200 Happy Quotes

Here are 200 of the best happy quotes. You’ll see, the goal is simple: to beautify your day and life. You’ll find quotes on letting go, smiling, love, joy and gratitude. Hope you’ll like them!

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This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before. Maya Angelou

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Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon. Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)

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Happy is the one with clarity. Maxime Lagacé

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Happy people: don’t show off, don’t need validation, learn every day, help people, are affectionate, laugh a lot, ignore bullshit, live longer. James Altucher

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Just become totally content and happy from within. Then you will get all that you want. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


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Walk like you’re always listening to your favorite song. Thibaut

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Give yourself a gift: the present moment. Marcus Aurelius

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Stop a moment, cease your work, look around you. Leo Tolstoy

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

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A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy? Albert Einstein


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Just as a confident man doesn’t wonder if he’s confident, a happy man does not wonder if he’s happy. He simply is. Mark Manson

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If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. Andy Rooney

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Happiness is a state of mind, that has nothing to do with the external world. Bhagavad Gita

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Happiness lies not in finding what is missing, but in finding what is present. Tara Brach

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

Related quote topics: gratitude, simple, uplifting

The Best Happy Quotes

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Happy is the man who can make others better. Seneca

The happiest people want the lowest profile. Shane Parrish

Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom. Rumi

There is no greater ecstasy than to know who you are. Osho

If you can’t be happy washing dishes, you can’t be happy. Nora Ephron

Peace is happiness at rest; happiness is peace in motion. Naval Ravikant

Happiness is like a butterfly, the more you chase it, the more it will evade you, but if you notice the other things around you, it will gently come and sit on your shoulder. Henry David Thoreau

Contemplate more. Have more fun. Cry and laugh more often. Become a neo hippie. Create your own fashion. Meditate more. You don’t need to be busy all the time to justify your existence. Paulo Coelho

I woke up, stretched my body, and had some coffee. Life is good. @LifeMathMoney

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Don’t seek, don’t avoid, don’t expect. Take what comes and be happy. Maxime Lagacé


Breathing in, breathing out, I am blooming as a flower, I am fresh as the dew. I am solid as a mountain, I am firm as the earth, I am free. Thich Nhat Hanh

Whether this moment is happy or not depends on you. It’s you that makes the moment happy. It’s not the moment that makes you happy. Thich Nhat Hanh

You are what you want to become. Why search anymore? You are a wonderful manifestation. The whole universe has come together to make your existence possible. Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Happiness is the absence of desire. It’s what you feel when you no longer want to change your state. James Clear

Shut out what everyone else thinks, have the courage to follow your own bliss, and you will be immensely happy. Rhonda Byrne

The world was already everything I could ever have wanted. Nothing was required of me but to notice. Byron Katie

To be happy you have to be doing something you not only enjoy, but admire. Paul Graham

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Part 2. Happy Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Happy Quotes (Thoreau, Kant, Pascal, etc.)

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Blessed is he that expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Benjamin Franklin

Love, and do what you like. Augustine of Hippo

How little it takes to make us happy! Friedrich Nietzsche (Twilight of the Idols)

Rules for happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for. Immanuel Kant

He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A man is really alive only when he delights in the good will of others. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When we decide to be happy we accept the responsibility to bring happiness to someone else. Maya Angelou

Be here now. Be in the moment. The now is the greatest moment of our lives and it just keeps getting better. The bad parts the boring parts the parts with high anxiety. Embrace every moment for its greatness. This is life. This is the greatest movie we will ever see. Kanye West

When we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Hermann Hesse

It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite, only a sense of existence. Henry David Thoreau

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

Happy. Just in my swim shorts, barefooted, wild-haired, in the red fire dark, singing, swigging wine, spitting, jumping, running — that’s the way to live. All alone and free in the soft sands of the beach by the sigh of the sea out there. Jack Kerouac (The Dharma Bums)

Even more important than the warmth and affection we receive, is the warmth and affection we give. It is by giving warmth and affection, by having a genuine sense of concern for others, in other words through compassion, that we gain the conditions for genuine happiness. 14th Dalai Lama

We should treat each other as brothers and sisters because we all want to live a happy life. This is our common purpose and our right. 14th Dalai Lama

The purpose of life is to be happy. This is what all human beings have in common — the wish to lead a happy life. Many think that happiness is to be found outside us in material things, but actually it’s something that comes from within, from warm-heartedness and concern for others. 14th Dalai Lama

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Earl Nightingale

If anything is a gift of the gods to men, it is reasonable that happiness should be such a gift. Aristotle

If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek diversion from it in order to make ourselves happy. Blaise Pascal

It has been my observation that people are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln

The surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others. Eleanor Roosevelt

Short Happy Quotes

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One-liners, short happy quotes, sayings, thoughts and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.
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Paradise is a garden. Naval Ravikant

Time is a gift. Cherish it. Bill Masur

Happiness is my birthright. Gabby Bernstein

Blessings are already there. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

It’s such a blessing to be living. Joe De Sana

Peaceful is the one who expects nothing. Maxime Lagacé

Joy is never tomorrow; it is always now. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

A happy person carries his temple around him. Osho

It’s such a good feeling to know you’re alive. Fred Rogers

Be happy now, tomorrow will take care of itself. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

You are joy, wisdom, peace, compassion, and love. Ram Dass

Freedom isn’t a destination; it’s a state of mind. Byron Katie

Every day should begin with a good look at the sky. Thibaut

You never heard about most of the happiest people, and never will. @orangebook_


Inspirational And Positive Happy Quotes

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What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. Joseph Addison

Oh, this happiness is strong stuff. It’s marvellously liberating. J.D. Salinger

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. Lucille Ball

Find what makes you happy and go for it with all your heart. It will be hard, but I promise it will be worth it. Charlotte Eriksson

The secret to happiness is appreciating what you do now. If you drink a cup of tea, appreciate the tea. Happiness isn’t far away. Haemin Sunim

Be kind. Read more books. Spend time with your family. Crack jokes. Go to the beach. Hug your dog. Tell that special person you love them. These are the things these kids wished they could’ve done more. The rest is details. Oh… and eat ice cream. Alastair McAlpine (What gave meaning to kids in terminal care, twitter.com thread)

Get creative, give back and make someone smile. Peter John Dario

I’m not very good at it, but it doesn’t matter. It feels good to have made something. Fred Rogers

It does not matter if you are a rose or a lotus or a marigold. What matters is that you are flowering. Osho

Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours before me. I vow to look at all beings with the eyes of compassion and love. Thich Nhat Hanh

The truly rich don’t flaunt their wealth. The truly strong don’t bully the weak. The truly smart don’t complexify things. The truly talented are calm and relaxed. The truly happy live a quiet life. @orangebook_

Raise your ambitions. Lower your expectations. The higher your ambitions, the bolder your actions. The lower your expectations, the greater your satisfaction. Change the world and be happy along the way. James Clear

It is only when there is no goal and no rush that the human senses are fully open to receive the world. Alan Watts

You already are what you want to become. You are a marvel. You are a wonder. Thich Nhat Hanh

Every day we are engaged in a miracle that we don’t even recognize. Thich Nhat Hanh

Funny, Surprising And Happy Quotes

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By the way, I’ve become an exclamation point person! Steve Martin

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

As you proceed through life, following your own path, birds will shit on you. Don’t bother to brush it off. Getting a comedic view of your situation gives you spiritual distance. Having a sense of humor saves you. Joseph Campbell (Reflections on the Art of Living)

Show me someone sick and happy, in danger and happy, dying and happy, exiled and happy, disgraced and happy. Show me! By God, how much I’d like to see a Stoic. Epictetus (Related quotes: stoic sayings)

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

They say money won’t make you happy, but everyone wants to find out for themselves. Zig Ziglar

Deep Happy Quotes

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He who least needs tomorrow, will most gladly greet tomorrow. Epicurus

Happy people produce. Bored people consume. Stephen Richards

We get such a kick out of looking forward to pleasures and rushing ahead to meet them that we can’t slow down enough to enjoy them when they come. Alan Watts

Children are happy because: 1) They’re not self-conscious 2) They lack a sense of time pressure 3) They’ve no goals. The bottom line is they are living from moment to moment, and the mind is not there to interfere in their bliss. Naval Ravikant

The moderation of those who are happy arises from the calm which good fortune bestows upon their temper. François de La Rochefoucauld

We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves. François de La Rochefoucauld

The “happiest people?” You don’t hear about them. They live a quiet and private life, far away from any competition, or the madness of overstimulation. They wake up with a smile, with a loving family, doing what they love, slowly. @orangebook_

A happy person isn’t someone who’s happy all the time. It’s someone who effortlessly interprets events in such a way that they don’t lose their innate peace. Naval Ravikant

You’re never going to be happy if you keep lying to yourself. Naval Ravikant

It does matter why one is happy, for the happiness that comes from faithful hope is incomparable to that which comes from temporal vanity. Augustine of Hippo

I tell you, deep inside you is a fountain of bliss, a fountain of joy. Deep inside your centre core is truth, light, love, there is no guilt there, there is no fear there. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Few things are needed to make a wise man happy; nothing can make a fool content; that is why most men are miserable. François de La Rochefoucauld

What you read doesn’t matter if you don’t think. What you think doesn’t matter if you don’t do. What you do doesn’t matter if you aren’t happy. @orangebook_ (Related quotes: thinking sayings)

I enjoy my life thus far because I don’t spend too much time measuring how long all this will remain. Seneca

I have met people who seem to be happy with very little, and I’ve met people who seem very unhappy with an awful lot. Ram Dass

If you want peace, accept. If you want suffering, expect. Maxime Lagacé

The less you feel entitled to, the happier you will be. Sahil Lavingia

Wise Happy Quotes (Words of Wisdom)

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The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure. Tibetan proverb

Do what you enjoy, and if you can’t, enjoy what you do. Naval Ravikant

Someone who’s peaceful at rest will end up happy when they do an activity. Naval Ravikant

The happiest people in the world are people who love what they are doing, regardless of whether wealth, fame, power and elevated social status ever come their way. Thibaut

Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you. Thibaut

It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed. Ram Dass

Our idea of happiness can prevent us from actually being happy. We fail to see the opportunity for joy that is right in front of us when we are caught in a belief that happiness should take a particular form. Thich Nhat Hanh

There’s only one thing that’s better than getting what you want: it’s to know that you can be happy whether you get it or not. Adyashanti (See also: strength quotes)

You don’t need a reason to be happy. You just need healthier habits. @orangebook_

The wise need no fame. The smart need no credential. The happy need no validation. @orangebook_

One of the highest pleasures is to be more or less unconscious of one’s own existence, to be absorbed in sights, sounds, places, and people. Alan Watts

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life. Wumen Huikai

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. Hugh Downs

The sad seek comfort. The happy seek meaning. The wise enjoy the moment. Maxime Lagacé

See also: 5 Simple Lessons in Happiness (thriveglobal.com)

Part 3. Happy Quotes About…

Happy Quotes About Life

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Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is true prosperity. Eckhart Tolle

Aim for something higher than yourself. Plants grow toward the sun. Humans grow toward their goals. Maxime Lagacé

Whatever you do, do it slowly and intentionally. You will enjoy it more and become happier. Haemin Sunim

Freedom is when life becomes a play, cravings and aversions dissolve and belongingness flowers. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The secret of happiness: keep expectations low. Even better, have no expectations. If you accept life as it is and don’t expect it to conform to your ideas, you often find reasons to be happy. More importantly, you find that there is no reason to be unhappy in the first place. @TheAncientSage

Our thinking minds deprive us of the happiness that comes when we are living fully in the moment. Ram Dass

We are like fish out of water; Just as fish cannot be happy unless he is in water; We cannot be happy apart from the spiritual world. Bhagavad Gita

If you clean the floor with love, you have done an invisible painting. Live each moment in such delight that it gives you something inner. Osho

Here ends another day, during which I have had eyes, ears, hands and the great world around me. Tomorrow begins another day. Why am I allowed two? G.K. Chesterton

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. Anthony J. D’Angelo

Think long term. Execute short term. Appreciate the present. @TheStoicEmperor

Only those who face reality have a shot at getting peaceful and happy. Maxime Lagacé

Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead. Scottish proverb

See also: quotes to live by

See also: Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be Happy (4 minutes YouTube video)

Happy Quotes About Love

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When someone else’s happiness is your happiness, that’s love. Unknown

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

Love is wanting someone to be happy even if it’s not with you. Shane Parrish

You are rich when you are healthy. You are poor when you are greedy. You are happy when you are loved. @orangebook_

No one can lead a happy life if he thinks only of himself and turns everything to his own purposes. You should live for the other person if you wish to live for yourself. Seneca

You can’t make somebody else happy. You can make them breakfast, you can make them laugh, you can make them angry, but you can’t make them happy. They have to figure out how to do that for themselves. Mel Robbins

He who has no attachments can love others, for his love is pure and divine. And it is from those small acts of love you truly can be happy. Bhagavad Gita

Love is what gives meaning. Meaning is what makes it worthwhile. Maxime Lagacé

See also: 10 Reasons Why Love Is the Best Feeling In the World (huffpost.com)

Happy Quotes About Friendship

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How to be happy: find a few people you really care about and make them really happy. Sahil Lavingia

Look for the good in everyone and everything, and let your love and joy radiate out to the world, every single day. Rhonda Byrne

He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king. Augustine of Hippo

Through meditation find happiness within. Through service spread happiness outside. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Good people are happy when something good happens to someone else. Dean Smith

How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it! George Elliston

A happy person doesn’t have to convince other people they are happy. Either you are or you’re not. And if you are, you’re not taking selfies to show people. Shane Parrish

If someone isn’t happy for you, it has nothing to do with you. Don’t let them get you down, because they probably aren’t happy for themselves either. Mel Robbins

Happy is the person who can improve others, not only when present, but even when in their thoughts. Seneca

Feeling grateful makes us happier. Showing gratitude makes others happier. Adam Grant

Happy Quotes About Letting Go, Inner Peace

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Let yourself be pleasantly surprised. Don’t plan too much. @dailyzen

I care too much about my own happiness and inner peace to put in the effort of hating on someone. Ed Latimore

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

You don’t need to be happy all the time. There is so much pressure to be happy no matter what. We all feel sad, frustrated, angry, stressed, and disappointed sometimes. Feel those feelings. Recognize their importance. And most importantly, know you’re not alone. Mel Robbins

Someone who is able to be happy even when confronted with difficulties, has the capacity to offer a sense of joy to herself and to others. Thich Nhat Hanh

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. Thich Nhat Hanh

Happiness is living in the moment with joy, awareness and compassion; being free from within, feeling at home with everyone without barriers. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

If you can enjoy a laugh at your own expense you are sure to find humor in each day. @TheStoicEmperor

You don’t have to add anything in order to be happy; you’ve got to drop something. Anthony de Mello (See also: simplicity quotes)

You’re never so ready to forget yourself as when you are happy. Happiness releases you from self. Anthony de Mello

When one searches for happiness, he remains tied to misery. The two are inseparable. James Pierce

Aim for inner peace. It’s impossible to be happy all the time. Maxime Lagacé

When the mind understands its true nature, it becomes an unceasing flow of delight. Byron Katie

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See also: 13 Things To Let Go Of To Be Happy (huffpost.com)

Happy Quotes About Smiling

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A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. Phyllis Diller

Welcome each day with a genuine smile from within. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Breathing and smiling is a deep practice to bring us back to the present moment. Thich Nhat Hanh

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. Thich Nhat Hanh

If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work. Thich Nhat Hanh (Being Peace)

Everyone should smile. Life really isn’t that serious. We make it hard. The sun rises. The sun sets. We just tend to complicate the process. Ram Dass

A smile is happiness you will find right under your nose. Tom Wilson

It’s hard not to feel happy when you make someone smile. Roy T. Bennett

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Happy Quotes About Joy, Feeling Good, Wellness

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

Figure out what fuels your joy, then do lots of that. Bob Goff

Being happy in one’s home is better than being a chief. Nigerian proverb

I don’t have a goal, because existence has no goal. It simply is, flowering, blossoming, dancing but don’t ask why. Just an overflow of energy, for no reason at all. Osho

Being happy in one’s home is better than being a chief. Nigerian proverb

Happy people often give a lot for free. @orangebook_

Joy is your birthright. You don’t have to earn it or achieve it. You don’t have to *do* anything. It is there for you when you choose it. Justin Kan

There is simply nothing better than to climb out onto a rock, and sit for hours with nothing in sight but sea and sky. Alan Watts (See also: nature quotes)

And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’ Kurt Vonnegut

When you feel joyful, you are giving joy, and you’ll receive back joyful experiences, joyful situations, and joyful people, wherever you go. Rhonda Byrne

How much happier is the man who owes nothing to anybody except the one he can most easily refuse, himself! Seneca

I promise myself that I will enjoy every minute of the day that is given me to live. Thich Nhat Hanh

As you get wiser, you’ll realize how lucky you are for everything that happens for you. Maxime Lagacé

The more joyful we are, the more light we shine on the world. Gabby Bernstein

See also: humility quotes

Happy Quotes About Gratitude, Simple Things

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Don’t wait for things to be good to be grateful. Courtney Carver

You can become happy just by deciding to be happy. Osho

The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely. Louisa May Alcott

Happiness is always the direct result of gratitude. @dailyzen

The happy say yes. The successful say no. The peaceful do their duty. The wise smile. Maxime Lagacé

Find enjoyment in simple things first. Be grateful. Anything extra is a bonus. @dailyzen

There are many more ordinary hours in life than extraordinary ones. We wait in line at the supermarket. We spend hours commuting to work. We water our plants and feed our pets. Happiness means finding a moment of joy in those ordinary hours. Haemin Sunim

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Thich Nhat Hanh

While you are walking, smile and be in the here and now, and you will transform that place into paradise. Thich Nhat Hanh

You have to be able to cultivate an attitude to life where you’re not trying to get anything out of it. You pick up a pebble on the beach and look at it: beautiful! Don’t try and get a sermon out of it. Sermons in stones and God in everything be damned. Just enjoy it. Alan Watts

No matter how insignificant or small it might seem, each day make sure to do something that is your idea of bliss. Rhonda Byrne

When you are grateful, you’re happy, and you become a magnet to happy people, happy situations, and magical circumstances wherever you go. Rhonda Byrne

Be happy. Not because everything is good, but because you can see the good in everything. Trevor Noah

Most things that make you happy don’t cost much. Thibaut

See also: words of wisdom

See also: The Beauty of Simplicity — Living a Simpler Life (medium.com) or 6 Steps to Find More Gratitude in Your Life (becomingminimalist.com)

Part 4. Conclusion

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Craziness is good. Crazy people are happy, free, they have no hindrance. But since you have many attachments, you are only a little crazy. This is not crazy enough. You must become completely crazy. Then you will understand. Seungsahn

Call to action: Read How to Be Happy (Complete guide by nytimes.com) or watch Pharrell Williams – Happy (4 minutes YouTube video)

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