50 happiness quotes to change your outlook on life

Happiness quotes

Happiness isn’t a myth. It’s just all up to you. You build your own fate… and only YOU can do it.

We all just want to be happy, but not everyone succeeds. The fact is that we all have the power within ourselves to be happy. If you want to be happy, all you have to do is decide to be so. Happiness doesn’t mean any destination to reach, but a manner of travelling. Happiness quotes can help us to think happier thoughts and live more positively. By reading them you can better understand the true meaning of happiness. Happiness quotes can inspire us, give us a better outlook on life, and help us to think on the bright side of life.

Here are 50 thought-provoking happiness quotes that will help you understand the true meaning of happiness.

1. “Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” — Norman Vincent Peale

2. “Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don’t collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don’t really mean anything.” — Norman Lear

3. “Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” — Margaret Lee Runbeck

4. “All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within.” — Horace Friess

5. “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

6. “The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy.” — Dalai Lama

7. “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 which has been opened for us.” — Helen Keller

8. “The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” — Allan K. Chalmers

9. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” — Albert Schweitzer

10. “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne

11. “As soon as we wish to be happier, we are no longer happy.” — Walter Landor

12. “Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.” — Ramana Maharshi

13. “You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” ― Albert Camus

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

15. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” ― Aristotle

16. “Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.” ― Roy T. Bennett

17. “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ― Aristotle

18. “Whoever is happy will make others happy.” ― Anne Frank

19. “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

20. “The key to being happy is knowing you have the powerto choose what to accept and whatto let go.” — Dodinsky

21. “Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it.” — Paulo Coelho

22. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” — Omar Khayyam

23. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” — Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

24. “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”―Abraham Lincoln

25. “Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.” — Dennis Wholey

26. “The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.” — William Lyon Phelps

27. “Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.” — Sigmund Freud

28. “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” — Arthur Rubinstein

29. “We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.” — Carlos Castañeda

30. “All happy people are grateful. Ungrateful people cannot be happy. We tend to think that being unhappy leads people to complain, but it’s truer to say that complaining leads to people becoming unhappy.” — Dennis Prager

31. “I believe… that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.” — Thomas Jefferson

32. “Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: 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

33. “It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” — Dale Carnegie

34. “The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.” — Goldie Hawn

35. “The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.” — Woody Allen

36. “The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” — Henry Ward Beecher

37. “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

38. “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” — Jim Rohn

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

40. “Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.” — Valerie Bertinelli

41. “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

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

43. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” — Mahatma Gandhi

44. “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

45. “I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success.” — Diego Val

46. “Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.” — E.L. Konigsburg

47. “How to be happy when you are miserable. Plant Japanese poppies with cornflowers and mignonette, and bed out the petunias among the sweet-peas so that they shall scent each other. See the sweet-peas coming up. Drink very good tea out of a thin Worcester cup of a colour between apricot and pink . . .” — Rumer Godden

48. “There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

49. “If I regarded my life from the point of view of the pessimist, I should be undone. I should seek in vain for the light that does not visit my eyes and the music that does not ring in my ears. I should beg night and day and never be satisfied. I should sit apart in awful solitude, a prey to fear and despair. But since I consider it a duty to myself and to others to be happy, I escape a misery worse than any physical deprivation.” — Helen Keller

50. “There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

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