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I have an odd theory on happiness, and it bothers people. My general theory is that happiness is a reward for an animal doing what it should be doing. So if a horse runs, it feels happy. Or if you are too thin, you can't be happy, because evolution wants you to be tense and anxious, trying to wake up in the morning looking for food.
James D. Watson
We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something besides ourselves.
Ethel Percy Andrus
If happiness truly consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow.
William Lyon Phelps
Corporations take the humanity out of trade - they take the happiness out and replace it with something that is ugly.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I want roles without anger and feistiness. I want to show weakness and sadness, some love, some happiness.
It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.
You can have small moments of happiness in life. You certainly can't expect years and years of it.
The more I travel around the world, the more I see people want the same thing - to be happy. We wouldn't be in a monetary system if we didn't have to work, so if my music can contribute to happiness, then that's my main responsibility.
Software-industry battles are fought by highly paid and out-of-shape nerds furiously pounding computer keyboards while they guzzle diet Coke. The stakes aren't very dramatic. Life? Liberty? The pursuit of happiness? Nope, it's about stock options.
I'm a very positive person. My grandmother taught me that happiness is both a skill and a decision, and you are responsible for the outcome.
I don't know why my smile has become a signature pose. I think it's a nice change. I think people want to see happiness, so a smile is what can bring that. I didn't make it my trademark on purpose.
The drive for happiness is vital; it's what keeps us in motion.
I admit I can't shake the idea that there is virtue in suffering, that there is a sort of psychic economy, whereby if you embrace success, happiness and comfort, these things have to be paid for.
We have to make our own happiness, and we have to make our own decisions and play the hand that is dealt to us.
But my happiness in this world - my level of peace - is never going to be dictated by acting.
If I have to apply five turns to the screw each day for the happiness of Argentina, I will do it.
Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything.
No one goes straight to happiness after a breakup.
One thing I've been happy as peach pie about - because I'm all about the children and the happiness of a woman because that makes the happiness of the home - is that nannies, day cares and babysitters are all collapsing, which is forcing moms and dads to raise their children at home.
Happiness is when you love who you are and you are able to accept yourself and others.
My University of Management will create managers who will float in happiness, success and fulfillment.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
America offers the most amount of people the best opportunity to pursue happiness on the planet. That's why millions of illegal immigrants have poured into the country - most of them poor. They believe they have a shot to improve themselves economically.
I do not equate productivity to happiness. For most people, happiness in life is a massive amount of achievement plus a massive amount of appreciation. And you need both of those things.
The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends.
Clayton M. Christensen
I think for me, happiness is crucial, but I think we think that happiness comes from amassing goods and getting things and being loved and being successful, when in fact my experience of happiness comes when you give everything away, when you serve people, when you're watching something you do make somebody happy - that's when happiness happens.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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