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If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.

If you cannot be happy in one way, be in another; this facility of disposition wants but little aid from philosophy, for health and good humor are almost the whole affair. Many run about after felicity, like an absent man hunting for his hat, while it is in his hand or on his head.

If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her nose all the time.

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

If you want to be happy, be.

In order to be utterly happy the only thing necessary is to refrain from comparing this moment with other moments in the past, which I often did not fully enjoy because I was comparing them with other moments of the future.

In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

In vain do they talk of happiness who never subdued an impulse in obedience to a principle. He who never sacrificed a present to a future good, or a personal to a general one, can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors.

Infatuation is when you think that he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Conners, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger, and nothing like Robert Redford-but you'll take him anyway.

Inspiration never arrived when you were searching for it.

Instinct teaches us to look for happiness outside ourselves.

Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.

Is life worth living? Aye, with the best of us, Heights of us, depths of us- Life is the test of us!

It has never been given to a man to attain at once his happiness and his salvation.

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.

It is an aspect of all happiness to suppose that we deserve it.

It is better to be happy for a moment and be burned up with beauty than to live a long time and be bored all the while.

It is by studying little things that we attain the great knowledge of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.

It is comparison that makes men happy or miserable.


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