Happy Quotes That Will Change Your State Of Mind

happy-quotesLife regularly offers us difficulties and challenges that we must navigate through. Happiness isn’t developed by trying to escape from life’s challenges but rather with a deep understanding that this too shall pass . Being happy and at peace comes from deep within and is not based on the external circumstances of life.

Sometimes we can get into a pattern of unhappiness. We are overtaken by a pattern of thoughts that cause us to feel bad. Sadly, without a way to interrupt that negative looping pattern we can lose days or even weeks of happy living. Even those born with a more positive personality type have times of unhappiness. No matter what our current level of happiness we can all benefit from an infusion of simple beautiful words in our daily lives. (15 of my favorites are below the fold)

Here are 15 of my favorite happy quotes that can change your state of mind:


“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”  ~Dalai Lama


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


“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.”  ~Thomas Jefferson


“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.” ~Helen Keller


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


“Love is trembling happiness.” ~Khalil Gibran


“People look to time in expectation that it will eventually make them happy, but you cannot find true happiness by looking toward the future. ~Eckhart Tolle


“The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.” ~Arthur Schopenhauer


“Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.” ~Bertolt Brecht


“The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.” ~William Feather


“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh


“To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.” ~Mary Stuart


“There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.” ~Anthony de Mello


“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt


I’d like to hear from you. Do you have a favorite happy quote that you would like to share in the comments?

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3 Responses to Happy Quotes That Will Change Your State Of Mind

  1. Sarah April 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm #

    Wonderful quote list! I especially like the one by Thich Nhat Hanh, especially considering all the new research that says you really can improve your mood just by smiling! Thanks for sharing these quotes.

    • Ron Clendenin April 4, 2014 at 7:04 pm #

      Thanks Sarah! Please do share a link on that smiling research. I think the readers on this site would really like that.

  2. Manish April 27, 2014 at 6:40 am #

    Ron Clendenin,

    Great list!

    I enjoyed reading all of these quotes.

    Each and every quote in the list strikes a chord and gives you a good kick in the tush getting you into a more aware and conscious state of mind. My favorite on in the list is one by Omar Khayyam “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”

    Thanks for the share Ron. Have a wonderful Life,
    Manish Kapoor

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