Happiness is an incredible feeling. It’s what we feel when life seems to be going perfectly and we can’t help but constantly smile. You may wonder how to make yourself happier, but oftentimes, it is the small things in our lives that bring us happiness. For example,  spending quality time with our family, having our favourite food for dinner, or even someone remembering your birthday.

We also feel happy when we are pleased with ourselves as a person. I mean essentially, why do people make new years resolutions or monthly goals? Because the sense of achievement provides us with the feeling of contentment and happiness. We can learn from the experiences and struggles of others, and use them to create improvement within ourselves. These 31 inspiring quotes on how to make yourself happier will inspire and motivate you to be more happy and content.

31 Inspiring Quotes on How to Make Yourself Happier:

  1. 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
  2. Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.
    – Unknown
  3. Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.
    – Dalai Lama
  4. True Happiness is an acceptance of life as it is given to us, with its diminishment, mystery, uncontrollability, and all.
    – Micheal Gellert
  5. 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
  6. Happiness depends upon ourselves.
    Aristotle
  7. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
    Mahatma Gandhi
  8. If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
    Albert Einstein
  9. Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.
    Unknown
  10. In seeking happiness for others, you find it for yourself.
    Anonymous
  11. Whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery.
    Anne Frank
  12. Happiness is not a matter of good fortune or worldly possessions. It’s a mental attitude. It comes from appreciating what we have, instead of being miserable about what we don’t have. It’s so simple? Yet so hard for the human mind to comprehend.     Bits and Pieces
  13. 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
  14. Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
    Storm Jameson
  15. Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
    Ayn Rand
  16. Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. Sometimes we miss happiness by looking too far for things nearby.
    Anonymous
  18. Happiness is in your ability to love others.
    Leo Tolstoy
  19. Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.
    Dale Carnegie
  20. It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
    Charles Spurgeon
  21. True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
    Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  22. To be happy, one must rid oneself of prejudice, be virtuous, healthy, and have a capacity for enjoyment and for passion.
    Madam du Chatelet
  23. Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open.
    Rose Lane
  24. The happiest people don’t have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.
    Unknown
  25. Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us.
    Blaise Pascal
  26. Happiness comes from peace. Peace comes from indifference.
    Naval Ravikant
  27. True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
    – Helen Keller
  28. True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
    – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  29. A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.   – Bette Davis
  30. Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.
    – Friedrich Schiller
  31. Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacle to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature.
    – Dennis Prager
Alison R
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Alison is a freelance author, yoga enthusiast and a strong believer of self-improvement. Being in the self-help industry for over 9 years, Alison has a plethora of knowledge which she loves to share and discuss with her readers. Alison was one of the first freelance authors for CodeofLiving.com and continues to contribute today.

  • Positive Quotes are a great Source of motivation. I also have a list of quotes that can inspire alot of people. Personally i feel very encouraged when i read those quotes.

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