What is Happiness? 50 Happiness Quotes For Your 2023 Journey

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New year, new beginnings! As we enter our 2023 journey, most of us want to pursue our life purpose and look for ways to experience true happiness and bliss.

We all want to be happy. We could be asking ourselves at this moment, what is happiness? To help you stay positive and find bliss in your 2023 journey, enjoy these inspirational and best happiness quotes from some of the influential people in the world. 

"There is no path to happiness; happiness is the path."  - Buddha

“Learn to be calm and you will always be happy” – Paramahansa Yogananda

“One who acts on truth is happy in this world and beyond.”- Buddha

"Happiness is a journey, not a destination." - Buddha

"Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions." - Dalai Lama

"We can cultivate a state of bliss when we are able to let go of stress, worry, and distracting thoughts." - Amy Leigh Mercree.

 “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” -Joseph Campbell.

"What greater bliss than to look back on days spent in usefulness, in doing good to those around us.” -Dorothea Dix.

 "From tiny, tiny waves of joy, one gets to the ocean of happiness, which is called bliss." -Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

" A person must never cease striving to enjoy life. It takes wit, interest, and energy to be happy." - Kilroy J. Oldster.

“Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.” —Deepak Chopra.

"Without the scars, without the pain, we wouldn’t be able to appreciate the times when everything is magical, the days when life is absolute bliss." - Kandi Steiner.

 "To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life."   -Jill Bolte Taylor.

 "Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It's the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps." -Sharon Draper.

"You can only have bliss if you don't chase it." -Bhante Henepola Gunaratana.

"A person who refuses to grow will never attain bliss."  -  Kilroy J. Oldster

 "There's only one reason why you're not experiencing bliss at this present moment, and it's because you're thinking or focusing on what you don't have...But, right now you have everything you need to be in bliss." -Anthony de Mello.

"Happiness is a choice, a repetitive one."     -Akilnathan Logeswaran.

 “I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace—a connection to what matters." -Oprah Winfrey.

 "It’s just that they’re too busy getting caught up in worry and stress to notice that life is magnificent and beautiful. Being alive is good. Being alive should already make you happy." - Leigh Hershkovich.

 “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn

“All happiness comes from awareness. The more we are conscious the deeper the joy. Acceptance of pain, non-resistance, courage and endurance - these open deep and perennial sources of real happiness, true bliss.” – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"Follow your bliss and let the magic of life happen." - Janelle Jalber

"If you want to be happy, be." - Leo Tolstoy 

 "The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet." - James Openheim 

"Happiness is there when you express kindness, compassion, and unconditional love and fill yourself with bliss and joy." - Debasish Mridha 

"There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way." - Thich Nhat Han

"Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are." - Marianne Williamson 

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

"Get in touch with your inner most desire and aspirations, then utilise the power of your heart to create a life of bliss." - Steven Redhead  

"Inner bliss is ultimate happiness." - Debasish Mridha 

"How we fare in any given situation depends on the conduct of our body, speech, and mind. Since mind is the chief, a disciplined mind is essential." 

- Dalai Lama 

 "When you follow your bliss, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you." 

- Joseph Campbell 

 “I believe in karma, and I believe if you put out positive vibes to everybody, that’s all you're going to get back. - Kesha

"I have chosen to be happy because it's good for my health." -Voltaire

"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

Happiness is a state of mind. It's just according to the way you look at things." -Walt Disney

"Happiness is not a goal...it's a by-product of a life well-lived." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss

"Happiness depends upon ourselves." - Aristotle

"A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness." - Albert Einstein

"For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life." - Benjamin Franklin

"Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness." -Christian Dior

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

“Strong emotions such as passion and bliss are indications that you're connected to Spirit, or 'inspired,' if you will. When you're inspired, you activate dormant forces, and the abundance you seek in any form comes streaming into your life.” - Wayne Dyer

“To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.—Mary Stuart

I’d rather be happy than right any day.” —Douglas Adams

“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


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