153+ Best Mood Quotes: Exclusive Selection

In psychology, a mood is an affective state. In contrast to emotions or feelings, moods are less specific, less intense and less likely to be provoked or instantiated by a particular stimulus or event. Inspirational mood quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Most Famous Mood Quotes

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

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. – Unknown

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

When you don’t manage your life well, you become angry and frustrated as things don’t go as intended, and our bad mood is a sign showing we were not able to resolve the conflict. – Jorge Bucay

That’s one of the peculiar things about bad moods we often fool ourselves and create misery by telling ourselves things that simply are not true. – David D. Burns

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

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For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am mean; I’m nasty at times. I don’t feel like talking to people at times. When I am in a bad mood and have had a really awful day, don’t come in my face because I am not tolerant and I am not a goddess; I can’t handle it after a point. I am going to get up, and I am going to scream, and I am going to say bad things to you. – Kajol

A good mood is like a balloon. One little prick is all it takes to ruin it. – Samsoniter

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mahatma Gandhi

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. – Ernest Hemingway

Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions. – 14th Dalai Lama

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln

The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood. – Voltaire

You have to learn how to stay in a good mood as you overthrow the sour, puckered hallucination that is mistakenly referred to as reality. – Rob Brezsny

Good moods’re as fragile as eggs. Bad moods’re as fragile as bricks – David Mitchell

A man’s as miserable as he thinks he is. – Seneca

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same. – Anne Frank

Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy. – Robert Anthony

Smile, and the world will smile with you. Laugh and they’ll all think your on drugs. – Anonymous

The thing with pretending you’re in a good mood is that sometimes you can. – Charles De Lint

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change. – Barbara DeAngelis

If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time. – Edith Wharton

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

When life is stressful, do something to lift your spirits. Go for a drive. Go two or three thousand miles away. Maybe change your name. – Anonymous

When you’re in a good mood, bring up the past. When you’re in a bad mood, stick to the present. And when you’re not feeling emotional at all, it’s time to talk about the future. – Marilyn vos Savant

Our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves. – Wilhelm Von Humboldt

The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are. – Goldie Hawn

My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself. I don’t use special creams or treatments – I’ll use a little bit of everything. It’s a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself. I believe that a lot of how you look is to do with how you feel about yourself and your life. Happiness is the greatest beauty secret. – Tina Turner

People in good moods are better at inductive reasoning and creative problem solving. – Peter Salovey

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. – Marcus Aurelius

Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. – Mother Teresa

By being yourself you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before. – Edwin Elliott

Be positive. Stay happy and don’t let the negativity of the world get you down. – Germany Kent

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have. – Woody Allen

Emotional self-awareness is the building block of the next fundamental emotional intelligence: being able to shake off a bad mood. – Daniel Goleman

Sometimes you can’t realize you’re in a bad mood until another person enters your orbit. – Douglas Coupland

Just don’t go to a place where everything is too expensive it’ll put your husband in a bad mood. – Diane Von Furstenberg

When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. – John Lennon

The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be. – Marcel Pagnol

Be happy with what have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness. – William E. Gladstone

A bad mood is often the reason for blaming others; but very often blaming others causes bad feelings in us: The more we blame others, the worse we feel. – Leo Tolstoy

Your partner blames you for his or her problems, bad moods and overall unhappiness. – David Wolfe

I think weather affects my mood a lot more than I thought, and I like to be in bad moods sometimes. – Ellie Kemper

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition. – Martha Washington

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

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. – Ashley Montagu

You don’t think in depression that you’ve put on a gray veil and are seeing the world through the haze of a bad mood. You think that the veil has been taken away, the veil of happiness, and that now you’re seeing truly. – Andrew Solomon

When I’m in a bad mood, I don’t listen. – Cathy Freeman

You can only be in a bad mood for so long before you have to face up to the fact that it isn’t a bad mood at all; it’s just your sucky personality. – Megan Mccafferty

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

Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other in Life. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up its Place. – Hazelmarie Elliott

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

Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. Exercise is nothing short of a miracle. – Cher

When I wake up in a bad mood, I try not to stay in one. Learn to make the best of what you have. – Faith Hill

If someone is in a bad mood, tickling only makes it worse. – Amy Krouse Rosenthal

We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh. – William James

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self. – Joseph Addison

Happiness? That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory. – Albert Schweitzer

To understand me, you have to meet me and be around me. And then only if I’m in a good mood don’t meet me in a bad mood. – Avril Lavigne

My moods are continuously shifting like the weather. – Pema Chodron

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect. – Edward Gibbon

A bad mood is like bad breath. Both are wrong to inflict onto others. – Dennis Prager

I am very happy because I have conquered myself and not the world. I am very happy because I have loved the world and not myself. – Sri Chinmoy

Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour. – Walt Whitman

Whatever you decide to do make sure it makes you happy. – Paulo Coelho

Happy girls are the prettiest. – Audrey Hepburn

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust

A cat has to be in a very bad mood if a human cannot coax him to purr. – Derek Tangye

Sometimes you can’t tell if you’re just in a bad mood or everyone around you is being annoying. – Hussein Nishah

You can find me in the frozen mood section. – Henry Rollins

Everybody knew that being dead could put you in a terrible mood. – Luis Alberto Urrea

Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open. – Rose Lane

Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation. – Leo Tolstoy

The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go. – Dodinsky

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. – James Oppenheim

Every time you feel depressed about something, try to identify a corresponding negative thought you had just prior to and during the depression. Because these thoughts have actually created your bad mood, by learning to restructure them, you can change your mood. – David D. Burns

The bad mood fairy comes to annoy you only when you are actually in a good position, but don’t yet realise it! – Jonathan Cainer

Nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it around. – Bill Watterson

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. – Lady Blessington

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

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does. – James M. Barrie

We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one’s own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness. – Dalai Lama

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Ignoring to change your thoughts and beliefs wouldn’t fail to cause your negative mood to remain unchanged. – Edmond Mbiaka

It’s hard to be in a bad mood when you’re walking around looking like you’re about to play the semifinals at wimbledon. – A. J. Jacobs

They thought depression was like bieng depressed. They thought it was like being in a bad mood, only worse. Therefore, they tried to get him to snap out of it. – Jeffrey Eugenides

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

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it. – William Feather

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. – George Bernard Shaw

Rules for happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for. – Immanuel Kant

It’s not always easy to distinguish between existentialism and a bad mood. – Matthew Woodring Stover

Don’t kill yourself just because you think and feel you are empty. God needs empty vessels to fill! – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Beware of what you say when you are in a bad mood; dont mix bad words with a bad mood. You’ll have many opportunities to change a mood, but you won’t be able to replace the words youve spoken. – Kemmy Nola

I figure, sometimes, bad things happen to us so we can achieve a higher purpose and attain greater happiness and fulfillment in life. – Omoakhuana Anthonia

The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters. – Audrey Hepburn

Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle

Remember that a man, a true man, never hates. His rages and his bad moods never last beyond the present moment-like electric shocks. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Just like seasons people change. But the difference is, once gone, seasons come back. – Himanshu Chhabra

You know sometimes when you’re in a really bad mood and you’re not sure why? That’s how I get sometimes. – Maisie Williams

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. – Omar Khayyam

It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life. – Henrik Ibsen

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

Happiness is the best makeup. – Drew Barrymore

Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy. – Roy T. Bennett

When you’re in bad mood, you find jerk on anywhere. – Toba Beta

Good moods’re as fragile as eggs. Bad moods’re as fragile as bricks. – David Mitchell

I got my wife a mood ring. It works real good! When shes in a good mood it turns blue, but when shes in a bad mood theres a red mark across my forehead. – Jeff Foxworthy

If you’re not in the mood, you can’t do that stuff right. – J D Salinger

The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage. – Carrie Jones

I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness. – Drew Barrymore

Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life. – Roy T. Bennett

I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery-air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, This is what it is to be happy. – Sylvia Plath

Laughing brains are more absorbent. – Alton Brown

I’ve got nothing to do today but smile. – Paul Simon

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. – Rita Mae Brown

Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration. – Pat Conroy

If I go on a diet and work out, I’m always in a bad mood. I’d rather be a little heavier but nice. – Salma Hayek

My concentration and focus level tends to go down sometimes when I’m in a bad mood. – Randy Moss

Embrace the glorious mess that you are. – Elizabeth Gilbert

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. -Benjamin Franklin

Being happy never goes out of style. – Lilly Pulitzer

Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people. – Tena Desae

Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife. – Franz Schubert

All happiness depends on courage and work. – Honoré de Balzac

The purpose of our lives is to be happy. – Dalai Lama

The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. – Carl Jung

Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age. – Booth Tarkington

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

Happiness is not a goal…it’s a byproduct of a life well lived. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy. – Roy T. Bennett

I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true. – Audrey Hepburn

I think it’s important to find the little things in everyday life that make you happy. – Paula Cole

Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure – Arthur Schopenhauer

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. – Andrew Carnegie

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. – Helen Keller

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get – W. P. Kinsella

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

Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it. – J. Petit Senn

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values. – Ayn Rand

If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present. – Roy T. Bennett

I laugh as much as I can and cry when I have to, without apology. I think that’s happy. – Maya Angelou

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. – William James

True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. – Helen Keller

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. – Margaret Lee Runbeck

Success means being happy with who you are and bringing happiness to those around you. – Jane John-Nwankwo

You can’t lead a clean and happy life if there is a lot of unnecessary clutter around you. – Vincent Mueller

You are happy when you are doing what you love, right? Then do it! Make time for it. – Nealey Stapleton

I have only two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy. – Allen J. Lefferdink

Whoever is happy will make others happy. – Anne Frank

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. – Charles Spurgeon

I think the key to life is just being a happy person, and happiness will bring you success. – Diego Val

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