Category Happiness

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If I subtract my grief from my joy, what is the balance? ~ Joseph Stroud (paraphrased)

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When we fall in love with someone there’s a moment when we take a picture of that person, an emotional snapshot, that we carry with us forever. If we are lucky, very lucky, the person we fall in love with will always resemble that snapshot. ~ Jim Geoghan

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If you start out depressed, everything is kind of like a pleasant surprise. ~ Lloyd Dobler (“Say Anything”)

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My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right? ~ Charles M. Schulz

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Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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May you never complain without cause and may you never have cause to complain.

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Troubles are a lot like babies, they grow larger if you nurse them. Don’t let a moment of time make you unhappy forever.

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There’s nothing like a gleam of humor to reassure you that a fellow human being is ticking inside a strange face. ~ Eva Hoffman

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If money won’t make you happy, you won’t like poverty either.

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Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve. ~ Robert S. Lynd

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People say money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made. ~ Joan Rivers

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That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. ~ Emily Dickenson

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I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge–myth is more potent than history–dreams are more powerful than facts–hope always triumphs over experience–laughter is the cure for grief–love is stronger than death. ~ Robert Fulghum

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I’m convinced that it’s energy and humor. The two of them combined equal charm.~ Judith Krantz

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It’s a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.  ~ Albert Camus  

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For perfect happiness, remember two things: (1) Be content with what you’ve got. (2) Be sure you’ve got plenty.  

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It’s a good thing money can’t buy happiness. We couldn’t stand the commercials. ~ Anonymous  

Light in the Soul…Peace in the World

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If there is light in the soul, There will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, There will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, There will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the […]

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The joyfulness of a man prolongeth his days. ~ New Testament Translation: Laugh and you’ll live longer…  

Five Balls (Extract from “Suzanne’s Diary to Nicholas” by James Patterson)

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Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work – Family – Health – Friends – Spirit, and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce […]

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Happiness is the place between too little and too much.

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Whoever said the sun brings happiness never danced in the rain.  

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I hope that one day you will have the experience of doing something you do not understand for someone you love.  ~ Jonathan Safran Foer  

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It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche  

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Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.  It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it. ~ Margaret Thatcher  

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I don’t know why they call them Cheerios; I ate an entire box and didn’t feel any happier!  ~ Neil Leckman  

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Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  

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I have no riches but my thoughts. Yet these are wealth enough for me. ~ Sara Teasdale  

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When you give yourself, you receive more than you give. ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem. ~ Richard Bach

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Children who are born into happy families grow up speaking love as their native language. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant  

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I handed in a script last year and the studio didn’t change one word. The word they didn’t change was on page 87.  ~ Steve Martin  

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Forget yourself when with others and others will not forget you.  

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Just because I’m happy doesn’t mean you couldn’t make me happier.  

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Money can’t buy happiness.  But I’d rather cry in a Ferrari.  

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Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them. ~ Norman Vincent Peale  

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Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them. ~ Chinese proverb  

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Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don’t collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don’t really mean anything. ~ Norman Lear  

Mother Teresa or Nike?

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People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do […]

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All marriages are happy. It’s the living together afterwards that’s the tricky part.  ~ Anonymous

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There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. ~ Countess of Blessington  

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Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don’t set any condition. ~ Arthur Rubinstein  

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The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life.  I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good. ~ Bertrand Russell  

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I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. ~ Martha Washington  

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Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. ~ George Washington  

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The happiness of my life depends on the quality of my thoughts. ~ Marcus Aurelius  

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Happiness is the one thing that believing makes it true.  

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I’m struck by how laughter connects you with people.  It’s almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you’re just howling with laughter.  Laughter is a force for democracy. ~ John Cleese  

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Real Christians do not carry their religion, their religion carries them.  It is not weight, it is wings. ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick