Do you often find yourself getting caught up amidst the chaos of work, life, chores, appointments and banter? No matter where you are in the world, these 12 timeless, meaningful and inspirational quotes can bring you back to the basics that matter.
I’ve been re-reading Business and the Buddha: Doing Well by Doing Good by Lloyd Field, who does an amazing job of educating corporations and organizations to think differently about how work is being done (yes, there is a way goodness and capitalism can co-exist) and how integrating a few simple principles into our work may even help us do better work, yield better results and yes – even be happier.
After reading his book for the first time, I was inspired beyond expectation. For me, it was important to keep inspirational reminders everywhere that can help bring things back to the basics of creating happiness for ourselves and others. This sheet of inspirational quotes sits by my computer at work and on the fridge at home to bring me back to the basics, get centered and focused on what really matters.
Just a quick glance at them can bring me back to some basic principles, many of which Field outlines and detailed in his book. Some are philosophical, some practical, but all have been useful to me in some form or at some time. They may seem simple – and that’s because they are.
What other quotes should be added?
12 Quotes On How To Be Happy
“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” - Albert Einstein
“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” - Helen Keller
“Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim of human existence” – Aristotle
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.” – Albert Camus
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