35 Happiness Quotes That Will Make You Smile


The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”

-Kent M. Keith


“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

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”

-Abraham Lincoln

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

-Marthe Troly-Curtin

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

-Mahatma Gandhi


“There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”

-Stephen Chbosky

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”

-John Lennon

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

-J.R.R. Tolkien


“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

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”

-Audrey Hepburn

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”

-Jonathan Safran Foer

“What you must understand about me is that I’m a deeply unhappy person.”

-John Green

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

-Marcel Proust

“You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes”.”

-Lauren Oliver


“Hope
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”

-Alfred Tennyson

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”

-Mark Twain

“I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.”

-Paul Simon

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get”

-W.P. Kinsella


“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

“Happiness [is] only real when shared”

-Jon Krakauer

“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”

-Steve Maraboli

“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


“Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.”

-Ayn Rand

“Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.”

-Orhan Pamuk

“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


“I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.”

-Alexandre Dumas

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”

-Steve Maraboli

“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”

-Mark Twain


“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

“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


“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 Teresa

“I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.”

-Jane Austen

“I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.”

-Jonathan Safran Foer


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