20 Perfect Quotes About Happiness For Those Days When You Need A Boost

Mahatma Ghandi

Mahatma Ghandi

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

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”



Margaret Young

Margaret Young

“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.”

Frederick Koenig

Frederick Koenig

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”



Martha Washington

Martha Washington

”I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new."



Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits."

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

“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."



Epictetus

Epictetus

“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.”



Helen Keller

Helen Keller

“True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”

Jose Marti

Jose Marti

“Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity.”



Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert

“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.”

Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant

“Rules for Happiness: Something to do, Someone to love, Something to hope for.”



Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg

“The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.”

Denis Waitley

Denis Waitley

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.  Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”



Margaret Lee Runbeck

Margaret Lee Runbeck

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

Michael J Fox

Michael J Fox

“My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.”



Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling

“Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.”

Charles L Morgan

Charles L Morgan

“The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.”