My Wishes

Happy wisdom quotes

  1. Home
  2. 1st Anniversary Wishes
  3. Happy wisdom quotes
Happy wisdom quotes
April 21, 2019 1st Anniversary Wishes 1 comment

because this post is made just for you. We offer the top 100 most inspirational quotes about life. What ever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.

115 Happy Quotes

Let these happy quotes inspire you and encourage you to be happy. Feeling happy will influence your day and let you see things in a positive light.



  1. "The act of being happy will often transform your mood without you even realizing it. A smile given, even if it is hard to do in your present mood, will get a smile in return. Catherine Pulsifer, Happy Things
    Smile Quotes



  2. "The nice person is seeking (but failing) to build their self-esteem through having others validate and affirm them; the kind person is full of happy, positive feelings, and these spill over into their dealings with others." Marcia Sirota, Be Kind, Not Nice
    Quote of the Day




  3. "Don't ever rob a bank. Enjoy life. Have fun. Choose to be happy now; don't wait until you're 'successful,' because honestly, I was as happy when we were unemployed and scrounging around for a buck." Peter Farrelly
    Funny Graduation Quotes



  4. "It doesn't matter how much money you make or how many friends you have, when you don´t feel emotions of love, happiness, passion, and joy on a consistent basis, you are not happy." Maximilian Weigand
    Friendship Quotes



  5. "As we get older, we often change into a blinkered mind-set and forget what once made us happy. We get stuck in the rat race or are continuously saving for a holiday that we have booked or we are too busy working to take a moment and see what once made us joyful." Danielle Tinning, How to Succeed
    Quotes about Change




  6. "I laugh as much as I can and cry when I have to, without apology. I think that's happy." Maya Angelou
    Laughter Quotes



  7. "Humans need response from other humans. We feel happy, assured, and comforted when there are other people that listen to us, look at us, respond to us, and are aware of our existence." Patricia Munsford, How to Discipline a Toddler
    Poems about Happiness


  8. Believing that you are worthy no matter what your relationship status is was one of the most crucial concepts that I learned to be single and happy. Danica Walker, The Ultimate Guide To Being Single
    Confidence Quotes



  9. Clarify your direction as soon as possible - it is the most important decision in sports, and everyone knows it, which is curious, because in life, it is the most important decision as well, but not many people take it into account. Helena Angel, How To Be Happy
    Sports Quotes




  10. "Have fun and do not take yourself too seriously. Life is not an exam, so lighten up and make the world a happy place to live in." Mick McPherson, Leadership: Superhuman Leadership NOW!
    Funny Quotes



  11. "If you want to be happy, successful, and have extreme confidence, then you have to somehow turn the pessimistic voice in your head into an encouraging one." Beau Norton, Extreme Confidence
    Words of Encouragement |



  12. "Success means being happy with who you are and bringing happiness to those around you." Jane John-Nwankwo, Success Is For The Ready
    Success Quotes



  13. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Dalai Lama
    Compassion




  14. Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. Helen Keller
    Quotes about Being Strong



  15. Can I offer an hourful of happy throw in an odd chuckle or two
    The time spent is worth while if the mirth brings a smile
    To the friend I am writing this to. John McLeod, A Handful of Laughter
    Funny Poems



  16. "Much of our pain or misery in life stems from our own outlook towards the situation. A paralyzed person can also be happy, so can be a financially poor family." Amit Ahlawat, Seven Ways To Sustained Happiness
    Family Quotes



  17. By being kind, we have the power of making the world a happier place in which to live, or at least we greatly diminish the amount of unhappiness in it so as to make it a quite different world. Lawrence G. Lovasik, The Hidden Power of Kindness
    Make A Difference



  18. "Your goals in life might change with age and circumstances, but no matter what your goal currently is, it’s motivated by the one desire all humans have in common: to be happy." Noelia Aanulds, Happiness
    Motivational Quotes



  19. "Passion comes when your soul is happy." Domenico Mazza, How to Find Your Passion
    Passion



  20. "You can't lead a clean and happy life if there is a lot of unnecessary clutter around you." Vincent Mueller, Self Discipline Top Ten Happy Quotes  |  



  21. "Having a reliable retirement plan and retiring with financial freedom has the capacity to make you happy, for as long as money can." Eugene C. Onyibo, Working Years will soon be Over
    Retirement Quotes



  22. "Statistics show that one happy customer will tell 1 other person about their great experience. An unhappy one will tell 7." Annabelle Stevens, Larissa Stevens, Change Yourself, Change Your World
    Customer Service



  23. "Sit down and set your goals as regards bad habits that you want to rid yourself of for enhanced productivity or happiness." Annabelle Higgins, Self Discipline
    Goal Setting



  24. "Defending against the negativity is now an essential duty that you owe to your future, more happy self." Jake Smith, 10 Steps
    Negativity Quotes



  25. "Every individual is unique - it is impossible to attain any measure of happiness by comparing yourself to others." Christian H. Godefroy, Mind Dynamics
    Be Yourself Quotes



  26. "If you can be happy now on the way to achieving external things then you are in control of your life and you will show up on a daily basis with energy and passion that not many people have."
    Zac Dixon, Self Love
    Encouraging Quotes



  27. "If you don't start to enjoy life's journey and continue to wait for happiness to one day come once you achieve what you think will make you happy, your blissful moments will be short-lived at best." Jonathan Bell, Suddenly Successful
    Happiness Quotes




  28. "You don't need to win the lottery to be happy! You can start by doing little things in your life differently in a constant and consistent manner, and over time results will show." Marc Reklau, 30 Days
    Consistency



  29. "As long as we expect someone else to make us happy, we will stay stuck, confused and miserable." Paula Renaye, Tweetable Tough Love Quotes
    Top Ten Happy Quotes



  30. "Kids are happier, more relaxed, more creative and less stressed when scheduled activities are limited." Jacquie McTaggart
    Stress



  31. "Is happiness equated to wealth, money, possessions, or is it value you find in doing your job well, having a loving family, your health, and an inner peace?" Catherine Pulsifer
    Inner Peace



  32. "You are happy when you are doing what you love, right? Then do it! Make time for it." Nealey Stapleton
    Quotes about Life Lessons



  33. "We should be more like children; they truly live in the moment! They don't need expensive things to make them happy; they don't use the phrase, 'if only', or, 'when I get this', or, 'when I have more money'. " Catherine Pulsifer
    Good Day Quotes



  34. "Christmas is a time when it seems easier to be happy and joyful. This time of year gives us hope and comfort as this is when the Saviour was born. It feels like there is a blessing that comes over the earth at this time of year." Catherine Pulsifer
    Christmas Quotes



  35. "Companies like Southwest Airlines, Google, and Kaiser Permanente have discovered that creating a fun workplace can also create a competitive advantage. These companies have discovered that happy employees create happy customers, and happy customers ensure happy shareholders. By the way, the smart, happy shareholders make sure they retain and reward those happy employees." Michael A. Pitcher, Seven eLements of Leadership for a New Breed of Leader
    Smart



  36. "Whoever is happy will make others happy." Anne Frank
    Inspiring Others



  37. Happy is the house that shelters a friend. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Friend Quotes



  38. Looking around, I saw that the happiest people I knew weren't the most successful and famous. Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason
    Famous Quotes



  39. For the more we cultivate patience, the happier and more peaceful we are, even if things don't always turn out the way we want. M. J. Ryan, The Power of Patience

Related: Secrets for a Happy Brain. Give yourself the inner peace you deserve with inspiration from these 17 comforting quotes. 17 Quotes.

124 Inspirational Good Morning Quotes with Beautiful Images

happy wisdom quotes

24

140 Wise Quotes About Love, Life, and Loving Friendships

Last Updated on

Life is a gift.

When we embrace all that life has to offer, we can achieve success both personally and professionally. One way to do this is to surround ourselves with love.  Love with a romantic partner, love for family and friends, and love for living life to the fullest.  When we set our goals to focus on what's truly important, it's easy to find meaning with our daily actions.

That's why in this post, you will discover 140 great quotes that focus on all aspects of love (i.e. romantic love, great friendships, and love for experiencing all that life has to offer.) And wise quotes about everything in between.

To help you out, we have separated this post into five sections, with a few large picture quotes to share with your loved ones.

(Side note: One “wise” thing to do is to start each day by reading something related to your career or business. So be sure to join over 1 million others and start your day with the latest news from Wall St. to Silicon Valley. This newsletter is a 5-minute read that's informative, witty, and FREE!)

What You Will Learn

What is the Meaning of Love?

If you have chosen to be your best even when the other person you are with isn't at their best, then you have chosen to love this person, and this person is likely your best friend. Love is more than a feeling; it should also be considered an enacted emotion.

And if you'd like to take your romance to the next level, then we recommend two things: 

  1. Create a few of the 21 relationship goals that we cover here.
  2. Scheduling regular date nights with your significant other.

Remember: Love is kindness, and love is an adventure.  So let's learn more about this by checking out the following short inspirational quotes:

Love Quotes and Sayings

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”– Lao Tzu

“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”– Friedrich Nietzsche

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”– Victor Hugo

“Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”– Lucille Ball

“The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate. It is focused attention.”– Richard Warren

“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard but must be felt with the heart.”– Helen Keller

“Love is, in fact, an intensification of life, a completeness, a fullness, a wholeness of life.”– Thomas Merton

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

​“Love is a friendship set to music.”– Joseph Campbell

​“In order to be happy oneself, it is necessary to make at least one other person happy.”– Theodor Reik

“We always believe our first love is our last, and our last love our first.”– George W. Melville

“Everyone in life is gonna hurt you; you just have to figure out which people are worth the pain.” – Erica Baican

“Age does not protect you from love, but love, to some extent, love protects you from age.”– Jeanne Moreau

“You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.”– Sam Keen

​“The art of love is largely the art of persistence.”– Albert Ellis

“True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” – Erich Segal

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.” – Neil Gaiman

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” – Sarah Dessen

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”– William Shakespeare

“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.” – Robert Fulghum

We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.” – Robert Fulghum

“Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato

“The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it. Sometimes love blinds us, other times it lets us see.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert Heinlein

“If you have it, Love, you don’t need to have anything else, and if you don’t have it, it doesn’t matter much what else you have.” – James M. Barrie

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.” – Henry David Thoreau

“A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.” – Thomas Carlyle

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.” – H. L. Menken

“Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.” – Oscar Wilde

“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.” – Thomas Mann

“If you would be loved, love and be lovable.” – Benjamin Franklin

“The mind cannot long act the role of the heart.” – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

“Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.” – Peter Ustinov

“This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“Forgiveness is the final form of love.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4

“Whoso loves believes the impossible.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.” – Rumi

“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

“What will survive of us is love.” – Philip Larkin

“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me, ‘I love you.' … There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.” – Maya Angelou

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” – James Baldwin

“Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.” – Lord Byron

“Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.” – Dorothy Parker

“Love in its essence is spiritual fire.” – Seneca

“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.” – Lao Tzu

The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.” – Henry Miller

“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” – Khalil Gibran

“Love does not dominate; it cultivates.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We are most alive when we're in love.” – John Updike

“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” – Barbara De Angelis

“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss

“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” – Carl Sagan

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” – Charles Dickens

“Love alone can rekindle life.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

Love doesn’t make the world go around. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones

“Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.” – Madame de Stael

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

“Nobody has ever measured — not even poets — how much love the human heart can hold.” – Zelda Fitzgerald

“Never love anybody that treats you like you’re ordinary.” – Oscar Wilde

“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.” – Joan Crawford

“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.” – Kahlil Gibran

“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.” – James Baldwin

There is only one page left to write on. I will fill it with words of only one syllable. I love. I have loved. I will love.” – Dodie Smith

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” – Bertrand Russell

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love.” – Sophocles

“What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

“It isn't possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.” – E. M. Forster

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” – Maya Angelou

“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.” – C. S. Lewis

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” – Oscar Wilde

“Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.” – Leo Tolstoy

“Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that's all. You can't see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it.” – Mitch Albom

“Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.” – e. e. cummings

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” – Oscar Wilde

Want some more wise quotes related to love? Check out some of these affirmation and quote posts dealing with self-love, happiness, and all the good stuff in life.

The Meaning of Life

What is the meaning of life? That is a question we aren't sure can really be answered fully. But a good way to describe life is to find meaning in everything you do and learn to love every aspect of your daily routine. Put simply: You to understand “your why” behind everything that you do.

Aristotle said, “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim, and end of human existence.” The following inspirational quotes about life may be just what you need today:

Wise Quotes About Life

“If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn

​“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.”– Franklin D. Roosevelt

​“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.”– Voltaire

“There is no life as complete as the life that is lived by choice.” – Shad Helmstetter

​“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”– George Bernard Shaw

“No one ever finds life worth living – one has to make it worth living.” – Winston Churchill

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”– Abraham Lincoln

​“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”– Les Brown

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

​“Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.”– Dale Carnegie

​“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.”– Alexander Graham Bell

​“An unexamined life is not worth living.”– Socrates

​“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn

​“You can never plan the future by the past.”– Edmund Burke

​“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.”– Dennis P. Kimbro

​“At the end of their lives, people assess how they've done not in terms of their income but in terms of their spirit, and I beg you to do the same, even if those who came before sometimes failed to do so.”– Anna Quindlen

“Life is much more fun if you live it in the spirit of play and collaboration, working with instead of against others.” – Wally Amos

​“Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.”– Vivian Komori

​“In three words, I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”– Robert Frost

​The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”– W. M. Lewis

“Almost all of the research strongly supports the benefits of using humor to maximize living.” – Mary Kay Morrison

​“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.”– Denis Waitley

​“The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”– Vince Lombardi

Quotes on Loving Life

One of the sad things in life is that we don’t live our life backward, Benjamin Button style. How great would it be to couple the wisdom of age with the energy of youth by living backward?

Unfortunately, that is not the way things work.

In life, we gain important pieces of wisdom through experience and practicing a few of the 23 strategies for daily self-improvement.

All that said, there is a lot of wisdom that can be found by looking at quotes from people who have learned to love life.  Here are a few of our favorites:

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you?” – Robert Frost

“Wisdom is the reward for surviving our own stupidity.” – Brian Rathbone

“The problem is that when you get it, you're too damned old to do anything about it.”​– Jimmy Connors

“All teachings are mere references. The true experience is living your own life. Then, even the holiest of words are only words.”– Ming-Dao Deng

“You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.” – Mary Tyler Moore

“…talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.”– Patrick Süskind

“…talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.”– Patrick Süskind

“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” ​– Eleanor Roosevelt

“Nothing ever becomes real 'til it is experienced.” – John Keats

“He who has a way to live can bear almost anyhow.”​– Friedrich Nietzsche

“I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.”– Thomas Carlyle

“I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become.”– C.G. Jung

“Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience, and being persistent.” – Billy Graham

“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” ​– Auguste Rodin

“People never learn anything by being told; they have to find out for themselves.”– Paulo Coelho

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”– John Gardner

“Life isn't sure; life is scary. It doesn't mean you stop living it.”– Susan May Warren

“Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” – Bob Goff

​“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.”– Stephen Chbosky

“Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.”– Pete Seeger

“I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.”– Harold Kushner

“I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.”– Harold Kushner

“Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.”– William Faulkner

The Meaning of Friendship

One thing that life experiences teach us is that you never get “something for nothing”.

Even when you are only dealing with yourself, having some sort of a reason for doing an action is integral to the success of that action. Perhaps you can think of it as “bribing yourself”.

To see what I’m talking about, check out these 155 Methods of Rewarding Yourself.

Love is another area where time and experience bring wisdom. Love is something most people are looking for, either directly or indirectly.

The following wise quotes talk about the importance of forming lifelong friendships that enrich and enhance your daily routine. In essence, when you have great friends, you’ll surround yourself with great conversations where you can know one another on a deep level.    

When discovering the real meaning of friendship, you need to realize that the friendship goes beyond simply sharing your time together; it is sharing long-lasting time together while developing a meaningful connection.

However, it is also important to remember that friendship can mean different things to different people, but it is all around inspiring as you will see by all of the inspiring quotes we have included below:

​Quotes About Friendship ​

​“Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time, we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.” – Ally Condie

​“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” – Amy Poehler

​“Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success.” – Oscar Wilde

“Make a friend when you don't need one.” – Jamaican Proverb

​“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” – Jim Morrison

“No friendship is an accident.” – O. Henry

​“Friends are God's way of taking care of us.” – Author unknown

​True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” – David Tyson

​“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” – Arnold H. Glasgow

“The best mirror is an old friend.” – George Herbert

“Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.” – Miles Franklin

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” – Euripides

​“Friendship is the most constant, the most enduring the most basic part of love.” – Ed Cunningham

Some of these quotes on friendship are wonderful. In some ways, I feel good friendship can be as important as love. Actually, friendship can be a form of love itself.

When it comes to habits, one of the most important aspects of friendship is the “mirror” a good friend can provide, like in the George Herbert wise friendship quote above.

This “mirror” is essentially accountability and is one of the single most powerful tools for achieving success with your habits. Find out more about accountability and what it can do for you here.

(Reminder: If you'd like to learn something new each day, then be sure to check out this 5-minute daily newsletter that's informative, witty and FREE!)

Final Thoughts on These Love Quotes

Love is all around us!  Whether it’s your partner, family, friends, or even the activities you enjoy on a deep level, you can find plenty of examples of this powerful emotion.  Hopefully, these love quotes inspired you and gave you something to think about.

And if you like these quotes, then be sure to check out the others that we have:

Thanks for checking out this wisdom, love, and friendship quote post.  I would appreciate it if you would save your favorite quote on your “go-to” social media platform. And hope you are having a wonderful, loving day!

WATCH THE VIDEO ON THEME: The Wisdom of Happiness - Famous Quotes
wishing quick recovery
Happy 21st birthday funny wishes
great wedding wishes quotes
Happy birthday wishes to daughter from mom and dad
funny xmas quotes wishes
Wishes for new baby to come
happy birthday wishes from father to son
Wise advice for life

Quotes to Make You Feel Better About Getting Older

happy wisdom quotes

When things look dark, we can all use a simple reminder of what is truly important. We can all use a small burst of inspiration.

Here are 75 quotes about happiness that can do just that.

Tweet them. Share them.

But most important, pick one you like best and place it where you'll see it every day... and let it help make your day a little brighter.

  1. "Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." James Dean
  2. "Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness." Frank Tyger
  3. "Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want." Alan Cohen
  4. "Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever." Peter Hagerty
  5. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou
  6. "Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they've started." David Allen
  7. "We forge the chains we wear in life." Charles Dickens
  8. "If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you." Lao Tzu
  9. "Everything is a gift of the universe--even joy, anger, jealously, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment." Ken Keyes Jr.
  10. "There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts." Richard Bach
  11. "If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes." Andrew Carnegie
  12. "Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are." Chinese Proverb
  13. "For me it is sufficient to have a corner by my hearth, a book, and a friend, and a nap undisturbed by creditors or grief." Fernandez de Andrada
  14. "You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy." Alan Cohen
  15. "The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than growing with them." Bernard M. Baruch
  16. "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
  17. "If you start to think the problem is 'out there,' stop yourself. That thought is the problem." Stephen Covey
  18. "Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude." Denis Waitley
  19. "Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling." Margaret Lee Runbeck
  20. "Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life." Germaine Greer
  21. "Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it." Greg Anderson
  22. "Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." Buddha
  23. "The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, then there will be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be." Anne Frank
  24. "In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom." Buddha
  25. "Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is." Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey
  26. "You never regret being kind." Nicole Shepherd
  27. "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin
  28. "Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future." Paul Boese
  29. "The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." Buddha
  30. "True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." Helen Keller
  31. "Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it's greedy or loving." Dan Millman
  32. "The need for forgiveness is an illusion. There is nothing to forgive." Rachel England
  33. "Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting." Bernard Meltzer
  34. "Reflect upon you present blessings, of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." Charles Dickens
  35. "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
  36. "He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe." Marcus Aurelius
  37. "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." Dalai Lama
  38. "When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us." Helen Keller
  39. "Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have." Unknown
  40. "True happiness...arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self." JosephAddison
  41. "Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values." AynRand
  42. "Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be." WilliamAdams
  43. "Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get." Dale Carnegie
  44. "We can have peace if we let go of wanting to change the past and wanting to control the future." Lester Levinson
  45. "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." Winston Churchill
  46. "Money doesn't bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness brings money." Sam Rosen
  47. "Happiness is the experience of loving life. Being happy is being in love with that momentary experience. And love is looking at someone or even something and seeing the absolute best in him/her or it. Love is happiness with what you see. So love and happiness really are the same thing...just expressed differently." Robert McPhillips
  48. "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." Carl Jung
  49. "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." Reinhold Niebuhr
  50. "I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have." Abraham Lincoln
  51. "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." Melody Beattie
  52. "There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts and then acting on them." Dr. Wayne Dyer
  53. "We all get report cards in many different ways, but the real excitement of what you're doing is in the doing of it. It's not what you're gonna get in the end--it's not the final curtain--it's really in the doing it, and loving what you're doing." Ralph Lauren
  54. "In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you." Deepak Chopra
  55. "Success at the highest level comes down to one question: Can you decide that your happiness can come from someone else's success?" Bill Walton
    If you can, you take the most important step towards becoming a great leader.
  56. "There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience." Archibald McLeish
  57. "Once you do something you love, you never have to work again." Willie Hill
  58. "Anything in life that we don't accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it." Shakti Gawain
  59. "The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character." Margaret Chase Smith
  60. "Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else." Nathaniel Branden
  61. "Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom." Soren Kierkegaard
  62. "Do what you have always done and you'll get what you have always got." Sue Knight
  63. "The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment." Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  64. "We avoid the things that we're afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover." Shakti Gawain
  65. "Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them." Marcus Aurelius
  66. "Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it." J. Petit Senn
  67. "To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek." Alan Cohen
  68. "The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." John Milton
  69. "In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy." Albert Clarke
  70. "Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory." Betty Smith
  71. "You are responsible for your life. You can't keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on." Oprah Winfrey
  72. "Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian." Shari R. Barr
  73. "View your life from your funeral, looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn't? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again, and what you wouldn't?" Victor Frankl
  74. "Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs--even though checkered by failure--than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt
  75. "Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time...serenity, that nothing is." Thomas Szasz

Published on: Aug 11, 2014

Like this column? Sign up to subscribe to email alerts and you'll never miss a post.

The opinions expressed here by Inc.com columnists are their own, not those of Inc.com.

More from Inc.

Sponsored Business Content

Give yourself a boost with quotes from Thomas Jefferson to Amanda Bynes “ The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.

21 Quotes Of Wise Words To Help You Live A Happy Life

happy wisdom quotes

When you look deep within yourself, do you see peace or internal conflict?

Finding inner peace, achieving peace of mind, is a major life accomplishment—and even though it can be hard to feel peaceful, anyone can work toward a life of harmony, to seek a calm spirit.

Related: Secrets for a Happy Brain

Give yourself the inner peace you deserve with inspiration from these 17 comforting quotes.

1.Love and peace of mind do protect us. They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive… to live now… to have the courage to confront each day.” —Bernie Siegel


2. “You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.” —George Michael


3. “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” —Dalai Lama


4. “Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” —Wayne W. Dyer


5. “You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.” —Eckhart Tolle


6. “Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.” —John F. Kennedy


7. “If there’s no inner peace, people can’t give it to you. The husband can’t give it to you. Your children can’t give it to you. You have to give it to you.” —Linda Evans


8. “Peace is a day-to-day problem, the product of a multitude of events and judgments. Peace is not an ‘is,’ it is a ‘becoming.’ ” —Haile Selassie


9. “It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” —Eleanor Roosevelt


10. “Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson


11. “Peace is liberty in tranquility.” —Marcus Tullius Cicero


12. “Peace is its own reward.” —Mahatma Gandhi


13. “The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.” —Norman Vincent Peale


14. “Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” —Saint Francis de Sales


15. “If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.” —Marvin Gaye


16. “We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


17. “Peace is always beautiful.” —Walt Whitman

Related:19 Calming Quotes to Help You Stress Less

Lydia Sweatt

+ posts

Lydia Sweatt is the web producer for SUCCESS.com. She recently earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a Dallas native. She enjoys painting, a hefty taco and discovering new music.

Posted in Motivation, Uncategorized

← Secret to a Happy Marriage: Put Your Spouse FirstHear These Middle Schoolers Recite Coach Wooden’s Definition of Success →

Here is a 50+ list of inspirational positive psychology quotes provided Sandip Roy, the founder of the Happiness India Project, has been so.

happy wisdom quotes
Written by Yokinos
Write a comment