Quotes About Happiness that Will Help Lift Your Spirit

We all have unhappy days and crosses to carry. Sometimes, the problems seem so unbearable it makes us question when would we ever be happy? The thing is, as long as we are alive problems will always be part of our lives. It all boils down to our choices. Will you let problems spoil life’s beauty?

Feeling down and unhappy? We have collected some of the best quotes about happiness to help lift your spirit up.


“Stop giving people the power to control your smile, your worth, your attitude and your day. Don’t give anyone that much power over your life.”
― Germany Kent

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“Happiness is the secret to all beauty; there is no beauty that is attractive without happiness.”
― Christian Dior


“Living in happiness means practicing the dance of “detachment-attachment”. On a daily basis, we must sense which moments, which events, which people, thoughts and circumstances to detach ourselves from; and which ones to attach ourselves to. Learning this dance, and doing it well, leads to happiness.”
― C. JoyBell C.


“The only reason you are happy is because you choose to be happy. Happiness is a choice, and so is suffering.”  ―Miguel Angel Ruiz

happiness is a choice

“There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.” ―Logan Pearsall Smith


“If you want to be happy you have to work to make it happen. You can’t just wish for it and you can’t put it in the hands of other people.” ―Michael Buckley


“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”  ―H. Jackson Brown

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“Happiness is a choice. You grieve, you stomp your feet, you pick yourself up and choose to be happy.”  ― Lucy Lawless


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


“Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” — Denis Waitley

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


“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 opened for us.” — Helen Keller


“The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older.” — William Phelps

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“There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.” —Charlotte Bronte


“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” —Earl Nightingale


“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?” —Hunter S. Thompson

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“Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.”—Maxim Gorky


“Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.”
― Roy T. Bennett


“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”
― Steve Maraboli

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“Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.”
― Daphne Du Maurier


“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”
― Martha Washington

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