20 Quotes On Happiness That Will Change Your Life 

Some words coming out from the mouth of an expert just dwell in your heart and you just can’t stop thinking about those golden words all day long. Great thinkers and philosophers have strolled their minds to solve the mystery of happiness. The sayings by these maestros enable to change the flow of thoughts and sparkle new rays of hope. Happiness is not a measurable entity that you can scale and distribute equally to everyone’s goodie bags, it is like the sand granules that slip out of hands in no time. Life gives you opportunities to show off your white pearly teeth, but to sustain that smile intact you have to break your back to achieve that. There are straight and some zigzag paths that lead to temporary or eternal felicity. What if I say that there are solutions to keep your happiness alive all the time, would you believe me? Well, if you don’t, then just go through these 20 quotes that will make you learn the key to happiness and will bring a drastic change in your life. Have a look at these life changing quotes:

Quotes On Happiness

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1. Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others. – Martin Luther King

Great words from a great man – Martin Luther King. It is actually true, you don’t have to imply the rules of gaining happiness in your life because in doing so, you forget about the real essence of happiness. You don’t realize that the feeling you have been yearning for cannot be felt just like that. You don’t have to forage bliss in your life, it will automatically touch upon your life when you give your life away for others. When you live a selfless life, a feeling of gratification triggers the feeling of pleasure.

2. Happiness is acceptance – Anonymous

It simply means that happiness welcomes you only when you are ready to accept the bitter truth of life and live it as it is. You need to be more practical and realistic so that you don’t expect too high and feel desolated when you don’t get something. You will be more content in life, if you accept your present, the mistakes you did in your past, your caliber, your competition, and yourself. Acceptance can be called another term for the word “forgiveness” because once you develop the big heart to accept the uncertainties of life, you start to pardon several disparagers in your life.

3. Joy is the net of love which helps you to catch souls. – Mother Teresa

Such words of kindness could only come from the mouth of a philanthropist like Mother Teresa. She was an epitome of helpfulness and humanity. As her whole life was spent in doing sacrifice for others, the quote mentioned above is also a reflection of her compassionate personality. The quote conveys that cheerfulness is a contagious air that captures people in its unbreakable bond. When you are hemmed in by treasures of love, happiness eventually arrives in your life. The moment you start living for others, you get trapped in the nest of joy.

4. Social compassion is the thief of happiness. You could spend a lifetime worrying about what others have, but it would not get you anything. – Anonymous

We say people steal our happiness, but we never realize that it is us who are solely responsible for the loss. You know that how neighbors are interested in peeping into others’ lives and vice versa, the same happens when it comes to snatching away the joy from others’ lives. Human beings are very selfish and envious of each other’s growth and prosperity, so they just think about poking their nose into others’ business and in doing so, they forget about their own well-being. So, the best suggestion to give would be that you should pay to more attention to your own life than barging in other’s matter. Be happy with your own possessions and don’t look at the others’ belongings with voracious eyes, it will hurt you and not anybody else.

 5. The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. – Andre Maurois

You can’t completely erase your past, you can’t even escape your present, nor can you predict your future, but what you can do is learn to be happy and everything would be fine. The problem with the human race is that it is fond of raking up the old wounds and aching itself. The aforementioned quote sermonizes that you must not linger on to your past too much because it is not going to help you in any way and will leave you heartbroken.

6. When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. – Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi

This is the perfect definition of joy as a person always experiences ecstatic moments in life if he/she does soulful activities in life. I mean to say that joy is the sentiment that is felt only when your heart, body, mind and soul are collectively engrossed in your passion and pursue your dreams. How do you feel when someone forces you to do something that is out of your reach?  Happy, sad or angry? What if you are given a chance to do what you wish to? How does it feel then? Happy! Yes, happy is the word for it. So, whatever you do in life, do it with your heart as it will always bring glories and delight.

7. Happiness is what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony. – Mahatma Gandhi

When your thoughts, your words, and your actions are in sync, then the sensation in your heart is of happiness. Tranquility in mind and movements of a person are very important in gaining felicity, but the task of making the two sing the same notes together is extremely difficult. So, you must work towards channelizing your contemplations and actions in the same direction, so that you can taste the life full of gusto.

 8. Some cause happiness wherever they go, and others whenever they go. – Oscar Wilde

There are people who make you smile when they are around. There are some who make you cry when they are distant from you and some people who make you say, “Oh My God! He is such a pain in the neck. I am glad that he left me alone, otherwise he would have eaten up my mind.” The people who fall in the last category are very cranky and they are known to be the happiness destroyers. So, beware of such creatures and don’t come close to them. 

 9. A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin: what else does a man need to be happy? –Albert Einstein

This quote, by the greatest scientist in the world, holds true for the reality of life. Being happy is not much of a big deal like people have made it a hoax. There are few basic amenities of life that can cheer you up – food, clothing, and shelter – some people don’t even have these minor life requirements, and then affluent people complain and crib about being unhappy. So, be satisfied with yourself and show some respect to your poor days as well.

10. The true secret of happiness is in taking interest in all the details of daily life. – William Morris

Human beings, in the wake of thinking and doing something big, don’t realize that it is the intrinsic details of life that knit the cloud of happiness. When you get too involved in your everyday routine that you don’t long for heavy happy moments because you are showered with pretty happy memories every single day. Enjoy all days in a month or year, as every day is a new day with new beginnings.

11. Happiness and success are earned by living your life in your own way. Be yourself because no one has the audacity to tell you that you are wrong. – Anonymous

This is something that every individual should believe in. You are the engine of your train, then why do you think someone else will come to tell you the route that you have to follow? Success is the end station where your train stops after crossing all the hurdles on the way. So, don’t let anybody else choose your life decisions, don’t change for anyone, and don’t wait for happiness to come to you, make it fall for you.

12. Nothing is more fun than doing what people say you can’t. – Anonymous

The best feeling in this world is the feeling of accomplishment, especially the achievement of the unexpected is like the cherry on the cake. When people say that you can’t do something and then when you prove them wrong, the relief that lights up your face and the word “Eureka” (I did it) that you murmur are the display of sheer happiness.

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

Optimism is the signboard that marks the way to happiness. What I am trying to say is the hypnotism of positivity attracts happiness very smoothly. Good people and good things have the hunger for meeting happy people and doing excellent things respectively, therefore, optimism is the link that connects the goodness with the good people and smile is what flares up then.

14. The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. – Arthur Schopenhauer

Whenever you feel that you are in grief and you can’t be freed from it, then you are definitely caught in the tornado of sadness. Sometimes, you also feel jaded because of your humdrum lifestyle and thus, you land on a phase of life that is devoid of love, care, and joy. Thus, you must know that happiness always defeats it two opponents – pain and boredom and becomes the victor.

15. The hardest thing to find in life is happiness – money is only hard to find because it gets wasted trying to find happiness. – com

This quote is for all the people of today’s generation, who are running after money like anything. Money gets you a lavish life, but it can’t buy the source of simplicity and keep you grounded. Do you think you can replace the feeling of elation with the feeling of wealth? No, right? So, always keep in mind that you should not dispose your money on buying unwanted stuff that leaves you smirked for some time, but take away your life-long happiness.

 16. Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind. – Thomas Jefferson

When you are in a disturbed state of mind, then your mind can’t think clearly. In fact, you feel like being lost in an abandoned island where the signals of your head get fused out. Such mental status does not let you be calm and composed because you are so confused in yourself. So, when you find yourself away from such troubles, then be aware that your happy times have come and you have few days of utter glee with you.

17. Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open. – Rose Lane

A beautiful line that sums up the arrival and departure of happiness in everyone’s life. Happiness waves you from a distance and you don’t wave back because your hazy vision does not let you see it properly. I mean the door that you let blissfulness enter your life, but you somehow don’t welcome it with warmth or don’t respect its presence in your life. Why is it that you are happy now and the very next minute you have tears in your eyes? The phenomenon of entrance and exit of joy in your life goes on until you learn the art of keeping happiness blooming in your life forever.

18. Happy people plan actions; they don’t plan results. – Dennis Waitley

There is a reason why only a few people are labeled with the tag of happy beings because they find happiness in the smallest achievement of their lives. Actually, happy people don’t waste time on calculating the outcomes of any situation, they believe in giving their heart and soul into it so that they receive the fruitful results out of it. In simple words, if you want to be pleased with your life, then stop drafting the output before actually mapping out the action plan. Your actions determine the results and thus, you should concentrate on your action which will weigh the intensity of your happiness level.

 19. Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness. – Lord Buddha

Sometimes, it is very important to let go because contemplating too much about something holds you back from moving forward with good things in life. There are certain situations in life that incarcerate you forever that you don’t feel like doing anything. You fear to take a step ahead or to keep a step back because you feel that your one wrong step can turn your life into hell. So, you have to just chill out and relax for a while and let things happen the way they are going.

 20. If you want to be happy, be. – Leo Tolstoy

Why do you think so much about being happy? Why not just be happy at the moment? The problem with humans is that they think too much about everything? Why can’t they just stop giving a damn about the fixed ways to happiness, why can’t they just enjoy the life they without stupid immature complaints? So, it is very well quoted that if you wish to become happy, then who is stopping you, just be.

All of these legends have rightly stated the assimilation of happiness in a person’s life. They have made it clear that this intangible asset of life can never be pawned. You have to earn the Chelsea grin through selflessness, acceptance, love, altruism, and contentment. You must have the heart of a giver in order to become a happy person. A happy person is not the one who only wears a smile on his/her face because smiles can be fake, but the ones who deeply and genuinely sneer at heart. Remember the dialogue from the movie “Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahaani” which Ranbir Kapoor says to Katerina Kaif – “No Complaints, No Demands” – This should be the mantra of life.