50 Happiness Quotes to Change the Way You Think

“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
―Abraham Lincoln

It usually isn’t what you have, where you are, or what you’ve been through that makes you happy or unhappy, it’s how you think about it all.  It starts on the inside.  You control your thoughts.  The only person who can hurt your happiness in the long run is YOU.

Here are 50 thought-provoking quotes about happiness gathered from the Marc and Angel Hack Life blog that will help you think on the bright side.

50 Happiness Quotes to Change the Way You Think

After reading through all 50, I selected a few that resonate best with me – RIGHT NOW:

It only takes one person to make you happy and change your life:  YOU.

Look for something positive about this moment.  Even if you have to look a little harder than usual, it still exists.

When you smile about the life you live, you end up living a life worth smiling about.

Maybe the thing you’re scared of is exactly what you should do.  Sometimes life is about risking it all for a dream no one can see but you.

The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.  Participate in life instead of just watching it pass you by.

Nothing’s more fun than doing what people say you can’t do.

Nothing is more beautiful and powerful than a smile that has struggled through the tears.

Pay attention to the little things, because when you really miss “the good old days,” you miss the little things the most, like just laughing with someone special.

Go for long walks.  Indulge in great conversations.  Pay attention to the moment.  Count your blessings.  Let go for a little while and just be and breathe.

Live simply.  Love generously.  Speak truthfully.  Breathe deeply.  Do your best.  Leave everything else to the powers above you.

4 thoughts on “Happiness: Change the Way You Think

  1. Aphorisms are cute and interesting, but I would suggest reading a book called, oddly enough, “The Happiness Advantage:…” by Shawn Achor. It’s one thing to get the idea, it’s another thing to learn how to implement it.

  2. I still easily slump into negative thinking patterns. However, I’ve gotten very good at lifting myself out of negativity. Just being alive and breathing is sufficient for happiness and regardless of any other fact. The reward for your effort might be amazing too. Just adjust your attitude, choose life.

  3. We must decide what is wisdom, we are all human, we all have a life of ups and downs, there is no such thing as a ‘master’, only people who may help each other. This is what ive learned from my life, maybe it will strike a chord with someone

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