We can talk a lot about happiness and what it really means to each of us. Happiness can be hard to find but with the right kind of motivation everything is possible.

These 10 people have made very inspirational statements about what happiness means. Don‘t pressure yourself, not all of them might speak to your heart, but there might be a little something to take away from each of them.


Happiness by…

Richard Bach

  • If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.
  • Happiness is a choice. It is not always an easy one.
  • If it’s never our fault, we can’t take responsibility for it. If we can’t take responsibility for it, we’ll always be its victim. 


Teacher of Buddhism

  • If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts, happiness follows them like a never-departing shadow.
  • Whatever is not yours, let go of it. Your letting go of it will be for your long-term happiness and benefit.

Buddha‘s way to happiness: Be kind, compassionate, loving and positive towards yourself and others.


Albert Schweitzer
German theologian and philosopher

  • Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.


Mahatma Ghandi
Indian political and spiritual leader

  • Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.


John Harrigan

  • Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.


Nana Mouskouri

  • I do believe that if you haven‘t learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.


Dalai Lama
Principal Monk of Tibetan Buddhism

  • Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.
  • When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
  • People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.
  • We don’t need more money, we don’t need greater success or fame, we don’t need the perfect body or even the perfect mate. Right now, at this very moment, we have a mind, which is all the basic equipment we need to achieve complete happiness.
  • The purpose of our lives is to be happy
  • If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
  • Happiness is the highest form of health.
  • The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness.


Mother Teresa
Roman Catholic Nun

  • Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
  • If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
  • Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
  • There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.


William Morris
English Designer

  • The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.


H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  • Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.
  • Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.
  • Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.


Happiness is what we are all longing for. I hope you and me can find the key to our own happiness and help other to find theirs.

Have a wonderful week 🙂