Your happiness comes from within not without.
What you think and what you believe has a profound effect on your happiness. Regardless of what’s going on outside of yourself – chaos, mayhem, ugliness, tragedies – you have the ability to reach within and connect with happiness.
There’ll be days when unhappiness sneaks through the door.
Even with the ability to stay happy in spite of what’s going around you, unhappiness will visit from time to time. Inspirational quotes can raise your vibration. they’ll turn off your sadness, turn on your happiness and put a smile on your face.
Here are 52 inspirational happiness quotes to help you feel amazing on those days when you’re down. Bookmark this page and visit when you need a happiness boost.
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”~ Dr. Seuss
“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”~ Robert A. Heinlein
“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”~ Marthe Troly-Curtin
“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”~ Mahatma Ghandi
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama XIV
“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
“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
“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” ~John Lennon
“Happiness is a warm puppy.” ~ Charles M. Schultz
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
“There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”~ Stephen Chbosky
“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”~ Jonathan Safran Foer
“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”~Chuck Palahniuk
“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”Bertrand Russell
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ~ Marcel Proust
“I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.”~ Paul Simon
“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
“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”~Mark Twain
“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get” ~W.P. Kinsella
“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”~L.M. Montgomery
“Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.”~Charlotte Brontë
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 it.”~ Dale Carnegie
“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”~ Gabriel García Márquez
“You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes”. ~Lauren Oliver
“Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.”~Ayn Rand
“Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others…By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.”~Gordon B. Hinckley
“I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.” ~Jonathan Safran Foer
“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”~ Mark Twain
“When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.” ~ J.M. Barrie
“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, kindness in your smile.” ~ Mother Theresa
“Please believe that things are good with me, and even when they’re not, they will be soon enough. And I will always believe the same about you.”~Stephen Chbosky
“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
“The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.” ~Bette Midler
“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” ~Guillaume Apollinaire
“It’s like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.” ~Haruki Murakami
“Maybe the truth is, there’s a little bit of loser in all of us. Being happy isn’t having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it’s about stringing together all the little things.”~Ann Brashares
“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”~Aristotle
“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.”~Rita Mae Brown
“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”~Robert Frost
“Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness.”~Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ~Aristotle
“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”~Sylvia Plath
“I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.”~ Jane Austen
“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.
“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” ~Martha Washington
It’s a wrap
Happiness eludes those who go looking for it. Your happiness never leaves but it can be suppressed by negative thinking, limiting beliefs, unhealthy self- esteem, a bad attitude and seeking outward validation. Remove those suppressors and your happiness will fill your life.
What do you do on those days when unhappiness pays an unwelcome visit?
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