With all the war, violence and family strife around the world, happiness is even more in demand and will play a bigger role in the mental health of people. The International Day of Happiness came into being in 2013 when the United Nations recognised this and the importance happiness plays in overall progress. Since then, 20 March has been celebrated as International Day of Happiness.
Here are some inspirational quotes in keeping with the happiness theme of the day.
"Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory." — Albert Schweitzer (French-German theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician)
"To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others." — Albert Camus (French philosopher, author, and journalist)
"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
"It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy." — Lucille Ball (Actress)
"There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will." — Epictetus (Greek philosopher)
"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." — George Burns (American comedian)
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." — Mahatma Gandhi (Leader of the Indian independence movement)
"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go" — Oscar Wilde (Author)
"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." — Marthe Troly-Curtin (Author)
"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 (American author and radio host)
"There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them." — Anthony de Mello (Indian priest and psychotherapist)
"I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it." — Groucho Marx (American comedian)
"Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort." — Franklin D Roosevelt (US President)
"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?" — Albert Einstein (Theoretical physicist)
"The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom." — Arthur Schopenhauer (German Philosopher)