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Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket, or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.

Love is not what we become but who we already are.

Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.

Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself.

Love keeps the cold out better than a cloak.

Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.

Love your enemies because they bring out the best in you.

Make people happy and there will not be half the quarreling, or a tenth part of the wickedness there now is.

Man, unlike the animal, has never learned that the sole purpose of life is to enjoy it.

Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date.

Nature intended you to be the fountain-spring of cheerfulness and social life, and not the mountain of despair and melancholy.

Nine times out of ten, when you extend your arms to someone, they will step in, because basically they need precisely what you need.

No one who has ever brought up a child can doubt for a moment that love is literally the life-giving fluid of human existence.

None but those who are happy in themselves can make others so.

One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.

Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.

People need joy quite as much as clothing. Some of them need it far more.

Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness.

Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tide and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.


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