of these things, and more.

Enjoy:)

60 Inspiring Happiness Quotes

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

2. “Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” ~ Stacey Charter

3. “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,

4. “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

5. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

6. “When I was 5 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

7. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” ~ Oscar Wilde

8. “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” ~ Alice Walker

9. “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

10. “You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren’t happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy anyplace.” ~ Ernie Banks

11. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” ~ Andy Rooney

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

13. “I’d far rather be happy than right any day.” ~ Douglas Adams

14. “Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

17. “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” ~ Eskimo Proverb

18. “Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.” ~ Helen Keller

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

20. “To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.” ~ Mary Stuart

21. “If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved.” ~ Maurice Chevalier

22. “Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.” ~ Ayn Rand

23. “There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.” ~ Anthony de Mello

24.“It’s enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back.” ~ Adrian Grenier

25. “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

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

27. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” ~ Helen Keller

28. “Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.” ~ Zhuangzi

29. “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

30. “All men seek happiness. This is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end. The cause of some going to war, and of others avoiding it, is the same desire in both, attended with different views. The will never takes the least step but to this object. This is the motive of every action of every man, even of those who hang themselves.” ~ Blaise Pascal

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

32. “The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” ~ Marcel Pagnol

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

34. “Don’t put the key to happiness in someone else’s pocket.” ~ Author Unknown

35. “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” ~ Mark Twain

36. “Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.” ~ Norm Papernick

37. “Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.” ~ Andre Gide

38. “Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

40. “All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy. ” ~ Wayne W. Dyer

41. “Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.” ~ Dale Carnegie

42. “It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed.” ~ Frank McKinney

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

44. “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

45. “There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.” ~ Logan Pearsall

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

47. “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

48. “The best vitamin to be a happy person is B1.” ~ Author Unknown

49. “We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one’s own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness.” ~ Dalai Lama

50. “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

51. “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” ~ Berke Breathed

52. “A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.” ~ Author Unknown

53. “If you search the world for happiness, you may find it in the end, for the world is round and will lead you back to your door.” ~ Robert Brault

54. “We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.” ~ Walter Savage Landor

55. “A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?” ~ Albert Einstein

56. “If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.” ~ Bertrand Russell

57. “Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

58. “Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.” ~ Dr. Robert Anthony

59. “Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Do you have a happiness that inspires you?  If you do, I would love to know which one that is. You can share it in the comment section below 🙂

~love, Luminita💫

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Luminita D. Saviuc

Luminita, the Founder of PurposeFairy, is an enthusiastic student of the arts, psychology, and spirituality. Her acclaimed blog post, 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy , was shared by over 1.3 million people on Facebook. Later on, it became the heart of her book, 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy., book that was published by Penguin Random House. For more details check out the 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy Book Page.

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