116 Happiness Quotes To Brighten Your Day


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Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust        

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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Mahatma Gandhi        

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Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

Marcus Aurelius        

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Promise Yourself
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

Christian D. Larson        

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Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Aristotle        

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Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make, it makes you. Choose wisely.

Roy T. Bennett        

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Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

Robert A. Heinlein        

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Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Buddha        

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Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.

Eleanor Roosevelt        

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Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

Dalai Lama        

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Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.

Democritus        

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For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

Ralph Waldo Emerson        

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There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Mahatma Gandhi        

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We deem those happy who, from the experience of life, have learned to bear its ills, without being overcome by them.

Juvenal        

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Happiness is not about making it to the peak of the mountain nor is it about climbing aimlessly around the mountain; happiness is the experience of climbing toward the peak.

Tal Ben-Shahar        

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Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

Helen Keller        

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Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

Thich Nhat Hanh        

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Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.

J. Petit Senn        

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You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy.

Alan Cohen        

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The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realising that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.

Arnold Bennett        

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The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life.

Euripides        

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A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

Herm Albright        

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It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.

Chuck Palahniuk        

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It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

Dale Carnegie        

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Happiness consists in activity: such is the constitution of our nature; it is a running stream, and not a stagnant pool.

John M. Good        

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In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.

Albert Schweitzer        

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Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get

W. P. Kinsella        

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You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.

Robert F. Kennedy        

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Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There's going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether you let it affect you or not.

Valerie Bertinelli        

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There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.

Stephen Chbosky        

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The Paradoxical Commandments
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

Kent M. Keith        

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Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.

Dale Carnegie        

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There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.

Epictetus        

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Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

Margaret Lee Runbeck        

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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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The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that one is loved; loved for oneself, or better yet, loved despite oneself.

Victor Hugo        

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Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.

Dale Carnegie        

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Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.

Benjamin Franklin        

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Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi        

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It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.

Charles H. Spurgeon        

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The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.

Woody Allen        

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Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.

Robert Anthony        

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There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.

David D. Burns        

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Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

George Burns        

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Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli        

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You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.

Jonathan Safran Foer        

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I do not like the idea of happiness — it is too momentary. I would say that I was always busy and interested in something — interest has more meaning than happiness.

Georgia O'Keeffe        

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No medicine cures what happiness cannot.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez        

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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        

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People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.

George Matthew Allen        

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Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.

William Ellery Channing        

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It's kind of overwhelming right now, ... I can barely walk. I'm tired and sore, but really happy to have finished.

Chris Connelly        

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Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

Ernest Hemingway        

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The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly.

Marcus Aurelius        

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Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come,—as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.

Thomas Fuller        

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The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimal of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge        

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Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

Henry W. Longfellow        

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We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.

Frederick Koenig        

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You deserve to be happy. You deserve to live a life you are excited about. Don't let others make you forget that.

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Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.

Jim Rohn        

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They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.

Tom Bodett        

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Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.

Benjamin Franklin        

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Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.

George Santayana        

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Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'it will be happier'...

Alfred Lord Tennyson        

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The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.

Lin Yutang        

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What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez        

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Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don't have.

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Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.

Epictetus        

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Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

Denis Waitley        

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One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed.

Bernard M. Baruch        

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Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

James M. Barrie        

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Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.

Jacques Prvert        

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The secret to happiness is freedom ... And the secret to freedom is courage.

Thucydides        

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If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.

Andrew Carnegie        

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Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste, that they hurry past it.

Soren Kierkegaard        

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Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

Carl Gustav Jung        

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Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

Marthe Troly-Curtin        

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The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.

Bernard M. Baruch        

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A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning.

Lillian Gish        

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Our minds are as different as our faces: we are all traveling to one destination; happiness; but few are going by the same road.

Charles Caleb Colton        

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There is only one happiness in life - to love and to be loved.

George Sand        

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You can't be happy unless you're unhappy sometimes.

Lauren Oliver        

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No man is happy who does not think himself so.

Publilius Syrus        

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The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.

Goldie Hawn        

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Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.

Douglas Jerrold        

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The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older.

William Phelps        

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Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe        

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Two things prevent us from happiness; living in the past and observing others.

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A light heart lives long.

William Shakespeare        

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Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.

Aldous Huxley        

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Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.

Abraham Lincoln        

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To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.

Albert Camus        

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If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

Lao Tzu        

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The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.

Henry Ward Beecher        

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The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.

James Openheim        

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A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.

Thomas Jefferson        

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Train your mind to see the good in everything. Positivity is a choice. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

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There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

Henry Ford        

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If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.

Roy T. Bennett        

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You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

Albert Camus        

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It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed.

Frank Mckinney Kin Hubbard        

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The most important thing is to enjoy your life — to be happy — it's all that matters.

Audrey Hepburn        

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The only way on earth to multiply happiness is to divide it.

Paul Scherer        

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Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

John Lennon        

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The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.

Dodinsky        

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To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson        

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I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life, than on the nature of those events themselves.

Baron Alexander von Humboldt        

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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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Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.

Alice Meynell        

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Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you.

Wally Amos        

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Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

Bertrand Russell        

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Open-minded, optimistic and flexible people always end up winning the battle in life.

Dr. T. P. Chia        

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Well-being is attained by little and little, and nevertheless is no little thing itself.

Zeno of Citium        

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Happiness is a warm puppy.

Charles M. Schulz        

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The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.

Chuck Palahniuk        

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He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sun rise.

William Blake        

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