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Happiness Quotes That Will Make You Smile Instantly

Sometimes in life, we can get bogged down and so stressed that we forget to take the time to smile and be happy. We all need some quick mood boost at that time.


At our darkest moments, what we need most is some motivation and encouragement. So here I have collected some motivational quotes that can help you be a better person each and every day.

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  1. “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.” – Chinese Proverb
  2. “True happiness is…to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  3. “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama
  4. “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
  5. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”– Aristotlehappiness
  6. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”–Confucius
  7. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”–Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
  8. “Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open.”–Rose Lane
  9. “The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”–Albert Ellis
  10. “Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.”–William Feather
  11. “Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.”–Buddha
  12. “The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.”–Andre Maurois
  13. “Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.”–Marquis de Condorcet
  14. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.”–Mary Lou Retton
  15. “I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives.”–Dalai Lamadalai lama quotes
  16. “Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”–Joseph Campbell
  17. “Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.”–Leo Tolstoy
  18. “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”–Abraham Lincoln
  19. “If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.”–Morris West
  20. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”–Mark Twain
  21. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”–Thich Nhat Hanh
  22. “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”–Eskimo Proverb
  23. “To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.”–Mary Stuart
  24. “The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.” –Dodinsky
  25. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”–Epictetus
  26. “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
  27. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”– Herman Cain
  28. “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
  29. “To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”– Albert Camus
  30. “The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.”– Ashley Montagu
  31. “Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.” – Robert Green Ingersoll
  32. “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn
  33. “Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” – Margaret Lee Runbeck
  34. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”–Ralph Waldo Emerson
  35. “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”–Albert Camus
  36. “You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes”.”–Lauren Oliver
  37. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”–Dr. Seusssmile
  38. “What I do maintain is that success can only be one ingredient in happiness, and is too dearly purchased if all the other ingredients have been sacrificed to obtain it.”–Bertrand Russell
  39. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”–Oscar Wilde
  40. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”–Winston S. Churchill
  41. “There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.”–J.R.R. Tolkien
  42. “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”–Victor Hugo
  43. “Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.” – Andy Rooney
  44. “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature…. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”– Helen Keller
  45. “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”–Roy T. Bennett
  46. “Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.”–Roy T. Bennett
  47. “You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down”–Charlie Chaplin
  48. “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.”–Ayn Rand
  49. “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”–Steve Maraboli
  50. “The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.”–Friedrich Nietzsche
  51. “One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.”–Rita Mae Brown
  52. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”–Marcus Aurelius
  53. “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”–Nicolas Chamfort
  54. “Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think.” –Buddha
  55. “I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”–Anne Frank
  56. “After the rain, the sun will reappear. There is life. After the pain, the joy will still be here.” ― Walt Disney Company
  57. “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen
  58. “The root of joy is gratefulness…It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” ― David Steindl-Rast
  59. “The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.”― Brian Tracy
  60. “Rule your mind or it will rule you.”―Buddhabuddha quote
  61. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”― Marcel Proust
  62. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy.”― Leo Buscaglia
  63. “Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy, and make the most of where you are” ―Germany Kent
  64. “Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.”―John Harrigan
  65. “Even the smallest shift in perspective can bring about the greatest healing.” ―Joshua Kai
  66. A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.”―Tom Wilson
  67. “A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.”― William Arthur Ward
  68. “I’d far rather be happy than right any day.”― Douglas Adams
  69. “As you change your point of view, your views bring about a change in you.” ―George Alexiou
  70. “Happiness is not the absence of the problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”―Steve Maraboli
  71. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”― Andy Rooney
  72. “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.”― James Oppenheim
  73. “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.”― Benjamin Disraeli
  74. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama
  75. “Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable than risk being happy.”―Robert Anthony
  76. “The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.”―Aesop
  77. “If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.”―Andy Rooney
  78. “On a deeper level, you are already complete. When you realize that, there is playful, joyous energy behind what you do.”―Eckhart Tolle
  79. “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”―Dale Carnegie
  80. “For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.”―Seneca
  81. “Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.” – Leo Rosten
  82. “The only real battle in life is between hanging on and letting go.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  83. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” –Charles Spurgeon
  84. “If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don’t, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.” ― Matt D. Miller
  85. “The good life doesn’t knock on the door. Joy is a job.” ―Lionel Shriver
  86. “There are souls in this world who have the gift of finding joy everywhere, and leaving it behind them when they go.” ― Frederick William Faber
  87. “One must have sorrow to truly appreciate joy.” ― Megan Hart

Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.

If I ask you to rate your happiness from 1 to 10, what will be your score? Let me know in the comment section.

Dipti Goyal

Dipti Goyal

Holding roots from royal Rajasthan, I love to write about Travel, LifeStyle, Health, and Spirituality. I’ve been associated with the online marketing industry for more than 6 long years, but at the same time I am a yoga enthusiast and love to explore new places as well.
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