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Quotes About Happiness

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Drew Barrymore
“I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.”
Drew Barrymore

Jonathan Safran Foer
“I don't think that there are any limits to how excellent we could make life seem.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

J.D. Salinger
“I'm a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.”
J.D. Salinger, Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction

Anne Frank
“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”
Anne Frank

William Shakespeare
“I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.”
William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

Melissa de la Cruz
“You cannot be with someone just because you don’t want to hurt him. You have your own happiness to think about.”
Melissa de la Cruz, The Van Alen Legacy

Conan O'Brien
“All I ask is one thing, and I’m asking this particularly of young people: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism, for the record, it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”
Conan O'Brien

Alexander McCall Smith
“It is sometimes easier to be happy if you don't know everything.”
Alexander McCall Smith, Morality for Beautiful Girls

W. Somerset Maugham
“It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched for they are full of the truthless ideal which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded. It looks as if they were victims of a conspiracy; for the books they read, ideal by the necessity of selection, and the conversation of their elders, who look back upon the past through a rosy haze of forgetfulness, prepare them for an unreal life. They must discover for themselves that all they have read and all they have been told are lies, lies, lies; and each discovery is another nail driven into the body on the cross of life.”
W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
“You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.”
Mary Tyler Moore

Dale Carnegie
“Success is getting what you want..
Happiness is wanting what you get.”
Dale Carnegie

Edmund Burke
“Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.”
Edmund Burke

Gregory David Roberts
“Sometimes you break your heart in the right way, if you know what I mean.”
Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Laurell K. Hamilton
“Love is too precious to be ashamed of.”
Laurell K. Hamilton, A Stroke of Midnight

Jeremy Aldana
“I am intrigued by the smile upon your face, and the sadness within your eyes”
Jeremy Aldana

Marcus Aurelius
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Steve Maraboli
“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has
“My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Jonathan Safran Foer
“Feathers filled the small room. Our laughter kept the feathers in the air. I thought about birds. Could they fly is there wasn't someone, somewhere, laughing?”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Lois Lowry
“Memory is the happiness of being alone.”
Lois Lowry, Anastasia Krupnik

Mark Twain
“Obscurity and a competence—that is the life that is best worth living.”
Mark Twain, Notebook

Amit Ray
“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters,”
Amit Ray

Elizabeth Gilbert
“You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert
“People tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will descend like fine weather if you're fortunate. But happiness is the result of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

Simone Elkeles
“Expectations make people miserable, so whatever yours are, lower them. You'll definitely be happier.”
Simone Elkeles, How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation

Carlos Castaneda
“The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.”
Carlos Castaneda

Thomas Hardy
“Happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.”
Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge

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