Happiness plays a pretty important role in our lives and impacts a lot the way we live our lives. As per some researches, our happiness depends on how satisfied we feel in our life and how good we feel on a daily basis. Although both things are moderately stable as our life is bound to changes, our mood fluctuates, and our general happiness is more determined genetically than anything else. Still, the good part is, with constant efforts, this can be balanced. Although there is no fixed definition of happiness but some philosophers, politicians, actors and others in between have sometimes tried to explain their view of happiness in words. Read these best happy quotes to learn the meaning of true Happiness.
Happy Quotes 1 – “To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind, he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.”
As rightly mentioned by Buddha, discipline is one of the major elements in shaping our thoughts, feelings and behaviour. A person who knows how to regulate his emotions and control his mind will always find themselves to be at peace with themselves and the environment.
Happy Quotes 2 – “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.”
– Ayn Rand
In a world so fast, wherein we struggle to understand ourselves, having an expectation that someone will come and love you unconditionally, may or may not happen. But should it stop you from loving or valuing yourself? No. Whether someone gives you something or makes you happy, you must fight for your own happiness.
Happy Quotes 3 – “Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect.”
– Alain De Botton
Happiness is drawn out of certain positive emotions like love, respect and expression. They are the foundation of any bond and no matter the initial attraction could be external but the actual transition is always internal.
Happy Quotes 4 – “If you want to be happy, do not dwell on the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.
– Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Most people dealing with issues like depression or anxiety often base their life around what and why really happen and what’s going to happen next. It’s the fearful anticipation of the future and the regret from the past that consumes their energy and sadly, they have no control over both. What they really can control is the present in order to live fully and happily. Hence, building on mindfulness; the capacity to live in the present becomes essential.
Happy Quotes 5 – “The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”
– William Morris
Ever taken a moment by yourself while sipping the first cup of your morning tea or coffee? Ever paused for a minute to acknowledge the food that you get to eat or maybe someone who makes time from their busy schedule to help you go through something? These details are the true secret of happiness because it helps you build gratitude and think positively no matter how hard life gets.
Happy Quotes 6 – “Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved.”
– Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Rather, it’s important to explore and know people; get to know how their psyche’s work and then choose your pack. Having an expectation that someone will change for you or you can change someone a taxing process and not really achievable as a change should be the one that comes from within.
Happy Quotes 7 – “Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called “All the Things That Could Go Wrong.”
– Marianne Williamson
We live in an uncertain world and on top of it, we fear uncertainty. Isn’t that ironical? Why children are truly happy is because they make the most of what they have rather than thinking what they don’t. All one can really do is think about three outcome- best possible, most likely and worst possible. Generally, people just think about the third one in depth. Sticking onto it would never be helpful and would never give peace to the heart.
Happy Quotes 8 – “Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.”
– Carl Jung
Just like stars cannot shine without darkness, it’s a fact that one has to experience certain negative emotions to understand the importance of positivity and happiness in life. Happiness and sadness go hand in hand and both the emotions help a person grow holistically in life, learn from failures and maintain a healthy emotional balance.
Happy Quotes 9 – “True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.”
– Ben Jonson
Ever heard quality over quantity when comes to happiness and friends? It’s imperative to choose people who adds on to your happiness and celebrate it with you. If all you have is a number with no generosity then you will never feel celebrated.
Happy Quotes 10 – “The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.”
– William Inge
We might not do great things but we can do small things with great love and happiness. People who are in a hunt of finding an enormous reason to be happy, often find themselves confused and lost. This is because they fail to acknowledge the tiny situations wherein, they actually can be happy and cease the moment. On the contrary, the one who laughs away on small things always glows differently.
Happy Quotes 11 – “No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”
– Gabriel García Márquez
It’s a well acknowledged fact that all we ask for a little less pain in order to be happy. Medicines might instantly help you gain a relief or physically help you feel better or compensate for a chemical imbalance but happiness fill in the voids completely. Happiness as a tool never fails to work.
Happy Quotes 12 – “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”
– Steve Maraboli
Being stuck and questioning yourself for the bad that has happened might help for a very less time but the real deal is to get the desired closure. Vent out how you feel, learn to hold onto to the lessons, forgive yourself and the one who has caused the hurt and go on with your life. Healing will take time but in order to be happy one has to start the process someday. Hurt will eventually make you stronger and happiness will peak through your window.
Happy Quotes 13 – “I think and think and think, I’ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.”
– Jonathan Safran Foer
Overthinking things is usually an action that leads to unhappiness. We worry if no one will like us, or if someone is mad at us because they’re taking too long to respond to a text. However, most of the time, they’re not upset at us, and we just overthought things. It makes us assume the worst. It’s one of the reasons why an intelligent person is so upset because they can overthink. However, you can be intelligent and still not overthink things. It’s all about the balance in this situation.
Happy Quotes 14 – “I am not good at noticing when I’m happy, except in retrospect.”
– Tana French, In the Woods
One should develop on skills like introspection i.e. observing how we are feeling at the present, what are some of the emotions we are going through and how can we make this better for ourselves rather than making it worse with a set of negative conclusions. This helps you feel good and happy. On the other hand, retrospection i.e. a review of past course of event will only make you stay in the past. The only thing we can recollect and learn from the past is how to not repeat the same in the present or future. Staying there or holding onto it, will never serve you anything.
Happy Quotes 15 – “Whoever is happy will make others happy.”
– Anne Frank
It goes without saying that one has to wear the oxygen mask themselves in order to help the other person. Most people avoid how they feel and would want to make it better for others but ends up messing things overall. Their intension and emotion are a mismatch. Only when you’re truly happy, you’ll be able to give in your best.
There are various methods by which you can improve your happiness, but sometimes, you need a little extra assistance. Some issues are complex in nature for people to deal with, and by seeking counselling, you gain insight and brainstorm better idea to overcome your challenges.
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