Sometimes you don’t have to use many words to get your point across.
In fact, keeping it short and simple can make what you’re saying extra powerful and memorable.
This is of course nothing new.
It’s something that’s many of the wisest people in history have kept in mind over thousands of years.
And today I want to share some of that sharp and quick wisdom.
This is 101 short and inspirational quotes about life and on how to make it a good, happy, loving and successful one from the past 2400 years.
I hope these quotes will give you a boost when you need it the most.
Short and Meaningful Quotes about Happiness
“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”
“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”
“The only joy in the world is to begin.”
— Cesare Pavese
“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”
— Dalai Lama
“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”
— Albert Camus
“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
“It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.”
— Lucille Ball
“Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.”
— Dennis Waitley
“It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.”
“The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.”
— Arthur Schopenhauer
“For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.”
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
— Mahatma Gandhi
“Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.”
— Dr. Robert Anthony
“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
— Marthe Troly-Curtin
“Happiness is a state of activity.”
“The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us greatest delight.”
“There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.”
“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh
“The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.”