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20 Uplifting Inspirational Quotes About Life and Happiness

This article is a list of quotes about life and happiness to help uplift you. Hopefully these quotes about life and happiness will inspire and encourage you.

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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.”


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

 Dalai Lama XIV

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3. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”

Audrey Hepburn

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4. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

Oprah Winfrey

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5. “If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts happiness follows him like his never-departing shadow.”


6. “If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.”

Maya Angelou

7. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”

Oprah Winfrey

8.“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

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9.“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.’

“If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.

If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.

If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.”

Chinese Proverb

10. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

Maya Angelou

11. “Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.”

Leo Tolstoy

12. “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

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13. “Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.”

Walt Disney

14. “Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.”

Mother Teresa

15.“Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.”


16. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” 

Oscar Wilde

17.  “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”

Anne Frank

18. “Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

19. “So often in life, things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great, good fortune.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

20. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

Steve Jobs


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  1. Alyssa says:

    These are such beautiful quotes! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    1. I am glad you enjoyed them! 🙂

  2. These are great quotes! In a world of negativity, this is what we need to keep our heads up. Thanks for putting them together so beautifully!

    1. Thank you so much! 🙂

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