25 Powerful Life Quotes About Being Happy That Will Cheer You Up When You're Depressed

25 Happy Quotes About Life To Cheer You Up When You're Sad Or Depressed

Jayme Illien had the right idea when he founded the International Day of Happiness — a day meant to “inspire, mobilize, and advance the global happiness movement.”

Set to promote and celebrate common humanity, International Happiness Day has a different theme every year. This year’s theme in March was “happier together”. The goal of the theme is to focus on what brings people together instead of what divides them.

Happiness is something that brings people across the world together. You don’t have to know a person to be happy for their successes.

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There is something about seeing someone else happy that makes you happy, even if it’s only for a brief moment.  That happiness even sometimes inspires you to create happiness for yourself. It is contagious. But it can be hard to stay happy all the time or remember that we have something to be happy about at all times.

This is especially true when we fall on hard times. We tend to focus on everything that is going wrong instead of everything we have to be thankful for.

While it would be great to think about the world this way all the time, negative thoughts are powerful. They make it even harder to snap out of a funk. That is why sometimes we need a little kick start to help cheer us up.

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Life quotes about being happy can be that kick start since they point our hearts and minds in the right direction when we need it most. Happy quotes help us realize that we can still find life in the darkness and that we can and will persevere through the hard times.

So, if your spirits have been a little down and you could use a little help lifting up, here are 25 happy quotes to cheer you up, encourage you to do what makes you happy, and teach you to learn to be happy with what you have.

1. In due time.

"Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason."Unknown

2. Do what makes you happy.

"An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it's going to launch you into something great. So just focus and keep aiming."Unknown

3. And don't you forget it.

"Beautiful. Definition: A person who is reading this."Unknown

4. Learn to be happy.

"Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul."Thomas Mann

5. Live in the moment. 

"Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more."Mother Teresa

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6. Be happy with what you have.

"If you want to be happy, be."Leo Tolstoy

7. Nothing else matters.

"The most important thing is to enjoy your life-to be happy-it's all that matters."Audrey Hepburn

8. What makes you happy?. 

"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light."Harry Potter

9. The bad things teach you something too. 

"Stars can't shine without darkness."Unknown

10. Stay focused on the end goal. 

"When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top."Unknown

11. One step at a time. 

"Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step."Unknown

12. Everything is just a phase.

"Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles."Charlie Chaplin

13. Find what makes you happy.

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."Mark Twain

14. Keep your eyes straight ahead.

"Don't look back, you're not going that way."Unknown

15. Look on the bright side. 

"Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect, it's just you've decided to see life beyond the imperfections."Unknown

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16. This is your preparation period. 

"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny."C.S. Lewis

17. Find the positive in every situation. 

"Every day may not be good... but there is something good in every day."Unknown

18. How to be happy.

"Cheer up, you'll be fine."Unknown

19. You're one in a million.

"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you."Dr. Seuss

20. Keep your head up.

"Always keep your chin up.. otherwise you are just looking at your own boobs all day."Unknown

21. Don't let anything hold you back.

"Always chase your dreams instead of running from your fears."Unknown

22. One thing you can always count on.

"Even on a bad day, you'll always have lipstick."Unknown

23. Let your worries go for a bit.

"I've got 99 problems and I'm going to ignore them all for an hour."Unknown

24. The best is yet to come.

"You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life."Unknown

25. Everything in moderation. 

"Stop beating yourself up. You're a work in progress. You get there a little at a time, not all at once. 

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Alexis George is a writer who covers love, relationship advice, astrology and personality topics.