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Happy Life Quotes

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Here’s our selection of happy life quotes. All of us would agree we would like a happy life. But why is it so important to have a happy life? Well self-evidently if you are happy you will feel better! But there is more to happiness than just a good feeling.

Researchers are discovering that happy people tend to be more successful in both their personal and professional lives. Happy people are more sociable and other people like them more, they have stronger immune systems and tend to be more helpful and altruistic.

It’s worth then taking some time to reflect on these happy life quotes, how can they help you build a happier life? Perhaps ask yourself some further questions:

What brings happiness in your life?
What things might you do to help build more happiness into your life?

A good place to start is with St. Augustine’s astute observation:

“Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.”

Happy Life Quotes: The Good Life

“The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.” Bertrand Russell
“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 month get married.
If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune
If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.” Old Chinese proverb.
“Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you, and you will be surprised what a happy life you will lead.” Charles M. Schwab

Happy Life Quotes: Today Lived Well

“For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day!
Such is the salutation of the dawn.”
Indian dramatist, Kalidasa.

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

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” Albert Einstein

Happy Life Quotes: You Have to Catch it Yourself

happylifequotes“The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” Benjamin Franklin

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” Mark Twain

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln

“Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” Mark Twain

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you like our happy life quotes you may want to read more about developing habits which can help to build happier lives in our articles Why are Happy People so Happy? or Finding Happiness in Life. There are also more Quotes on Happiness, Happiness Quotes and Happy Quotes in our section on Motivational Quotes.

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