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“There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.
" Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope.”
Alexandre Dumas
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Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
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Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”
Nelson Mandela
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Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”
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Happiness by Matthieu Ricard
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George MacDonald
“I knew now, that it is by loving, and not by being loved, that one can come nearest the soul of another; yea, that, where two love, it is the loving of each other, and not the being loved by each other, that originates and perfects and assures their blessedness. I knew that love gives to him that loveth, power over any soul beloved...”
George MacDonald, Phantastes

“Everyone has an angel. A guardian who watches over us. We can't know what form they'll take. One day, old man. Next Day, little girl. But don't let appearances fool you. They can be as fierce as any dragon. Yet they're not here to fight our battles. But to whisper from our heart, reminding that it's us. It's everyone of us who holds the power over the worlds we create.”
Sweet Pea

Karl Pilkington
“I think people would live a bit longer if they didn't know how old they were. Age puts restrictions on things.”
Karl Pilkington

Helen Keller
“True, I cannot see the stars scattered like gold dust in the heavens, but stars just as bright shine in my soul.”
Helen Keller

Mark  Donnelly
“The enchanted day is only enchanted if we ourselves believe that anything is possible.”
Mark Donnelly

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