Richard Branson’s Top 10 quotes about happiness

No matter how successful one is, everyone often needs a little motivation from other – even Richard Banson.

To find his inspiration for happiness, Richard Branson reflects on these quotes from some of the world’s most inspirational people.

I hope you find them just as inspiring:

1. “Happiness is not a goal… it’s a by-product of a life well lived.” – Eleanor Roosevelt 43325549_l

2. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney

3. “Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.” –  Drew Barrymore

4. “If you want happiness for an hour take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime – help someone else.” – Chinese Proverb

5. “Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”  – Steve Maraboli

6. “Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.”– Benjamin Disraeli

7. “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”  – H.  Jackson Brown, Jr.

8. “The greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.”  – Martha Washington

9. “Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.” – Bernard Meltzer

10. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

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