Thirteen (13) HAPPINESS Life Quotes That Can Brighten Up Your Day

Happiness life quotes

In my previous article, we talked about happiness, what affects it, and how to choose to live happily. To add icing to the cake, here are my top 13 happiness life quotes that can brighten up your day, help you consciously make that choice and inspire you going forward.

I am enjoying them, hope you do as well!

1. Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.” –Jim Rohn







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We are the creature of habits. If we habitually choose happiness, it will effortlessly happen eventually.

2. “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” –Mahatma Gandhi

Only we can decide whether to be affected by other people’s actions. The people, the thoughts, the circumstances are brought about by our choices. It is us who decides what comes in or what goes out. Only those people who we choose to be important in our lives have the power to hurt us.

3. “No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” – Buddha

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Waking up every morning is the beginning of another day, another day to learn from the past and make a different choice.

4. “If you suffer it is because of you, if you feel blissful it is because of you. Nobody else is responsible – only you and you alone. You are your hell and your heaven too.” –Osho

If we start seeking how things happened, we’ll be able to realize it’s all about the choices we made.

5. “Happiness is the experience of living every moment with love, grace, and gratitude.” –Denis Waitley

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6. “I wake up every morning believing today is going to be better than yesterday.” –Will Smith

7. “Sometimes good things fall apart so that better things can fall together.” –Marilyn Monroe

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Everything happens for a reason. If we keep our faith and hold on to our dreams, we’ll realize things are happening to give way to what we really wanted.

8. “There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality or lower your expectations.” –Jodi Picoult

9. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam

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We only have now. Yesterday is memory and tomorrow is imagination.

10. “I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.” –Drew Barrymore

If we are happy within, everything around us becomes beautiful, and others will be able to feel and see that beauty because it reflects on our attitude towards things, even in circumstances that make other people frustrated or depressed. Choosing happiness results in making us choose to see the good side of everything.

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

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Nothing is worth doing if we aren’t happy.

12. Now and then, it’s good to pause our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. –Robert Brault

13. “Happiness is an inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life.” –Mandy Hale

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If we let others become the source of our happiness, that happiness can soon be taken away from us the moment that source walk out of our lives.

My Share

As for my own share of personal thoughts on how to live a happy life, I choose to believe that everything happens for a reason, and for that reason, I learned to let go of all the things I cannot change.

Life is precious; sooner or later it will end. So for now, choose happiness while you can.

Did you enjoy these quotes as much as I do? Let me know your thoughts or own sets of quotes that help you feel good every day.


All the best,
King Kong’s Girl

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  1. Loved this post of yours. It gave a new positivity to my thinking. Out of all I got really inspired from your share which says “I choose to believe that everything happens for a reason, and for that reason, I learned to let go of all the things I cannot change”. Certainly we should let go of some things which were never meant to be ours life is too short to waste.
    Thanks for brightening my day and for many others.

    1. You’re welcome, Bini. One of the main reason why we are robbed out of happiness is that we tend to hold on to something or someone who’s not able to be there anymore. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  2. Hello,
    thank you for these wonderful quotes, I love them. There is so much truth in them.
    They bring inspiration, positive thoughts and a better look at my life.
    All the best and many happy moments in life.

  3. Nice post! I truly believe that life is all about choices. Some are hard, some are easy. Choosing to be happy is a frame of mind. At times it is easy, and at times it is harder. But it is always worthwhile!

    I enjoyed the quotes very much. Some I have seen before, but being reminded of them is always a good thing. Reading them together put me in a very positive mood. Thanks.

    1. Thanks, Jane, quotes also give me that mood. That’s why when I’m a little bit exhausted but still need to do something, I resort to my list of quotes for motivation, depending on my current needs. I’m glad you liked it!

    1. You’re welcome Faisal, I’m glad you liked it and the site in general. I, myself, am tired of all the negativities around, instead, dedicated myself to sharing positivity and motivation to everyone I’m able to reach. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  4. Ow, thank you so very much for sharing these motivational and beautiful sayings about happiness, wills hare it with all the people I know, Thank you once again.

  5. Quote #3 about the past really hit home with me because I always find myself sometimes overthinking and dreading it. I know I have to move on but I just can’t help but picture it happening with different scenarios and working out in my favor. Do you sometimes find yourself doing that too? Or am I just crazy

    What was the inspiration for these quotes by the way? I’m curious to know what lead to you deciding to make a full post about happiness and sharing it with others. I’m really familiar with the Will Smith quote so I was pretty HAPPY to see it on this list. See? These quotes are already doing their magic.

    Thank you for spreading positivity among us KKG, the world is crazy but we should try our best to find happiness.

    1. Hi Zahub, thanks for sharing part of your experiences. Just like everybody else, I have experienced a lot of challenges, and due to these challenges, I learned a lot of things about myself and the decisions I make. I learned that whatever happened has a lot to do with my choices, and that every time I think about things I cannot control or like what you do, think about what ifs, it made me feel frustrated and depressed.

      One day, I get tired of it. I just told myself, this is what I can do, I’m going to do it and I’m sorry I cannot change anything about what already happened. And so I realised from that point, we have the power to change our circumstances, we have control over our emotions, happiness is an emotion. Since then, no matter what obstacles I am facing, I get to be positive and happy every single day. I cry, I feel bad when somebody hurts me, when I fail to achieve some goals, but then all these are now temporary, after taking a break and crying to let the emotions out, I go back to my default settings of positivity and gratefulness, which in return lead to happiness.

  6. Hi, I like your name King Kong’s Girl and I like this post very much. Good that you started with my favourite business leader of all, Jim Rohn. Keep inspiring us!

  7. Really loved reading this beautiful post, it really touched my heart. In particular I loved the end conclusion of your thoughts. Life should be lived without the concerns we keep thinking of that don’t even matter when we think about it. Love life and be happy. Life has many bounties to offer. All the best.


    1. I’m glad you loved it, Habib, we are all guilty of worrying things too much that spoils the present moment. When in fact, worrying doesn’t change any of our current circumstances, otherwise, only worsen them by overthinking. Thank you for your comment.

  8. Thank you for sharing the inspirational quotes. They are great reminders when I am feeling slightly lost. There’s a phrase I love “You create your own reality.” I am not exactly sure where it came from. By chance do you know?

  9. Hey,, very refreshing post.. It give a positive feeling and lots of connection when we read it. Almost all the thoughts reflected some or the other situation wherein if i develop my thoughts this way than i wouldnt have to face those situation.

  10. Such a positive post to read 🙂
    Inspiring and motivational!
    My favorite of all is “There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality or lower your expectations.”
    I basically live by this quote 🙂
    thank you 🙂

  11. Another great post!

    I love reading quotes like these and I agree with yours at the end, I too think that when we can learn to let go of the things we can’t control we will experience true happiness and peace!

  12. Words I needed to hear. Very positive indeed!

    Some say it’s lucky #13: “Happiness is an inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life.” –Mandy Hale

    1. Thank you for sharing Charles, that’s true. Like King Kong’s Girl tagline, it all starts within. Most of the time, we love controlling what’s happening around us but fail to take control of what’s happening inside.

  13. Beautiful site! Each and everyone us needs to wake up and remember what we are truly thankful for. Our health, family, friends, and the glorious world around us! Sometimes we forget to cherish the little things in life and remember that there are people out there who are battling things far worse things than we are. I choose to get up each day and make it a great day!
    Inspirational quotes could be quite helpful for those who need a lift in their lives, thank you for this!


    1. Hi Kris, I agree with you, as they say, it’s not the happy who are grateful, it’s the grateful who are happy. If we get into the habit of looking at those things that we currently have and be grateful for it, happiness would be effortless. I’m glad you found these quotes helpful, even the strongest sometimes need inspiration. Thank you for the kind words. Enjoy your day!

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