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Happiness quotes encourage me and make me believe that I deserve to be happy when no one stands by me. Every time I read them, they make me see the very positive and joyful world. Happiness quotes allow me to understand that “grief” is normal! It is completely fine if today is a sad day. I can grieve for a moment, analyze it, filter it and move on.

The path to happiness begins by understanding the root cause of your sadness and suffering. Everyone seeks happiness. Almost every action, activity, and goal is motivated by the desire to find happiness. So, why is it that this desire to find happiness is rarely satisfied?

The answer to this is very straightforward. Ask yourself, are you spending time doing a task to impress others – to seek their validation and approval? If that is the case, you will not be able to experience true happiness and real joy. Stop letting the validation of others be your motivation, why are you allowing someone else to be in control of your happiness and positivity? This all comes down to the reason why I chose to write this article on Happiness Quotes. I want you to read these quotes with me and genuinely experience a bit of positivity and happiness that you deserve.

Here are 41 inspiring happiness quotes to help cheer yourself up! I hope this article spreads some positivity and helps put a smile on your face 🙂

41 of my most dear Happiness Quotes to make your day

  1. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” –Mahatma Gandhi
  2. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” –George Sand
  3. “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” –Franklin D. Roosevelt
  4. “Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” –Helen Keller
  5. “The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” –Thich Nhat Hanh
  6. “As long as we require someone else to make us happy, we are slaves.” –Swami Vivekanand
  7. “Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” –Margaret Lee Runbeck
  8. “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” –Ayn Rand
  9. “The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.” –William Saroyan
  10. “Happiness depends upon ourselves” –Aristotle
  11. “As people spin faster and faster in the pursuit of merely personal happiness, they become exhausted in the futile effort of chasing themselves.” –Andrew Delbanco
  12. “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
  13. “A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.” –Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle
  14.  “The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.” –Carrie Jones
  15. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” –Charles Spurgeon
  16. “Life is like a shopping mall. You will get what you pay for. I do for happiness” –Rahul Bansal
  17. “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.” – Proverb
  18. “The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.” –Chuck Palahniuk
  19. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” –Dalai Lama
  20. “People are unhappy when they get something too easily. You have to sweat – that’s the only moral they know.” –Dany Laferrière
  21. “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
  22. “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
  23. “I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success.” –Diego Val
  24. “Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.” –Don Marquis
  25. “You don’t need to select happy moments but to reject the unhappy ones.” –Rahul Bansal
  26. “If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.” –Edith Wharton
  27. “The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.”-Epictetus
  28. “There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.”–Freya Stark
  29. “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
  30. “Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack.” –Hazelmarie Elliott
  31. “True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” –Helen Keller
  32. “Happiness is a distraction from the human tragedy.” –J.M. Reinoso
  33. “Real happiness is not of temporary enjoyment, but is so interwoven with the future that it blesses for ever.” –James Lendall Basford
  34. “Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.” –John Stuart Mill
  35. “Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” –Joseph Addison
  36. “Happiness is only real when shared.” –Christopher McCandless
  37. “In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?”- Leslie Caron
  38. “There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.” –Maria Mitchell
  39. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” –Marcel Proust
  40. “Ups and downs. Victories and defeats. Sadness and happiness. That’s the best kind of life.” –Maxime Lagacé

Rahul Bansal
Rahul Bansal

Rahul is a freelance author, chemist, a teacher and has a lot of passion for spirituality, humanity & self-development. Being in the writing industry for many years, Rahul has a plethora of knowledge which he loves to share and discuss with his readers. He loves to write about self-improvement and share quotes he finds inspiring.


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