20 Great Quotes On Being Happy

I believe that I am successful because I am happy and not the other way around. Success doesn’t bring happiness – happiness brings success.

Every day my number one goal is to be happy. Being happy and experiencing happiness comes before writing, working with clients or focusing on building the business.

Happiness is not just something that “happens” everyday. I have to find it on my own and once I do, I focus on it and build on it throughout the day. Yesterday it was just the feeling of the sun on my face when I went outside in the morning. The day before, it was seeing two little crocus flowers blooming in our little garden. In both cases I was full of a sense of gratitude which led straight to being happy.

If you are having a tough time finding your happiness then here are 20 quotes to help you discover your happiness and to get you though your day:

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

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

“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

“Happiness is only real when shared.” – Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

“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

“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?” – Hunter S. Thompson

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

“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

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama

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

“Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.” – Dale Carnegie

“Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.” – Ovid

“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

“Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.” – Sarah McLachlan

“Happiness is a direction, not a place.” – Sydney J. Harris

“I’d far rather be happy than right any day.” – Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

“With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” – Max Ehrmann

“Whoever is happy will make others happy.” – Anne Frank

Today, focus on being happy before everything else. Be in the present moment and practice gratitude to begin with if you must. It isn’t easy or even practical to be happy all of time time, but it is definitely easier once you decide or make a choice to do so.

Remember… there are two rules to being happy:

  1. Decide to be happy.
  2. See rule #1.

Are there any other quotes about being happy or happiness that you would like to share?

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado

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