Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational Quotes 409 quotes

InspirationalI'm a free person; I feel terribly free. They could put me in chains and I still would be free because my thoughts would be mine - and that's all I want to have.
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InspirationalTo be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings – it’s all a miracle. I have adopted the technique of living life miracle to miracle
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InspirationalIt's not so much the journey that's important; as is the way that we treat those we encounter and those around us, along the way
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InspirationalGive me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue.
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InspirationalLet him who loves his country in his heart, and not his lips only, follow me.
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InspirationalNecessity does not submit to debate.
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InspirationalA lot of writing is thinking.
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InspirationalI’ve known people that the world has thrown everything at to discourage them...to break their spirit. And yet something about them retains a dignity. They face life and don’t ask quarters.
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InspirationalWriting is the thing that props me up
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InspirationalSeven Deadly Sins Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Science without humanity, Knowledge without character, Politics without principle, Commerce without morality, Worship without sacrifice.
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InspirationalCourage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
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InspirationalThe great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.
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InspirationalYou may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.
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InspirationalThe real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.
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InspirationalEven if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
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InspirationalBe not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
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InspirationalThere is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.
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InspirationalLife is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.
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InspirationalThere is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.
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InspirationalAnd hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon.
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InspirationalFeathers 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?
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InspirationalHappiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.
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InspirationalTime you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
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InspirationalI'd far rather be happy than right any day.
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InspirationalLet us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair!;
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InspirationalYou have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now.
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InspirationalThe secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
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InspirationalThere is no beauty in sadness. No honor in suffering. No growth in fear. No relief in hate. It
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InspirationalWhat can I do with my happiness? How can I keep it, conceal it, bury it where I may never lose it? I want to kneel as it falls over me like rain, gather it up with lace and silk, and press it over myself again.
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InspirationalThere's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.
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InspirationalI heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.
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InspirationalAfter all, what is happiness? Love, they tell me. But love doesn't bring and never has brought happiness. On the contrary, it's a constant state of anxiety, a battlefield; it's sleepless nights, asking ourselves all the time if we're doing the right thing. Real love is composed of ecstasy and agony.
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InspirationalI've always thought people would find a lot more pleasure in their routines if they burst into song at significant moments.
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InspirationalFolks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
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InspirationalSometimes life knocks you on your ass!; get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.
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InspirationalAnd I can't be running back and fourth forever between grief and high delight.
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InspirationalPierre was right when he said that one must believe in the possibility of happiness in order to be happy, and I now believe in it. Let the dead bury the dead, but while I'm alive, I must live and be happy.
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InspirationalYou cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.
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Inspirational[F]or just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there's nothing else. It's here, and you'd better decide to enjoy it or you're going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.
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InspirationalWhen you do what you fear most, then you can do anything.
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InspirationalIt is sometimes easier to be happy if you don't know everything.
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InspirationalCount your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
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InspirationalWe all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
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InspirationalYou don't ask people with knives in their stomachs what would make them happy; happiness is no longer the point. It's all about survival; it's all about whether you pull the knife out and bleed to death or keep it in!;
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InspirationalA large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
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InspirationalEverybody in the world is seeking happiness
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InspirationalPeople wait around too long for love. I'm happy with all of my lusts!
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InspirationalLove is too precious to be ashamed of.
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InspirationalIt 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.
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InspirationalActual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.
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InspirationalYou can't be happy unless you're unhappy sometimes.
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InspirationalThe pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.
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InspirationalLife is painful. It has thorns, like the stem of a rose. Culture and art are the roses that bloom on the stem. The flower is yourself, your humanity. Art is the liberation of the humanity inside yourself.
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InspirationalThe worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.
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InspirationalThe only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.
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InspirationalThe greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.
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InspirationalThat's the secret to life!; replace one worry with another!;.
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InspirationalMy happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.
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Inspirationalright in this moment, I can
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InspirationalAge does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Share as Image


InspirationalMy happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.
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InspirationalThey say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.
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InspirationalPerfect love casts out fear. Where there is love there are no demands, no expectations, no dependency. I do not demand that you make me happy; my happiness does not lie in you. If you were to leave me, I will not feel sorry for myself; I enjoy your company immensely, but I do not cling.
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InspirationalHappiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.
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InspirationalI have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active , not more happy , nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
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InspirationalSanity and happiness are an impossible combination.
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InspirationalTo dream by night is to escape your life. To dream by day is to make it happen.
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InspirationalI'm choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I'm making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.
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InspirationalHappiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
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InspirationalI don't know what good it is to know so much and be smart as whips and all if it doesn't make you happy.
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InspirationalHopeSmiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering it will be happier
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InspirationalOf all the means to insure happiness throughout the whole life, by far the most important is the acquisition of friends.
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InspirationalOf all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
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InspirationalI am very happyBecause I have conquered myselfAnd not the world.I am very happyBecause I have loved the worldAnd not myself.
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InspirationalThat's the difference between me and the rest of the world! Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria!
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InspirationalDon't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
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InspirationalHappiness. It was the place where passion, with all its dazzle and drumbeat, met something softer: homecoming and safety and pure sunbeam comfort. It was all those things, intertwined with the heat and the thrill, and it was as bright within her as a swallowed star.
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InspirationalHappiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
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InspirationalThere is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.
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InspirationalThe best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
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InspirationalLove is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
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InspirationalSuccess is getting what you want..Happiness is wanting what you get.
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InspirationalThe foundation of irreligious criticism is: Man makes religion, religion does not make man. Religion is, indeed, the self-consciousness and self-esteem of man who has either not yet won through to himself, or has already lost himself again. But man is no abstract being squatting outside the world. Man is the world of man
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InspirationalThere is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.
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InspirationalThe only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.
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InspirationalIf you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
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InspirationalHappiness 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.
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InspirationalThe power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.
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InspirationalWhoever is happy will make others happy.
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InspirationalIt's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.
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InspirationalObscurity and a competence
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InspirationalHappiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.
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InspirationalOne swallow does not make a summer,neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.
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InspirationalI am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.
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InspirationalAction may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
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InspirationalThose born to wealth, and who have the means of gratifying every wish, know not what is the real happiness of life, just as those who have been tossed on the stormy waters of the ocean on a few frail planks can alone realize the blessings of fair weather.
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InspirationalLetting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything , anger, anxiety, or possessions , we cannot be free.
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InspirationalThey've got no idea what happiness is, they don't know that without this love there is no happiness or unhappiness for us,there is no life.
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InspirationalI felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.
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InspirationalI don't think that there are any limits to how excellent we could make life seem.
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InspirationalBut maybe happiness isn't in the choosing. Maybe it's in the fiction, in the pretending: that wherever we have ended up is where we intended to be all along.
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InspirationalLaughter is poison to fear.
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InspirationalI felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery
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InspirationalI will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I AM BETTER THAN THAT!;Goodbye.
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InspirationalMany people think excitement is happiness!;. But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.
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InspirationalMan only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness.
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InspirationalThe most important thing is to enjoy your life
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InspirationalAdrian tipped my face up toward his and kissed me. Like always, the world around me stopped moving. No, the world became Adrian, only Adrian. Kissing him was as mind-blowing as ever, full of that same passion and need I had never believed I
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InspirationalThe trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pendants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.
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InspirationalYou
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InspirationalAdrian smiled and clasped my hands, taking a few steps toward me. And as for who you are, you
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InspirationalIt takes three to make love, not two: you, your spouse, and God. Without God people only succeed in bringing out the worst in one another. Lovers who have nothing else to do but love each other soon find there is nothing else. Without a central loyalty life is unfinished.
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InspirationalLetting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.
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InspirationalPromise YourselfTo be so strong that nothingcan disturb your peace of mind.To talk health, happiness, and prosperityto every person you meet.To make all your friends feelthat there is something in themTo look at the sunny side of everythingand make your optimism come true.To think only the best, to work only for the best,and to expect only the best.To be just as enthusiastic about the success of othersas you are about your own.To forget the mistakes of the pastand press on to the greater achievements of the future.To wear a cheerful countenance at all timesand give every living creature you meet a smile.To give so much time to the improvement of yourselfthat you have no time to criticize others.To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,not in loud words but great deeds.To live in faith that the whole world is on your sideso long as you are true to the best that is in you.
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InspirationalDustfinger still clearly remembered the feeling of being in love for the first time. How vulnerable his heart had suddenly been! Such a trembling, quivering thing, happy and miserably unhappy at once.
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InspirationalWe buy things we don't need with money we don't have to impress people we don't like.
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InspirationalSuccess is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get
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InspirationalYou have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.
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InspirationalAlways forgive, but never forget, else you will be a prisoner of your own hatred, and doomed to repeat your mistakes forever.
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InspirationalI have a million things to talk to you about. All I want in this world is you. I want to see you and talk. I want the two of us to begin everything from the beginning.
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InspirationalSo he tasted the deep pain that is reserved only for the strong, just as he had tasted for a little while the deep happiness.
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InspirationalHappiness is excitement that has found a settling down place, but there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.
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InspirationalWe don
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InspirationalAll I ask is one thing, and I
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InspirationalEven if things don't unfold the way you expected, don't be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end.
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InspirationalEveryone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
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InspirationalI've got nothing to do today but smile.
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Inspirationalplease believe that things are good with me, and even when they're not, they will be soon enough. And i will always believe the same about you.
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InspirationalHappiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
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InspirationalDon't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run
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InspirationalPeople 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.
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InspirationalThe true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.
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InspirationalIf only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time.
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InspirationalMost people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.
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InspirationalBut what was there to say?Only that there were tears. Only that Quietness and Emptiness fitted together like stacked spoons. Only that there was a snuffling in the hollows at the base of a lovely throat. Only that a hard honey-colored shoulder had a semicircle of teethmarks on it. Only that they held each other close, long after it was over. Only that what they shared that night was not happiness, but hideous grief.Only that once again they broke the Love Laws. That lay down who should be loved. And how. And how much.
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InspirationalHappy. Just in my swim shorts, barefooted, wild-haired, in the red fire dark, singing, swigging wine, spitting, jumping, running
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InspirationalChildren are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called All the Things That Could Go Wrong.
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InspirationalLife is such unutterable hell, solely because it is sometimes beautiful. If we could only be miserable all the time, if there could be no such things as love or beauty or faith or hope, if I could be absolutely certain that my love would never be returned: how much more simple life would be. One could plod through the Siberian salt mines of existence without being bothered about happiness. Unfortunately the happiness is there. There is always the chance (about eight hundred and fifty to one) that another heart will come to mine. I can't help hoping, and keeping faith, and loving beauty. Quite frequently I am not so miserable as it would be wise to be.
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InspirationalIt is a happiness to wonder; & it is a happiness to dream.
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InspirationalThe most important thing is to enjoy your life
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InspirationalHappiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.
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InspirationalThe Paradoxical CommandmentsPeople are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.Love them anyway.If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.Do good anyway.If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.Succeed anyway.The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.Do good anyway.Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.Be honest and frank anyway.The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.Think big anyway.People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.Fight for a few underdogs anyway.What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.Build anyway.People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.Help people anyway.Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.Give the world the best you have anyway.
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InspirationalOf all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
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InspirationalHappiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
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InspirationalFolks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
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InspirationalWhy Not You?Today, many will awaken with a fresh sense of inspiration. Why not you?Today, many will open their eyes to the beauty that surrounds them. Why not you?Today, many will choose to leave the ghost of yesterday behind and seize the immeasurable power of today. Why not you?Today, many will break through the barriers of the past by looking at the blessings of the present. Why not you?Today, for many the burden of self doubt and insecurity will be lifted by the security and confidence of empowerment. Why not you?Today, many will rise above their believed limitations and make contact with their powerful innate strength. Why not you?Today, many will choose to live in such a manner that they will be a positive role model for their children. Why not you?Today, many will choose to free themselves from the personal imprisonment of their bad habits. Why not you?Today, many will choose to live free of conditions and rules governing their own happiness. Why not you?Today, many will find abundance in simplicity. Why not you?Today, many will be confronted by difficult moral choices and they will choose to do what is right instead of what is beneficial. Why not you?Today, many will decide to no longer sit back with a victim mentality, but to take charge of their lives and make positive changes. Why not you?Today, many will take the action necessary to make a difference. Why not you?Today, many will make the commitment to be a better mother, father, son, daughter, student, teacher, worker, boss, brother, sister, so much more. Why not you?Today is a new day!Many will seize this day.Many will live it to the fullest.Why not you?
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InspirationalWealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
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InspirationalName one hero who was happy.I considered. Heracles went mad and killed his family; Theseus lost his bride and father; Jason's children and new wife were murdered by his old; Bellerophon killed the Chimera but was crippled by the fall from Pegasus' back.You can't. He was sitting up now, leaning forward.I can't.I know. They never let you be famous AND happy. He lifted an eyebrow. I'll tell you a secret.Tell me. I loved it when he was like this.I'm going to be the first. He took my palm and held it to his. Swear it.Why me?Because you're the reason. Swear it.I swear it, I said, lost in the high color of his cheeks, the flame in his eyes.I swear it, he echoed.We sat like that a moment, hands touching. He grinned.I feel like I could eat the world raw.
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InspirationalExactly. How can you know it makes you happy if you
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InspirationalI'm a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
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InspirationalUntil you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.
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InspirationalYou will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
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InspirationalEster asked why people are sad.That
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InspirationalTo see and feel one's beloved naked for the first time is one of life's pure, irreducible epiphanies. If there is a true religion in the universe, it must include that truth of contact or be forever hollow. To make love to the one true person who deserves that love is one of the few absolute rewards of being a human being, balancing all of the pain, loss, awkwardness, loneliness, idiocy, compromise, and clumsiness that go with the human condition. To make love to the right person makes up for a lot of mistakes.
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InspirationalNo one should ever ask themselves that: why am I unhappy? The question carries within it the virus that will destroy everything. If we ask that question, it means we want to find out what makes us happy. If what makes us happy is different from what we have now, then we must either change once and for all or stay as we are, feeling even more unhappy.
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InspirationalThat's the big picture, your happiness. And health. You should never care what a man thinks of you & until he demonstrates to you that he cares about making you happy. If he isn't trying to make you happy, then send him back from whence he came because winning him over will have no benefit. At the end of the day, happines, joy!;and yes!;your emotional stability!;those comprise the only measuring stick you really need to have.
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InspirationalThe more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
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InspirationalThose who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.
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InspirationalI find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.
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InspirationalHappiness is the most natural thing in the world when you have it, and the slowest, strangest, most impossible thing when you don't. It's like learning a foreign language: You can think about the words all you want, but you'll never be able to speak it until you suck up your courage and say them out loud.
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InspirationalLaughter is more than just a pleasurable activity!;When people laugh together, they tend to talk and touch more and to make eye contact more frequently.
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InspirationalLet us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
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InspirationalWhat, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more' !; Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.
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InspirationalCry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.
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InspirationalTrue happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
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InspirationalSeize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.
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InspirationalThe advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
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InspirationalIt's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.
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InspirationalSo we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?
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InspirationalIt's like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.
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InspirationalWait a second, Four says. I turn toward him, wondering which version of Four I'll see now-the one who scolds me, or the one who climbs Ferris wheels with me. He smiles a little, but the smile doesn't spread to his eyes, which look less tense and worried.You belong here, you know that? he says. You belong with us. It'll be over soon, so just hold on, okay?He scratches behind his ear and looks away, like he's embarrassed by what he said. I stare at him. I feel my heartbeat everywhere, even in my toes. I feel like doing something bold, but I could just as easily walk away. I am not sure which option is smarter, or better. I am not sure that I care.I reach out and take his hand. His fingers slide between mine. I can't breathe. I stare up at him, and he stares down at me. For a long moment, we stay that way. Then I pull my hand away and run after Uriah and Lynn and Marlene. Maybe now he thinks I'm stupid, or strange. Maybe it was worth it.
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InspirationalThere's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.
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InspirationalThe secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.
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InspirationalWhen you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you.
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InspirationalOnly the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.
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InspirationalThere you go!;let it all slide out. Unhappiness can't stick in a person's soul when it's slick with tears.
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InspirationalIt 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,
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InspirationalFor every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
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InspirationalThere are random moments , tossing a salad, coming up the driveway to the house, ironing the seams flat on a quilt square, standing at the kitchen window and looking out at the delphiniums, hearing a burst of laughter from one of my children's rooms , when I feel a wavelike rush of joy. This is my true religion: arbitrary moments of of nearly painful happiness for a life I feel privileged to lead.
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InspirationalHappiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure
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InspirationalA thing of beauty is a joy forever.
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InspirationalIt's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.
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InspirationalIt was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.
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InspirationalA mathematical formula for happiness:Reality divided by Expectations.There were two ways to be happy:improve your reality or lower your expectations.
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InspirationalYou, of all people, deserve a happy ending. Despite everything that happened to you, you aren't bitter. You aren't cold. You've just retreated a little and been shy, and that's okay. If I were a fairy godmother, I would give you your heart's desire in an istant. And I would wipe away your tears and tell you not to cry.-Rachel to Julia
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InspirationalHappiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling
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InspirationalSometimes you break your heart in the right way, if you know what I mean.
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InspirationalExpectations make people miserable, so whatever yours are, lower them. You'll definitely be happier.
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InspirationalKeep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens
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InspirationalWith all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,it is still a beautiful world.Be cheerful.Strive to be happy.
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InspirationalHappiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
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InspirationalWith my eyes closed, I would touch a familiar book and draw its fragrance deep inside me. This was enough to make me happy.
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InspirationalYou can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
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InspirationalDon't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
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InspirationalHappiness is the consequence 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 in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.
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InspirationalMaybe you think you
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InspirationalIt's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
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InspirationalPeople like to say love is unconditional, but it's not, and even if it was unconditional, it's still never free. There's always an expectation attached. They always want something in return. Like they want you to be happy or whatever and that makes you automatically responsible for their happiness because they won't be happy unless you are !; I just don't want that responsibility.
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InspirationalIf you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change.
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InspirationalNow and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
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InspirationalI am a happy camper so I guess I
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InspirationalAnd I didn't choose it, Kat. I chose you.
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InspirationalMy God, a moment of bliss. Why, isn't that enough for a whole lifetime?
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InspirationalMy past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.
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InspirationalI must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.
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InspirationalHappiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.
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InspirationalHappiness only real when shared.
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InspirationalI think and think and think, I
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InspirationalAll happiness depends on courage and work.
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InspirationalHappiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
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InspirationalHappiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
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InspirationalHappily ever after, or even just together ever after, is not cheesy,
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InspirationalAhhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.
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InspirationalThere are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.
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InspirationalHAPPINESS [is] ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED
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InspirationalPromise YourselfTo be so strong that nothingcan disturb your peace of mind.To talk health, happiness, and prosperityto every person you meet.To make all your friends feelthat there is something in themTo look at the sunny side of everythingand make your optimism come true.To think only the best, to work only for the best,and to expect only the best.To be just as enthusiastic about the success of othersas you are about your own.To forget the mistakes of the pastand press on to the greater achievements of the future.To wear a cheerful countenance at all timesand give every living creature you meet a smile.To give so much time to the improvement of yourselfthat you have no time to criticize others.To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,not in loud words but great deeds.To live in faith that the whole world is on your sideso long as you are true to the best that is in you.
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InspirationalYou must be the best judge of your own happiness.
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InspirationalHappiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
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InspirationalI believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I
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InspirationalShe had never imagined she had the power to make someone else so happy. And not a magical power, either,a purely human one.
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InspirationalHappiness, you see, its just an illusion of Fate, a heavenly sleight of hand designed to make you believe in fairy tales. But there's no happily ever after. You'll only find happy endings in books. Some books.
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InspirationalI am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not one with such justice. I am happier even than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh.
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InspirationalI think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.
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InspirationalWith mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
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InspirationalEvery man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
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InspirationalMaybe the truth is, there's a little bit of loser in all of us. Being happy isn't having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it's about stringing together all the little things.
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InspirationalThat
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InspirationalYou can't be happy unless you're unhappy sometimes.
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InspirationalThat
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InspirationalOne is happy as a result of one's own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience.
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InspirationalHappiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
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InspirationalI may never be happy, but tonight I am content.
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InspirationalI keep remembering one of my Guru's teachings about happiness. She says that people universally tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will maybe descend upon you like fine weather if you're fortunate enough. But that's not how happiness works. Happiness is the consequence 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 in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it, you must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it. If you don't you will eat away your innate contentment. It's easy enough to pray when you're in distress but continuing to pray even when your crisis has passed is like a sealing process, helping your soul hold tight to its good attainments.
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InspirationalDon
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InspirationalBe believing, be happy, don't get discouraged. Things will work out.
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InspirationalTime you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
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InspirationalHappiness is a warm puppy.
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InspirationalPart of the problem with the word disabilities' is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can't feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren't able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities.
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InspirationalNo medicine cures what happiness cannot.
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InspirationalLife is not a PG feel-good movie. Real life often ends badly. Literature tries to document this reality, while showing us it is still possible for us to endure nobly.
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InspirationalLet us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
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InspirationalThere are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.
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InspirationalHappiness depends upon ourselves.
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InspirationalSadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That's its balance.
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InspirationalYou will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
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InspirationalLove is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
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InspirationalSanity and happiness are an impossible combination.
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InspirationalNo medicine cures what happiness cannot.
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InspirationalI
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InspirationalI know that's what people say, you'll get over it. I'd say it, too. But I know it's not true. Oh, youll be happy again, never fear. But you won't forget. Every time you fall in love it will be because something in the man reminds you of him.
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InspirationalHappiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give.
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InspirationalThe grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
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Inspirationalthose who do not know how to see the precious things in life will never be happy.
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InspirationalThe earth was warm under me, and warm as I crumbled it through my fingers!;I kept as still as I could. Nothing happened. I did not expect anything to happen. I was something that lay under the sun and felt it, like the pumpkins, and I did not want to be anything more. I was entirely happy. Perhaps we feel like that when we die and become a part of something entire, whether it is sun and air, or goodness and knowledge. At any rate, that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep.
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InspirationalEver since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.
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InspirationalIt 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.
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InspirationalFor every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
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InspirationalTo be stupid, and selfish, and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness , though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless.
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InspirationalOnly in the darkness can you see the stars.
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InspirationalI had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.
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InspirationalI do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy.
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InspirationalCount your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
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InspirationalHappiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
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InspirationalHopeSmiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering it will be happier
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InspirationalHappiness is a risk. If you
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InspirationalIt is never too late to be what you might have been.
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InspirationalTrees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
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InspirationalI wonder how many people don't get the one they want, but end up with the one they're supposed to be with.
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InspirationalMaybe happiness didn't have to be about the big, sweeping circumstances, about having everything in your life in place. Maybe it was about stringing together a bunch of small pleasures. Wearing slippers and watching the Miss Universe contest. Eating a brownie with vanilla ice cream. Getting to level seven in Dragon Master and knowing there were twenty more levels to go. Maybe happiness was just a matter of the little upticks- the traffic signal that said Walk the second you go there- and downticks- the itch tag at the back of your collar- that happened to every person in the course of the day. Maybe everybody had the same allotted measure of happiness within each day. maybe it didn't matter if you were a world-famous heartthrob or a painful geek. Maybe it didn't matter if your friend was possibly dying. Maybe you just got through it. Maybe that was all you could ask for.
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InspirationalHappiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.
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InspirationalHappiness is a warm puppy.
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InspirationalOne of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
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InspirationalLet no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
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InspirationalGrowing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.
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InspirationalThe 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.
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InspirationalPain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
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InspirationalCan a person steal happiness? Or is just another internal, infernal human trick?
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InspirationalWe're all golden sunflowers inside.
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InspirationalThis planet has , or rather had , a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.
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InspirationalThe happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
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InspirationalI, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
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InspirationalThey say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.
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InspirationalYou cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.
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InspirationalPrayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
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InspirationalReputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.
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InspirationalIt's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
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InspirationalFantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.
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InspirationalOthers have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
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InspirationalListen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me!; Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
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InspirationalDo not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
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InspirationalEverything you can imagine is real.
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InspirationalWhen 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.
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InspirationalIt is never too late to be what you might have been.
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InspirationalI have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you're going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.
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InspirationalThere are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
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InspirationalAsk for what you want and be prepared to get it!
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InspirationalLetting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.
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InspirationalI kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.
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InspirationalI meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful one-hundred percent!
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InspirationalWhen I was a little girl I used to read fairy tales. In fairy tales you meet Prince Charming and he's everything you ever wanted. In fairy tales the bad guy is very easy to spot. The bad guy is always wearing a black cape so you always know who he is. Then you grow up and you realize that Prince Charming is not as easy to find as you thought. You realize the bad guy is not wearing a black cape and he's not easy to spot; he's really funny, and he makes you laugh, and he has perfect hair.
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InspirationalWhat's the good of living if you don't try a few things?
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InspirationalThe trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.
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InspirationalThere is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will.
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InspirationalHe whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
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InspirationalCourage isn't having the strength to go on , it is going on when you don't have strength.
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InspirationalWhat sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
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InspirationalHappiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
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InspirationalJust because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections
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InspirationalDance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.
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InspirationalLearn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
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InspirationalHappiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable.
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InspirationalWaiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.
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InspirationalEvery man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
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InspirationalAnd therein lies the whole of man's plight. Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition.
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InspirationalLife isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
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InspirationalIt 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.
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InspirationalPlant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.
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InspirationalNothing is impossible, the word itself says I'm possible'!
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InspirationalI am intrigued by the smile upon your face, and the sadness within your eyes
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InspirationalThis life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.
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InspirationalIn the endthese things matter most:How well did you love?How fully did you live?How deeply did you let go?
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InspirationalIf my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
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InspirationalIf more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
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InspirationalAll who joy would winMust share it & Happiness was born a twin.
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InspirationalThe heart is the toughest part of the body. Tenderness is in the hands.
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InspirationalIt 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.
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InspirationalYou never fail until you stop trying.
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InspirationalIf more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
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InspirationalLive as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
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InspirationalA painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
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InspirationalThe present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. (21)
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InspirationalMemory is the happiness of being alone.
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InspirationalIt is so hard to leave
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InspirationalWithout music, life would be a mistake.
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InspirationalWoman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.
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InspirationalArt is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.
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InspirationalSometimes God allows what he hates to accomplish what he loves.
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InspirationalIf you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.
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InspirationalThe sense of unhappiness is so much easier to convey than that of happiness. In misery we seem aware of our own existence, even though it may be in the form of a monstrous egotism: this pain of mine is individual, this nerve that winces belongs to me and to no other. But happiness annihilates us: we lose our identity.
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InspirationalStepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.
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Inspirationalit is impossible to build one's own happiness on the unhappiness of others. This perspective is at the heart of Buddhist teachings.
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InspirationalChange will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
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InspirationalHappiness is not a goal!;it's a by-product of a life well lived.
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InspirationalTo see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.
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InspirationalAll parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.
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InspirationalIt was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew , and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents , that there was all the difference in the world.
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InspirationalTalent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.
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InspirationalRemember, darkness does not always equate to evil, just as light does not always bring good.
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InspirationalI have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
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InspirationalHopeSmiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering it will be happier
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InspirationalI sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: Go down again , I dwell among the people.
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InspirationalDo not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.
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InspirationalBe yourself; everyone else is already taken.
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InspirationalThe mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..
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InspirationalWe are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
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InspirationalDare to BeWhen a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.When you
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InspirationalI can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.
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InspirationalDon't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
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InspirationalIt's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
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InspirationalYou is kind. You is smart. You is important.
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InspirationalAnd, in the endThe love you takeis equal to the love you make.
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Inspirationalplease believe that things are good with me, and even when they're not, they will be soon enough. And i will always believe the same about you.
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InspirationalIf you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.
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InspirationalSuccess is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
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InspirationalI have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
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InspirationalWhat you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.
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InspirationalI can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.(Popular misquote of You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.)
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InspirationalEvery book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.
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InspirationalNo matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.
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InspirationalThe past has no power over the present moment.
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InspirationalThis life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends , they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything , they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them , actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soulmate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.
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InspirationalThere 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.
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InspirationalImagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
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InspirationalTo love and win is the best thing.To love and lose, the next best.
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InspirationalYou may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
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InspirationalFairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
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InspirationalThe unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think.
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InspirationalLife is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn't have the time to sit around and talk about you. What's important to me is not others' opinions of me, but what's important to me is my opinion of myself.
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InspirationalYesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.
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InspirationalEverything you can imagine is real.
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InspirationalWhen people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.
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InspirationalThe worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.
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InspirationalI want to be in a relationship where you telling me you love me is just a ceremonious validation of what you already show me.
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InspirationalThe brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don
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InspirationalI am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
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InspirationalYou can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
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InspirationalDarkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
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InspirationalWe accept the love we think we deserve.
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InspirationalYou've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,Love like you'll never be hurt,Sing like there's nobody listening,And live like it's heaven on earth.
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InspirationalThe most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first.
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InspirationalYou have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go!;
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InspirationalA concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window.
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InspirationalThe starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.
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InspirationalImagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. (!;) You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.
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InspirationalWhat lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
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InspirationalI was smiling yesterday,I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow.Simply because life is too short to cry for anything.
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InspirationalWhatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!
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InspirationalHappiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
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InspirationalHAPPINESS [is] ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED
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InspirationalTo me, Fearless is not the absense of fear. It's not being completely unafraid. To me, Fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death.
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InspirationalImperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
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InspirationalYou should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.
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InspirationalImperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
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InspirationalThe thing about growing up with Fred and George, said Ginny thoughtfully, is that you sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
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InspirationalOur deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
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InspirationalTo the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.
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InspirationalIf you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.
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InspirationalI must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.
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InspirationalThere are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
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