165 Life And Happiness Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of life and happiness quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about simple life and happiness.

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Top 10 Life And Happiness Quotes (BEST)

  1. Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. — Buddha
  2. One is only happy in proportion as he makes others feel happy and only useful as he contributes his influences for the finer callings in life. — Milton S. Hershey
  3. Happiness doesn't depend on what we have, but it does depend on how we feel toward what we have. We can be happy with little and miserable with much. — William D. Hoard
  4. Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared. — Gautama Buddha
  5. Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had. — Alan Watts
  6. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. — Marcus Aurelius
  7. Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. — Leo Tolstoy
  8. A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. — Ruth Graham
  9. What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us. — Henry David Thoreau
  10. The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Short Life And Happiness Quotes

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  • Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening. — Nelson Mandela
  • The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. — Marcus Aurelius
  • Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. — Robert Breault
  • Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy. — Milton H. Erickson
  • Take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again. — Frank Sinatra
  • And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. — Khalil Gibran
  • There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. — Vicki Baum
  • Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have. — Gautama Buddha
  • My alone feels so good, I'll only have you if you're sweeter than my solitude. — Warsan Shire
  • You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. — Albert Camus

Life And Happiness Image Quotes

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Life and happiness quote by Marcus Aurelius

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. — Marcus Aurelius

Life and happiness quote by Milton H. Erickson

Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy. — Milton H. Erickson

Life and happiness quote by Khalil Gibran

And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. — Khalil Gibran

Life and happiness quote by Vicki Baum

There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. — Vicki Baum

Life and happiness quote by Warsan Shire

My alone feels so good, I'll only have you if you're sweeter than my solitude. — Warsan Shire

Life and happiness quote by William Blake

To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower. — William Blake

Life and happiness quote by Albert Schweitzer

If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. — Albert Schweitzer

Life and happiness quote by Anton Chekhov

You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible. — Anton Chekhov

Life and happiness quote by Leonardo da Vinci

A well-spent day brings happy sleep. — Leonardo da Vinci

Life and happiness quote by Christopher McCandless

I have had a happy life and thank the Lord. Goodbye and may God bless all! — Christopher McCandless

Life and happiness quote by Earl Nightingale

Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. — Earl Nightingale

Life and happiness quote by Cynthia Ozick

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. — Cynthia Ozick

Life and happiness quote by Baruch Spinoza

What everyone wants from life is continuous and genuine happiness. — Baruch Spinoza

Life and happiness quote by Guillermo Maldonado

Loneliness is not lack of company, loneliness is lack of purpose. — Guillermo Maldonado

Life and happiness quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love, and you shall be loved. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life and happiness quote by Shakira

Live your life to the fullest. — Shakira

Life and happiness quote by A. A. Milne

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing — A. A. Milne

Life and happiness quote by Jacques Yves Cousteau

I wake up saying, I'm still alive; a miracle. And so I keep on pushing. — Jacques Yves Cousteau

Life and happiness quote by Jon Mead

Sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to just stop caring. — Jon Mead

Life and happiness quote Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sad
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.

Love Life And Happiness Quotes

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If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. — Roald Dahl

If you make it a habit not to blame others, you will feel the growth of the ability to love in your soul, and you will see the growth of goodness in your life. — Leo Tolstoy

Struggles make you stronger and the changes make you wiser and happiness has its own way of taking its sweet time. Life isn't always lovely, but it's a beautiful ride. — Gary Allan

Life and happiness quote Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experie
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.

I'm leaving my sorrows and all my memories behind to see what I find, somewhere in the shade near the sound of a sweet singing river, somewhere in the sun where the mountains make love to the sky. — John Denver

As for me, to love you alone, to make you happy, to do nothing which would contradict your wishes, this is my destiny and the meaning of my life. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Fill your hearts with love and gratitude. Life gives us what we need and not necessarily what we want. It follows its own wisdom, which is often incomprehensible to our gross minds. We should learn to accept situations in life. This attitude of acceptance is the secret to happiness. — Mata Amritanandamayi

Life and happiness quote Enjoy life now. This is not a rehearsal.
Enjoy life now. This is not a rehearsal.

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. — Joseph Addison

You have to hurt in order to know. Fall in order to grow. Lose in order to gain. Because most of life's lessons are learned through pain — Boonaa Mohammed

Embrace the struggle and let it make you stronger. It won't last forever. — Tony Gaskins

Recognize that you have the courage within you to fulfill the purpose of your birth. Summon forth the power of your inner courage and live the life of your dreams. — Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

Simple Life And Happiness Quotes

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The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong. — Laura Ingalls Wilder

Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become. — Paramahansa Yogananda

The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things. — Elise M. Boulding

Life and happiness quote Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and
Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.

You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love & affection. — Gautama Buddha

The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life. — Euripides

A simple life is good with me. I don't need a whole lot. For me, a T-shirt, a pair of shorts, barefoot on a beach and I'm happy. — Yanni

Throughout my career, I have discovered and rediscovered a simple truth.It is this: the ability to concentrate single-mindedly on your most important task, to do it well and to finish it completely, is the key to great success, achievement, respect, status and happiness in life. — Brian Tracy

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. — Gautama Buddha

If you have your health, if you have people in your life to love, you are blessed. Slow down and enjoy the simple things in life. — Joel Osteen

We are constituted so that simple acts of kindness, such as giving to charity or expressing gratitude, have a positive effect on our long-term moods. The key to the happy life, it seems, is the good life: a life with sustained relationships, challenging work, and connections to community. — Paul Bloom

Long Life And Happiness Quotes

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As long as I breathe I hope. As long as I breathe I shall fight for the future, that radiant future, in which man, strong and beautiful, will become master of the drifting stream of his history and will direct it towards the boundless horizons of beauty, joy and happiness! — Leon Trotsky

The happiness promised us in Christ does not consist in outward advantages-such as leading a joyous and peaceful life, having rich possessions, being safe from all harm, and abounding with delights such as the flesh commonly longs after. No, our happiness belongs to the heavenly life! — John Calvin

Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. — Helen Keller

Happiness is the result of inner maturity. It depends on us alone, and requires patient work, carried out from day to day. Happiness must be built, and this requires time and effort. In the long term, happiness and unhappiness are therefore a way of being, or a life skill. — Matthieu Ricard

I was early taught to work as well as play. My life has been one long, happy holiday; Full of work and full of play- I dropped the worry on the way- And God was good to me everyday. — John D. Rockefeller

Life is a slope. As long as you're going up you're always looking towards the top and you feel happy, but when you reach it, suddenly you can see the road going downhill and death at the end of it all. It's slow going up and quick going down. — Guy de Maupassant

Once you start pretending you're someone you're not, to gain the approval of somebody else, you put yourself on a slippery slope. Before long you end up living a life that's not your own and you wonder why you feel so unhappy. A happy life is an authentic life. — Rangan Chatterjee

Life ain't all beer and skittles, and more's the pity; but what's the odds, so long as you're happy? — George du Maurier

We can travel a long way in life and do many things, but our deepest happiness is not born from accumulating new experiences. it is born from letting go of what is unnecessary, and knowing ourselves to be always at home. — Sharon Salzberg

The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life — Lucan

Meaning Of Life And Happiness Quotes

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When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. — John Lennon

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. — Carl Jung

Oh! how happy the man of means who uses his wealth and his life for the greater glory of God, from whom he has received them! — Vincent de Paul

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. — Aristotle

In the Light of interbeing, peace and happiness in your daily life means peace and happiness in the world. — Nhat Hanh

I mean, I can actually say goodbye to the game of golf, never hit another golf shot the rest of my life and I'd be happy because I can get back in life without any rotation. — Greg Norman

Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything. — Norman Lear

If you want to be happy, learn to be alone without being lonely. Learn that being alone does not mean being unhappy. The world is full of plenty of interesting and enjoyable things to do and people who can enrich your life. — Michael Josephson

What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him. — Viktor E. Frankl

The object of life is not happiness, but to serve God or the Grail. All of the Grail quests are to serve God. If one understands this and drops his idiotic notion that the meaning of life is personal happiness, then one will find that elusive quality immediately at hand. — Robert A. Johnson

Facebook Quotes

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One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time. — John Piper

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If Facebook is Lucky Charms, Instagram is just the marshmallows. — Casey Neistat

When I left Facebook, I left an enormous amount of equity on the table. I thought, 'I don't want to be a slave to money. I want to be a slave to something bigger: an ambition, a goal.' — Chamath Palihapitiya

All the blogs, Facebook, Twitter are made by people who want to show their own private affairs at the price of making fakes, to try to appear such as they are not, to construct another personality, which is a veritable loss of identity. — Umberto Eco

The most powerful social media... it is not the internet, it is not Facebook - it is food. This connects all human beings. — Alex Atala

Facebook could have gone public whenever it wanted. We decided the right time was 2012. It could have easily been 2010 or 2014. — Chamath Palihapitiya

I have a deep respect for the technical scale that FB operates at. The cyberspace we want for VR will be at this scale. — John Carmack

Midnight is the time when we think, 'Well, we should probably send our last email; let me just check Facebook one more time.' — Matthew Walker

Your personal life is now known as Facebook’s data. Its CEO’s personal life is now known as mind your own business. — Glenn Greenwald

Let me tell you clearly if you get a wife through the Facebook, you would lose her through the Youtube. — Enoch Adeboye

Life Success And Happiness Quotes

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Man up and settle down. The sooner a man can gain control, identify his wife, and be faithful to her, the more successful, and happy you will be in life. Being with one woman in a faithful relationship will cause you to be the happiest version of yourself. — Tony Gaskins

A successful life is an authentic life. Happiness and creativity rest on a foundation of transparency to yourself and others. Knowing your own heart and speaking clearly to others keep you on the path. — Gay Hendricks

I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations....I have built my own factory on my own ground. — Madam C. J. Walker

Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success. — Herman Cain

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If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. — Albert Schweitzer

The key question to keep asking is, Are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have. — Randy Pausch

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. — James Oppenheim

I have known lots of millionaires who were not happy men; they had not got all they wanted and therefore had failed to find success in life. A Singalese proverb says: "He who is happy is rich, but it does not follow that he who is rich is happy." The really rich man is the man who has fewest wants. — Robert Baden-Powell

...no formula for success [exists] except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings." "I accept life unconditionally. Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don't set any condition. — Arthur Rubinstein

If you truly care about being happy in your life and successful in your work, you have little choice. You have to become the author of your own ‘script’, one written by your heart, not one directed by your society. — Steven Bartlett

Life Love And Happiness Quotes

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The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely. — Louisa May Alcott

Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of happy mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give. — Bertrand Russell

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You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible. — Anton Chekhov

Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections — Bob Marley

We're a new generation of people. We need to be happy. We need to love each other. We need to accept each other for who we are and stop judging each other. Live life and love. Stop judging just to keep yourself secure. Look deeper. There's always something deeper than what it is. — Lil B

The most painful things and the most happy things in life usually come from love. As a result of love or the lack of it. — Katrina Kaif

The secret to happiness, at least to peace of mind, is knowing how to separate sex from love. And, if possible, eliminating romantic love from your life, which is the love that makes you suffer. That way, I assure you, you live with greater tranquility and enjoy things more. — Mario Vargas Llosa

...walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. — Audrey Hepburn

I'm choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I'm making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises. — Elizabeth Gilbert

There comes a time in the spiritual journey when you start making choices from a very different place. And if a choice lines up so that it supports truth, health, happiness, wisdom and love, it's the right choice. — Angeles Arrien

Happiness And Love Quotes

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There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live. — Dalai Lama

Happiness is that you have three things: something you do, something you love, and something you aspire to. — Leo Tolstoy

Rules for Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for. — Immanuel Kant

Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide. — Marva Collins

Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are. — Ariana Grande

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. — Benjamin Franklin

On the British Royal Divorce (Charles and Dianna). She is such a sad soul. It is good that it is over. Nobody was happy anyhow. I know I should preach family love and unity, but in their case. . . . — Mother Teresa

True happiness comes from having a sense of inner peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved by cultivating altruism, love and compassion, and by eliminating anger, selfishness and greed. — Dalai Lama

Everybody wants happiness, and nobody wants pain, but you can't have a rainbow without a little rain. — Zion Lee

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, Queen of Scots

Happiness And Success Quotes

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Happiness and success come from living in the present, not from existing in the past. — Steve Maraboli

Live by the creed that a strong work ethic, playing by the rules, and doing things the right way will bring about opportunities for success and, ultimately, happiness. — Nick Saban

Deal with yourself as a individual, worthy of respect and make everyone else deal with you the same way. — Nikki Giovanni

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. — Andrew Carnegie

So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. — Jorge Luis Borges

Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get. — Bernard Meltzer

It is my right to be rich, happy, and successful. Money flows to me freely, copiously, and endlessly. I am forever conscious of my true worth. I give of my talents freely, and I am wonderfully blessed financially. It is wonderful! — Joseph Murphy

Your success and happiness depend on your willingness to help others solve their problems. — T. B. Joshua

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. — Helen Keller

Success means successful living. When you are peaceful, happy, joyous and doing what you love to do, you are successful. — Joseph Murphy

Love Life Happiness Quotes

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The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. — Victor Hugo

Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other. — Dalai Lama

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. — Jim Rohn

The way to happiness is: keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, give much. Fill your life with love. Do as you would be done by. — Gautama Buddha

Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called "All the Things That Could Go Wrong. — Marianne Williamson

People hate you for 1 of 3 reasons. 1) They hate themselves 2) They want to be you 3) They see you as a threat When you love yourself you are incapable of hating anyone no matter what they've done. — Tony Gaskins

If you only walk on sunny days you'll never reach your destination. — Paulo Coelho

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Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon. — A. A. Milne

One of the most difficult things is not to change society - but to change yourself. — Nelson Mandela

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You need a heart which is in love, not an easy life, to achieve happiness. — Josemaria Escriva

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My main goal in life is to just be happy. I don't compromise my happiness for anything. If I find what makes me happy I'm going to do that. That's really going with the flow of life. As far as like the mainstream stuff, if my destiny takes me there and I end up going that route, then that's fine. — Jhene Aiko

The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised. — Norman Vincent Peale

Drink wine. This is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. — Omar Khayyam

If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else. — Confucius

Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone's life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future. — Prince Charles

Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you. — Mary Lou Retton

Never blame anyone in your life. Good people give you happiness. Bad people give you experience. Worst people give you a lesson. And best people give you memories. — Zig Ziglar

It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us; our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life. — Albert Einstein

When children are allowed to help make family decisions, they tend to be much more supportive and happier with family life. Also when allowed to help make rules, they will follow them much closer than if rules are forced on them. All these add up to a happier home for all. — Sayings

I am a happy camper so I guess I’m doing something right. Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder. — Henry David Thoreau

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