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"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”
- James Allen

"Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it".
- Roald Dahl

"Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.”
- Peter Marshall

"We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value."
- Jim Rohn

"Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity."
- Zig Ziglar

"If you can attain repose and calm, believe the you have seized happiness.”
- Julie-Jeanne-Eleonore de Lespinasse

"The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think." 
- David Icke

"If there is no solution to the problem then don't waste time worrying about it. If there is a solution to the problem then don't waste time worrying about it."
- The Dalai Lama

"Gratitude is the mother of happiness."
- Dennis Prager 

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have."
- Frederick Keonig 



“Within every adversity is an equal or greater opportunity”
- Napoleon Hill


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"Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble."
- Arabic Parable

"When I was 5 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

"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can."
- Francisca

"Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun; be crazy; be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process."

- Anthony Robbins

"So much sadness exists in the world that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers."
- John Sutherland Bonnell

"We always have enough to be happy if we are enjoying what we do have - and not worrying about what we don't have."
- Ken Keyes, Jr.

"Money in itself won’t make you happy. But money can buy you the freedom to do the things that can make you happy. True happiness comes from filling your time and your days with meaningful pursuits that you’re passionate about."
- Unknown Author

"Life is too short to worry about stupid things.  Have fun.  Fall in love.  Regret nothing, and don’t let people bring you down."
- Unknown Author

"Happiness depends on what you can give, not on what you can get."
- Swami Chinmayananda

"True happiness cannot be found in things that change and pass away. Pleasure and pain alternate inexorably. Happiness comes from the self and can be found in the self only. Find your real self and all else will come with it."
- Nisargadatta Maharaj

"The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness."
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time."
- Charles Franklin Kettering

"It is not length of life, but depth of life."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Many people chase after success. Others pursue money. But I think the happiest people on earth are the one's who have found significance. The real question of life must be - what has significance for you?"
- Unknown Author

"He that is of a merry heart hasth a continual feast."
- Biblical Proverb

"People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar."
- Thich Nhat Hanh

"Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring."
- Chinese Proverb

"When you learn to accept instead of expect, you'll have fewer disappointments."
- Robert Fisher

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude."
- Denis Waitley

"Worrying does not take away tomorrow's troubles.  It takes away today's peace."
- Randy Armstrong

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
Melody Beattie

"Garner up pleasant thoughts in your mind, for pleasant thoughts make pleasant lives."
John Wilkins

"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have."
Eckhart Tolle

"Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved."
Victor Hugo

"Look in the mirror every day and say, I am in charge. You might not have control over every phase of your life, but you have more control than you realize, and you are responsible for your own happiness and success."
Harvey Mackay

"Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad."
Christina Georgina Rossetti

"And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy."
Kahlil Gibran

"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

"After all it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life."
Evelyn Underhill

"The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it."
Pearl Buck

"No matter how far you fall into negativity, there is always a way out."
Karen Berg

"Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another."
Marquis de Condorcet

"The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this decide what you want."- Ben Stein

"The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible."
Anonymous

"The [person] who reads nothing at all is better educated than the [person] who reads nothing but newspapers."
Thomas Jefferson

"Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble."
Arabic Parable

"Be in love with your life.  Every minute of it."
- Jack Kerouac

"Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
- Unknown Author

"Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.'"
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

"We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something outside ourselves."
- Ethel Perry Andrus

"It is how we feel about ourselves that provides the greatest reward from any activity. It is not what we get that makes us valuable, it is what we become in the process of doing that brings value into our lives."
- Jim Rohn

"When you reliquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness."
- Nicole Kidman

"Are you bored with life?  Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours."
- Dale Carnegie

"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities."
- Aldous Huxley

"May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility."
- Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey

"Never be afraid to sit awhile and think."
- Lorraine Hansberry

"Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens."
- Khalil Gibran

"It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it."
- Dale Carnegie

"That is happiness: To be dissolved into something complete and great."
- Willa Cather

"Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is."
- Elbert Hubbard

"Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others with out getting a few drops on yourself."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Happiness comes from within. It is not dependent on external things or on other people. You become vulnerable and can be easily hurt when your feelings of security and happiness depend on the behavior and actions of other people. Never give your power to anyone else."
- Brian L. Weiss

"Don’t ever become a pessimist… a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events."
- Robert A. Heinlein

"He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have."
- Socrates

"One must not lose desires. They are mighty stimulants to creativeness, to love, and to long life."
- Alexander A. Bogomoletz

"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings."
- Eric Hoffer

"He who has not looked on sorrow will never see joy."
- Kahlil Gibran

"The happy person is the one who finds occasions for joy at every step. He does not have to look for them, he just finds them."
- Ossian Lang

"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.
- Henry Van Dyke

"Anger is only one letter short of danger."
- Unknown

"Get pleasure out of life...as much as you can. Nobody every died from pleasure."
- Sol Hurok

"Learn how to turn frustration into fascination. You will learn more being fascinated by life than you will by being frustrated by it."
- Jim Rohn

"Two men look out through the same bars. One sees the mud and one the stars."
- Frederick Langbridge

"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."
- Joseph Campbell

"Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine."
- Lord Byron

"Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself."
- Og Mandino

"Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits."
- Thomas Jefferson

"Joy is not a thing, it is in us."
- Charles Wagner

"Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt."
- Francis Bacon

"Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender in love, Because there follows immediate peace."
- From the Bhagavad Gita

"As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it."
- Mahatma Gandhi

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
- Melody Beattie

"If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be."
- John R. Miller

"A negative mind will never give you a positive life."
- Ziad K. Abdelnour

"I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive."
- Joseph Campbell

"The joy that isn't shared dies young."
- Anne Sexton

"The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place."
- Barbara De Angelis

"The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent."
- Smiley Blanton

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about."
- Charles Kingsley

"Youth is a circumstance you can’t do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old."
- Frank Lloyd Wright

"It is impossible to live in the past, difficult to live in the present and a waste to live in the future."
- Frank Herbert

"Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain ... to feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices. Today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity, but embrace it."
- Kevyn Aucoin

"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them."
- George Bernard Shaw

"You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being; not because anybody says so, not because you're successful, not because you make a lot of money, but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason."
- Wayne Dyer

"The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives."
- William James

"Happiness comes from within. It is not dependent on external things or on other people. You become vulnerable and can be easily hurt when your feelings of security and happiness depend on the behavior and actions of other people. Never give your power to anyone else."
- Brian L. Weiss

"Everything can be taken from a [person] but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way."
- Viktor E. Frankl

"If you want to find greater happiness and fulfillment in your life, you must begin to understand and live in harmony with the law of attraction."
- Jack Canfield

"Grief is the agony of an instant, the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life."
- Benjamin Disraeli

"When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses."
- Joyce Brothers

"Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive, and risking to be alive and express what and who we really are."
- Don Miguel Ruiz

"Ultimately, contentment is more a shift in attitude than a change in circumstances."
- Linda Dillow

"Associate only with positive, focused people who you can learn from and who will not drain your valuable energy with uninspiring attitudes. By developing relationships with those committed to constant improvement and the pursuit of the best that life has to offer, you will have plenty of company on your path to the top of whatever mountain you seek to climb."
- Robin Sharma

"The secret of happiness is in a cheerful, contented mind. He is poor who is dissatisfied; he is rich who is contented with what he has, and can enjoy what others own."
- Orison Swett Marden

"What I am suggesting is that each of us turn from the negativism that permeates our society and look for the remarkable good among those with whom we associate, that we speak of one another’s virtues more than we speak of one another’s faults, that optimism replace pessimism, that our faith exceed our fears. When I was a young man and was prone to speak critically, my father would say: 'Cynics do not contribute, skeptics do not create, doubters do not achieve'."
- Gordon B. Hinckley

"You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control."
- Elizabeth Gilbert

"The tragedy of life is not death, but what we let die inside us while we live."
- Native American

"The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible."
- Anonymous

"Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys."
- Rita Schiano

"One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself."
- Lucille Ball

"Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human."
- Anthony Robbins

"Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known."
- Garrison Keillor

"One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats."
- Iris Murdoch

"Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances."
- J. Donald Walters

"Your mental attitude is something you can control outright and you must use self-discipline until you create a Positive Mental Attitude - your mental attitude attracts to you everything that makes you what you are."
- Napoleon Hill

"If my heart can become pure and simple like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this."
- Kitaro Nishida

"Gratitude begins where my sense of entitlement ends."
- Steven Furtick

"What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens."
- Thaddeus Golas

"He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have."
- Socrates

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist."
- Mark Twain

"That action is best which procures the greatest happiness."
- Francis Hutcheson

"Happines is like mercury. Hard to hold, and when we drop it, it shatters into a million pieces. Maybe the bravest of all are those who have the courage to reach for it again."
- Mary Higgins Clark

"We can always find something to be thankful for, no matter what may be the burden of our wants, or the special subject of our petitions."
- Albert Barnes

"Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human."
- Anthony Robbins

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."
- Maya Angelou

"The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others."
- William Lyon Phelps

"We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude."
- Charles R. Swindoll

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."
- G.K. Chesterton

‎"The life you are leading is simply a reflection of your thinking."
- Doug Firebaugh

"Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretense."
- Marcus Aurelius

"It really is easy to forget the unpleasant if we simply refuse to recall it. Withdraw only positive thoughts from your memory bank. Let the others fade away. And your confidence, that feeling of being on top of the world, will zoom up-ward. You take a big step forward toward conquering your fear when you refuse to remember negative, self-deprecating thoughts."
- David J. Schwartz

"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."
- Oprah Winfrey

"It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere."
- Agnes Repplier

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"May your walls know joy; May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility."
- Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey

"When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness."
- Bob Hope

"If my heart can become pure and simple like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this."
- Kitaro Nishida

"You and I do not see things as they are. We see things as we are."
- Herb Cohen

"At the end of our time on earth, if we have lived fully, we will not be able to say, 'I was always happy'. Hopefully we will be able to say, 'I have experienced a lifetime of real moments, and many of them were happy moments.'"
- Barbara DeAngelis

"Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important."
- Natalie Goldberg

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
- Carl Gustav Jung

"Get pleasure out of life...as much as you can. Nobody ever died from pleasure."
- Sol Hurok

"Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts."
- Charles Dickens

"It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life, and if you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin."
- Katharine Butler Hathaway

"He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has."
- Epictetus

"In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice."
- Richard Bach

"What other people think about me is not my business."
- Michael J. Fox

"Some people walk in the rain; others just get wet."
- Roger Miller

"At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings."
- J. Robert Moskin

"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
- Melody Beattie

"I can think of no better way of redeeming this tragic world today than love and laughter. Too many of the young have forgotten how to laugh, and too many of the elders have forgotten how to love. Would not our lives be lightened if only we could all learn to laugh more easily at ourselves and to love one another."
- Theodore Hesburgh

"When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness."
- Nicole Kidman, in The Scotsman

“The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor.”
- Chinese Proverb

"Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy."
- Mahatma Gandhi

"Happiness and peace of mind are a matter of consciousness. We must create the harmony we desire. As we raise our level of consciousness we become more in tune with the true nature of our being. This type of awareness is not an accident; it comes from study and an understanding that we are truly creative."
- Bob Proctor

"Life begins as a quest of the child for the man [person] and ends as a journey by the man [person] to rediscover the child."
- Laurens Van der Post

"That action is best which procures the greatest happiness."
- Francis Hutcheson

"One thing you can't recycle is wasted time."
- Anonymous

"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

"For myself, I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else."
- Sir Winston Churchill

"To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness."
- Bertrand Russell

"I never think of the future. It comes soon enough."
- Albert Einstein

"A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition."
- William Arthur Ward

"Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best."
- Theodore Isaac Rubin

“The ingredients of health and long life are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care.”
- Sir Philip Sidney

"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."
- Helen Keller

"A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs."
- Mark Twain

"As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery… we have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness.”
- Dalai Lama

"There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative."
- W. Clement Stone

“To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”
- William Londen

"It is difficult for sorrow to intrude on a busy life."
- Unknown

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
- William Arthur Ward

"Our emotions need to be as educated as our intellect. It is important to know how to feel, how to respond, and how to let life in so that it can touch you."
- Jim Rohn

"A three-year-old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm."
- Bill Vaughan

"To be truly happy is a question of how we begin and not of how we end, of what we want and not of what we have."
- Robert Louis Stephenson

"Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!”
- Barbara Hoffman

"Laughing deeply is living deeply."
- Milan Kundera

"A contented mind is a continual feast."
- American Proverb

"Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from the negative."
- Unknown

"Most people are searching for happiness. They're looking for it. They're trying to find it in someone or something outside of themselves. That's a fundamental mistake. Happiness is something that you are, and it comes from the way you think."
- Wayne Dyer

"This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.”
- Unknown

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

"A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories."
- Honore de Balzac

"We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons."
- Jim Rohn

"Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives."
- Tony Robbins

"Energy is that amazing feeling that comes to life inside of you when you're happy and believe in yourself."
- Richard Simmons

"Most fears cannot withstand the test of careful scrutiny and analysis. When we expose our fears to the light of thoughtful examination they usually just evaporate.”
- Jack Canfield

"The key to life is imagination. If you don't have that, no mater what you have, it's meaningless. If you do have imagination...you can make feast of straw."
- Jane Stanton Hitchcock

"Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it."
- Colin Powell

"After all it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life."
- Evelyn Underhill

"The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs."
- James Allen

"One day at a time - this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone: and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering."
- Ida Scott Taylor

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
- Robert Brault

"Be the person you want to have and you will find yourself on a path to ultimate happiness."
-Jordan Canon

"Find ecstasy in life - the mere sense of living is joy enough."
- Emily Dickinson

"Life must be lived as play."
- Plato

"Do not regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many."
- Unknown

"We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play."
- Heraclitus

"No matter how old you are, there's always something good to look forward to."
- Lynn Johnston

"If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing."
- Zimbabwean Proverb

"Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come."
- Chinese Proverb

"Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune."
- William James

"Be the person you want to have in your life and you will find yourself on a path to ultimate happiness."
- Jordan Canon

"Every person has the power to make others happy. Some do it simply by entering a room - others by leaving the room. Some individuals leave trails of gloom; others, trails of joy. Some leave trails of hate and bitterness; others, trails of love and harmony. Some leave trails of cynicism and pessimism; others trails of faith and optimism. Some leave trails of criticism and resignation; others trails of gratitude and hope. What kind of trails do you leave?"
- William Arthur Ward

"Happiness and gratitude are inextricably linked; for happiness will rarely if ever come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have."
- Unknown Source

"Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is."
- Maxim Gorky

"An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it."
- Maurice Masterlinck

"Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity."
- Joseph Addison

"True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self."
- Joseph Addison

"Before we set our hearts too much on anything, let us examine how happy are those who already possess it."
- La Rochefoucauld

"This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!"
- D.M. Dellinger

"It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation."
- Roberto Benigni

"A life without a cause is a life without effect."
- Albert Einstein

"On this planet, there are people with talents and people with flaws. The smart ones learn to use their talents, but the happy ones learn to accept their flaws."
- Dick Solomon

"If you're able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence."
- Barbara Cook

"People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching cold."
- John Jay Chapman

"Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear."
- Zora Neale Hurston

"The way I see it, you should live everyday like its your birthday."
- Paris Hilton

"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."
- Oprah Winfrey

"People who live the most fulfilling lives are the ones who are always rejoicing at what they have."
- Richard Carlson

"We take greater pains to persuade others that we are happy than in endeavoring to think so ourselves."
- Confucius

"Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!"
- Amanda Bradley

"Get the most out of everything in your life; the happiness and the sadness, the success and the failure...get a good perspective of what life is all about. Let the orchestra of your life play all the notes, the high notes, the low rumblings of the difficulties and perplexities that all we all face."
- Jim Rohn

"You can never get enough of what you don't really need."
- Eric Hoffer

"Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually."
- Stephen Covey

"View change as the one constant in your life. Welcome it. Expect it. Anticipate it."
- Colby Fox

"In every real [person] a child is hidden that wants to play."
- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

"Most [people] pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it."
- Kierkegaard

"You'll seldom experience regret for anything that you've done. It is what you haven't done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you've lost them forever."
- Wayne Dyer

"If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough."
- Oprah Winfrey

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”
- E.E. Cummings

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."
- Oprah Winfrey

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."
- Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you."
- Eileen Caddy

"It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment."
- Naomi Williams

“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

"The only person you are destined to become is the person YOU DECIDE to be."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must be a worthwhile person in your own self-development".
- Brian Tracy

"Attaining lasting happiness requires that we enjoy the journey on our way toward a destination we deem valuable. Happiness is not about making it to the peak of the mountain nor is it about climbing aimlessly around the mountain; happiness is the experience of climbing toward the peak."
- Tal Ben

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”
- Ernest Hemingway

"Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance."
- Anthony D'Angelo

"No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."
- Helen Keller

"Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny, and your hour-by-hour mental conduct produces power for change in your life. Develop a train of thought on which to ride. The nobility of your life as well as your happiness depends upon the direction in which that train of thought is going."
- Laurence J. Peter

"The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."
- Marcel Proust

"The greatest revelation of my life is the discovery that individuals can change the outer aspects of their lives by changing the inner attitudes of their minds."
- William James

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
- Melody Beattie

"I believe in the sun, even when it rains."
- Anne Frank

"The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give."
- Walt Whitman

"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek."
- Joseph Campbell

"There is only one blasphemy, and that is the refusal to experience joy."
- Paul Rudnick

"Time is a flowing river. Happy are those who allow themselves to be carried, unresisting, with the current. They float through easy days. They live, unquestioning, in the moment."
- Christopher Darlington Morley

"I've grown to realize the joy that comes from little victories is preferable to the fun that comes from ease and the pursuit of pleasure."
- Lawana Blackwell

"Happiness comes when you believe in what you are doing, know what you are doing, and love what you are doing."
- Brian Tracy

"Don't worry about anything. Worrying never solved anything. All it does is distort your mind."
- Milton Garland

"You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing."
- Michael Pritchard

"Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed."
- Storm Jameson

"Learn to be calm and you will always be happy."
- Paramahansa Yogananda

"Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self."
- Millicent Fenwick

"Nurture your mind with great thoughts."
- Benjamin Disraeli

"The satisfaction that accompanies good acts is itself not the motivation of the act; satisfaction is not the motive, but only the consequence."
- Bishop Joseph Butler

“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.”
- Brian Tracy

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
- Wayne Dyer

"Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us."
- Stephen Covey

"It’s not what’s happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it’s your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you’re going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny."
- Anthony Robbins

"May you live every day of your life."
- Jonathan Swift

"Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid."
- Publilius Syrus

"The key to human happiness lies within our own state of mind, and so too do the primary obstacles to that happiness."
- Dalai Lama

"There is always something for which to be thankful."
- Charles Dickens

"Like a fragrance to a flower, true happiness is an expression of your unconditional self...the real you."
- Robert Holden

"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start."
- Nido Qubein

“We can gradually grow into any condition we desire, provided we first make ourselves in habitual mental attitude the person who corresponds to those conditions.”
- Thomas Troward

"Every human being is the author of his own health or disease."
- Buddha

"Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy with what you have."
- Zig Ziglar

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
- Maria Robinson

"Basically, you can live your life in one of two ways. You can let your brain run you the way it has in the past. You can let it flash any picture or sound or feeling, and you can respond automatically on cue, like a Pavlovian dog resp‎onding to a bell. Or you can choose to consciously run your brain yourself. You can implant the cues you want. You can take bad experiences and sap them of their strength and power. You can represent them to yourself in a way that no longer overpowers you, a way that "cuts them down" to a size where you know you can effectively handle things."
- Anthony Robbins

"The clearest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness."
- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

"Never limit your view of life by any past experience."
- Ernest Holmes

“There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.”
- Buddha

“Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually”.
- Stephen Covey

"Smile a lot. Not only will you turn heads, you'll turn hearts."
- Andrea Oldham

“It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”
- Dale Carnegie

"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

"It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our feelings."
- Dale Carnegie

"We all live with the objective of being happy, our lives are all different and yet the same."
- Anne Frank

"Affirm continuously to yourself: I am in the right place, at the right time, for the right purpose."
- Ursula Roberts

"Your attitude is the hinge upon which the door of your destiny swings."
- Keith Craft

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”
- Kahlil Gibran

"Live with passion!"
- Tony Robbins

"The way I see it if you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain."
- Dolly Parton

"Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem solving."
- Michael J. Gelb

"To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."
- Elbert Hubbard

"The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new."
- Chodrun

"Happiness is not a future event."
- Joe Fortenberry

"No day in which you learn something is a complete loss."
- David Eddings

"Emotions will either serve or master, depending on who is in charge."
- Jim Rohn

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"Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons; we must fight in order to conquer it."
- Alexandre Dumas

"Never underestimate the power of passion."
- Eve Sawyer

"Wanting ... is something 'having' cannot cure."
- Joe Fortenberry

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”
- Oscar Wilde

“You just have to do your own thing, no matter what anyone says. It's your life.”
- Ethan Embry

“When someone does something good, applaud. You will make two people happy.”
- Samuel Goldwyn

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”
- Albert Einstein

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”
- Alexander Pope

"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do."
- Dale Carnegie

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.”
- Dolly Parton

"Imagine every day to be the last of a life surrounded with hopes, cares, anger, and fear. The hours that come unexpectedly will be so much more the grateful."
- Horace

"A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.”
- John Lubbock

"The major cause of stress is the inability of people to discover their true nature. Discover your gifts, follow them and you will never feel stressed.”
- Pavel Stoyanov

"There is nothing that wastes the body like worry".
- Mohandas Gandhi

"Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed".
- Storm Jameson

"Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf. Survival first, then happiness as we can manage it."
- Orson Scott Card

"You don't get ulcers from what you eat, you get them from what's eating you".
- Vicki Baum

"One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats."
- Iris Murdoch

"Abiding happiness is not simply a possibility, but a duty all may live above the troubles of life worry is a poison and happiness is a medicine."
- Newell Dwight Hillis

"Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one."
- Dr. Hans Selye

"If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily."
- Gerald Good

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”
- Cynthia Ozick

"Real life isn't always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties."
- Sara Ban Breathnach

"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas."
- Peg Bracken

"Never limit your view of life by any past experience."
- Ernest Holmes

"If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think."
- Oprah Winfrey

"When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die."
- Roosevelt, Eleanor

"If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves. You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the little things."
- Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

"Live to the point of tears."
- Albert Camus

"Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself."
- Sir Thomas Browne

"Great anger is more destructive than the sword."
- Tamil Proverb

"The remarkable thing about the human mind is its range of limitations."
- Celia Green

"You can either hold yourself up to the unrealistic standards of others, or ignore them and concentrate on being happy with yourself as you are."
- J. Jacques

"Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually".
- Stephen Covey

"The worst thing you can possibly do is worrying and thinking about what you could have done."
- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them."
- Denis Waitley

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don't envy for what people have and you don't. You have something they don't have.”
- Wilson Kanadi

“Where we have strong emotions, we are liable to fool ourselves.”
- Carl Sagan

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world opens up to you.”
- Lao Tzu

“Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable.”
- Frank Baer

“Everything is passing ... enjoy its momentariness”.
- Mooji

“The greatest happiness is to transform one’s feelings into action.”
- Madame de Stael

“Other people do not have to change for us to experience peace of mind.”
- Gerald Jampolsky

“Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.”
- Aeschylus

“Don't worry, be happy.”
- Bobby McFerrin

“The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.” - Johnette Napolitano

“Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude toward us.”
- Earl Nightingale

“Your life is what your thoughts make it.”
- Anais Nin

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
- Osacar Wilde

“Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Dreams are necessary to life.”
- Anais Nin

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

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“If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.”
- Calvin Coolidge

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”
- Jim Rohn

“Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.”
- Dr. Seuss

“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.”
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen.”
- Benjamin Franklin

“Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it’s the time when they most need to think.”
- Bill Clinton

“Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.”
- Victoria Holt

“Happiness is not a matter of good fortune or worldly possessions. It’s a mental attitude. It comes from appreciating what we have, instead of being miserable about what we don’t have. It’s so simple, yet so hard for the human mind to comprehend.”
- Bits and Pieces

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.”
- Lao Tzu

“Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future; concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
- Buddha

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

“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as a great adventure.”
- William Feather

“Why not learn to enjoy the little things? There are so many of them.”
- Unknown

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

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

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”
- Buddha

“I am more and more convinced that 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.”
- Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt

“Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.”
- Alice Walker

“It's not what you look at that matters. It's what you see.”
- Henry David Thoreau

“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.”
- Freya Stark

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”
- Agnes Repplier

“You’ve got to dance like nobody’s watching and love like it is never going to hurt.”
- Ann Wells

“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.”
- Hugh Downs

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.”
- Henry David Thoreau

“Sometimes the most urgent thing you can do is take a complete rest.”
- Ashleigh Brilliant

“Take control of your emotions, before your emotions take control of you.”
- Scott Dye

“Each of us tends to think we see things as they are, that we are objective. But this is not the case. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are - or as we are conditioned to see it.”
- Stephen Covey

“There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.”
- Henry Ford

“There are three ingredients to the good life: learning, earning, and yearning.”
- Christopher Morley

“The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.”
- Bernard M. Baruch

“Be a fountain, not a drain.”
- Rex Hudler

“It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.”
- Max Eastman

“The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.”
- William James

“Life must be lived as play.”
- Plato

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
- Buddha

“Worry is a thin stream of fear tricking through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.”
- Arthur Somers Rache

“Everywhere you go, take a smile with you.”
- Sasha Azevedo

“Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.”
- Leo Tolstoy

“Happiness is: looking in the mirror and liking what you see.”
- Unknown

“Laughter is an instant vacation.”
- Milton Berle

“Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of the mind than on outward circumstances.”
- Benjamin Franklin

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”
- Mark Twain

“Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.”
- George Santayana

“There is no wealth but life.”
- John Ruskin

“Feelings change – memories don’t.”
- Joel Alexander

“When the best things are not possible, the best may be made of those that are.”
- Richard Hooker

“Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.”
- Glenn Turner

“The truth is we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain and pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.”
- Tony Robbins

“Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.”
- Plutarch

“It's not work that kills [people], it is worry.”
- Henry Ward Beecher

“Anger is never without reason, but seldom with a good one.”
- Benjamin Franklin

“The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.”
- Ernest Dimnet

“Happy are those who find fault with themselves instead of finding fault with others.”
- Muhammed

“There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head; beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.”
- Anthony de Mello

“Only a few things are really important.”
- Marie Dressler

“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keep out the joy.”
- Jim Rohn

“Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.”
- Josh Billings

“Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.”
- Storm Jameson

“The only thing to fear is, fear itself.”
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s an experience.”
- Victoria Holt

“I love life because what more is there?”
- Anthony Hopkins

“Every [person] should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.”
- Henry Ward Beecher

“Happiness is not a destination; it is a method of life.”
- Burton Hills

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”
- Francesca Reigler

“The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.”
- Charles Swindoll

“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.”
- Ben Williams

“And when it rains on your parade, look up instead of down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.”
- Jerry Chin

“A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.”
- Thomas Jefferson

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they are not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”
- H. Jackson Browne

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”
- Anne Frank

“Worry bankrupts the spirit.”
- Berri Clove

“The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.”
- Norman Vincent Peale

“Happiness is a state of activity.”
- Aristotle

“Always do right – it will gratify some and astonish the rest.”
- Mark Twain

“Eighty percent of life's satisfaction comes from meaningful relationships.”
- Brian Tracy

“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”
- George Santayana

“People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.”
- Anton Chekhov

“When anger rises, think of the consequences.”
- Confucius

“Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.”
- Unknown Author

“Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.”
- William Ellery Channing

“If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.”
- Ernest Hemingway

“Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.”
- Colette

“The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.”
- Ernest Dimnet

“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”
- Carl Jung

“Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.”
- Sophocles

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“Happiness is a direction, not a place.”
- Sydney J. Harris

“In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.”
- Albert Clarke

“If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It is the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.”
- Dale Carnegie

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”
- Mark Twain

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, then change the way you think about it.”
- Mary Englebreit

“Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.”
- Lord Byron

“Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.”
- Gretta Brooker Palmer

“Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it’s because you’ve started to think of failure.”
- Tommy Lasorda

“Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack.”
- Hazelmarie Elliott

“There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.”
- Lady Blessington

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
- William James

“Being on top of the world doesn’t mean anything unless you know what it’s like to be at the bottom.”
- Rachel Smith

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follow like a shadow that never leaves”.
- Buddha

“Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”
- Leon J. Suenes

“Humor is a means of obtaining pleasure in spite of the distressing effects that interface with it.”
- Sigmund Freud

“Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.”
- Don Herold

“It is not the place, nor the condition, but the mind alone that can make anyone happy or miserable.”
- Sir Roger L’Estrange

“My personal belief is that the only thing keeping you from freedom is all the beliefs you have about what has to happen before you can be there.”
- Tony Robbins

“A [person] who suffers or stresses before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.”
- Seneca

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
- Winston Churchill

“Don't let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.”
- Astrid Alauda

“Feelings are much like waves, we can't stop them from coming but we can choose which one to surf.”
- Jonatan Martensson

“To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.”
- Ken S. Keyes, Jr.

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.”
- Doris Day

“Remember the past, plan for the future, but live for today, because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.”
- Luke

“You are only young once, but you can be immature forever.”
- Hannah Marks

“Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.”
- Robin Hood

“Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.”
- The Dalai Lama

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
- Thomas Jefferson (U.S. Declaration of Independence)

“It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.”
- Howard Murray

“Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure, not this thing nor that, but simply growth.”
- W.B.Yeats

“We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.”
- The Talmud

“Sometimes we just need to write down the good and bad things in life. If you believe in yourself the good things will double and the bad things will not.”
- Betsey Bosserman Giammattei

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”
- Les Brown

“What a man is contributes much more to his happiness than what he has, or how he is regarded by others.”
- Arthur Schopenhauer

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
- William James

“If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.”
- Mary Engelbreit

“A smile will gain you ten more years of life.”
- Chinese Proverb

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a person can alter his life by altering his attitude.”
- William James

“You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.”
- Ruth E. Renkl

“It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up - that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.”
- Joseph Campbell

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass...it’s about learning to dance in the rain”.
- Unknown Author

“The only thing over which you have complete right of control at all times is your mental attitude.”
- Napoleon Hill

“He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.”
- Alexandre Dumas

“At the end of the day, the key to happiness is taking ultimate responsibility for your reactions to all of your experiences - the good and the chaotic.”
- Yehuda Berg

“It’s in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.”
- Tony Robbins

“The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.”
- Ralph W. Sockman

“If we are to reach real peace in this world, we shall have to begin with the children.”
- Gandhi

“Mix a little foolishness with your prudence; it’s good to be silly at the right moment.”
- Horace

“Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.”
- Deepak Chopra

“When guilt rears its ugly head confront it, discuss it and let it go. The past is over. It is time to ask what can we do right, not what did we do wrong. Forgive yourself and move on.”
- Bernie S. Siegel

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
- Oscar Wilde

“Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.”
- Dan Millman

“It isn't the big pleasures that count the most; it's making a great deal out of the little ones.”
- Jean Webster

“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.”
- Sydney J. Harris

“Feelings are determined by how one chooses to respond to various situations and events.”
- Ralph Marston

“To be happy, make other people happy.”
- W. Clement Stone

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.”
- Leonardo da Vinci

“Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.”
- Henry Van Dyke

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”
- John Homer Miller

“The place to be happy is here, the time to be happy is now.”
- Robert Ingersoll

“The happy people are those who are producing something; the bored people are those who are consuming much and producing nothing.”
- William Ralph Inge

“Only passion, great passion, can elevate the soul to great things.”
- Diderot

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every [person] has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all [people] have some.”
- Charles Dickens

“Feelings are not controlled by one's circumstances. Feelings are determined by how one choose to respond to various situations and events.”
- Ralph Marston

“If you haven't the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you.”
- T.S. Eliot

“The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”
- Allan K. Chalmers

“Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”
- William James

“In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”
- Abraham Lincoln

“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.”
- William Feather

“There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.”
- Henry Ford

“Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.”
- Harold B. Melchart

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”
- Norman Vincent Peale

“We don't always know what makes us happy. We know, instead, what we think SHOULD. We are baffled and confused when our attempts at happiness fail...”
- Julie Cameron

“It isn't the big pleasures that count the most; it's making a great deal out of the little ones.”
- Jean Webster

“Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.”
- Walter Anderson

“It makes no difference how many peaks you reach if there was no pleasure in the climb.”
- Oprah Winfrey

“Love never fails, character never quits, and dreams do come true.”
Pete Maravich

“May the best things that happened to you in [last year] be the worst things that happen to you [this year].”
- Neil J. Cantor

“The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it, put your whole soul into it - every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.”
- John D. Rockefeller III

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every [person] has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all [people] have some.”
- Charles Dickens

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.”
- Helen Keller

“If at first you don’t succeed, think how many people you’ve made happy."
- H. Duane Black

“Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."
- John Barrymore

“Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which the world affords."
- Samuel Johnson

“Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future.”
- Arnold Glasgow

“We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are.”
- Annais Nin

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

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.”
- Helen Keller

“A Definition of Jealousy: The illogical consideration that someone else's success equates to your failure." - Kenneth H. Kaufman

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.”
- Buddha

“Confidence on the outside begins by living with integrity on the inside.”
- Brian Tracy

“Think of all the beauty still around you and be happy”
- Anne Frank

“Our greatest happiness in life does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.”
- Thomas Jefferson

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”
- Earl Nightingale

“Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.”
- Dan Millman

“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.”
- Mahatma Ghandi

“Success and happiness are not matters of chance but choice.”
- Zig Ziglar

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”
- E.E. Cummings

“We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learned to bear its ills, without being overcome by them.”
- Decimus Junius Juvenal

“None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.”
- Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

“The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.”
- A. A. Milne

“In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years.”
- Abraham Lincoln

“Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only for wallowing in.”
- Katherine Mansfield

“The sign of intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason.”
- Marya Mannes

“What everyone wants from life is continuous and genuine happiness.”
- Baruch Spinoza

“A psychologically healthy person can, in fact, be defined as someone whose desires actually produce happiness.”
- Deepak Chopra

“Many people have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”
- Helen Keller

“Pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.”
- Muhammad Ali

“Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius"
- Benjamin Disraeli

“Progress in every age results only from the fact that there are some men and women who refuse to believe that what they know to be right cannot be done.”
- Russell W. Davenport

“It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis.”
- Margaret Bonnano

“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
- Lou Holtz

“What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.”
- The Dalai Lama

“Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. It means you have decided to look beyond the imperfections.”
- Unknown Author

“Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.”
- Mark Twain

“An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.”
- Winston Churchill

“The world of those who are happy is different from the world of those who are not.”
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow."
- Doug Firebaugh

“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.”
- James Dean

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”
- Anne Frank

“Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.”
- Author Unknown

"There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure."
- Paulo Coelho

“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”
- Henry Ward Beecher

“To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.”
- Bertrand Russell

“Just think how happy you'd be if you lost everything and everyone you have right now, and then, somehow got everything back again.”
- Yobi Yamada

“The life that conquers is the life that moves with a steady resolution and persistence toward a predetermined goal. Those who succeed are those who have thoroughly learned the immense importance of a plan in life, and the tragic brevity of time.”
- W.J. Davison

“The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it, put your whole soul into it -- every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.”
- John D. Rockefeller III

“Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.”
- Douglas Pagels These Are the Gifts I'd Like to Give to You

“There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second".
- Logan Pearsall Smith

“It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy."
- George Horace Lorimer

“Happiness comes from counting our blessings, appreciating little things – a flower by a stream, seagulls circling over the ocean, laughter of little children, a call from a friend, a challenge met. Happiness comes from celebrating the moment - not waiting for all our problems to be solved. Happiness comes from cultivating a thankful heart.”
- Author Unknown

“The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.”
- John Milton

“Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.”
- Brian Tracy

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
- Helen Keller

“In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive”.
- Lee Iacocca

“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.”
- James M. Barrie

“It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness.”
- James M. Barrie

“There is nothing more attractive than a happy person.”
- Author Unknown

“The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.”
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.”
- John Barrymore

“All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within.”
- Horace Friess

“The basic thing that everyone wants is happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy.”
- The Dalai Lama

“The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasure.”
- Francoise de Motteville

“Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient”
- Aristotle

“The happiness that is genuinely satisfying is accompanied by the fullest exercise of our faculties and the fullest realization of the world in which we live.”
- Bertrand Russell

“Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy -- because we will always want to have something else or something more.”
- Brother David Steindl-Rast

“You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy.”
- Eric Hoffer

“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”
- Author Unknown

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

“I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”
- Albert Schweitzer

“The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”
Allan K. Chalmers

“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.”
- Buddha

“Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom in life”
- Ben Franklin

“None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy”
- Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues”
- Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

“People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.”
- Emily Dickinson

“Happiness and misery depend not upon how high up or how low down you are – but on the direction in which you are tending”
Samuel Butler

"The greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fall."
- Confucius

“He is a man of sense who does not grieve for what he has not, but rejoices in what he has."
- Epictetus

"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy."
- Norman Vincent Peale

And one I love which is especially relevant in today's economic climate...

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it just saps the joy out of today.”
- Leo Buscaglia

“The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it, put your whole soul into it -- every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.”
- John D. Rockefeller III

“What a man is contributes much more to his happiness than what he has, or how he is regarded by others.”
- Arthur Schopenhauer

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
- Charles Dickens

“One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”
- Sigmund Freud

“Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own.”
- Johann von Goethe

“I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life's greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.”
- Anthony Robbins

“Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.”
- Harold B. Melchart

"It makes no difference how many peaks you reach if there was no pleasure in the climb."
- Oprah

"If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic."
- Dale Carnegie

“Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.”
- Walter Anderson

"Our greatest happiness in life does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits."
- Thomas Jefferson

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
- Norman MacFinan

"We don't always know what makes us happy. We know, instead, what we think SHOULD. We are baffled and confused when our attempts at happiness fail...We are mute when it comes to naming accurately our own preferences, delights, gifts, talents. The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people's expectations. The tongue of the original self is the language of the heart."
- Julie Cameron

HAPPINESS LIES IN THE JOY OF ACHIEVEMENT: Happiness is a byproduct. You cannot pursue it by itself. You were built to conquer your environment, solve problems, and achieve goals. You'll find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve. Happiness is in activity. It's a running river not a stagnant pond. Happiness is not in having or being, it's in doing something you love. The secret of happiness is in having something to do.

"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable."
- Sydney J. Harris

“Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.”
- Spurgeon

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
- Denis Waitley

“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities - always see them, for they are always there.”
- Norman Vincent Peale

"Happiness gives us the energy which is the basis for health."
- Henri Amiel

“If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.”
- Bruce Barton

“The happy people are those who are producing something; the bored people are those who are consuming much and producing nothing.”
- William Ralph Inge

“In between stimulus and response is a space. In that space lies our power and freedom to choose. How we wield those choices determines our happiness.”
- Steven R. Covey

“We each have all the time there is; our mental and moral status is determined by what we do with it.”
- Mary Blake

"When someone is happy, positive, upbeat and passionate about things, it trickles down."
- Andrew Jacob Mahr

“Let us not bankrupt our today's by paying interest on the regrets of yesterday and by borrowing in advance the troubles of tomorrow.”
- Ralph W. Sockman

"Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure, not this thing nor that, but simply growth."
- W.B.Yeats

"It isn't the big pleasures that count the most; it's making a great deal out of the little ones."
- Jean Webster

"The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give."
- Walt Whitman

"When guilt rears its ugly head confront it, discuss it and let it go. The past is over. It is time to ask what can we do right, not what did we do wrong. Forgive yourself and move on."
- Bernie S. Siegel

"I have made it a rule of my life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy … you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in."
- Katherine Mansfield


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