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Dreams are nec­es­sary to life.

— Anaïs Nin

Kind­ness is the lan­guage which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

— Mark Twain

Our own life is the instru­ment with which we exper­i­ment with Truth.

— Thich Nhat Hanh

Joy is not in things! It is in us!

— Ben­jamin Franklin

I am only one, but still I am one. I can­not do every­thing, but still I can do some­thing; and because I can­not do every­thing I will not refuse to do the some­thing that I can do.

— Edward Everett Hale

Every time you meet a sit­u­a­tion, though you think at the moment it is an impos­si­bil­i­ty and you go through the tor­tures of the damned. Once you have met it and lived through it you find that for­ev­er after you are freer than you were before.

— Eleanor Roo­sevelt

The world is full of mag­i­cal things patient­ly wait­ing for our wits to grow sharp­er.

— Bertrand Rus­sell

The gloom of the world is but a shad­ow;
Behind it, yet with­in our reach, is joy.
Take joy.

— Fra Gio­van­ni

A life lived in chaos is an impos­si­bil­i­ty…

— Madeleine L’Engle

The mean­ing of life can­not be told; it has to hap­pen to a per­son.

— Ira Pro­goff

This is my reli­gion. There is no need for tem­ples, no need for com­pli­cat­ed phi­los­o­phy. Our own brain, our own heart is our tem­ple; the phi­los­o­phy is kind­ness.

— Dalai Lama

Life is either a dar­ing adven­ture or noth­ing at all. Secu­ri­ty is most­ly a super­sti­tion. It doesn’t exist in nature.

— Helen Keller

Char­ac­ter — the will­ing­ness to accept respon­si­bil­i­ty for one’s own life — is the source from which self-respect springs.

— Joan Did­ion

We must not allow oth­er people’s lim­it­ed per­cep­tions to define us.

— Vir­ginia Satir

Despair and iso­la­tion are my great­est inter­nal ene­mies, I need to remem­ber I am not alone, even when it feels that way.

— Audre Lorde

The gem can­not be pol­ished with­out fric­tion.

— Chi­nese Proverb

Those who are free of resent­ful thoughts sure­ly find peace.

— Sid­dhartha Bud­dha

If we were log­i­cal, the future would be bleak indeed. But we are more than log­i­cal. We are human beings, and we have faith and we have hope, and we can work.

— Jacques Cousteau

To get up each morn­ing with the resolve to be happy…is to set our own con­di­tions to the events of each day. To do this is to con­di­tion cir­cum­stances instead of being con­di­tioned by them.

— Ralph Wal­do Emer­son

The greater part of our hap­pi­ness or mis­ery depends on our dis­po­si­tions, and not our cir­cum­stances.

— Martha Wash­ing­ton

Hap­pi­ness is not the end of life: char­ac­ter is.

— Hen­ry Ward Beech­er

A great obsta­cle to hap­pi­ness is expect­ing too much hap­pi­ness.

— Bernard de Fontanelle

Hap­pi­ness does not depend on out­ward things, but on the way we see them.

— Leo Tol­stoy

Hap­pi­ness depends upon our­selves.

— Aris­to­tle

See to do good, and you will find that hap­pi­ness will run after you.

— James Free­man Clarke

If all our hap­pi­ness is bound up entire­ly in our per­son­al cir­cum­stances, it is dif­fi­cult not to demand of life more than it has to give.

— Bertrand Rus­sell

All who would win joy, must share it; hap­pi­ness was born a twin.

— Lord Byron

The tal­ent for being hap­py is appre­ci­at­ing and lik­ing what you have, instead of what you don’t have.

— Woody Allen

Since the things we do deter­mine the char­ac­ter of life, no blessed per­son can become unhap­py. For he will nev­er do those things which are hate­ful and pet­ty.

— Aris­to­tle

Be hap­py. Talk hap­pi­ness. Hap­pi­ness calls out respon­sive glad­ness in oth­ers. There is enough sad­ness in the world with­out yours…never doubt the excel­lence and per­ma­nence of what is yet to be. Join the great com­pa­ny of those who make the bar­ren places of life fruit­ful with kind­ness Your suc­cess and hap­pi­ness lie in you… The great endur­ing real­i­ties are love and ser­vice… Resolve to keep hap­py and your joy and you shall form an invin­ci­ble host against dif­fi­cul­ties.

— Helen Keller

All hap­py peo­ple are grate­ful. Ungrate­ful peo­ple can­not be hap­py. We tend to think that being unhap­py leads peo­ple to com­plain, but it’s truer to say that com­plain­ing leads to peo­ple becom­ing unhap­py.

— Den­nis Prager

False hope is worse than despair.

— Jonathan Kozol

Grief has lim­its, where­as appre­hen­sion has none. For we grieve only for what we know has hap­pened, but we fear all that pos­si­bly may hap­pen.

— Pliny the Younger

The art of liv­ing lies not in elim­i­nat­ing but in grow­ing with trou­bles.

— Bernard M. Baruch

The great­est and most impor­tant prob­lems in life are all in a cer­tain sense insol­u­ble. They can nev­er be solved, but only out­grown.

— Carl Jung

Imag­i­na­tion was giv­en to us to com­pen­sate for what we are not; a sense of humor was giv­en to us to con­sole us for what we are.

— Mack McGin­nis

It is with the heart that one sees right­ly; what is essen­tial is invis­i­ble to the eye.

— Antoine de Saint-Exu­pery, The Lit­tle Prince

Nobody is bored when he is try­ing to make some­thing that is beau­ti­ful, or to dis­cov­er some­thing that is true.

— William Inge

It is in the shel­ter of each oth­er that peo­ple live.

— Irish Proverb

Free­dom means choos­ing your bur­den.

— Hep­hz­ibah Menuhin

Char­ac­ter can­not be devel­oped in ease and qui­et. Only through expe­ri­ence of tri­al and suf­fer­ing can the soul be strength­ened, vision cleared, ambi­tion inspired, and suc­cess achieved.

— Helen Keller

Unshared joy is an unlight­ed can­dle.

— Span­ish Proverb

The best place to find a help­ing hand is at the end of your own arm.

— Swedish Proverb

What we have done for our­selves alone dies with us. What we have done for oth­ers and the world remains immor­tal.

— Albert Pine

There are two ways of spread­ing light: to be the can­dle or the mir­ror that reflects it.

— Edith Whar­ton

If the world seems cold to you, kin­dle fires to warm it.

— Lucy Lar­com

Our duty is to be use­ful, not accord­ing to our desires but accord­ing to our pow­ers.

— Hen­ry F. Amiel

No act of kind­ness, no mat­ter how small, is ever wast­ed.

— Aesop

A kind word is like a spring day.

— Russ­ian Proverb

The ulti­mate aim of the hero’s quest must be nei­ther release nor ecsta­sy for one­self, but the wis­dom and pow­er to serve oth­ers.

— Joseph Camp­bell
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