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50 Happy Inspirational Quotes on Life Lessons

Norbert Juma, Lead Editor
Published on July 22, 2017 5:00 AM EST
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Looking for inspirational quotes on life lessons? We’ve compiled a list of the best happy inspirational quotes with important life lessons. Enjoy!

Happiness is defined as an ‘emotional state of well-being’. Today, happiness is sought after more than ever and is being made many peoples’ top priority in life. Some cause happiness wherever they go…

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I hope these 50 happy inspirational quotes help you recognize the beauty and love in your life, regardless of circumstance.

Happy Inspirational Quotes on Life Lessons

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

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

3. Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness. – William E. Gladstone

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

5. I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition. – Martha Washington

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

7. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. – Omar Khayyam 

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

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

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

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

12. Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself. – Alice Walker

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13. 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 

14. True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery 

15. 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 

Happy Inspirational Quotes on Life Lessons To Make You Smile

16. It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.  – Charles Spurgeon

17. The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. – Benjamin Franklin 

18. Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values. Ayn Rand

19. There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. – Epictetus (see other wise Epictetus quotes)

20. There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. – George Sand 

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

22. Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle

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

24. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. – Mother Teresa

25. Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured. – Ambrose Bierce 

26. But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? – Albert Camus 

27. True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. – Helen Keller 

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

29. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. -Marcus Aurelius

30. It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness. – Thomas Jefferson 

Happy Inspirational Quotes

31. Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. – Benjamin Disraeli 

32. Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it. – Bernard Meltzer

33. Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. – Thomas Merton

34. Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. – Albert Schweitzer 

35. 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 

More Happy Inspirational Quotes on Life Lessons

36. Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. – Robert Frost 

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

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

39. True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

40. Happiness… consists in giving, and in serving others.Henry Drummond

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

42. An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves. – Lydia M. Child 

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

44. Happiness is an inside job. – William Arthur Ward 

45. Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values. – Ayn Rand

46. Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. – Guillaume Apollinaire

47. Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing. – Napoleon Hill

48. Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness. – Bertrand Russell 

49. You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren’t happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy anyplace. – Ernie Banks 

Happy Inspirational Quotes

50. Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life – a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are. – Princess Diana

Did you enjoy these happy inspirational quotes on life lessons? 

Although the world may appear to be a grim and ruthless place, we have a choice to be happy or not.  Remember, it’s not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. You don’t need to have the best of everything to be happy, just make the best of everything.

Hopefully, these quotes have inspired you to see the beauty and love in your life no matter what circumstances you might face.

So, which of the above quotes on life lessons were your favorite? Do you have any other happy inspirational quotes to share with us? Tell us in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it. Also, don’t forget to take a second to like and share.

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