Whoever doesn't think wisdom is the way to inner peace is definitely wrong. Reading calming words can do wonders for our psyche--calming us while simultaneously making us happy deep inside.

Read on to discover 17 wise and thoughtful quotes full of wisdom from notable people including the Dalai Lama, C.S. Lewis--and even the TV show Doctor Who--that will instantly brighten your mood and your day. Take in these wise figures' profound phrases, and put yourself on the path to a happier you.

1. "My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."--Dalai Lama

2. "Don't let your happiness depend on something you can lose."--C.S. Lewis

3. "The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances."--Buddha

4. "Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."--T.S. Elliot

5. "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on."--Robert Frost

6. "When you say yes to others, make sure you are not saying no to yourself."--Paulo Coehlo

7. "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."--Albert Einstein

8. "Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold."--Maurice Setter

9. "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." -- Steve Jobs

10. "Our prime purpose in life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them."--Dalai Lama

11. "Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward."--Soren Kierkegaard

12. "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."--Mark Twain

13. "Say what you mean, but don't say it mean."--Andrew Wachter

14. "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive."--Dalai Lama

15. "Don't worry about a thing, 'cause every little thing is gonna be all right."--Bob Marley

16. "If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try."--Seth Godin

17. "Being alive right now is all that counts."--Doctor Who