18 Quotes About Why Everything Happens for a Reason

Does everything happen for a reason?

To be honest I’m not sure, but I know that when I changed my outlook on life and started looking for lessons from not only the fun things but also the unpleasant experiences in life, I became a different person.

I became more positive and I functioned at my best.

Here is some sage advice about why everything happens for a reason:

  • “Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilised by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.” — Walter Anderson
  • “I knew everything happened for a reason. I just wished the reason would hurry up and make itself known.” – Christina Lauren, Beautiful Bastard


  • “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” — Marilyn Monroe
  • “Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.” — Albert Schweitzer


  • “There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you’re the one that will change theirs.” – Angel Flonis Harefa
  • “There is nothing that can happen TO you that can’t also happen FOR you…if you’ll let it.” ― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass


  • “Do you believe that there are no coincidences in life? Everything happens for a reason. Every person we meet have a roll in our life, either it is big or small. Some will hurt, betray and make us cry. Some will teach us lesson, not to change us, but to make us to be a better person.” — Cynthia Rusli
  • “Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.” — Jon Bon Jovi


  • ” Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever.” — Mattie Stepanek
  • “We go through our careers and things happen to us. Those experiences made me what I am.” — Thomas Keller


  • “The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence.” — Paul Auster
  • “You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” — Mary Tyler Moore




Top 10 Quotes About Happiness

Once in a while, I love reading motivational quotes. Here sharing with you quotes I’ve found from an article on Richard Branson’s Top 10 quotes about happiness.

No matter how successful one is, everyone needs a little motivation from others – even Richard Branson.

To find his inspiration for happiness, Richard Branson reflects on these quotes from some of the world’s most inspirational people.

I hope you find them just as inspiring:

  1. “Happiness is not a goal… it’s a by-product of a life well lived.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  2. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney
  3. “Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.” – Drew Barrymore
  4. “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
  5. Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Maraboli
  6. “Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.”– Benjamin Disraeli
  7. “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  8. “The greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” – Martha Washington
  9. “Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.” – Bernard Meltzer
  10. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama