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“Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.”

– John Muir

“And all the best words together couldn’t hold the happiness.”

– Katherine Hannigan

“Men spend their lives in anticipations,—in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other—it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.”

– Charles Caleb Colton

“Honest, open communication is the only street that leads us into the real world… We then begin to grow as never before. And once we are on this road, happiness cannot be far away.”

– John Powell

“Everyone who is not happy must be shot.”

– John le Carré

“There is a fine line between compassion and a victim mentality. Compassion though is a healing force and comes from a place of kindness towards yourself. Playing the victim is a toxic waste of time that not only repels other people, but also robs the victim of ever knowing true happiness.”

– Bronnie Ware

“Some people would rather live in a hell they’ve got used to than in a paradise they’ve never experienced before.”

– Urania Sarri, Gate Deadlock

“Happiness is never there to stay […] Happiness is merely a respite offered by inquietude.”

– André Maurois, Climats

“She was wearing her fuzzy pink hat and she was happy, which was so obnoxious. She’d become one of those people who waltzed through life without so much as a split end, and I was still one of those people who changed diapers for free but still got treated like a rented mule.”

– Lorraine Zago Rosenthal

“Happiness had never been like this before. Now it came like sun showers, the sun and the rain together. Happiness was happier than it had been - sharp, piercing, and snatched, like a breath while swimming in surf.”

– Elizabeth Knox, Dreamhunter