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Happiness quotes to inspire and guide

I’ve selected the happiness quotes that I find most inspiring. In doing so I’ve also been mindful of the science, selecting the quotes that reflect current insights into happiness to both inspire and guide.

Happiness quotes

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, and a hell of heaven.

John Milton, Paradise Lost

Remember this, that very little is needed to make a happy life.

Marcus Aurelius

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

Dalai Lama

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.


Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.

H. Jackson Brown, Jnr.

Happiness is an inside job.

William Arthur Ward

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama

Well-being is a combination of feeling good as well as actually having meaning, good relationships and accomplishment.

Martin Seligman

Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.

Elbert Hubbard

Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success.

Herman Cain

Written by colinwbates
I'm at my best when helping people to learn, grow and be happier. This might be facilitating a training program, coaching a colleague, or sharing advice with my kids. I'm also an introvert by nature, and love to read, reflect and write. Hence this blog! You can also find me on LinkedIn.

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