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“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”― Abraham Lincoln

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”― Ernest Hemingway

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”― Dalai Lama XIV

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”― John Lennon

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”― J.R.R. Tolkien

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

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”― Jonathan Safran Foer

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”
― Tom Bodett

“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”― Gabriel García Márquez

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”― George Burns

“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”― Chuck Palahniuk

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

“You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes”.”― Lauren Oliver

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”― Bertrand Russell

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”― Mark Twain

“I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.”― Paul Simon

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get”― W.P. Kinsella

“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

“The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.”― Bette Midler

“Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.”― Ayn Rand

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”― L.M. Montgomery

“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”― Mark Twain

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”― Steve Maraboli

“I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.”― Jane Austen

“The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.”― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”― Aristotle“I’d far rather be happy than right any day.” ― Douglas Adams

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” ― Guillaume Apollinaire

“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.” ― Nikos Kazantzakis

“People like to say love is unconditional, but it’s not, and even if it was unconditional, it’s still never free. There’s always an expectation attached. They always want something in return. Like they want you to be happy or whatever and that makes you automatically responsible for their happiness because they won’t be happy unless you are … I just don’t want that responsibility.” ― Katja Millay

“Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”
Steve Maraboli

“Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others…By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Maybe the truth is, there’s a little bit of loser in all of us. Being happy isn’t having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it’s about stringing together all the little things.” ― Ann Brashares

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ― Aristotle

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” ― William Shakespeare

“Happily ever after, or even just together ever after, is not cheesy,” Wren said. “It’s the noblest, like, the most courageous thing two people can shoot for.” ― Rainbow Rowell

“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.” ― Carrie Jones

“There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.” ― G.K. Chesterton

“People are unhappy when they get something too easily. You have to sweat–that’s the only moral they know.” ― Dany Laferrière

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