You don’t expect life to treat you well because you are a nice person or because you think you deserve to be treated fairly. Life is not fair, hence everyday we stand to experience situations that will try to make us unhappy, nevertheless it is in our hands to allow it or not. Your happiness should be your own making and it must not be based on how someone else treats you. You must decide today to remain happy despite all odds. Here are some happy sayings to trigger your happiness.

100 Happy sayings to keep you happy

1. “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” James Dean

2. “Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” Frank Tyger

3. “Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.” Alan Cohen

4. “Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.” Peter Hagerty

5. “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

6. “Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.” David Allen

7. “We forge the chains we wear in life.” Charles Dickens

8. “If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” Lao Tzu

9. “Everything is a gift of the universe–even joy, anger, jealously, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment.” Ken Keyes Jr.

10. “There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.” Richard Bach

11. “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” Andrew Carnegie

12. “Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are.” Chinese Proverb

13. “For me it is sufficient to have a corner by my hearth, a book, and a friend, and a nap undisturbed by creditors or grief.” Fernandez de Andrada

14. “You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy.” Alan Cohen

15. “The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than growing with them.”Bernard M. Baruch

16. “Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect.” Alain De Botton

17. “If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem.” Stephen Covey

18. “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

19. “Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” Margaret Lee Runbeck

20. “Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.” Germaine Greer

21. “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” Greg Anderson

22. “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

23. “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, then there will be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be.” Anne Frank

24. “In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom.”Buddha

25. “Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey

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26. “You never regret being kind.” Nicole Shepherd

27. “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Ben Franklin

28. “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” Paul Boese

29. “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” Buddha

30. “True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” Helen Keller

31. “Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it’s greedy or loving.” Dan Millman

32. “The need for forgiveness is an illusion. There is nothing to forgive.” Rachel England

33. “Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” Bernard Meltzer

34. “Reflect upon you present blessings, of which every man has many–not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” Charles Dickens

35. “Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happywould lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” Carl Jung

36. “He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.”Marcus Aurelius

37. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Dalai Lama

38. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” Helen Keller

39. “Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.”Unknown

40. “True happiness…arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self.”Joseph Addison

41. “Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.” Ayn Rand

42. “Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be.” WilliamAdams

43. “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” Dale Carnegie

44. “We can have peace if we let go of wanting to change the past and wanting to control the future.” Lester Levinson

45. “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

46. “Money doesn’t bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness brings money.” Sam Rosen

47. “Happiness is the experience of loving life. Being happy is being in love with that momentary experience. And love is looking at someone or even something and seeing the absolute best in him/her or it. Love is happiness with what you see. So love and happiness really are the same thing…just expressed differently.” Robert McPhillips

48. “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” Carl Jung

49. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Reinhold Niebuhr

50. “I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have.” Abraham Lincoln

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51. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie

52. “There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts and then acting on them.” Dr. Wayne Dyer

53. “We all get report cards in many different ways, but the real excitement of what you’re doing is in the doing of it. It’s not what you’re gonna get in the end–it’s not the final curtain–it’s really in the doing it, and loving what you’re doing.”Ralph Lauren

54. “In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” Deepak Chopra

55. “Success at the highest level comes down to one question: Can you decide that your happiness can come from someone else’s success?” Bill Walton

56. If you can, you take the most important step towards becoming a great leader.

57. “There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that isnot learning from experience.” Archibald McLeish

58. “Once you do something you love, you never have to work again.” Willie Hill

59. “Anything in life that we don’t accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it.” Shakti Gawain

60. “The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.” Margaret Chase Smith

61. “Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else.” Nathaniel Branden

62. “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” Soren Kierkegaard

63. “Do what you have always done and you’ll get what you have always got.” Sue Knight

64. “The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

65. “We avoid the things that we’re afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover.” Shakti Gawain

66. “Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them.” Marcus Aurelius

67. “Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.” J. Petit Senn

68. “To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek.” Alan Cohen

69. “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” John Milton

70. “In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.” Albert Clarke

71. “Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” Betty Smith

72. “You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.” Oprah Winfrey

73. “Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.” Shari R. Barr

74. “View your life from your funeral, looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn’t? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again, and what you wouldn’t?” Victor Frankl

75. “Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs–even though checkered by failure–than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt

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76. “Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time…serenity, that nothingis.” Thomas Szasz

77. Life is a matter of passing the time enjoyably. There may be other things in life, but I’ve been too busy passing my time enjoyably to think very deeply about them.- Peter Cook    

78. Make one person happy each day and in forty years you will have   made 14,600 human beings happy for a little time at least.   – Charles Wiley                                                                             

79. When you finally allow yourself to trust joy and embrace it, you will find you dance with everything.    – Emanuel

80. Open your arms and welcome the joy of today!

81. The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.- E E. Cummings

82. Don’t waste a minute being unhappy. If one window closes – run  to the next window – or break down a door.

83. True happiness arises in the first place from enjoyment of oneself.- Joseph Addison

84. The aim of life is to live and to live means to be aware – joyously,drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. – Henry Miller

85. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. ~Berke Breathed

86. The secret to happiness is to put the burden of proof on unhappiness. ~Robert Brault,

87. Happiness? That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory. ~Albert Schweitzer

88. Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

89. Happiness is a direction, not a place. ~Sydney J. Harris

90. Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. ~Janet Lane

91. A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour. ~Author Unknown

92. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Dalai Lama

93. Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower. ~Author Unknown

94. There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. ~Lady Blessington

95. The best vitamin to be a happy person is B1. ~Author Unknown

96. A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness. ~Bernard de Fontenelle

97. Is it not clear, however, that bliss and envy are the numerator and denominator of the fraction called happiness? ~Yevgeny Zamyatin

98. A happy thought is like a seed that sows positivity for all to reap. ~Miriam Muhammad

99. Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination. ~Immanuel Kant

100. He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. ~Henry Ward Beecher