Inspiring Quotes

A wonderful collection of positive quotes on love, happiness, success, life, and motivation. Find the inspirational quotes that will uplift you!


  • “The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.”

    Carrie Jones
  • “A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.”

    Bernard De Fontenelle
  • “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.”

    Bertrand Russell
  • “Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.”

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

    William Morris
  • “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.”

    Ayn Rand
  • “There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.”

  • “Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.”

    Dr. Robert Anthony
  • “For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.”

  • “The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.”

    Arthur Schopenhauer
  • “It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.”

  • “Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.”

    Dennis Waitley
  • “It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.”

    Lucille Ball
  • “Happiness is a direction, not a place.”

    Sydney J. Harris
  • “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”

  • “To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”

    Albert Camus
  • “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”

    Dalai Lama
  • “The only joy in the world is to begin.”

    Cesare Pavese
  • “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”

  • “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”

  • “Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable.”

    Clare Boothe Luce
  • “Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar, and a good woman- or a bad woman; It depends on how much happiness you can handle.”

    George Burns
  • “I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance, but by our disposition.

    Martha Washington
  • “To be able to throw one’s self away for the sake of moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman’s smile- that is happiness.”

    Hermann Hesse
  • “The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.”

    Carl Sandburg
  • “It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.”

    Kin Hubbard
  • “Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.”

    Baruch Spinosa
  • “Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of life- A kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.”

    Princess Diana
  • “Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.”

    Pearl S. Buck
  • “In time of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.”

    W.H. Auden
  • “Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy”

    Deepak Chopra
  • “The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.”

    Arthur Schopenhauer
  • “Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops.”

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • “Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.”

    Marquis de Sade
  • “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”

    Albert Camus
  • “Happiness can exist only in acceptance.”

    George Orwell
  • “Happiness is not a goal; it is by-product.”

    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.”

    Robert Baden-Powell
  • “There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow.”

    Alfred de Musset
  • “The right to happiness is fundamental.”

    Anna Pavlova
  • “My positivity is a catalyst for change.”

    Kyle Gray
  • “Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think.”


We curate positive quotes from the most inspiring public figures around the world to bring you the much-needed inspiration daily. We genuinely believe in the power of inspirational quotes and their ability to make one see the light at the end of the tunnel. Whether you are feeling low or need someone to lift you up or simply need to renew your focus, we know that these motivational quotes will do you a world of good!

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