Are We Happy Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Are We Happy Quotes

#1. When we are such as He can love without impediment, we shall in fact be happy. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#2. We are taught how to read, write, to be polite, cautious and respectful. But no one ever teaches us how to be happy. We have to learn that all on our own. - Author: Nina Guilbeau
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#3. If we are selfish and we feel cranky, then we believe that nobody has the right to be happy around us. - Author: Miguel Ruiz
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#4. Apparently God makes us all different. Some of us are happy to respond to His individual touch on our lives by remaining individuals, and others of us are intimidated or frightened into trying to become like each other so that we have company, so that we don't feel so lonely. - Author: Larry Norman
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#5. Sometimes we wonder what it's like to feel normal," Maida said. "You know, like all the people you see out on the streets or sitting in their little boxy homes."


"But then", Maida went on, "we see how boring they are and we're happy to be the way we are. - Author: Charles De Lint
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#6. We torment ourselves rather to make it appear that we are happy than to become so. - Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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#7. We are never happy until we learn to laugh at ourselves. - Author: Dorothy Dix
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#8. You know, I think we Indians are afraid to show and celebrate our happiness, lest things change around. But I feel that it's okay to be sad and okay to show when you are happy. - Author: Shah Rukh Khan
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#9. While we are here we should set goals and achieve them, make the best of things, make others feel good about themselves, and be happy with what we are and what we are doing. - Author: Janet Evans
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#10. People are really trying their best. Just like being happy and sad, you will find yourself on both sides of the equation many times over your lifetime, either saying or hearing the wrong thing. Let's all give each other a pass, shall we? - Author: David Rakoff
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#11. We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched. - Author: Tacitus
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#12. In order to be happy, human beings must feel they are continuing to grow. Clearly, we must adopt the concept of continuous improvement as a daily principle. - Author: Tony Robbins
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#13. One's best work comes when we are fully alive, happy, and inspired. - Author: Eric Schiffer
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#14. Perhaps some people really are born unhappy. I surely hope not. Speaking for my sister and myself: We were born with the capacity and determination to be utterly happy all the time. Perhaps even in this we were freaks. Hi ho. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#15. We're journeying constantly, but there is always a machine and books, and your body is always close to me and the look in your eyes never changes. People are saying we will be miserable, we will regret, but we are happy, we are laughing always, we are singing. We are talking Spanish and French and - Author: Anais Nin
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#16. We need stressful days in order to be happy. We need days when we get zero sleep and are working tirelessly on a deadline. Because if we didn't, the lazy days wouldn't feel good ... We need to always be working towards something in order to feel useful and have a sense of purpose. - Author: Ryan O'Connell
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#17. The other day Nan said, 'Nothing can ever be quite the same for any of us again.' It made me feel rebellious. Why shouldn't things be the same again - when everything is over and Jem and Jerry are back? We'll all be happy and jolly again and these days will seem just like a bad dream. - Author: L.M. Montgomery
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#18. Confidence is not posting endless selfies, or repeatedly protesting how happy or in love we are, it's a subtle yet noticeable sheen that emanates from our being - our eyes, our words, our body language. - Author: Sam Owen
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#19. What do we do now, now that we are happy? - Author: Samuel Beckett
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#20. Lots of people say we should fly less, heat less, and put on a sweater. But it's not going to happen. People are happy to say that for other people, but not themselves. - Author: Bjorn Lomborg
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#21. What are we blaming? Is this Vietnam? We made a movie, it didn't make much money. I'm gonna be really happy if somebody watches it in 10 years' time and really enjoys it. - Author: Kevin Costner
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#22. Even the most exalted states and the most exceptional spiritual accomplishments are unimportant if we cannot be happy in the most basic and ordinary ways, if we cannot touch one another and the life we have been given with our hearts. - Author: Jack Kornfield
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#23. If we are not happy with where our past decisions have led us, then the place to start is with our current thinking process. - Author: Jim Rohn
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#24. For the most part, as a society, we are not happy with ourselves. - Author: Jamel Shabazz
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#25. We are being punished, that's all." "What for?" he demanded, already on guard because there was a tone in her voice he hated. "For presuming. For thinking we could be happy. Happy because we decided we would be. - Author: Doris Lessing
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#26. If we are happy within ourselves, we don't accept or demand that our partner should fulfill every need. We need to be comfortable with our own company. - Author: Nathaniel Branden
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#27. Here is their plan. Whistle a happy tune while driving us off a fiscal cliff as long as they are behind the wheel of power when we fall. - Author: Chris Christie
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#28. Instead of this fruitless debate about having it all, men and women should focus on what make us happy. Instead of comparing our lives with people we don't know who are making sacrifices we don't see, we should try to find the right balance between home and work life. - Author: LZ Granderson
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#29. No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be? - Author: George Orwell
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#30. El, you are telling me to run away with a man to become his mistress."
"I am telling you to be happy. Even if it lasts only a little while. We must snatch what we can when we have the chance. Life is so very lonely when we don't. - Author: Jennifer Ashley
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#31. Stay true to yourself because a lot of times women get so wrapped up in doing for a man that we forget to focus on us. A lot of times that is unattractive. They love us because we are independent and focused on the things that make us happy. Because when they see you happy, their happy! - Author: Gabrielle Dennis
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#32. My wife is the boss at home, and my daughters are the bosses. I am just the worker. We are a very warm family and very happy. - Author: Jet Li
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#33. Even when there are times that we're not happy, happiness will creep in. - Author: Dyan Cannon
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#34. Many of us live that life where we are only happy when there's a good day passing by, instead of being sad when there's one bad day passing leaving us confused. - Author: Auliq Ice
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#35. Too often, we decide to follow a path that is not really our own, one that others have set for us. We forget that ... in both cases we will pass through both difficult and happy moments. But when we are living our dream, the difficulties we encounter make sense. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#36. If we are so rich, why aren't we happy? - Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
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#37. We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same. - Author: Anne Frank
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#38. Why are all Christians happy and praising Jesus? It's because we are not DEAD! We may be imperfect, but we aren't DEAD! - Author: Louie Giglio
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#39. There is always something to chuckle about. Sometimes we see it. Sometimes ... we don't. Still, the world is filled with humor. It is there when we are happy and it is there to cheer us up when we are not. - Author: Allen Klein
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#40. We are living in a time of many wars. The call for peace must be shouted. Peace sometimes gives the impression of being quiet, but it is never quiet. Peace if always proactive and dynamic. - Author: Pope Francis
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#41. The Bible says that when we obey God's commands, we benefit. I think we naturally assume that if we look out for our own interests and concerns, we will be happy. But people who sacrifice for others will tell you that seasons of giving are the most rewarding of their lives. - Author: Francis Chan
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#42. If others are happy, we will be happy. If others suffer, ultimately we all suffer. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#43. In Chicago it's really a case of the play's the thing - people are just so happy to be acting, you know? We were all actors - not like in New York or Los Angeles, where everyone says they are actors but they are actually waiting tables and hustling for spots in commercials. - Author: John C. Reilly
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#44. The trouble is not that we are never happy-it is that happiness is so episodical. - Author: Ruth Benedict
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#45. Character is destiny. For the cronic do-gooder, the happy-go-lucky sociopath, the dysfunctional family, under the gun everyone diverts to who they are. We may hunger to map out a new course, but for most of us, the lines have been drawn since we were 5. - Author: Mary McCormack
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#46. It would seem that by our sorrows only are we called to a knowledge of the Infinite. Are we happy? The limits of life constrain us on all sides. - Author: Sophie Swetchine
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#47. God wants us to be happy, because when we are, we are closer to Him. We can hear His direction better in the form of intuition and we can help others as well. So, do what makes you happy. - Author: Sharon Critchfield
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#48. At an emotional level, we feel that things should be happy and when things are difficult or painful, something is wrong. According to the Buddhist teachings this is what causes suffering. - Author: Krissy Pozatek
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#49. I call our world Flatland, not because we call it so, but to make its nature clearer to you, my happy readers, who are privileged to live in Space. - Author: Edwin A. Abbott
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#50. I remember once in junior high school, on a Friday, my mom came home from work and said to my brother and I, 'You know, between us, we have only 27 cents, but we have food in the refrigerator, we have our little garden out back, and we're happy, so we are rich.' - Author: John Paul DeJoria
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#51. Most of us wake up every day and make decision that will make us happy, and generally decisions that will make us happy right then in the moment or that day. We are not really on a truth quest. - Author: Andy Stanley
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#52. Kind words produce happiness. How often have we ourselves been made happy by kind words, in a manner and to an extent which we are unable to explain! - Author: Frederick William Faber
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#53. I don't see any of my colleagues as rivals. I don't think our generation needs to do that. We are a chilled out lot, and we should all be happy. - Author: Shahid Kapoor
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#54. In Europe we have cities wealthier and more populous than yours and we are not happy. You dream of your posterity; but your posterity will look back to yours as the golden age, and envy those who first burst into this silent, splendid Nature ... - Author: James Bryce
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#55. We're a new generation of people. We need to be happy. We need to love each other. We need to accept each other for who we are and stop judging each other. Live life and love. Stop judging just to keep yourself secure. Look deeper. There's always something deeper than what it is. - Author: Lil B
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#56. We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against. - Author: Ray Bradbury
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#57. If we are lucky, and George W. Bush is right, we are about to witness the War of the Happy Iraqis. - Author: Howard Fineman
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#58. There are people who do, what we would call, lower sorcery. It is best not to be concerned with them. They are not happy people and they can't be a problem if you are aware of what they are doing. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#59. We know what makes babies smart and happy and thrive. It's having human beings who are dedicated to caring for them - human beings who are well supported, not stressed out and not poor. - Author: Alison Gopnik
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#60. So if we're both so happy, why are we sad? - Author: Leah Raeder
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#61. 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 ... - Author: Julia Cameron
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#62. So your question, are we happy here? I say how can we be happy when we are mere wanderers without a home? - Author: Helon Habila
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#63. What are you doing?" Len asked.
"It will sound stupid if I tell you," Jim said.
"No it won't. Tell me."
"I made a wish."
"What did you wish for?"
Jim looked into his eyes, "That we will always be as happy as we are, right now, at this very moment in time. - Author: Ryan Field
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#64. Sometimes we have to lose our way to find out what we really want, for we often ignore our needs until we are lost. - Author: Leon Brown
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#65. We are the outcasts, we are the ones that are different, we are the ones that never got along with anyone else, we are the ones that went back to our rooms and put on our headphones and listened to those records that made us happy - Author: Bert McCracken
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#66. Another reason why we are often most happy in our troubles, is this - then we have the closest dealings with God. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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#67. To be truly happy in this world is a revolutionary act ... It is a radical change of view that liberates us so that we know who we are most deeply and can acknowledge our enormous ability to love. - Author: Sharon Salzberg
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#68. I am just so thankful that my mom was a fantastic mom. She wasn't a stage mother; she didn't push me. She was happy if I was happy. We are so different. I was very shy; my mom did all the talking. She was my strength. She never expected that I would be this ballerina. - Author: Patricia McBride
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#69. Men are in general so tricky, so envious, and so cruel that when we find one who is only weak, we are too happy. - Author: Voltaire
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#70. I think readers nowadays are happy to have genres blurred. We're seeing that on screen too: The Pirates of the Caribbean mashes up history and fantasy, Cowboys and Aliens mixes the Western and the Science Fiction genres. - Author: Colette Freedman
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#71. For the Stoics, then, our judgments about the world are all that we can control, but also all that we need to control in order to be happy; tranquility results from replacing our irrational judgments with rational ones - Author: Oliver Burkeman
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#72. We are as happy as people can be, without making themselves ridiculous, and might be even happier; but, as a matter of taste, we choose to stop short at this point. - Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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#73. But if people are genuinely happy in their choice of action or lifestyle, we do not need to impose our standards. If they are not harming themselves, if they are not harming others, can we be generous enough to feel joy for them? That is the practice of mudita. - Author: Sharon Salzberg
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#74. Part of us is always the observer, and no matter what, it observes. It watches us. It does not care if we are happy or unhappy, if we are sick or well, if we live or die. It's only job is to sit there on our shoulder and pass judgment on whether we are worthwhile human beings. - Author: Richard Bach
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#75. Down the mountain we shall go and down the passes, and as the valleys open the world will open, Utopia, where men and women are happy and laws are wise, and where all that is tangled and confused in human affairs has been unravelled and made right. - Author: H.G.Wells
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#76. When our Journey of life is like a Train with Some Stops but Always can reach to a destination which can make ourselves and others happy, then we are on the good way. - Author: Jan Jansen
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#77. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. We don't choose the experience but we do choose how we react to the experience we have. Choose to be positive, choose to be helpful, choose to be happy. - Author: Paula Coffer
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#78. The conveniences that we increasingly convince ourselves are necessary for happy or successful life also separate us from those who do not have them. The more layers of convenience we add to our lives, the more space we create between us and those desperately working day to day to survive. - Author: Jeff Shinabarger
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#79. We are always in a hurry to be happy ... ; for when we have suffered a long time, we have great difficulty in believing in good fortune. - Author: Alexandre Dumas
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#80. We see the tendency in the world to criticise democracy and sometimes even to say that authoritarian countries like China are more efficient. That is very short-sighted. China looks efficient only because it can sacrifice most people's rights. This is not something the west should be happy about. - Author: Ai Weiwei
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#81. Our bodies are our vehicles of life. They are ours to take care of. If we aren't taking care of them, they show signs of stress and wear. If we are taking care of our bodies, they show signs of healing and resiliency. A healthy body is an inspired body, and an inspired body is a happy body. - Author: Elaina Marie
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#82. Happy endings are absolutely ludicrous, they're not true at all. We see the guy carry the girl across the threshold and everybody lives happily ever after
that's bullshit. Three weeks later he's beating her up and she's suing for divorce and he's got cancer. - Author: Robert Altman
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#83. Sometimes people think if someone has depression, that person must be a broken Mormon. We believe that righteousness is happiness, but what happens when people are righteous and they're not happy? - Author: Hank Smith
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#84. We are built to be effective animals, not happy ones. - Author: Robert Wright
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#85. We are like poor people, who have nothing but each other, and are happy. - Author: Mark Helprin
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#86. One of the questions that I hear over and over and over is, 'What do we do with all these paintings we do on television?' Most of these paintings are donated to PBS stations across the country. They auction them off, and they make a happy buck with 'em. - Author: Bob Ross
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#87. There are a whole lot of reasons to be very happy that our brains are able to adapt and adapt so readily because we do strengthen and become more efficient at things we do a lot of in changed ways of thinking that we might need. - Author: Nicholas G. Carr
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#88. Happy are we who belong to such a shepherd, whose humanity communes with us, and whose divinity protects us. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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#89. When our thoughts, our words, and our deeds are for happiness then we are happy. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#90. I'm very happy that John Tory won. We need a mayor of Toronto that will work with the municipalities of the Greater Toronto Area. We are the economic engine of Canada and we're not operating on all cylinders by any means. - Author: Hazel McCallion
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#91. I do think that maybe, even subconsciously, a lot of parents in the West are wondering, have we gone too far in the direction of coddling and protecting - you know, you see kids, sometimes that seem very rude and disrespectful. And the more important thing is they don't seem that happy. - Author: Amy Chua
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#92. I have come, more and more, to believe that the way we are in the world actually has an impact on the world. When we are respectful, joyous, grateful, engaged, the world responds to that in concrete ways. When we are angry and resentful, or selfish or bitter, things sour around us. - Author: Alan S. Kesselheim
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#93. I look forward optimistically to a healthy, happy world as soon as its children are taught the principles of simple and rational living. We must return to nature and nature's God. - Author: Paramahansa Yogananda
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#94. People press toward the light not in order to see better but in order to shine better.
We are happy to regard the one before whomwe shine as light. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#95. Happiness," wrote Yeats, "is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that, but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing." Contemporary researchers make the same argument: that it isn't goal attainment but the process of striving after goals-that is, growth-that brings happiness. - Author: Gretchen Rubin
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#96. It is a terrible thing to be happy! How pleased we are with it! How all-sufficient we think it! How, being in possession of the false aim of life, happiness, we forget the true aim, duty! - Author: Victor Hugo
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#97. I wake up exhausted it's not morning. It's back to sleep to re-dream me. We're alone and we're happy. But there you are, angry with me - Author: Tegan Quin
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#98. I place us where we are a happy couple who are madly in love, and we are kissing the way people kiss on their wedding day. With joy and relief and love. Without guilt. Without Shame. - Author: A.S. King
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#99. We could go to monasteries. I could show you people who are very wise and they have great willpower, but they're not happy. They lack balance. They take it all too seriously. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#100. It's a great life, and Margaret and I are going to stay put above the Arctic Circle where we're happy. - Author: Bern Will Brown
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