What are some quotes about happiness?


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One example of a quote about happiness is "If you want to be happy, be," by Leo Tolstoy. Another example is "The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up," by Mark Twain. Quotes about happiness are great for daily reminders and inspiration when one is feeling down.

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Leo Tolstoy was a Russian author well known for novels such as "Anna Karenina," "War and Peace" and "The Death of Ivan Ilyich." The first sentence in "Anna Karenina" is one of the most famous lines from the novel and is also a quote about happiness. That sentence is "All happy families resemble one another; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Tolstoy was a self established moral leader, and his beliefs regarding non-violent resistance to evil inspired other social leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi.

Mark Twain was an American writer who is best known for his novels "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." This story took years to write and was often set aside in pursuit of writing other works such as "The Prince and the Pauper" and "Life on the Mississippi." There are many famous quotes by Mark Twain. Another example of a quote about happiness from him is "Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."

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