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70 Quotes On Being Happy With Where You Are in Life

Our latest collection of quotes about being happy. Enjoy!

Being happy is extremely vital and something that every person ultimately wants in life.

Being happy leads to a wide array of benefits for our performance, relationships, health and much more.

Besides making us feel good about ourselves, happiness is a positive emotion that drives our ambitions and motivates us to wake up every morning to pursue our goals and dreams.

So how can we attain happiness?

For us to do this, we need to take personal responsibility for our own happiness.

We have to accept the fact that our happiness is our choice and something to be found within us.

Regardless of all the negative events that often occur in our lives, we can all maintain our happiness by learning to interpret whatever circumstances we deal with in a positive light.

Although external behaviors and events have the ability to trigger off negative thoughts, that can only happen if you allow them to.

Overall, happiness makes us healthier, more productive and ready to use our Everyday Power to reach our full potential.

Below are some inspirational quotes about being happy that will help you develop the ability to be happy under all circumstances.


Quotes about being happy regardless of where you are in life


1.) “Being happy is something that each of us determines, it is not something that we find outside of yourself, it is within us and our choice.” – Catherine Pulsifer

happiness quotes on life


2.) “The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.” – William Ralph Inge


3.) “Happiness is a deep sense of flourishing, not a mere pleasurable feeling or fleeting emotion but an optimal state of being.” – Matthieu Ricard


4.) “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”– Abraham Lincoln


quotes about being happy as you make your mind to be


5.) “We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.” – William James


6.) “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”― Anne Frank


7.) “Happy is entirely up to you and always has been.”― Janette Rallison


8.) “Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.”― Deepak Chopra


9.) “The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day.”- Anonymous


10.) “Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Quotes about being happy with who you are


11.) “The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.” – Goldie Hawn


12.) “I enjoyed my life when I had nothing… and kinda like the idea of just being happy with me.” – Joey Ramone


13.) “Being happy in your skin that’s what it’s all about.” – Koo Stark


quotes about being happy in your skin


14.) “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


15.) “Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad!”- Norm Papernick


16.) “True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self.” – Joseph Addison


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


18.) “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”- Marcus Aurelius


19.) “I would do my damn best to be more happy than not.”― Adam Silvera


20.) “Happiness doesn’t have to be chased…it merely has to be chosen.” ― Mandy Hale


Quotes about being happy with what you have


21.) “The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.” – Woody Allen


22.) “Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.” – Alan Cohen


quotes about being happy with what you have


23.) “If being happy is important to you, try this: instead of regretting all you lack, celebrate all you’ve got.” – Brian Vaszily


24.) “I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me.” – DMX


25.) “Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.” – Unknown


26.) “Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.”― Hafez


27.) “Just think how happy you would be if you lost everything you have right now, and then got it back again.”- Frances Rodman


28.) “Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.”- Rabbi Hyman Schachtel


29.) “Do not forget to hope and happy be.” – John McLeod


30.) “It’s not my job to make you happy. It’s your job to learn that only those who quit selfishly seeking their own happiness find it.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich


Quotes about being happy and what it means


31.) “The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” – Henry Ward Beecher


32.) “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”– Mahatma Gandhi


33.) “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama


quotes about being happy and your own actions


34.) “Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”– Helen Keller


35.) “Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” – Margaret Lee Runbeck


36.) “I don’t care about having money. It’s about being happy, man.” – Skrillex


37.) “We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”– Anne Frank


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


39.) “Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.” – Walt Whitman


40.) “The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”- Allan K. Chalmers


Quotes about being happy and letting go of the things that make you sad


41.) “You can never be really happy if you keep holding to those bad memories which makes you sad.” – Anurag Prakash


42.) “Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” – Frank Tyger


43.) “One of the simplest ways to stay happy is by letting go of the things that make you sad.” –Tinku Razoria


44.) “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”– Albert Schweitzer


45.) “Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.” – J. Petit Senn


quotes about being happy and where we seek it


47.) “If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.”― Roy T. Bennett


48.) “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


49.) “I laugh as much as I can and cry when I have to, without apology. I think that’s happy.”- Maya Angelou


50.) “If you want to be happy, you need to set your mind on happiness.” ― Ana Kostovska


Quotes about being happy with yourself


51.) “Happiness is the art of learning how to get joy from your substance.” – Jim Rohn


52.) “Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.” – Tena Desae


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


54.) “When I am myself, I am happy and have a good result.” – Jack Ma


quotes about being happy and having a good result


55.) “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” – Ayn Rand


56.) “Happiness is not in our circumstance but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are.” – John B. Sheerin


57.) “You are happy when you are enthusiastic and action-oriented, not when you are luxury and pleasure oriented.”
Debasish Mridha


58.) “Success means being happy with who you are and bringing happiness to those around you.” – Jane John Nwankwo

59.) “If you feel happy, Smile with all your heart. if you’re down, smile with all your might.” ― Paul Ian Guillermo


60.) “You choose to be happy. You don’t become happy just because the circumstances lead you to happiness.” – Ryan Cooper


Other inspirational quotes about being happy


61.) “Talking about someone who makes you happy actually makes you happy.” – Elizabeth Scott


62.) “Being happy never goes out of style.” – Lilly Pulitzer


63.) “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” – Dalai Lama


quotes about being happy and living fully


64.) “What’s fulfilling is being happy and being able to help other people. The simple things.” –  James Arthur


65.) “Be believing, be happy, don’t get discouraged. Things will work out.”― Gordon B. Hinckley


66.) “The key to happiness was achievable dreams.”― Nicholas Sparks


67.) “Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.”- Jacques Prévert


68.) “I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of trying to make me happy”― J.D. Salinger


69.) “Is happiness equated to wealth, money, possessions, or is it value you find in doing your job well, having a loving family, your health, and an inner peace?” – Catherine Pulsifer


70.) “Embrace being perfectly imperfect. Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, you’ll be happier.” ― Roy Bennett


Which of these quotes about being happy was your favorite?


Happiness matters so much. If, for instance,  you asked parents what they want above all for their children, most of them would respond with something like: “I really just want them to be happy.” This is because happiness is the one thing we want most for those we love the most.

Hopefully, these quotes have inspired you to take responsibility for your own happiness.

Did you enjoy these quotes about being happy? Which of the quotes was your favorite? We would love to hear all about it in the comment section below. Also, don’t forget to spread some happiness by liking and sharing with your friends and loved ones.

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  1. Toya

    October 23, 2018 at 10:42 am

    I like #8 and #25. Thank you!

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