Achieving happiness in life can be a difficult task for all of us. Buddha suggests that to we can't reach happiness through possession or ownership but by living simple life filled with love and kindness.
Below we bring you the best 12 Buddha quotes on happiness.
- "Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have." — Gautama Buddha
- "The mind is the source of happiness and unhappiness by what it chooses to compare the experience with. If it chooses to compare it to something worse then it will create happiness, gratitude and pride but if it chooses to compare it to something better then it will create unhappiness, bitterness and envy." — Gautama Buddha
- "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." — Gautama Buddha
- "To share happiness, and to have done something good before leaving this life is sweet." — Gautama Buddha
- "Joy comes not through possession or ownership but through a wise and loving heart." — Gautama Buddha
- "Victory breeds hatred; the defeated live in pain. The peaceful live happily, giving up victory and defeat." — Gautama Buddha
- "In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom." — Gautama Buddha
- "Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given." — Gautama Buddha
- "The way to happiness is: keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, give much. Fill your life with love. Do as you would be done by." — Gautama Buddha
- "Before you've seen it, and when you first see it, it is the greatest thing; afterwards, it is ordinary." — Gautama Buddha
- "To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him." — Gautama Buddha
- "Kindness is giving others happiness. Compassion is removing others' bitterness. Joy is freeing others from suffering." — Gautama Buddha