49 Uplifting Quotes To Brighten Your Day and Increase Your Happiness

These quotes come from some of the wisest minds in history, so take a few minutes out of your day to soak up their wisdom and allow it to lift your spirits!

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude"

William James

We all know that life can be challenging at times. But it's important to stay positive and look for ways to make the most of our experiences, no matter what they are.

William James, also known as the father of modern psychology, gave us thought-provoking insights words. He said, "in the chaos of life, we tend to overreact and focus on the negative side of things".

Consequently, we are stressed, frustrated, annoyed, and irritated. As a result, we lose sight of the bigger picture and end up being demotivated.

We end up believing that everything really is a problem. These problems seem unmanageable. Furthermore, even the smallest task sounds truly stressful and keeps on throwing us off the track frequently.

Happiness Quotes & Sayings

These happiness quotes can help you uplift your spirit and keep fighting with the problems of life like a real hero.

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"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. Your really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."

Lucille Ball

"You have peace," the old woman said, "when you make it with yourself."

Mitch Albom

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

Amy Bloom

"Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance."

Brene Brown

"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."

E. E. Cummings

"You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."

Sharon Salzberg

"Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it."

Salvador Dali

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."

Marilyn Monroe

"Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her."

Lao Tzu

"The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself."

Mark Twain

"Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be."

Heath L. Buckmaster

"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin -- real life. But there was always some obstacle in a way, some thing to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life will begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."

Alfred D' Souza

"I may not be perfect but I am okay just the way I am"

"All that matters in life is that you are happy with where you are, what you are, and with whom you are. Everything around you will be happy and smile with you. If that isn’t success, then what is."

Debasish Mridha

"The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely."

C. G. Jung

"Find your happiness, not by seeking more, but by appreciating what you already have."

Frank Sonnenberg

"For once, you believed in yourself. you believed you were beautiful and so did the rest of the world."

Sarah Dessen

"Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness."

William E. Gladstone

"When you realise that you're the only person responsible for your happiness, you'll begin to approach life differently."

Germany Kent

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

Charles Spurgeon

"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life."

Omar Khayyam

"Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so."

Robert Green Ingersoll

"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

"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

"If you don't take the time to get really clear about exactly what it is you're trying to accomplish, then you're forever doomed to spend your life achieving the goals of those who do."

Steve Pavlina

"Choose your battles wisely. After all, life isn't measured by how many times you stood up to fight. It's not winning battles that makes you happy, but it's how many times you turned away and chose to look into a better direction. Life is too short to spend it on warring. Fight only the most, most, most important ones, let the rest go."

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"Choose your battles carefully. Peace is often far better than proving someone wrong."

Katrina Mayer

"Pick battles big enough to matter and small enough to win"

Jonathan Kozel

"Don't follow in any footprints, make your own prints. Because, you are the future of tomorrow."

Jackie Joyner Kersee

"A more peaceful way to live is to decide consciously which battles are worth fighting and which are better left alone."

Richard Carlson

"You are the only one who gets to decide what you will be remembered for."

Taylor Swift

"Who says life is fair, where is that written?"

William Goldman

"It’s probably my job to tell you life isn’t fair, but I figure you already know that. So instead, I’ll tell you that hope is precious, and you’re right not to give up."

C. J. Redwine

"Life is fair. We all get the same nine-month shake in the box, and then the dice roll. Some people get a run of sevens. Some people, unfortunately, get snake-eyes. It's just how the world is."

Stephen King

"I looked up fairness in the dictionary and it was not there."

William Giraldi

"Nobody ever said that life was fair."

Green Day

"Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and keep reminding your self that everything happens for a reason."

John Mayer

"Don't wait for other people to be loving, giving, compassionate, grateful, forgiving, generous, or friendly... lead the way"

Steve Maraboli

"Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone's day."

Richelle E. Goodric

"It seems to me that no matter what religion you subscribe to, acts of kindness are the stepping-stones to making the world a better place--because we become better people in it."

Jodi Picoult

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

Maya Angelou

"It is never too late, no matter how old you get because anytime or any point in your life you can always have a chance to make a difference. You can always make a change for the better no matter what background you derived from. You can always do your best and be all that you can be because you will always be uniquely you. It is why it is always wise to listen to your eternal heart, your eternal instincts, and what it had always strove for and/or to do because really anybody can make a difference not only in their own lives but in the lives of others. It is never too late to shine; never."

George Eliot

"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

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."

Robert Frost

"Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!"

Lawrence G. Lovasik

"Nobody needs a smile so much as the one who has none to give. So get used to smiling heart-warming smiles, and you will spread sunshine in a sometimes dreary world."

Lawrence G. Lovasik

"Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it."

Emily Dickinson

"Never lose a chance of saying a kind word."

William Makepeace Thackeray

"One person can make a difference, and everyone should try."

John F. Kennedy

How To Become More Happier in Your Life?

Self-acceptance, being okay with where ever you are in life, and being mindful of what you are doing can make a lot of difference in your life. Let's explore how they can change your mind and make you a happier human.

The A-B-C-D-E perspectives mentioned below will not only help you get motivation but also facilitate you in creating habits of perspective. 

  • Acknowledge the totality of your being
  • Be Happy where you are
  • Chose your battles wisely
  • Do surrender to the fact that "Life isn't fair"
  • Every day tell one person something you like about them

Accept Yourself As You Are - You Are Perfect

Rather than denying our less-than-perfect aspects, it's important to accept them. That way, we can be more compassionate towards ourselves and others.

When feeling scared or jealous, rather than trying to hide these emotions, let yourself feel them. This will help you move through them quickly and grow beyond them.

Once we understand these feelings don't need to be feared or accepted as a big deal, we can relax about our imperfections and appreciate the wonderful aspects of who we are too!

So take a deep breath and give yourself some kindness - because even though none of us are perfect - that's totally okay!

Treat yourself with kindness, compassion, love, motivational words, and acceptance. You have imperfections, but you don't need to worry about them because everyone one of us is also imperfect.

Be Happy With Yourself No Matter Wherever You are in Life

We all have a tendency to postpone our own happiness, convincing ourselves that we won't be truly content until some distant future event happens - when we pay off debts, get our first job, or get married.

But even when these goals are achieved there is no guarantee of long-term happiness; new problems arise and can cause frustration.

We often forget that life moves forward relentlessly and now is the only time to find true joy and contentment.

You must accept the fact that there will always be challenges in life but this doesn't mean you can't still choose to be happy.

Happiness isn't something you achieve by working for it; it's a state of being found through feeling grateful for what you already have right now!

Choose Your Battles Wisely So You can Spend Energy Where it Matters

Living life contentedly can be difficult, but there is one popular phrase that helps to make it easier "pick your battles wisely".

It implies that instead of focusing on small things and arguing over them endlessly, we should prioritize which battles are truly important and focus our energy on those.

Turning every tiny issue into a major fight will only lead to frustration, as life is rarely the way we want it to be.

People won't always act in accordance with our expectations and plans may not work out perfectly.

If you accept this reality and put your effort towards the important matters, you will find yourself much happier in the long run.

You Gotta Accept that "Life Isn't Fair" and it Never Will Be

William Goldman's thought-provoking question, "Do we surrender to the fact that life isn't fair?" echoed in my mind as I beheld the many injustices around me.

As much as I want to deny it and think of a way for life to be fair, deep down I know life isn't and can never be.

I had been struggling with feeling sorry for myself and others; convincing myself that one day things would change and there'd be justice. But this wasn't going to happen, as accepting this sobering reality was liberating in itself.

It helped me understand that life is meant to have its own unique strengths and challenges, but it shouldn't stop us from doing all we can with what we have.

This realization shifted my focus from self-pity towards compassion - both for others and myself - which made me more helpful than ever before, rather than just complaining about the injustices of life!

Every Day Tell One Person Something You Like About Them

Every day is an opportunity to spread a little sunshine and make someone smile - why not use it?

Start by taking the time to tell at least one person something you like, admire, or appreciate about them.

It can be as simple as complimenting their style, acknowledging their hard work or just letting them know that they have made a positive difference in your life.

You may think that such words are unnecessary but often people need a reminder of how much they matter and what an impact they have on others. Who knows - your gesture may even give someone the courage to pursue something they had been too scared to try before!

Letting people know how much you value them not only has an immediate effect on the recipient but also brings joy into your own life.

Whether it’s from hearing someone thank you for saying something kind or seeing their face light up with genuine happiness, there's no denying that these moments will bring peace into both of your lives and create memories that will last forever.

So take some time today – maybe even right now – and let someone know what you appreciate about them!

Takeaway from These Happiness Quotes

The truth is none of us knows how long we are alive. Additionally, none of us know how many lemons life will give us. All of this is inevitable.

However, our perspective toward life's happenings can bring a 360-degree change. Furthermore, use happiness quotes to be motivated to spend the days of your life peacefully.