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True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.


True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. – Seneca What does that mean? This quote is about relaxing and being ‘in the moment.’ How often do we hurry to get here or there? How often … Continue reading

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Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.


Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness. – Oliver Wendel Holmes What does that mean? This is another romantic quote which I believe can also be applied to other situations in our lives. As we have discussed … Continue reading

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Thousands of candles can be lit from a single one, and its life will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.


Thousands of candles can be lit from a single one, and its life will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. – Buddha What does that mean? This quote reminds us that there are two kinds of things in … Continue reading

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Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.


Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. – Robert Heinlein What does that mean? This is a great quote from one of the great Giants in the Science Fiction Genre. The interesting thing … Continue reading

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Human happiness depends on taking others into account.


Human happiness depends on taking others into account. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? To me, this quote talks about two things at the same time. First, it addresses our personal happiness. It also addresses the happiness of all human-kind at the … Continue reading

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If you put your happiness in temporary things – your happiness will be temporary.


If you put your happiness in temporary things – your happiness will be temporary. – Nick Vujicic What does that mean? There are things in our lives that last a long time. Then there are things like cookies. Consider my favorite … Continue reading

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Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.


Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief. – Cicero What does that mean? This quote is attributed both to Cicero and as a Swedish Proverb. Not sure how those go together, … Continue reading

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