Quotes About Happiness — Happy #wellnesswednesday! You probably have noticed I love a good quote. Quotes have the ability to open our minds, inspire us, and sometimes give us just the right amount of motivation we’ve been looking for.
I cannot tell you how many times a bad day has turned around for me just by reading one profound quote, whether that be in the day’s newspaper on my commute home or on social media sometime throughout my day.
And I guess that’s how life works, isn’t it? A helpful message – whether that be from the universe, a higher power, or whatever your belief – has a way of finding you when you need it the most. You just have to be open to receiving it.
So, in the hopes of being that much-needed inspiration to someone out there, I’ve put together 20+ inspiring quotes about happiness.
We are all more similar than we are different when it comes to this one specific thing…we all just want to be happy. Truly happy, the simple kind of happy, the deep within our souls kind of happy. I hope to inspire you to find your happiness, to live your best life, and to be kind to those around you along the way.
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20+ Inspiring Quotes About Happiness
1 – “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” – Dalai Lama
2 – “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
3 – “For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
4 – “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi
5 – “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama XIV
6 – “If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” – Roy T. Bennett
7 – “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey
8 – “We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.” – Anne Frank
9 – “Just because you are happy, it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections” – Bob Marley
10 – “Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.” – Dalai Lama XIV
11 – “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha
12 – “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
13 – “True happiness…is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Helen Keller
14 – “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Marthe Troly-Curtin
15 – “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” – Anne Frank
16 – “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” – Ayn Rand
17 – “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
18 – “Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.” – Victor Hugo
19 – “Happiness is not the absence of problems. It’s the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Maraboli
20 – “Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
21 – “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
What are your favourite quotes about happiness? What makes you the happiest? What helps you feel happier when you’ve been having a tough time? What’s a simple joy that helps brighten your day? What song makes you happy? What movie makes you happy? I’d really love to hear – let me know below!