20 quotes to live by for happiness

The best quotes offer one perfect thought that can help you become a happier person. And if you pass them on, you can help other people become happy. Sprinkle them in your status updates, write them with erasable crayons on mirrors and windows around the house and share this post to spread the happiness.  

  1. "Let us always meet each other with a smile, for a smile is the beginning of love." -Mother Theresa
  2. "The art of happiness is to serve others." -Unknown
  3. "I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet." -Mahatma Gandhi 
  4. "Placing all our hope on material development is clearly mistaken, the ultimate source of happiness is within us." - H.H. Dalai Lama
  5. "The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind." -E.B. White
  6. "Self-love requires courage. Have the strength to be who you are in a world that desperately tries to make you different. Never compromise to be who you are not." -Anonymous
  7. "Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny." -Upanishads
  8. "The purpose of yoga is to facilitate the profound inner relaxation that accompanies fearlessness. The release from fear is what finally precipitates the full flowering of love." -Eric Schiffman
  9. "When the breath wanders, the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed, the mind too will be still and the yogi acheives long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath." -Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  10. "Love like rain can nourish from above drenching couples with a soaking joy. But sometimes under the angry heat of life, love dries on the surface and must nourish from below, tending to its roots to keep itself alive." -Paulo Cuelo
  11. "Be the change you wish to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi
  12. "If you have nothing to be grateful for, check your pulse." -Unknown
  13. "The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger and mosquitos and silly people." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  14. "Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we have learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful." -Buddha
  15. "Let your inner sunshine overcome the passing haze of discontent." -Dodinsky
  16. "Those who wish to sing always find a song." -Swedish proverb
  17. "Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." -Lao Tzu
  18. "There are only two ways to live your life. One as though nothing is a miracle. The other as though everything is a miracle." -Albert Einstein
  19. "As a single footstep will not make a path on the Earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in your mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk and walk again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives." -Henry David Thoreau
  20. "To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness." -Confucious