Most people risk being happy

“Turning your back on the darkness didn’t mean the darkness would turn it’s back on you.”― Jennifer Donnelly

“Do not be lured by the need to be liked: better to be respected, even feared.” – Robert Greene

“When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu

“Every moment of happiness requires a great amount of ignorance.” – Honoré de Balzac

“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” – Stephanie Perkins

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain

“What matters in life is what you care about and what you will continue to make effort toward caring about it.” -Nokwethemba Nkosi

“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.” – Stephen R. Covey

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children… to leave the world a better place… to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world.” – Joseph Addison

“Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.” – Dr. Robert Anthony

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” – Peter Marshall

“It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.” – Bertrand Russell

“A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station…” – William Faulkner

“Did you ever stop to think, and then forget to start again?” – Winnie The Pooh

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” –  Winnie The Pooh

“They’re funny things, accidents. You never have them till you’re having them.” – Winnie The Pooh

The beauty of life is to give

“Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world.” – Albert Camus

“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.” – Hermann Hesse

“The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” –  Oscar Wilde

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” – Kahlil Gibran

“I rebel; therefore I exist.” – Albert Camus

“If I love myself I love you. If I love you I love myself.” –  Rumi

“The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.” –  William Arthur Ward

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” –  Oscar Wilde

“Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” —Muhammad Ali

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” – Martin Luther

“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.”—Roy T. Bennett

“Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.” – Rumi

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” —Erol Ozan

“What matters isn’t what a person has or doesn’t have; it is what he or she is afraid of losing.” – Nicholas Nassim Taleb

“The best and the most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or ever touched. They must be felt with the heart.”—Helen Keller

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – William Faulkner

“When you train your eyes to see the magic and miracles in the little things, you open the door for your whole life to shift.”—Carol Woodliff

“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.” – Elie Wiesel