28 Quotes About Being Happy With Yourself (As You Are Now)

Our latest collection of happy quotes is all about being happy with yourself. Right now.

Before we start though, it’s important to remember that happiness is not directly linked to external circumstances, material possessions and things outside of our control. Of course, when these things also go well in our lives, we are inclined to ‘feel’ happier with ourselves overall. But I’m sure you can think of many examples of people who have it all and still aren’t happy, right?

Because, happiness is a feeling and despite everything we ‘don’t’ have, we have more control over our own happiness than we usually give ourselves credit for. Everything doesn’t have to be perfect to be happy with yourself, but we aren’t going to gloss over things either. 

Instead, let’s do what we can, with what we’ve got!

What Does Being Happy With Yourself Mean?

For some people, being happy means feeling good about themselves. It might even mean looking good. Other people may feel happy when they achieve something or accomplish their goals.

Happiness is different for everyone – but in the end, it’s all what you make of it and how you think and feel. 

Being happy with yourself doesn’t mean that you have to be happy with everything in your life. You may not 100% like the person that you currently are, but it’s still possible to find happiness within, even if things seem bleak or you really need to make some changes.

The following quotes about being happy with yourself right now can inspire you to consider your mindset and consider some subtle shifts that will motivate you to think differently.

After all, some of the great thought leaders believe that we need to feel abundance and gratitude, before we can create more of the same. 


Short Quotes About Being Happy With Yourself


“Be happy about your own life and you’ll be amazed at just how much more beautiful you’ll find it to be.” TemitOpe Ibrahim


“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” Dale Carnegie


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


“Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else.” Judy Garland


“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” Epictetus


“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” Marthe Troly-Curtin


“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” Shannon L. Alder


“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” Albert Camus


“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, but you also have an obligation to be one.” Eleanor Roosevelt


“The attitude is very important. Because your behavior radiates how you feel.” Lou Ferrigno


“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” Earl Nightingale


“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” Frederick Keonig


“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” Kevyn Aucoin


“The strongest force in the universe is a human being living consistently with his identity.” Tony Robbins


“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as you see fit. Not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” Stacey Charter


“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” Lucille Ball


“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” Marcus Aurelius Antoninus


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


“Happy people plan actions; they don’t plan results.” Dennis Waitley


“You can look in the mirror and find a million things wrong with yourself. Or you can look in the mirror and think, ‘I feel good, I have my health, and I’m so blessed.’ That’s the way I choose to look at it.” Isla Fisher


“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” Coco Chanel


“Whether you choose to move on from your struggles and enjoy life or waddle in your misery, life will continue.” Germany Kent


“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” Herman Cain


“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” Guillaume Apollinaire


“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” Lao Tzu


“I am happy because I’m grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy.” Will Arnett


“The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.” Barack Obama



Happiness is something which we create from the inside out; it’s an emotion that resides in our own mindset and it grows from focusing on what we are already grateful for in our lives.

The point is not to deny or avoid difficult emotions such as sadness but rather, we should see them for what they are – opportunities for growth; an opportunity to do better or make necessary changes in our lives.

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