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30 Quotes On How To Be Happy For Others

If you’re human, you probably struggle to be happy for others on occasion. Yes, it sounds horrible, but it’s actually normal human behavior at times.

Of course we want to be happy for our friends and loved ones and share in their good times, but if we’re currently not feeling the wave of happiness in life, it can be hard to feel happy and excited for others at the same time. 

However, the following collection of quotes will all show the importance of why you should be happy for others, and how this can also impact your own levels of happiness. Because happiness is not finite, it’s not a limited resource, and if your friend is feeling extremely happy right now, it is not taking anything away from your level of happiness – the only thing that is, is your thoughts on the matter.

Therefore, these quotes encourage you to shift your thinking – you’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain from cheering on your friend or loved one and being happy for them during this time and always.

Be Happy For Others – Quotes To Encourage


“Be glad for people when they win; because you have no idea what they’ve been through when they were losing.” Jawo


“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Buddha


“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” Robert A. Heinlein


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou


“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Dalai Lama


“Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though it were his own.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“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


“Happiness is only real when shared.” Jon Krakauer


“The greatest happiness in the world is to make others happy.” Luther Burbank


“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” Carl Jung


“Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.” Alan Cohen


“The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.” Bette Midler


“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others.” Buddha


“Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.” Unknown


“The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge


“Give what you want to receive. If you want happiness, make others happy.” Russell Simmons


“Happiness grows at our own firesides and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.” Douglas Jerrold


“Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.” Orhan Pamuk


“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” Thich Nhat Hanh


“Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.” Divyanka Tripathi


“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.” Mark Twain


“We have two choices in life: One is to fulfill ourselves. The other is to take the time and energy that we would utilize in fulfilling ourselves and use it to make others happy.” Frederick Lenz


“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” George Burns


“Don’t hamper others happiness just because you are not happy.” Amit Kalantri


“Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else.” Nathaniel Branden


“Life laughs at you when you are unhappy; Life smiles at you when you are happy; But life salutes you when you make others happy.” Charlie Chaplin


“Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.” Iris Murdoch


“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill


“For what pleasure can compare the pleasure of bringing joy and hope to other hearts. The more we make others happy the greater will be our own happiness and the deeper our sense of having served humanity.” Shoghi Effendi


“Every person has the power to make others happy. Some do it simply by entering a room others by leaving the room. Some individuals leave trails of gloom; others, trails of joy. Some leave trails of hate and bitterness; others, trails of love and harmony. Some leave trails of cynicism and pessimism; others trails of faith and optimism. Some leave trails of criticism and resignation; others trails of gratitude and hope. What kind of trails do you leave?” William Arthur Ward


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