Short inspirational quotes about happiness

1. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”  – Edith Wharton

Short inspirational quotes about happiness

2. “You do not find the happy life. You make it.” – Camilla Eyring Kimball

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3. “The most wasted of days is one without laughter.” – E.E. Cummings

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4. “Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” – Hafez

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5. “Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden

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6. “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” – John Barrymore

7. “Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.” – Jim Rohn

8. “Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it.” – Lindsey Vonn

9. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller

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10. “Impossible is for the unwilling.” – John Keats

11. “No pressure, no diamonds.” – Thomas Carlyle

12. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

13. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capote

14. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

15. “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett

16. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

17. “Stay foolish to stay sane.” – Maxime Lagacé

18. “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs

19. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

20. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

21. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

22. “Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” – André Gide

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23. “Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan

24. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.” – Maya Angelou

25. “You are enough just as you are.” – Meghan Markle

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26. “To be the best, you must be able to handle the worst.” – Wilson Kanadi

27. “No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” – Demi Lovato

28. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

29. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot

30. “No guts, no story.” – Chris Brady

31. “Keep going. Be all in.” – Bryan Hutchinson

32. “Leave no stone unturned.” – Euripides

33. “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says “I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn

34. “It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald

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35. “If it matters to you, you’ll find a way.” – Charlie Gilkey

36. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Dr. Robert Schuller

37. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

38. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

39. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

40. “Don’t wait, the time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

41. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

42. “Life is fragile. We’re not guaranteed a tomorrow so give it everything you’ve got.” – Tim Cook

43. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

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44. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

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45. “Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

46. “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.” – Isaac Asimov

47. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

48. “We have a responsibility to help those around us and help others in need.” – Virginia Williams

49. “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of others.” – Charles Dickens (see more Charles Dickens quotes)

50. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

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51. “Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

52. “The only thing that can grow is the thing you give energy to.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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53. “Good things happen to those who hustle.” – Anaïs Nin

54. “No greater gift there is, than a generous heart.” – Yoda

55. “Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.” – Winston Churchill

56. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell

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57. “You can if you think you can.” – George Reeves

58. “Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.” – Mark Twain

59. “The wisest mind has something yet to learn.” – George Santanaya

60. “Get to the point where you get allergic to average! You don’t think average!” – Eric Thomas

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61. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

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62. “Open your mind. Get up off the couch. Move.” – Anthony Bourdain

63. “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” – Rabindranath Tagore

64. “You never fail until you stop trying.” – Albert Einstein

65. “We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.” – Helen Keller

66. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

67. “Whatever you do, do with all your might.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

68. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

69. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

70. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton

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71. “Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

72. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” –George Bernard Shaw

73. “Some days you just have to create your own sunshine.” – Unknown

74. “Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

75. “There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.” – Augustine of Hippo

76. “Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

77. “Every noble work is at first impossible.” – Thomas Carlyle

78. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

79. “Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.” – Edwin Markham

80. “Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” – Mario Fernández

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81. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.“ – Eleanor Roosevelt

82. “Take time to do what makes your soul happy.” – Unknown

83. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.“ – Lance Armstrong

84. “The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.” – William Blake

85. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens.“ – Helen Keller

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86. “Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” – Jean de La Fontaine

87. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary

88. “Begin anywhere.” – John Cage

89. “Have faith in yourself and in the future.” – Ted Kennedy

90. “Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” – Lily Pulitzer

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91. “Do it Now!” – Napoleon Hill

92. “The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.”- Elbert Hubbard

93. “No great thing is created suddenly.” —Epictetus

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94. “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It is the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

95. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”—Confucius

96. “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward.” – Soren Kierkegaard

97. “I’d rather be optimistic and a fool, than pessimistic and right.” –Author unknown

98. “Courage is fear that has said its prayers.” – Dorothy Bernard

99. “Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.”– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

100. “Live your dreams.” – Les Brown

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101. “The true vocation of man is to find his way for himself.” – Hermann Hesse

102. “A life of sacrifice is the pinnacle of art, and is full of true joy.” –Mahatma Gandhi

103. “No wind favors he who has no destined port.” —Montaigne

104. “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry Davis Thoreau

105. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein

106. “To know oneself, one should assert oneself.” –Albert Camus

107. “Men do less than they ought unless they do all they can.” – Thomas Carlyle

108. “People living deeply have no fear of death.” – Anais Nin

109. “A clever man commits no minor blunders.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

110. “Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” –Chinese Proverb

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111. “If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.” – Kendrick Lamar

112. “Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.”

– George Horace Lorimer

113. “All limitations are self-imposed.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

114. “When you make a choice, you change the future.”– Deepak Chopra

115. “Determine your priorities and focus on them.” – Eileen McDargh

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116. “Words are your paintbrush, and your life is the canvas. You can paint whatever you want to paint.”― Miguel Ruiz

117. “Never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.” – Drake

118. “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”– Oprah Winfrey

119. “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” – Rumi

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120. “Always remember that you are unique  –  just like everybody else.” – Unknown

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121. “If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain

122. “Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul.”

– Walt Whitman

123. “Have enough courage to start and enough heart to finish.” – Jessica N. S. Yourko

124. “Above all, a person is their will.”– Unknown

125. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin

126. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”– Milton Berle

127. “Don’t you know your imperfections is a blessing?” – Kendrick Lamar

128. “Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.”– Tim Fargo

129. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

130. “You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?” – Steven Wright

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131. “Tough times never last but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schiuller

132. “Magic always happens when you direct your inner powers to the object you want to change.”– Bangambiki Habyarimana

133. “I could agree with you but then we’d both be wrong.” – Harvey Specter

134. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”– Tony Robbins

135. “Yesterday you said tomorrow. Just do it.” – Nike

136. “Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.”– Marcus Washling

137. “There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison

138. “Mostly, the world sees you the way you see yourself.”– Lisa Nichols

139. “The meaning of life is to give life meaning.” – Ken Hudgins

140. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.” – Joe Girard

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141. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

142. “We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky

143. “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe

144. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde

145. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou

146. “Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso

147. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

148. “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” – Paulo Coelho

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

150. “Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.” – Roy T. Bennett

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151. “Never give up hope. All things are working for your good. One day, you’ll look back on everything you’ve been through and thank God for it.” – Germany Kent

152. “When in doubt, throw doubt out and have a little faith….” – E.A. Bucchianeri

153. “Don’t worry about the challenges. Get excited about the rewards of crushing them.” – Hiral Nagda

154. “Keep going. Is not as difficult as you feel it is. Don’t give up.” – Brandon Sanderson

155. “I may stumble. I may fall. I may cry. But I’ll NEVER give up! Tomorrow, I rise again.” – Steve Maraboli

156. “The most important thing is to keep going. The second most important thing is to choose the right direction.” – Maxime Lagacé

157. “Keep going like there’s a big rock rolling behind you. Never stop until you find ways to dodge it!” – I’m salmiah

158. “There are a thousand reasons to live this life, every one of them is sufficient.” – Marilynne Robinson

159. “If beautiful lilies bloom in ugly waters, you too can blossom in ugly situations.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

160. “Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible to do.” – Hillary Rodham Clinton

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161. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

162. “Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.” – Henry Ford

163. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Breault

164. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson

165. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

166. “Dream big, stay positive, work hard, and enjoy the journey.” – Urijah Faber

167. “Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.” – John Heywood

168. “We go forward with our heads held high, but look back and remember where we come from.” – Michael Hudson

169. “Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton

170. “As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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171. “My life is my message.” – Mahatma Gandhi

172. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou

173. “Never regret anything that made you smile.” – Mark Twain

174. “You receive from the world what you give to the world.” – Oprah Winfrey

175. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

176. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

177. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone

178. “All progress takes place outside of your comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak

179. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

180. “What makes greatness is starting something that lives after you.” – Ralph Sockman

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181. “I don’t need it to be easy, I need it to be worth it.” – Lil Wayne

182. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

183. “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” – Bruce Lee

184. “He that can have patience can have what he will.” – Benjamin Franklin

185. “Being miserable is a habit; being happy is a habit; and the choice is yours.” – Tom Hopkins

186. “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

187. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

188. “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – Henry Ford

189. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey

190. “Energy and initiative count as much as talent and luck.” – Will Peters

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191. “As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.“ –

Marianne Williamson

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192. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.”— Walt Whitman

193. “There is nothing impossible to they who will try.”— Alexander the Great

194. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”– Winston Churchill

195. “You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your script.”— Oprah Winfrey

196. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”— Malala Yousafzai

197. “Spread love everywhere you go.”— Mother Teresa

198. “You can be everything. You can be the infinite amount of things that people are.”— Kesha

199. “Belief creates the actual fact.”— William James

200. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”— Aristotle

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201. “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou

202. “There can be glory in failure and despair in success.” – Abraham Lincoln

203. “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” – Francis Bacon

204. “None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.” – Benjamin Franklin

205. “A man’s true wealth is the good he does in the world.” – Kahlil Gibran

206. “You can choose to not let little things upset you.” – Joel Osteen

207. “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard

208. “If you want to see a rainbow you have to learn to see the rain.” – Paulo Coelho

209. “I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back.” – Abraham Lincoln

210. “You can’t live an exceptional life by being “normal.”” – Nick Maley

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211. “Learn as if you will live forever, live like you will die tomorrow.” — Mahatma Gandhi

212. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” — Will Rogers

213.“When you change your thoughts, remember to also change your world.”—Norman Vincent Peale

214. “To know how much there is to know is the beginning of learning to live.” —Dorothy West

215. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau

216. “Goal setting is the secret to a compelling future.” — Tony Robbins

217. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” — Herman Melville

218. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” — Tony Robbins

219. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” —Estée Lauder

220. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” — Jim Rohn

Short inspirational quotes for living your best life

221. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” — Aesop

222. “A place for everything, everything in its place.” — Benjamin Franklin

223. “Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.” — Octavia E. Butler

224. “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” — Ronald Reagan

225. “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” — William Shakespeare

226. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” — Aristotle Onassis

227. “Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?” — Robert Browning

228. “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” — Isaac Newton

229. “We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” — Joseph Campbell

230. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I—I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” — Robert Frost

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231. “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson

232. “Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler.” —Albert Einstein

233. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” – Henry Ford

234. “The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.” —Ayn Rand

235. “Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

236. “The best way out is always through.” —Robert Frost

237. “Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” – Dale Carnegie

238. “You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind.” —Irish Proverb

239. “To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.” – Eva Young

240. “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” — Thomas Jefferson

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241. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.”  – Buddha

242. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

243. “I don’t walk away from things I think are unfinished.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

244. “I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” – Benjamin Franklin

245. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

246. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

247. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

248. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. – Les Brown

249. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

250. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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