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Happiness Quotes

99 Happiness Quotes to Lift Your Spirits.

Life gets us all feeling sad, depressed, or even angry from time to time. During times of civil unrest our mental state drifts away from happiness, and into one of anger, and despair. Here are 99 Great uplifting quotes on happiness for when life brings you down.

Happiness comes from within. We are all responsible for our own happiness, but sometimes we can use a friendly reminder to stay positive, focused, and most of all happy.

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Here are 99 Great uplifting quotes on happiness for when life brings you down.

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1: “People never remember happiness with the care that they lavish on preserving every detail of their suffering.” ~Edward St. Aubyn

2: “Happiness is an inevitable result of embracing, and unhappiness that of rejecting, what is.” ~Mokokoma Mokhonoana

3: “You cannot be unhappy, or even depressed, while you are not thinking.” ~Mokokoma Mokhonoana

4: “Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward & learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires transforming greed into gratitude.” ~John Chrysostom

5: “Happiness requires the ultimate sacrifice: to let go of one's unhappiness.” ~Marty Rubin

6: “It is impossible to build one's own happiness on the unhappiness of others. This perspective is at the heart of Buddhist teachings.” ~Daisaku Ikeda

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7: “Never take any criticism personally...most of the times, it is not about you; it just shows that the other person is unhappy...” ~Sanchita Pandey

8: “You can be angry that someone did not flush the toilet, or be glad that they have relieved themselves into it.” ~Mokokoma Mokhonoana

9: “Be believing, be happy, and don’t get discouraged. Things will work out.” ~Gordon B. Hinckley

10: “There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.” ~Jodi Picoult

11: “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.

12: “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

13: “I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.” ~Drew Barrymore

14: “If you can learn to detach your emotions from a lot of things, you are most likely to be the happiest.” ~Kabelo A. Mabona

15: “Don't search for happiness outside. It is inside you.” ~Purvi Raniga

16: “Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

17: “I will attract only happiness the moment I release all resentment.” ~J.R. Incer

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

19: “This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.” ~Susan Polis Schutz

20: “May the seeds of love you plant today, grow into the tree of happiness you enjoy tomorrow.” ~Jeffrey Fry

21: "Happiness is not the absence of problems; but the ability to deal with them." ~Jack Brown

22: “You’re doing your 30s right if creating wealth gives you more happiness than enjoying wealth.” ~Nitya Prakash

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23: “Life only returns what you give. If you really need peace and happiness, you must spread it first to the world.” ~Renjith R.

24: “I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.” ~Edgar Allan Poe

25: “Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.” ~Leo Tolstoy

26: “There is but one solution to the intricate riddle of life; to improve ourselves, and contribute to the happiness of others.” ~Mary Shelley

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

28: “Awareness breeds health, whereas callousness breeds more suffering.” ~Abhijit Naskar

29: “True enlightenment arrives the moment you understand the difference between your wants and your needs. When you awaken to this understanding, you will realize that Life has always been providing for you, caring for you, giving you all that you need.

This is how you stop wanting anything, anymore and start living with what you have, with what is. This is how you learn to be happy despite your circumstances.” ~AVIS Viswanathan

30: “Yes, only when you embrace your fears, when you accept them, do you learn to face them, and that’s how you turn fearless. Happiness is living Life fearlessly, dangerously!” ~ AVIS Viswanathan

31: “Happiness is not about having the "perfect" Life that you have always imagined and dreamed of...Happiness is, simply, learning to accept Life with its imperfections and living fully with what is!” ~ AVIS Viswanathan

32: “Permanence is an illusion. Nothing lasts. When this awareness arrives in your Life, you awaken to Happiness – to embracing what is, to finding meaning and Purpose in what is and to be content with what is.” ~AVIS Viswanathan

33: “The end of seeking is happiness. Happiness is enjoying what's there.” ~Marty Rubin

34: "There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness." ~Lady Blessington

35: “If you are still upset about YESTERDAY been a bad day, you are destroying TODAY. The results might not always bring happiness, connect your happiness to the effort & end the dependence on the success or other's approval to make you happy.” ~Shahenshah Hafeez Khan

36: “We often think of time travel, to go back to our childhood and restart our life from the beginning, and that vivid memories makes us smile again.” ~Prince Wilfred

37: “Many people think excitement is happiness.... But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

38: “Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.” ~Orhan Pamuk

39: “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” ~Abraham Lincoln

40: “Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.” ~Unknown

41: “Recipe for happiness: always do the thing that makes you feel most alive.” ~Marty Rubin

42: “If you want to be happy, drop the past, drop the worries of the future, focus your energy to fulfill the dreams in your heart.” ~Amit Ray

43: “Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. There is no more mistaken path to happiness than worldliness.” ~Arthur Schopenhauer

44: “Those that dwell create their own hell.” ~Richie Norton

45: “I believe that being happy is the only important thing. Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or torturous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.” ~Joanne Harris

46: “Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings.

And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert

47: “I'm choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I'm making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert

48: “You cannot settle and be happy.” ~R. Cooper

49: “Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” ~Hafez

50: “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

51: "There's nothing more satisfying than seeing a happy and smiling child. I always help in any way I can, even if it's just by signing an autograph. A child's smile is worth more than all the money in the world." ~Lionel Messi

52: “I never make plans; that would make my happiness dependent on the future. I simply live.” ~Marty Rubin

53: “You have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now.” ~Wayne Dyer

54: “I'm a happy person. If you want to be around me, you can either choose to be happy too, or follow the signs to the nearest exit!” ~Sharon Swan

55: “I am a happy camper so I guess I’m doing something right. Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.” ~J. Richard Lessor

56: “A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” ~Hugh Downs

57: “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

58: “He felt every day more and more certain that she, and she alone, could make him happy.” ~Elizabeth Gaskell

59: “Everybody in the world is seeking happiness—and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.” ~Dale Carnegie

60: “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

61: “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” ~Dale Carnegie

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

63: “Why should we build our happiness on the opinons of others, when we can find it in our own hearts?” ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau

64: “I will find my peace and happiness through seeking truth, wisdom, and love, and not by chasing thrills, wealth, titles, or fame.” ~Mark Divine

65: “Every second you spend on a road that does not make your soul happy will come to you like a thousand years!” ~Mehmet Murat ildan

66: “The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

67: “Happiness is like those palaces in fairytales whose gates are guarded by dragons: We must fight in order to conquer it.” ~Alexandre Dumas

68: “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

69: “If you know how to make people happy with a single look, then you are a rose! If you know how to hurt people with a single touch, then you're a thorn!” ~Mehmet Murat ildan

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

71: “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~Dalai Lama

72: “I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I’m not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures like sex, drugs or gambling (though I’m not knocking them), but something that will bring true and lasting happiness. The kind that sticks.” ~Dalai Lama

73: “Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.” ~Steve Maraboli

74: “Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” ~Steve Maraboli

75: “Happiness has to do with your mindset, not with outside circumstance.” ~Steve Maraboli

76: “Happiness is a warm puppy.” ~Charles M. Schulz

77: “The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves—say rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” ~Victor Hugo

78: “I wake up knowing every day that I might die. And then I do whatever I want.” ~Richie Norton

79: “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, and kindness in your smile.” ~Mother Teresa

80: “Stay away from the people who are the cause of your life's misery, approach the people who are the cause of your life's happiness.” ~Kamaran Ihsan Salih

81: “Life is about the journey, about the splendor of living in the moment, about the happiness that ensues from the sheer joy of being alive.” ~Dipa Sanatani

82: “That's the difference between me and the rest of the world! Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria!” ~Bill Watterson

83: “The way I define happiness is being the creator of your experience, choosing to take pleasure in what you have, right now, regardless of the circumstances, while being the best you that you can be.” ~Leo Babauta

84: “Happiness is short lived when in the presence of arrogance and privilege. Do not sell your soul but rather, create equity in who owns it more than others, based on respect and sincere coalition.” ~Ryan W McClellan

85: “Even if things don't unfold the way you expected, don't be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end.” ~Daisaku Ikeda

86: “Associate with the noblest people you can find; read the best books; live with the mighty; but learn to be happy alone.” ~Saul Bellow

87: “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

88: “The secret of being happy is not longing for it!” ~Ramana Pemmaraju

89: “When happiness is happening it feels as if nothing else happened before it, it is a sensation that happens only in the present tense.” ~Deborah Levy

90: “The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy for yourself and yourself.” ~Ellen DeGeneres

91: “If you think the story has a sad ending, it's because it's not over yet.” ~Emily Henry

92: “Living in the past can be harmful to your present and future self.” ~Angel Moreira

93: “A happy being has clearer and more objective thoughts. But the more we believe in our happiness, the easier it will be to see it.” ~Dan Desmarques

94: “Make a happy life for yourself. No-one will ever know how to do it except you.” ~Mitta Xinindlu

95: “The happiest people don’t bother about whether life is unfair. They just concentrate on what they have.” ~Andrew Matthews

96: “Why wait for your happiness to come from your future blessings, when this moment already has all you need to live happily?” ~Edmond Mbiaka

97: “Riches can all be lost, but that happiness in your own heart can only be veiled, and it will bring you happiness again, as long as you live.” ~Anne Frank

98: “Man is here for the sake of other men - above all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.” ~Albert Einstein

99: “The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life.”~Euripides

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