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21+ Quotes about Happiness and Life


The late American singer and comedienne, Margaret Young, once said, “Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.” These wise words echo a truth that can only be appreciated.

Unbeknownst to many, happiness cannot be bought and is not brought by things like money or a good job or a big house. Happiness is a state of mind. A person could have all the things that money can buy but still be miserable. Like William Arthur Ward put it, happiness is an inside job. When your mind is not at peace, nothing else can make you happy.

It is not the situations that we find ourselves in that cheer us up, but rather, our mental state. You need to make up your mind to be happy each day in order to enjoy the goodness that life has to offer. Happiness is the medicine that cures all illness.

We need to understand that having the things we want does not bring s happiness. It is, rather, when we begin to appreciate what we already have that we become contend and begin to enjoy the little things. It is then that life begins to make sense and the road becomes easier.

Being happy not only makes you joyous, it also makes those around you happy and joyous as well. Happiness shared ignites a spark in everyone that surrounds you and so, it spreads like a wild fire. We have compiled 21 quotes about happiness to help with the pursuit of happiness and to better understand how happiness impacts life in general.

  1. The things you fear
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Sometimes the things that you are afraid the most are the things that make you happy

2. Happiness is here

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Happiness is not something you find at the end of the road. It is here, now

3. You deserve happiness

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You deserve the things you wanted because you deserve to be happy

4. Happiness is good for health

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I have decided to be happy because it’s good for my health

5. The key to happiness

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Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness. Oliver Wendell Holmes

6. Happiness is quote

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Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness. Christian Dior

7. Happiness is a perfume

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Happiness is a perfume. You cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson

8. The inside job

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Happiness is an inside job. William Arthur Wald

9. Life is too short

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Life is too short to spend it with people who suck the happiness out of you

10. Everybody wants happiness

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Everybody wants happiness, nobody wants pain. But you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain

11. Don’t be fooled

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Don’t be fooled by your emptiness, there’s so much room for happiness

12. Be happy

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Be happy. Not because everything is good, but because you can see the good in everything

13. Be your own snshine

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To be happy you must ne your own sunshine. C. E. Jerningham

14. Think positive

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Positive thinking evokes more energy, more initiative and more happiness

15. Appreciate what you have

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Happiness will never come to those who don’t appreciate what they already have

16. Deal with the problems

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17. Look beyond imperfections

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Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections

18. Find happiness

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Life is all about taking chances, appreciating the memories, learning from the past and finding happiness

19. Enjoy happiness

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It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. Charles Spurgeon

20. Let go

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Happiness is letting go of what you think life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is. Mandy Hale

21. Reasons to be happy

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There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy