Happiness Quotes

A little inspiration can go a long way.
These quotes inspire me when I need a little inspiration in my day.

Quotes About Happiness

“If you want to be happy, be.” ~ Leo Tolstoy

‎”But you know, happiness can be found in the darkest of times when one only remembers to turn on the light.” ~ Albus Dumbledore,  Harry Potter

“Happiness is like jam.  You can’t spread even a little without getting some on yourself.” ~ Anonymous

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

“Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”  ~ Anonymous

“Be happy for this moment.  This moment is your life.” ~ Omar Khayyám

‎”Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a songbird will come.” ~ Chinese proverb

“The more we have the less we own.” ~ Meister Eckhart

Quotes About Life

‎”There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

Quotes About Accomplishment

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~ Lao Tzu

‎”Everyone is a genius.  But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ~ Albert Einstein

“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.” ~ Wayne Dyer

‎”Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” ~ Steve Jobs

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.” ~ Samuel Johnson

“Your time is limited . . . don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” ~ Steve Jobs

‎”The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” ~ Michelangelo

Quotes About Circumstances

“Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.” ~ Wayne Dyer

“You cannot always control what goes on outside.  But you can always control what goes on inside.” ~ Wayne Dyer

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.  I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” ~ Groucho Marx.

“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” ~ Dalai Lama

‎”It is our choices, Harry, that show what we really are, far more than our abilities.” ~ Albus Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series

“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift.  Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing.  You get to choose.” ~ Wayne Dyer

“You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.” ~ Wayne Dyer

“The past is a trail you leave behind, much like the wake of a speedboat.  That is, it’s a vanishing trail temporarily showing you where you were.  The wake of a boat doesn’t affect it’s course–obviously it can’t since it appears behind the boat.  So consider this image when you exclaim that your past is the reason you aren’t moving forward.”  ~ Wayne Dyer

“We can never be prepared for everything.  No one person can anticipate all of life. In fact, overpreparation is yet another way to wall ourselves in from life.”  ~ Mark Nepo

Quotes About Relationships

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” ~ Wayne Dyer

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou

“In any relationship in which two people become one, the end result is two half people.” ~ Wayne Dyer

“When people show you who they are, believe them.” ~ Maya Angelou

“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

“Love people enough to tell them the truth and respect them enough to trust that they can handle it.” ~ Iyanla

“They agreed to love you inadequately, to the best of their ability, so that you would seek something of a greater measure.” ~ Caroline Myss

Quotes ‎About Our Thinking

“No one can disappoint you; only your thoughts about them can.” ~ Byron Katie

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

“There is no story that is you or that leads to you. Every story leads away from you.” ~ Byron Katie

“Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.” ~ William Hazlitt

“Who would you be without th[at] thought?” ~ Byron Katie

Quotes About Courage

‎”They only courage you ever need is the courage to live the life of your dreams.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

‎”It’s not the darkness that people fear; it’s what they imagine into the darkness.” ~ Byron Katie

“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.” ~ Lao Tzu

Quotes About Self-Love

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” ~ Wayne Dyer

“It’s not your job to like me – it’s mine.” ~ Byron Katie

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Holly Strayer March 10, 2012 at 7:17 am

So happy that I signed up and joined your newsletter. :) Thanks for sharing… This will be a great part of my every day!!


Meghana March 10, 2012 at 10:10 am

Welcome Holly! I’m so happy you joined too! :) I post a new article every Tuesday San Francisco time. If you’d like to get updated on new articles, you can “Like” my facebook page…I post links to new articles there as soon as they are ready. :) The newsletter comes out every few weeks. Have a wonderful day Holly!


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