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20 Happiness Quotes That Can Bring You Joy in Life

20 Happiness Quotes That Can Bring You Joy in Life

At this time of year, summer should be slowly rising up to meet us, the sun should start shining and we should all be smiling a little more brightly. If the blue skies and good vibes haven’t quite crept their way to your part of the world yet, worry not. These 20 thought-provoking, smile-invoking quotes should surely help to warm your heart and bring a little joy and happiness into your life.

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
– John Lennon

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien

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    “Rules for Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.”
    – Immanuel Kant

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      “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
      – Oprah Winfrey

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        “The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”
        – Mark Twain

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          “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. ”
          – Mother Teresa

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            “Those 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.”
            – Martin Luther King, Jr.

            “With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”
            – Max Ehrmann

            “When someone else’s happiness is your happiness, that’s love”
            Lana Del Ray

            “It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. ”
            – Lucille Ball

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              “I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.”
              – Drew Barrymore

              “Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.”
              –Charles Dickens

              “Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called ‘All the Things That Could Go Wrong.’”
              – Marianne Williamson

              “I am a happy camper so I guess I’m doing something right. Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.”
              – Henry David Thoreau

              “Happiness is perfume, you can’t pour it on somebody else without getting a few drops on yourself.”
              – James Van Der Zee

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                “Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it.”
                – Boethius

                “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.”
                –Leo Tolstoy

                “Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.”
                – Aristotle

                “Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, 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.”
                – Groucho Marx

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                  “I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.”
                  – Paul Simon

                  “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?”
                  – Hunter S. Thompson”

                  “What 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.”
                  – Joseph Addison

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                    13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

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                    Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life.

                    Take a look at these 13 things that mentally strong people don’t do so that you too can become mentally stronger.

                    1. They Don’t Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves

                    Mentally strong people don’t sit around feeling sorry about their circumstances or how others have treated them. Instead, they take responsibility for their role in life and understand that life isn’t always easy or fair.

                    2. They Don’t Give Away Their Power

                    They don’t allow others to control them, and they don’t give someone else power over them. They don’t say things like, “My boss makes me feel bad,” because they understand that they are in control over their own emotions and they have a choice in how they respond.

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                    3. They Don’t Shy Away from Change

                    Mentally strong people don’t try to avoid change. Instead, they welcome positive change and are willing to be flexible. They understand that change is inevitable and believe in their abilities to adapt.

                    4. They Don’t Waste Energy on Things They Can’t Control

                    You won’t hear a mentally strong person complaining over lost luggage or traffic jams. Instead, they focus on what they can control in their lives. They recognize that sometimes, the only thing they can control is their attitude.

                    5. They Don’t Worry About Pleasing Everyone

                    Mentally strong people recognize that they don’t need to please everyone all the time. They’re not afraid to say no or speak up when necessary. They strive to be kind and fair, but can handle other people being upset if they didn’t make them happy.

                    6. They Don’t Fear Taking Calculated Risks

                    They don’t take reckless or foolish risks, but don’t mind taking calculated risks. Mentally strong people spend time weighing the risks and benefits before making a big decision, and they’re fully informed of the potential downsides before they take action.

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                    7. They Don’t Dwell on the Past

                    Mentally strong people don’t waste time dwelling on the past and wishing things could be different. They acknowledge their past and can say what they’ve learned from it.

                    However, they don’t constantly relive bad experiences or fantasize about the glory days. Instead, they live for the present and plan for the future.

                    8. They Don’t Make the Same Mistakes Over and Over

                    Mentally strong people accept responsibility for their behavior and learn from their past mistakes. As a result, they don’t keep repeating those mistakes over and over. Instead, they move on and make better decisions in the future.

                    9. They Don’t Resent Other People’s Success

                    Mentally strong people can appreciate and celebrate other people’s success in life. They don’t grow jealous or feel cheated when others surpass them. Instead, they recognize that success comes with hard work, and they are willing to work hard for their own chance at success.

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                    10. They Don’t Give Up After the First Failure

                    Mentally strong people don’t view failure as a reason to give up. Instead, they use failure as an opportunity to grow and improve. They are willing to keep trying until they get it right.

                    11. They Don’t Fear Alone Time

                    Mentally strong people can tolerate being alone and they don’t fear silence. They aren’t afraid to be alone with their thoughts and they can use downtime to be productive.

                    They enjoy their own company and aren’t dependent on others for companionship and entertainment all the time but instead can be happy alone.

                    12. They Don’t Feel the World Owes Them Anything

                    Mentally strong people don’t feel entitled to things in life. They weren’t born with a mentality that others would take care of them or that the world must give them something. Instead, they look for opportunities based on their own merits.

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                    13. They Don’t Expect Immediate Results

                    Whether they are working on improving their health or getting a new business off the ground, mentally strong people don’t expect immediate results. Instead, they apply their skills and time to the best of their ability and understand that real change takes time.

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