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With age comes wisdom, kindness, confidence, and ease. These inspiring quotes can keep you focused on the upside of your golden years.

Put life in perspective with some short yet sage pieces of advice. These wise and beautiful words from your favorite positive thinkers will get you in the right mindset to tackle whatever obstacles lie ahead. Inspirational quotes from successful people like Oprah, Helen Keller, and Maya Angelou can help you reframe negative thoughts during tough times and change your attitude so you feel refreshed and motivated. Whether you're hoping to achieve success at work, home, or life in general, establishing the right intentions can help you stay positive and optimistic during the challenges fate can throw your way.

If you're short on time, there's no need to dig through your favorite books for a little pick-me-up. These inspirational quotes for life and success will resonate (and fit on your Pinterest board). Authors, scientists, philosophers, and other famous celebrities have revealed the inner mantras that helped them achieve their goals, and these sayings could help you as well. Many focus on embracing what they can control and letting go of what they can't — a helpful approach when you're feeling anxious or overwhelmed. Others frame everything in terms of what they can give to others, which can put obstacles in perspective. Some people just try to celebrate the joys of life whenever they can — a reminder many of us could stand to hear more. No matter what you're feeling or experiencing, here's hoping these short inspirational quotes can help you get where you want to go.

Bookmark these short inspirational quotes for when you need a burst of inspiration.

Cute Life Sayings and Quotes

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Happiness comes from peace. Peace comes from indifference. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

Happiness is not doing fun things. Happiness is doing meaningful things. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. Rita Mae Brown Click to tweet

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. Steve Maraboli Click to tweet

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. Marcus AureliusClick to tweet


If you want to be happy, be. Leo Tolstoy Click to tweet

If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more. Roy T. Bennett Click to tweet

You can only have bliss if you don’t chase it. Henepola Gunaratana Click to tweet

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. Ralph Waldo Emerson Click to tweet

It’s the little things in life. Click to tweet

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The Best Happiness Quotes

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We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh. William James

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. Guillaume Apollinaire

That’s your unlimited desires that are clouding your peace, your happiness. Naval Ravikant

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Ludwig Jacobowski

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness. Frank Tyger

There is more to life than increasing its speed. Mahatma Gandhi

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

Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it. Lou Holtz

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self. Joseph Addison

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Marthe Troly-Curtin Click to tweet

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. Joseph Addison Click to tweet

Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour. Walt Whitman

Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. Abraham Lincoln

Happiness? That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory. Albert Schweitzer

Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive. Elbert Hubbard

Seek it outside and you’ll be exhausted. Seek it inside you’ll find a path. Maxime Lagacé

It’s the moments that I stopped just to be, rather than do, that have given me true happiness. Richard Branson

I am very happy because I have conquered myself and not the world. I am very happy because I have loved the world and not myself. Sri Chinmoy

What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner. Colette

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. Maya Angelou

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. Thomas Jefferson

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. Anton Chekhov

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. Dale Carnegie

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time…serenity, that nothing is. Thomas Szasz (This is one of my favorite happiness quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

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The Most Famous Happiness Quotes (Einstein, Gandhi, Buddha, etc.)

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Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius Click to tweet

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up. Mark Twain

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

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. Oprah Winfrey

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. Ernest Hemingway

The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters. Audrey Hepburn

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time. Friedrich Nietzsche

Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness. Ayn Rand Click to tweet

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. Augustine of Hippo

Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. Albert Einstein

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Short Happiness Quotes

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Happiness is a state where nothing is missing. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

The constant happiness is curiosity. Alice Munro

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise. Colette

Finding happiness is easy: stop being busy. Maxime Lagacé

Being happy is being satisfied. Being satisfied means accepting. Maxime Lagacé

Doing what you were born to do… That’s the way to be happy. Agnes Martin

Being happy is not the only happiness. Alice Walker

Enjoy it. Because it’s happening. Stephen Chbosky

Happiness is inversely correlated with desire. Unknown

No medicine cures what happiness cannot. Gabriel García Márquez

It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it. Seneca

The thicker the skin, the happier the man. Life Math Money

Happiness is acceptance. Unknown

All happiness depends on courage and work. Honoré de Balzac

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

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. James Oppenheim

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. George Sand

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon. Winnie the Pooh Click to tweet

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. Omar Khayyam

I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve. Jane Austen

Whoever is happy will make others happy. Anne Frank

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt

We forge the chains we wear in life. Charles Dickens

I’m happy. Which often looks like crazy. David Henry Hwang

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Inspirational And Positive Happiness Quotes

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Happiness does not lead to gratitude. Gratitude leads to happiness. David Steindl-Rast Click to tweet

Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes. Charles Dickens

What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome. Friedrich Nietzsche

The deepest satisfaction you’ll find will be when you give all you’ve got on one thing, or when you’ll do absolutely nothing and accept life as it is. Think On and Off. Avoid the middle. Maxime Lagacé

A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness. Leo Tolstoy (Family Happiness)

It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life. Henrik Ibsen

So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? Hunter S. Thompson

The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open. Chuck Palahniuk Click to tweet

People are unhappy when they get something too easily. You have to sweat – that’s the only moral they know. Dany Laferrière

The greatest secret to happiness and peace is letting every life situation be what it is, instead of what you think it should be. Then, make the very best of it. Thibaut

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. Andrew Carnegie

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

What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds. Wayne Dyer

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. Nelson Mandela

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

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

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness. William Saroyan

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

Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks. Samuel Johnson

On the whole, the happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so. William R. Inge

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it. William Feather

I have only two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy. Allen J. Lefferdink

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Funny Happiness Sayings (Some Will Surprise You)

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Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Unknown Click to tweet

Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth. Unknown

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. Lady Blessington

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost. Gustave Flaubert

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination. Mark Twain

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

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. Janet Lane

You can’t buy happiness but you can buy ice cream. And that’s kind of the same thing. Unknown

When someone told me I lived in a fantasy land I nearly fell of my unicorn. Unknown

Some days I amaze myself. Other days I put my keys in the fridge. Unknown

Happiness does not have a price tag so smile. Unknown

The best vitamin to be a happy person is B1. Unknown

Be happy. It really annoys negative people. Ricky Gervais

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Happiness Quotes From Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter

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One day, or day one, you decide. Click to tweet

Happiness is not out there, it’s in you.

Difficult roads often leads to beautiful destinations.

The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.

Don’t let the silly little things steal your happiness.

There is no happiness; there are only moments of happiness.

People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness. Click to tweet

Cheerfulness is the very flower of health.

The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of everyday.

There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy.

Life only comes around once, so do whatever makes you happy, and be with whoever makes you smile.

Someday you’ll look back and understand why it all happened the way it did.

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

We can’t direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

Cute Happiness Sayings

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Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. Bernard Meltzer Click to tweet

Happiness: A butterfly, which when pursued, seems always just beyond your grasp; but if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Daily Crescent

Gather the crumbs of happiness and they will make you a loaf of contentment. Unknown

Happy girls are the prettiest. Audrey Hepburn

Be you. Do you. For you. Unknown Click to tweet

Happiness Proverbs

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Happiness is a place between too much and too little. Finnish proverb Click to tweet

Seeking happiness is a straight way to misery. English proverb

You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair. Chinese proverb

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

Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are. Chinese proverb

Deep And Wise Happiness Quotes (Words Of Wisdom)

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If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us. Richard Carlson Click to tweet

Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose. C.S. Lewis

Not wanting something is as good as having it. Naval Ravikant

With my desire to improve everything, I destroy the moment. Naval Ravikant

Happiness is a choice and a skill and you can dedicate yourself to learning that skill and making that choice. Naval Ravikant

School, politics, sports, and games train us to compete against others. True rewards – wealth, knowledge, love, fitness, and equanimity – come from ignoring others and improving ourselves. Naval Ravikant

One happiness scatters a thousand sorrows. Chinese proverb Click to tweet

There is great happiness in not wanting, in not being something, in not going somewhere. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Your mind will seek security and comfort in accumulation (of knowledge, material, status, etc.). This is a never ending game. Be above that. Play the long game. Maxime Lagacé

Say no more often so you can say yes to what’s important for you. Maxime Lagacé

The more people need to show the’re happy, the less they are. Maxime Lagacé

It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will. L.M. Montgomery

If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. Mother Teresa

There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations. Jodi Picoult

Don’t postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson. Alan Cohen

Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities. Aristotle

It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else. Arthur Schopenhauer

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. Carl Sandburg

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

Happiness is the default state. It’s what’s there when you remove the sense that something is missing in life. Naval Ravikant

Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life. Germaine Greer Click to tweet

There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time. C. JoyBell C.

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. Freya Stark

In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be a gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy. Robert Louis Stevenson

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

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour. Unknown

Is it not clear, however, that bliss and envy are the numerator and denominator of the fraction called happiness? Yevgeny Zamyatin

Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so. John Stuart Mill

There is no way to happiness — happiness is the way. Thich Nhat Hanh

Enjoyment is just the sound of being centered. Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content. Niccolo Machiavelli

Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Nathaniel Hawthorne

Sometimes we don’t find the thing that will make us happy because we can’t give up the thing that was supposed to. Robert Brault

Joy is more divine than sorrow; for joy is bread, and sorrow is medicine. Henry Ward Beecher

Usefulness is happiness, and… all other things are but incidental. Lydia Maria Child, The American Frugal Housewife

Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve. Robert S. Lynd

To be happy, you must fancy that everything you have is a gift, and you the chosen, though you worked your tail off for every bit of it. Robert Brault

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. Aristotle

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. Robert Frost

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. Bertrand Russell

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Happiness Quotes About Life

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The only disability in life is a bad attitude. Scott Hamilton Click to tweet

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ups and downs. Victories and defeats. Sadness and happiness. That’s the hardest but also the most satisfying kind of life. Maxime Lagacé

When was the last time you paused and took a deep breath? Maxime Lagacé

Of all ridiculous things the most ridiculous seems to me, to be busy — to be a man who is brisk about his food and his work. Søren Kierkegaard

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

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. Logan Pearsall Smith

If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator. He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of the day. W. Beran Wolfe

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. Albert Camus

I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success. Diego Val

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. Epictetus

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? Albert Camus

Find a place where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. Joseph Campbell

Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom. Benjamin Franklin

Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not. George Bernard Shaw Click to tweet

Quotes About Happiness And Love

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Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. Mother Teresa Click to tweet

Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest. Sri Chinmoy

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 is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. Robert A. Heinlein

It can be scary to love. It can also become your greatest joy. Maxime Lagacé

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

Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever. Peter Hagerty

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. Albert Schweitzer

All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love. Baruch Spinoza

There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort. Charlotte Brontë

True happiness comes not from a limited concern for one’s own well-being, or that of those one feels close to, but from developing love and compassion for all sentient beings. Dalai Lama

I think for me, happiness is crucial, but I think we think that happiness comes from amassing goods and getting things and being loved and being successful, when in fact my experience of happiness comes when you give everything away, when you serve people, when you’re watching something you do make somebody happy – that’s when happiness happens. Eve Ensler

Happy people have two things in common. They know exactly what they want and they feel they’re moving toward getting it. That’s what makes life feel good: when it has direction, when you are heading straight for what you love. Barbara Sher

Man’s only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever. John Ruskin

But what is after all the happiness of mere power? There is a greater happiness possible than to be lord of heaven and earth; that is the happiness of being truly loved. Lafcadio Hearn

Love is a that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own… Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy. Robert A. Heinlein

Living our life deeply and with happiness, having time to care for our loved ones, this is another kind of success, another kind of power, and it is much more important. Thich Nhat Hanh

People happy in love have an air of intensity. Stendhal

Once you do something you love, you never have to work again. Willie Hill

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Quotes About Happiness And Friends

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Happiness is only real when shared. Jon Krakauer (Into The Wild) Click to tweet

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. John Lennon

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

You’ll have a few happy memories of yourself in solitude but the most emotional and meaningful will be the ones with your family and friends. Maxime Lagacé

You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy. Alan Cohen

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill

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

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though it were his own. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others. Albert Camus

Quotes About Living Simply And Being Happy

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Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want. Alan Cohen Click to tweet

The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life. Euripides

I don’t plan. I’m not a planner. I prefer to live in the moment and be free and to flow and to be happy. Naval Ravikant

The more you accumulate stuff, the more complex your life will be, the less freedom you’ll have. Maxime Lagacé

A good way to simplify your life is to ask yourself every morning, “what’s important to me?”. Then, spend most of your time on those things. Maxime Lagacé

Having no expectations is a win-win situation. If the outcome is good you are pleasantly surprised. If not then no problem because you were not expecting anything to begin with. The Ancient Sage

I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else. Nikos Kazantzakis (Zorba the Greek)

If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time. Edith Wharton

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self? Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys. Christian Nestell Bovee

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. Frederick Keonig

As people spin faster and faster in the pursuit of merely personal happiness, they become exhausted in the futile effort of chasing themselves. Andrew Delbanco

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. Eric Hoffer

The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment. Doug Larson

How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and there will never be a time when it is not now. Gerald Jampolsky

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate. Thornton Wilder

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. Robert Brault

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is. Maxim Gorky

Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by. Carl Sandburg

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens. Douglas Jerrold

Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard’s rustling, a breath, a flash, a moment – a little makes the way of the best happiness. Friedrich Nietzsche

We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier. Walter Savage Landor Click to tweet

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Quotes About Happiness Being ‘Inside’, The Mind, Thinking

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If you are not happy here and now, you never will be. Taisen Deshimaru Click to tweet

It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it. Dale Carnegie

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. Marcus Aurelius Click to tweet

A man’s as miserable as he thinks he is. Seneca

Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be. William Adams

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

The notion of happiness doesn’t exist in nature, it only exists in your mind. Maxime Lagacé

Your most primal need are to seek comfort and security. Unless you understand how your craving mind works, you’ll never rise above it. Maxime Lagacé

To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek. Alan Cohen

Desire is a contract that you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want. Naval Ravikant

The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life. Roy T. Bennett

Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude. Roy T. Bennett

Misery is almost always the result of thinking. Joseph Joubert

Joy is not in things; it is in us. Richard Wagner

Quotes About Happiness And Laughter

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Laughter is poison to fear. George R.R. Martin Click to tweet

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad. Norm Papernick

We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all. Jean de La Bruyere

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. William Shakespeare

Laugh, dance, smile, stay a little crazy. Life doesn’t always make sense. Maxime Lagacé

I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity, but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat. Allen Klein

Laughing brains are more absorbent. Alton Brown

Determine to live life with flair and laughter. Benjamin Franklin Click to tweet

Laughter is eternity if joy is real. Bono

Laugh. Laugh as much as you can. Laugh until you cry. Cry until you laugh. Keep doing it even if people are passing you on the street saying, ‘I can’t tell if that person is laughing or crying, but either way they seem crazy, let’s walk faster.’ Emote. It’s okay. It shows you are thinking and feeling. Ellen Degeneres

Never give up. Laugh a lot. Be good to others. James Dashner

You laugh at me because I’m different, I laugh at you because you’re all the same. Jonathan Davis

If you can laugh, you can get through it. Jami Gertz

Work hard. Laugh when you feel like crying. Keep an open mind, open eyes and an open spirit. Rachael Ray

Laughter is an instant vacation. Milton Berle

Quotes About Suffering, Sadness And Pain

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You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes. Lauren Oliver Click to tweet

I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy. Neil Gaiman

In the end, you should be grateful for your pains. Like trees without wind, humans grow weak without resistance. Maxime Lagacé

Happiness is a constant work-in-progress, because solving problems is a constant work-in-progress – the solutions to today’s problems will lay the foundation for tomorrow’s problems, and so on. True happiness occurs only when you find the problems you enjoy having and enjoy solving. Mark Manson

Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy. Roy T. Bennett Click to tweet

I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises. Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

Perfectionism is the enemy of happiness. Embrace being perfectly imperfect. Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, you’ll be happier. We make mistakes because we are imperfect. Learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself, and keep moving forward. Roy T. Bennett

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than growing with them. Bernard M. Baruch

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

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Jung

Do what you have always done and you’ll get what you have always got. Sue Knight

You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on. Oprah Winfrey

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them-that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Lao Tzu

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

Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery – there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair. Rick Warren

Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack. Hazelmarie Elliott

We are seldom happy with what we now have, but would go to pieces if we lost any part of it. Mignon McLaughlin

Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. Fyodor Dostoevsky

One should be either sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers. Eugene O’Neill

It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace. Chuck Palahniuk

There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience. Archibald McLeish

In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy? Leslie Caron

Joy never feasts so high as when the first course is of misery. John Suckling

You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness. Jonathan Safran Foer

Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others…By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves. Gordon B. Hinckley

Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy. Robert Anthony

Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy. Cynthia Nelms

The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not. George Bernard Shaw

Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce. Vivian Komori Click to tweet

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Quotes About Money And Happiness

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A heart full of joy is better than a hand full of coins. Matshona Dhliwayo Click to tweet

The most valuable thing you can buy to make yourself happy is time. Maxime Lagacé

There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less. G.K. Chesterton

It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed. Frank McKinney Hubbard

He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. Henry Ward Beecher Click to tweet

My family didn’t have a lot of money, and I’m grateful for that. Money is the longest route to happiness. Evangeline Lilly

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. Charles Kingsley

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

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

Happiness is like the penny candy of our youth: we got a lot more for our money back when we had no money. Mignon McLaughlin

Money doesn’t bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness brings money. Sam Rosen

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want. Margaret Young

The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash.

Part 5. What Is Happiness?

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Happiness is a direction, not a place. Sydney J. Harris Click to tweet

Happiness is an inside job. William Arthur Ward

Happiness is a form of courage. Holbrook Jackson

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. Margaret Lee Runbeck Click to tweet

We can’t control the world. We can only (barely) control our own reactions to it. Happiness is largely a choice, not a right or entitlement. David C. Hill

Real happiness is not of temporary enjoyment, but is so interwoven with the future that it blesses for ever. James Lendall Basford

Happiness is distraction from the human tragedy. J.M. Reinoso

We cannot be happy if we expect to live all the time at the highest peak of intensity. Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony. Thomas Merton

Happiness is a way station between too little and too much. Channing Pollock 9Mr. Moneypenny)

Happiness is usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults. Thomas Szasz

Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it. Don Herold

Happiness is a function of accepting what is. Werner Erhard

Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Norman MacEwan

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

Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness. Don Marquis

Happiness is the natural flower of duty. Phillips Brooks

Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind. Thomas Jefferson

Happiness is the resultant of the relative strengths of positive and negative feelings rather than an absolute amount of one or the other. Norman Bradburn

Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill. Johnny Carson

Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response. Mildred Barthel

Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world. Orhan Pamuk

Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration. Pat Conroy

Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it. Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. Aristotle

Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have. Click to tweet

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values. Ayn Rand

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

Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness. Robertson Davies

Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination. Immanuel Kant

Happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else. Dr. Idel Dreimer

True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Helen Keller

Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it. J. Petit Senn

Part 5. What Is The Secret To Happiness?

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The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage. Carrie Jones

The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. William Morris Click to tweet

If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe. Joe Rogan

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

The secret to happiness is to put the burden of proof on unhappiness. Robert Brault

The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony. V.S. Pritchett

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you. Tony Robbins

Part 6. Conclusion

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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 Click to tweet

What is your favorite happiness quote? Would you like to add another one here? Please let me know in the comment section below!

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Author Bio

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

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Enjoy this list of short inspirational quotes. Discover simple thoughts, one liners and wise sayings to start your day.

You can totally do this. Click to tweet

Impossible is for the unwilling. John Keats Click to tweet

No pressure, no diamonds. Thomas Carlyle Click to tweet

Stay foolish to stay sane. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

When nothing goes right, go left. Click to tweet


Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett Click to tweet

Don’t tell people your plans. Show them your results. Click to tweet

I can and I will. Click to tweet

Take the risk or lose the chance. Click to tweet

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The Best Short And Simple Quotes

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No guts, no story. Chris Brady

My life is my message. Mahatma Gandhi

Screw it, let’s do it. Richard Branson

Boldness be my friend. William Shakespeare

Keep going. Be all in. Bryan Hutchinson

My life is my argument. Albert Schweitzer

Dream big. Pray bigger.

Leave no stone unturned. Euripides

Fight till the last gasp. William Shakespeare

Stay hungry. Stay foolish. Steve JobsClick to tweet

Broken crayons still color. Click to tweet

And so the adventure begins.

If you want it, work for it.

You can if you think you can. George Reeves

Whatever you are, be a good one. Abraham Lincoln

Grow through what you go through.

Do it with passion or not at all.

She believed she could, so she did.

The past does not equal the future. Tony Robbins

Good things happen to those who hustle. Anaïs Nin

At the end of hardship comes happiness.

Don’t dream your life, live your dream.

If it matters to you, you’ll find a way. Charlie Gilkey

Forget about style; worry about results. Bobby Orr

Whatever you do, do with all your might. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Dream without fear. Love without limits.

Every noble work is at first impossible. Thomas Carlyle

If you’re going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

You can do anything you set your mind to.

We are twice armed if we fight with faith. Plato

The wisest mind has something yet to learn. George Santanaya

Open your mind. Get up off the couch. Move. Anthony Bourdain

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. André Gide

Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable. Paramahansa Yogananda

In life you need either inspiration or desperation. Tony Robbins

I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees. Euripides

The true success is the person who invented himself. Al Goldstein

Let him that would move the world first move himself. Socrates

Go forth on your path, as it exists only through your walking. Augustine of Hippo

We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough. Helen Keller

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius

It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand days as a lamb. Roman proverb

Life is fragile. We’re not guaranteed a tomorrow so give it everything you’ve got. Tim Cook

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and they day you find out why. Mark Twain

Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese proverb (This is one of my favorite short quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

Part 2. Short Quotes That ARE…

Short Uplifting, Positive And Inspirational Quotes

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You matter. Click to tweet

You are loved.

Actually, you can.

Yes! Yes! You can do it!

Focus on the good.

You are doing great.

We rise by lifting others.

Be happy. Be bright. Be you.

Every day is a second chance.

You are amazing. Remember that.

Darling, you are a work of art.

Each day provides its own gifts. Marcus Aurelius

Happiness looks gorgeous on you.

You are capable of amazing things.

You are somebody’s reason to smile.

Nothing is worth more than this day. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Think like a proton, always positive.

You are stronger than you think you are.

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Greg Anderson

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt Click to tweet

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. Christopher Reeve

You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you.

Breathe. It’s just a bad day, not a bad life.

Start every day off with a smile and get it over with. W. C. Fields

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. Booker T. Washington

It’s okay to not be okay as long as you are not giving up.

If you feel like giving up, look back at how far you’ve come.

Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day.

Don’t go through life, grow through life. Eric Butterworth

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington

You are amazing. As you are. Stronger than you know. More beautiful than you think. Tia Sparkles

Everything is going to be okay in the end. If it’s not the okay, it’s not the end.

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Very Short Quotes, Tatoo Quotes, Words, Mantras

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Love.

Begin.

Let go.

Breathe.

Slow down.

Let it be.

Go for it.

I love you.

Keep going.

Choose joy.

Enjoy today.

C’est la vie.

Choose happy.

Keep it cool.

Take it easy.

Be in the now.

Live the moment.

Choose to shine.

No pain, no gain.

Do it. With love.

It is what it is.

Love conquers all.

Keep your chin up.

Follow your heart.

Don’t rush things.

You only live once.

Never stop dreaming.

Now is all you have.

Keep moving forward.

This too shall pass.

Every moment matters.

Love more. Worry less.

Dust settles. I don’t.

Nothing lasts forever.

Work hard. Stay humble.

Enjoy the little things.

The best is yet to come.

Better things are coming.

Collect moments – not things.

Feel the fear and do it anyway.

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Funny Short Quotes

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Life is too short to learn German. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

Why do they put pizza in a square box?

Do crabs think we walk sideways? Bill Murray

Don’t be humble, you’re not that great. Indira Gandhi

I intend to live forever. So far, so good. Steven Wright

My life feels like a test I didn’t study for.

Why is there an expiration date on sour cream? George Carlin

This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last. Oscar Wilde

I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol. Steven Wright

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. Steve Martin

In heaven, all the interesting people are missing. Friedrich Nietzsche

The last woman I was in was the Statue of Liberty. Woddy Allen

Women want love to be a novel. Men, a short story. Daphne du Maurier

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days. Benjamin Franklin

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. Mark Twain

Whoever named it necking is a poor judge of anatomy. Groucho Marx

Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine. Robert C. Gallagher

I bet giraffes don’t even know what farts smell like. Bill Murray

Every novel is a mystery novel if you never finish it.

Why is the slowest traffic of the day called ‘rush hour’?

It’s easy to quit smoking. I’ve done it hundreds of times. Mark Twain

The risk I took was calculated, but man, I am bad at math.

I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder. Steven Wright

Do not read the next sentence. You little rebel, I like you.

Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it. George Carlin

Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in a library? Lily Tomlin

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by. Douglas Adams

I never feel more alone than when I’m trying to put sunscreen on my back. Jimmy Kimmel

Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others. Groucho Marx

The key to eating healthy is not eating any food that has a TV commercial. Mike Birbiglia

I’ve got to keep breathing. It’ll be my worst business mistake if I don’t. Steve Martin

There are three types of people in this world: those who can count, and those who can’t.

The closest a person ever comes to perfection is when he fills out a job application form.

Cute Short Sayings

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No rain. No flowers. Click to tweet

Shine like the stars.

You make my heart smile.

You will forever be my always.

Your voice is my favorite sound.

Throw kindness around like confetti.

My favorite place is inside your hug. Click to tweet

I still fall in love with you every day.

You smile, I smile. That’s how it works.

She was a rainbow, but he was color blind.

We were born to be real, not to be perfect. Liggy Webb

When I count my blessings, I count you twice.

By the way, I’m wearing the smile you gave me.

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. Oscar Wilde

When it rains look for rainbows. When it’s dark look for stars.

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you are the world. Bill Wilson

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. Ray Croft

Short Deep Quotes And Metaphors

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Be a voice. Not an echo. Click to tweet

Seek the seeker. Ramana Maharshi

Every wall is a door. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only truth is music. Jack Kerouac

Silence is an answer too.

If youth knew; if age could. Sigmund Freud

Time is the soul of this world. Pythagoras

Stars can’t shine without darkness.

He not busy being born is busy dying. Bob Dylan

It takes a long time to become young. Pablo Picasso

Be who you needed when you were young.

Innocence is courage and clarity both. Osho

Find what you love and let it kill you. Charles Bukowski

Sadness flies away on the wings of time. Jean de La Fontaine

I am not young enough to know everything. Oscar Wilde

Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down. Vanessa Paradis

The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.

If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention. Tom Peters

You’ve gotta know what death is to know life. Jack Kevorkian

Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. Will Rogers

Forgiveness is giving up hope for a better past.

Be kind to unkind people, they need it the most.

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. Winston Churchill

Character like a photograph, develops in darkness.

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. William Blake

Life is a question and how we live it is our answer. Gary Keller Click to tweet

God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails. Augustine of Hippo

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth. Pablo Picasso

Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is the ocean.

The truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is. Nadine Gordimer

This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time.

Hearts are wild creatures, that’s why our ribs are cages.

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

Your faith can move mountains and your doubt can create them.

The knowledge of happiness brings the knowledge of unhappiness. Swami Vivekananda

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. Khalil Gibran

Life is the car, your heart is the key and God is the chauffeur. Sri Sathya Sai Baba

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. Rumi

Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.

One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end. Jiddu Krishnamurti

When you’re happy you enjoy the music, when you’re sad you understand the lyrics.

When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there. George Harrison

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Wise Short Sayings (Words Of Wisdom)

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You have to be odd to be number one. Dr. Seuss Click to tweet

Please all, and you will please none. Aesop

The fool wonders, the wise man asks. Benjamin Disraeli

A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent. Martin Luther King Jr

Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.

Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice. Henry Ford

Some people are so poor, all they have is money. Jack Kerouac

All generalizations are false, including this one. Mark Twain

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. Henry David Thoreau

There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future. Augustine of Hippo Click to tweet

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill

It’s so strange that autumn is so beautiful; yet everything is dying.

It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. Mark Twain

The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. James Crook

What counts can’t always be counted; what can be counted doesn’t always count. Albert Einstein

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death. Leonardo da Vinci

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

Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary. Ray Knight

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt. Mark Twain

Part 3. Short Quotes For More Happiness…

Short Quotes On Life

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So it goes. Kurt Vonnegut Click to tweet

Live the life you’ve dreamed. Henry David Thoreau

Life is not fair; get used to it. Bill Gates

Life is a long lesson in humility. James M. Barrie

Life is a lively process of becoming. Douglas MacArthur

The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates

Life is largely a matter of expectation. Homer

Don’t count the days. Make the days count.

Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly. Mae West

Don’t wait. Life goes faster than you think.

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard.

Life is too important to be taken seriously. Oscar Wilde

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Helen Keller

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. Leo Tolstoy

Love the life you live. Lead the life you love. Bob Marley

Life is accepting what is and working from that. Gloria Naylor

We are all, right now, living the life we choose. Peter McWilliams

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued. Socrates

Live your life, do your work, then take your hat. Henry David Thoreau Click to tweet

Life got to be about more than just solving problems. Elon Musk

Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be. Eckhart Tolle

Life is about making an impact, not making an income. Kevin Kruse

The quality of life is more important than life itself. Alexis Carrel

You have to die a few times before you can really live. Charles Bukowski

What’s coming will come and we’ll meet it when it does. Hagrid

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. Anaïs Nin

Life is defined more by its risks than by its samenesses. Mary Anne Radmacher

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. Mae West

Sometimes life has its way with you when you least expect it. Jon Hamm

Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being. Kevin Kruse

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard

Life is amazing. Life is fucking messy. Life is what you make of it. Dwayne Johnson

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. Soren Kierkegaard

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing. Oscar Wilde

Only one life that soon is past, only what’s done with love will last.

Don’t be afraid your life will end. Be afraid that it will never begin. Grace Hansen

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

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. Albert Einstein

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost

Life really does begin at forty. Up until then, you are just doing research. Carl Gustav Jung

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. William Skakespeare

Life, it seems, is nothing if not a series of initiations, transitions, and incorporations. Alan Dundes

Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier. Albert Schweitzer

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Maya Angelou

Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art. Maya Angelou

I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation. Mike Todd

Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.

I think people spend too much time staring into screens and not enough time drinking wine, tongue kissing, and dancing under the moon. Rachel Wolchin

Small Quotes On Love

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To love is to act. Victor Hugo Click to tweet

All you need is love. John Lennon

Do all things with love. Og Mandino

Every lover is a soldier. Ovid

Who, being loved, is poor? Oscar Wilde

Speak low, if you speak love. William Shakespeare

Love is the absence of judgment. Dalai Lama

If you wished to be loved, love. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Love the sinner and hate the sin. Augustine of Hippo

If a thing loves, it is infinite. William Blake

In true love, you attain freedom. Thich Nhat Hanh

Economized love is never real love. Honore De Balzac

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

The more you judge, the less you love. Honore de Balzac

Lovers quarrels are the renewal of love. Terence

Life is a game and true love is a trophy. Rufus Wainwright Click to tweet

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven. Karen Sunde

Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow. John Lennon

If love appears, boundaries will disappear. Osho

Intense love does not measure, it just gives. Mother Teresa

They do not love that do not show their love. William Shakespeare

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. Benjamin Franklin

The more you love, the more you become lovable. Osho

You cannot save people, you can just love them. Anaïs Nin

Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears. Ovid

It is love alone that gives worth to all things. Teresa of Avila

Life in abundance comes only through great love. Elbert Hubbard

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom. Rabindranath Tagore

The art of love is largely the art of persistence. Albert Ellis

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa

Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary. Oscar Wilde

You give me the kind of feeling people write novels about.

Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow. John Gay

Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it. Nicholas Sparks

Stay away from people who make you feel like you’re hard to love.

Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood. George Orwell

Never let an opportunity to tell someone how much they mean to you.

The quickest way to get someone’s attention is to no longer want it.

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. Mother Teresa

Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still. Henry David Thoreau

Love needs great courage. It needs great courage because it needs the sacrifice of the ego. Osho

I don’t have time to worry about who doesn’t like me. I’m too busy loving people who love me.

Do not seek the because – in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions. Anaïs Nin

Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism. Sigmund Freud

Small Quotes On Loving Yourself

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You are enough. Click to tweet

Nobody is perfect.

Make yourself a priority.

This is who the fuck I am. Lady Gaga

Find yourself, and be that.

Different doesn’t mean wrong.

Where’s your will to be weird? Jim Morrison Click to tweet

And now I’ll do what’s best for me.

Above all things, reverence yourself. Pythagoras

Self-respect knows no considerations. Mohandas Gandhi

No one is laughable who laughs at himself. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Why fit in when you were born to stand out? Dr. Seuss

Personal love is concentrated universal love. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

You are not designed for everyone to like you.

Accept who you are. Unless you’re a serial killer. Ellen DeGeneres

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. Coco Chanel

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are. Kurt Cobain

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. Oscar Wilde

Whatever makes you weird is probably your greatest asset.

If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company. Jean-Paul Sartre

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself. Mark Twain

I’m currently under construction. Thank you for your patience.

The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself. Rita Mae Brown

Be yourself. People don’t have to like you, and you don’t have to care.

Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. André Gide

I found that there is only one thing that heals every problem, and that is: to know how to love yourself. Louise Hay

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Small Quotes On Happiness

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Smile, it’s free therapy.

Freedom lies in being bold. Robert Frost

A happy wife is a happy life. Gavin Rossdale

Happiness lies in perspective.

Boredom: the desire for desires. Leo Tolstoy

Do more of what makes you happy.

Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle

The less I needed, the better I felt. Charles Bukowski

Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Mother Teresa

Happiness can exist only in acceptance. George Orwell

Man is the artificer of his own happiness. Henry David Thoreau

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. Rita Mae Brown

To live happily is an inward power of the soul. Marcus Aurelius

Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness. Bertrand Russell

A happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world. Atticus

There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. Thich Nhat Hanh

Never expect anything. You’ll never be disappointed.

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. BuddhaClick to tweet

Happiness is the absence of the pursuit of happiness.

Stay true to you and you will end up incredibly happy.

Happiness is needing less. Unhappiness is wanting more.

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. Richard Bach

If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment. Carlos Santana

Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved. Victor Hugo

Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want. Alan Cohen

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough. Emily Dickinson

To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek. Alan Cohen

Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love. Ovid

Whatever it is, find something to be excited about for tomorrow.

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness. Frank Tyger

The key to happiness is doing something you like every single day. Victor Pride

We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh. William James

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. Margaret Lee Runbeck

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self. Joseph Addison

Base your happiness on taking action toward those goals, not on attaining them. Laura J. Tong

A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth. George Bernard Shaw

Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it. Samuel Butler

Happiness cannot be accumulated. What is accumulated is always destructed by time. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. Democritus

Short Sayings On Friendship

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A friend is a second self. Aristotle

Choose people who lift you up. Michelle Obama

Find your tribe. Love them hard.

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. Friedrich Nietzsche

Any day spent with you is my favorite day.

The only way to have a friend is to be one. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friends are the siblings God never gave us. Mencius

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. Jean de La Fontaine

The good man is the friend of all living things. Mahatma Gandhi

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives. Euripides

Treasure your relationships, not your possessions. Anthony J. D’Angelo Click to tweet

Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures. Seneca

The language of friendship is not words but meanings. Henry David Thoreau

Friends? You don’t need more than your few close ones. Alden Tan

Wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world. Henry Drummond

It’s a beautiful thing to love others just as they are.

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. Henry Ford

If you have one true friend you have more than your share. Thomas Fuller

The real business of life is trying to understand each other. Gilbert Parker

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. Joseph F. Newton

 

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

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. Elbert Hubbard

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. Hubert H. Humphrey

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

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Shorts Sayings On Gratitude

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‘Enough’ is a feast. Buddhist proverb

Count your blessings. Og Mandino

Be obsessively grateful.

Gratitude changes everything.

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. Aesop

Start each day with a grateful heart.

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. Karl Barth

Expect nothing and appreciate everything.

A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. Doris Day

Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone. Gertrude Stein

Don’t forget who was with you from the start.

When one has a grateful heart, life is so beautiful. Roy T. Bennett

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Ludwig Jacobowski Click to tweet

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. Henry Ward Beecher

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. Friedrich Nietzsche

Pull over to the side of your journey and look how far you’ve come.

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. Winnie the Pooh

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Short Sayings On Kindness

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Kindness is wisdom. Philip James Bailey

Kindness is contagious.

Fair and softly goes far. Miguel de Cervantes

Kindness is always beautiful.

Real kindness seeks no return.

Be gentle first with yourself. Lama Yeshe

Do small things with great love. Mother Teresa

You will never regret being kind.

In the end, only kindness matters.

For it is in giving that we receive. Francis of Assisi

No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank

Kind people are the best kind of people.

Kindness is not an act, it’s a lifestyle.

The more sympathy you give, the less you need. Malcolm S. Forbes

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle Ian Maclaren

Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life. Isaac Bashevis

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. William Arthur Ward

Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.

We are all different. Don’t judge, understand instead. Roy T. Bennett

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. Mother Teresa

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? Jean-Jacques Rousseau

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop Click to tweet

You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force. Publilius Syrus

The end result of kindness is that it draws people to you. Anita Roddick

Kindness is like snow – it beautifies everything it covers. Khalil Gibran

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. Mother Teresa

It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.

How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.

Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.

How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at the time.

I don’t worry about people misinterpreting my kindness for weakness. Jason Bateman

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Short Sayings On The ‘Self’

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Do less. Be more. Neil Strauss

You are your choices. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Be true to who you are.

My forte is awkwardness. Zach Galifianakis

We are what we believe we are. C.S. Lewis

Do as you wish. Be as you are.

It’s ok to put yourself first.

Know who you are and know it’s enough.

The ultimate mystery is one’s own self. Sammy Davis Jr.

Character is simply habit long continued. Plutarch

This above all: to thine own self be true. William Shakespeare

Adventure is not outside man; it is within. George Eliot

You are who you are when nobody’s watching. Stephen Fry

To know oneself, one should assert oneself. Albert Camus

The things that we love tell us what we are. Thomas Aquinas

When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside. Rumi

I may be no better, but at least I am different. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There is no competition because nobody can be me.

I am not the perishable body, but the eternal Self. Ramana Maharshi

What I’m looking for is not out there, it is in me. Helen Keller

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. Sigmund Freud

Sometimes it’s only madness that makes us what we are.

As long as you can find yourself, you’ll never starve. Suzanne Collins

Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves. Nathaniel Branden

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment. Lao Tzu

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within. Mohandas Gandhi Click to tweet

Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority. Tom Hopkins

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw

Never be an imitator, be always original. Don’t become a carbon copy. Osho

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Mohandas Gandhi

Life is really a dance if you are original, and you are meant to be original. Osho

He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. Lao Tzu

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Henry David Thoreau

Short Sayings On Dreams

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Dreams don’t work unless you do.

Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso

If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney

Don’t dream your life, live your dream.

Nothing happens unless first we dream. Carl Sandburg

The dreamers are the saviors of the world. James Allen Click to tweet

If you give up on your dreams, what’s left? Jim Carrey

It may be that those who do most, dream most. Stephen Butler Leacock

Make your dreams happen. Die with memories, not dreams.

If it’s still in your mind, it is worth taking the risk.

Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. Khalil Gibran

I dream. Sometimes I think that’s the only right thing to do. Haruki Murakami

Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy. Sigmund Freud

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. Oprah Winfrey

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt

You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. Michael Phelps

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams and live the life you have imagined. Henry David Thoreau

Short Sayings On Beauty

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You are beautiful.

Be beautiful your own way.

There is beauty in simplicity.

To love beauty is to see light. Victor Hugo

Beauty awakens the soul to act. Dante Alighieri

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius.

Beauty is the promise of happiness. Stendhal

A beautiful thing is never perfect. Egyptian proverb

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it. Albert Schweitzer Click to tweet

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius

Beauty always promises, but never gives anything. Simone Weil

The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread. D. H. Lawrence

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. Coco Chanel

I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.

If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads. Anatole France

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. Khalil Gibran

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. Anne Frank

Sometimes you need to close your eyes to see the real beauty.

For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth. Lao Tzu

I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains. Anne Frank

You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful. Amy Bloom

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller

Short Sayings On Time

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Time is money. Benjamin Franklin

Time is all we have.

Good things take time.

Time eases all things. Sophocles

Lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin

Time brings all things to pass. Aeschylus

Time is the wisest counsellor of all. Pericles

Time is but the stream I go fishing in. Henry David Thoreau

The trouble is, you think you have time. Jack Kornfield

Nothing is so dear and precious as time. French proverb

Time you enjoy wasting isn’t wasted time.

Time is a game played beautifully by children. Heraclitus

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. Mark Twain

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. William Penn

It’s not about having time, it’s about making time.

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy Click to tweet

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. William Blake

Taking crazy things seriously is a serious waste of time. Haruki Murakami

Being rich is having money, being wealthy is having time. Stephen Swid

Be patient and tough; one day this pain will be useful to you. Ovid

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Steve Jobs

If you love life, don’t waste time for time is what life is made up of. Bruce Lee

Short Sayings On Minimalism

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Own less. Do more.

Simplify, simplify. Henry David Thoreau

Order brings peace. St-Augustine

More life, less rush.

Buy less, choose well. Vivienne Westwood

Do more of what matters. Anthony Ongaro

Fewer things. More peace.

Brevity is the soul of wit. William Shakespeare

Stop the glorification of busy.

Simplicity is the soul of efficiency. Austin Freeman

Once you need less, you will have more.

I make myself rich by making my wants few. Henry David Thoreau

Owning less is better than organizing more. Joshua Becker

He is richest who is content with the least. Socrates

Learn to say no without explaining yourself.

Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion. Benjamin Franklin

Owning less is great, wanting less is better. Joshua Becker Click to tweet

Someone else is happy with less than you have.

You don’t need more space. You need less stuff.

Minimalism is not deprivation, it’s liberation.

The most important things in life aren’t things. Anthony J. D’Angelo

A place for everything, everything in its place. Benjamin Franklin

There is more to life than increasing its speed. Mahatma Gandhi

It is quality rather than quantity that matters. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The need for less often result in a life of more. Brian Gardner

Love people, use things. The opposite never works. The Minimalists

The verbal expression of simplicity is ‘no thanks’.

Remember, you probably already have more than you need.

Owning things has a cost, and money is the least of it. David Cain

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius

I was living the American dream and I realized it wasn’t my dream. Joshua Fields Millburn

Stop pressing rewind on things that should be deleted in your life.

The more possessions you have, the less time you have to enjoy them.

My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do. Francine Jay

Being a minimalist means you value yourself more than material things.

Getting all of that stuff out of your life (and your mind) is addictive. Tynan

Instead of working so hard to make ends meet, work on having fewer ends. Courtney Carver

It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential. Bruce Lee

Minimalism is not about having less, it’s about making room for more of what matters.

Don’t buy shit you don’t need, with money you don’t have, to impress people you don’t like. Tyler Durden, Fight Club

Our economy is based on spending billions to persuade people that happiness is buying things. Philip Slater

You don’t need to remove clutter if you don’t let it enter your home or office in the first place. Jeri Dansky

Stop trying to impress others with the things that you own. Begin inspiring them by the way you live.

What is minimalism then? It’s living lightly and gracefully on the earth. It’s uncovering who you are. Francine Jay

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Short Zen Quotes And Proverbs

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No ego, no pain. Chien-ju

What we think, we become. Buddha

I don’t mind what happens. Jiddu Krishnamurti

He who is contented is rich. Lao Tzu

Smile, breathe and go slowly. Thich Nhat Hanh

Even monkeys fall from trees. Japanese proverb

Confine yourself to the present. Marcus Aurelius

Enough is abundance to the wise. Euripides

Inhale the future. Exhale the past.

He who knows he has enough is rich. Lao Tzu

Wherever you are, be totally there. Eckart Tolle

Water which is too pure has no fish. Ts’ai Ken T’an

The essence of the Way is detachment. Bodhidharma

Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes. Swami Sivananda

If it comes; let it. If it goes; let it.

Be like a tree. Let the dead leaves drop. Rumi Click to tweet

The greatest achievement is selflessness.

If all you can do is crawl, start crawling. Rumi

There are no problems without consciousness. Carl Gustav Jung

The quieter you become, the more you can hear. Baba Ram Dass

If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.

When the disciple is ready, the master appears. Osho

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius

The greatest effort is not concerned with results.

Give this moment your attention – and affection. Alex Blackwell

Who looks outside dreams, who looks inside awakens. Carl Gustav Jung

There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path. Buddha

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. Lao Tzu

Awareness is freedom, it brings freedom, it yields freedom. Jiddu Krishnamurti

The only way you can endure your pain is to let it be painful. Shunryu Suzuki

Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still. Chinese proverb

Contentment comes not so much from great wealth as from few wants. Epictetus

Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are. Chinese proverb

The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. Lao Tzu

Do not listen with the intent to reply. But with the intent to understand.

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. Chinese proverb

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need. Vernon Howard

Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than silence.

Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be. Eckhart Tolle

If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. Lao Tzu

Short Sayings On Peace

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Peace is every step. Thich Nhat Hahn

My aim in life is not to judge. Jeanne Moreau

A smile is the beginning of peace. Mother Teresa

Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong. Mohandas Gandhi

Peace is the only battle worth waging. Albert Camus

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace. Lao Tsu

It is possible to choose peace over worry.

There is no way to peace, peace is the way. A.J. Muste

Peace is costly but it is worth the expense. African proverb

Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err. Euripides

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. Buddha

Let nothing and no one disturb your inner peace. Luminita Saviuc

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others. Gerald Jampolsky

Don’t hurry. Don’t worry. Do your best and let it rest.

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. Lao Tzu

I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Let loose of what you can’t control. Serenity will be yours.

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. Paul Boese

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. Martin Luther King Jr Click to tweet

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. Albert Einstein

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix

The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. Albert Einstein

Short Sayings On Truth

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Time discovers truth. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Truth is a pathless land. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Seek truth and you will find a path. Frank Slaughter

Adversity is the first path to truth. Lord Byron

Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult. George Eliot

Truth is on the side of the oppressed. Malcolm X

The object of the superior man is truth. Confucius

The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Oscar Wilde

Be truthful, nature only sides with truth. Adolf Loos

There is no truth. There is only perception. Gustave Flaubert

We have art in order not to die of the truth. Friedrich Nietzsche

Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is. Albert Camus

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. Henry David Thoreau

We search something permanent, something that will last. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both. Horace Mann Click to tweet

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest. Mohandas Gandhi

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. Mark Twain

In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it. Ayn Rand

The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable. James A. Garfield

Do not love leisure. Waste not a minute. Be bold. Realize the Truth, here and now. Swami Sivananda

Truth is always new. Truth is seeing a smile, a person, life, like if it was the first time. Jiddu Krishnamurti

A man who is protecting himself constantly through knowledge is obviously not a truth-seeker. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. Bernard M. Baruch

Short Quotes On Wisdom

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Know thyself. Socrates

Wisdom begins in wonder. Socrates

If you judge, investigate. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Doubt grows with knowledge. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everything popular is wrong. Oscar Wilde

What you seek is seeking you. Rumi

Observe all men, thyself most. Benjamin Franklin

Doubt is the origin of wisdom. Augustine of Hippo

Nature does nothing uselessly. Aristotle

Listen to many, speak to a few. William Shakespeare

A closed mouth catches no flies. Miguel de Cervantes

Never confuse motion with action. Benjamin Franklin

I’m wise because I’ve been foolish.

Do what is right, not what is easy.

Silence is true wisdom’s best reply. Euripides

Wisdom comes only through suffering. Aeschylus

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. Charles Dickens

An overflow of good converts to bad. William Shakespeare

To find yourself, think for yourself. Socrates

My life is perfect even when it’s not. Ellen DeGeneres

In teaching others we teach ourselves.

Maturity comes with experience, not age.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. Haruki Murakami

It is better to travel well than to arrive. Buddha

What’s meant to be will always find a way.

Love is too young to know what conscience is. William Shakespeare

Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast. William Shakespeare Click to tweet

With wisdom, comes the desire for simplicity.

Wise is he who collects the wisdom of others. Juan Guerra Caceras

Nothing has more strength than dire necessity. Euripides

He who would travel happily must travel light. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

When knowledge becomes rigid, it stops living. Anselm Kiefer

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. Henry David Thoreau

Memory is the old, and it is afraid of the new. Osho

Nothing external to you has any power over you. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness. Michel de Montaigne

Not being able to govern events, I govern myself. Michel de Montaigne

The mind is everything. What you think you become. Buddha

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Gustav Jung

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better. Abraham Lincoln

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. Augustine of Hippo

When you give yourself, you receive more than you give. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If you think you know the answer, you’re far from wise. Trent Hamm

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. Voltaire

We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become. Carl Gustav Jung

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough. Lao Tzu

He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know. Lao Tzu

The wisest man is generally he who thinks himself the least so. Nicolas Baileau

Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.

Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.

As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue. Albert Einstein

To become a spectator of one’s own life is to escape the suffering of life. Oscar Wilde

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. William Shakespeare

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results. Albert Einstein

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain

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Short Quotes On Strength

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Courage, dear heart. C.S. Lewis

He who is brave is free. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

From caring comes courage. Lao Tzu

Don’t stop until you’re proud.

Courage doesn’t always roar. Mary Anne Radmacher

What keeps me going is goals. Muhammad Ali

Life is tough but so you are.

Fortune and love favor the brave. Ovid

I’m strong because I’ve been weak.

The best way out is always through. Robert Frost

There is no education like adversity. Benjamin Disraeli

One man with courage makes a majority. Andrew Jackson

I’m fearless because I’ve been afraid.

The pain you feel now, will be a strength after some time.

Diligence is the mother of good fortune. Benjamin Disraeli

Because of a great love, one is courageous. Lao Tzu

Tough times never last, but tough people do.

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks. Herodotus

He that can have patience can have what he will. Benjamin Franklin

Rock bottom has built more heroes than privilege.

I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past.

Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Courage is like a muscle; it is strengthened by use. Ruth Gordon

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Graduation day brings with it a roller coaster of emotions for grads and their families alike. It’s a time of celebration and achievement. There is reflection on past trials and successes as well as hope for the future.

As a relative or close friend of the grad, you’ve already done your job of shaping their mind and filling their heart. Now it’s time to take a step back and let them shine. All their hard work has trained them for what is to come.

Whether your student is in high school or college, crafting the perfect advice for a speech at the graduation party or thoughtful wishes for a graduation card can be a challenge. If this exciting time has you at a loss for words, here are over one hundred graduation quotes that will help you share wisdom and knowledge with your graduate.

College Graduation Quotes

As your grad transitions from being a student to entering the real world, wish them well with these quotes about the merits of higher education.

  • “Do all the other things, the ambitious things—travel, get rich, get famous, innovate, lead, fall in love, make and lose fortunes…but as you do, to the extent that you can, err in the direction of kindness.”
    —George Saunders
  • “There is nothing more beautiful than finding your course as you believe you bob aimlessly in the current. Wouldn’t you know that your path was there all along, waiting for you to knock, waiting for you to become. This path does not belong to your parents, your teachers, your leaders, or your lovers. Your path is your character defining itself more and more everyday like a photograph coming into focus.”
    —Jodie Foster
  • “You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.”
    —Tom Brokaw
  • “Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.”
    —Henry Peter Brougham
  • “What we learn with pleasure we never forget.”
    —Alfred Mercier
  • “Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!”
    —Louisa May Alcott
  • “Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life.”
    —Frederick W. Robertson
  • “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
    —Benjamin Franklin
  • “Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.”
    —Nora Ephron
  • “You don’t go to university so you can punch a clock. You go to university so you can be in a position to make a difference.”
    —Janet Napolitano
  • “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”
    —B.B. King
  • “What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul.”
    —Joseph Addison
  • “Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.”
    —Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “We may live in an age of instant messaging, instant gratification and Instagram, but there is no way to short circuit the path to success.”
    —Tory Burch
  • “It is absolutely still possible to make a difference.”
    —Michelle Obama
  • “The highest result of education is tolerance.”
    —Helen Keller
  • “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”
    —Malcolm X

High School Graduation Quotes

High school graduation is exciting—it sparks hope for the future and invites graduates to dream big. Encourage them with these optimistic high school graduation messages.

  • “The most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and to not give into peer pressure to try to be something that you’re not.”
    —Ellen DeGeneres
  • “The old rules are crumbling and nobody knows what the new rules are. So make up your own rules.”
    —Neil Gaiman
  • “Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.”
    —Senator Orrin Hatch
  • “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
    —Arthur Ashe
  • “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”
    —John Dewey
  • “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
    —C.S. Lewis
  • “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.”
    —Anatole France
  • “Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential.”
    —Kerry Washington
  • “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”
    —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.”
    —Edward Koch
  • “There are no regrets in life. Just lessons.”
    —Jennifer Aniston
  • “Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey.”
    —Michael Josephson
  • “The only thing you can do in this life is pursue your passions, celebrate your bloopers and never stop following your fear.”
    —Grace Helbig
  • “Kid, you’ll move mountains.”
    —Dr. Seuss
  • “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.”
    —Albert Einstein
  • “Every person you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.”
    —H Jackson Brown Jr.
  • “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
    —Mark Twain

Inspirational Graduation Quotes

Graduation can feel like the first day of the rest of your grad’s life. Let that day be a confident, motivating one with these inspirational quotes.

  • “Now the first suggestion is to aim high, but be aware that even before you have reached your ultimate professional destination, if you always strive for excellence, you can and should have a substantial impact on the world in which you live.”
    —Sandra Day O’Connor
  • “Real courage is holding on to a still voice in your head that says, ‘I must keep going.’ It’s that voice that says nothing is a failure if it is not final. That voice that says to you, ‘Get out of bed. Keep going. I will not quit.’”
    —Cory Booker
  • “When you leave here, don’t forget why you came.”

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