13 Happy Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

‘Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.’
January 26, 2017

It isn’t always easy to overcome obstacles, to choose happiness over and over again when life gets tough—but it can be rewarding. No matter how hard it might be, you will always come out on the other side just a little a bit stronger and a little bit wiser.

That’s why life is such a beautiful web of challenges and triumphs. From every experience comes a valuable lesson, and your ability to find the light even in your darkest hour means you are greater than your worst day.

Related: 5 Ways to Stay Positive When You’re Having a Bad Day

Here are 13 uplifting quotes to help you push through to better days:

13 Happy Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

1. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” —Stephen Covey


13 Happy Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

2. “Out of difficulties grow miracles.” —Jean de la Bruyere


13 Happy Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

3. “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes—understanding that failure is not the opposite of success; it’s part of success.” —Arianna Huffington


13 Happy Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

4. “The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” —Chinese Proverb


13 Happy Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

5. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” —Christian D. Larson


13 Happy Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

6. “Most obstacles melt away when we make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” —Orison Swett Marden


13 Happy Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

7. “The best way to get rid of the pain is to feel the pain. And when you feel the pain and go beyond it, you’ll see there’s a very intense love that is wanting to awaken itself.” —Deepak Chopra


13 Happy Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

8. “Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.” —Jacques Prevert


13 Happy Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

9. “Life has its pains and evils—its bitter disappointments; but like a good novel and in healthful length of days, there is infinite joy in seeing the world, the most interesting of continued stories, unfold...” —W.E.B. Du Bois


13 Happy Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

10. “With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” —Max Ehrmann, Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life


13 Happy Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

11. “We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” —Martin Luther King Jr.


13 Happy Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

12.  “No matter where you are on your journey, that’s exactly where you need to be. The next road is always ahead.” —Oprah Winfrey


13 Happy Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

13.  “There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.” —Pearl Buck

 

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