James Dobson Quote

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Prescription for a happier and healthier life:  resolve to slow down your pace; learn to say no gracefully; resist the temptation to chase after more pleasure, more hobbies, and more social entanglements.

From Matthew 18:4:  “Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

James Dobson (born 1936) is an American psychologist and Christian author.  In 1977 his efforts started Focus on the Family where he remained actively involved until 2010.

Helen Keller Quote

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Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness.  It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

From Job 36:11:  “If they listen and serve Him, they complete their days in prosperity and their years in pleasantness.”

Ingrid Bergman Quotes

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Be yourself.  The world worships the original.

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982) was a Swedish-born actress who starred in a variety of European and American productions.  Over a five-decade career, her acting earned her countless awards, including three Academy Awards.

Walt Whitman Quotes

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Happiness, not in another place but this place . . . not for another hour, but this hour.

I dream in my dreams all the dreams of the other dreamers.  And I become the other dreamers.

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was one of America’s most influential poets.  His writing prowess was not only evident in his poems, but also in his work as a journalist and essayist.

James Dobson Quote

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Prescription for a happier and healthier life:  resolve to slow down your pace; learn to say no gracefully; resist the temptation to chase after more pleasure, more hobbies, and more social entanglements.

From Matthew 18:4: Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

James Dobson (born 1936) is an American psychologist and Christian author.  In 1977 his efforts started Focus on the Family where he remained actively involved until 2010.

Woodrow Kroll Quote

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Immediate, glad obedience to God sets our course on the sea of happiness.

From Isaiah 1:19-20:  “If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land, but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

Woodrow Kroll (born 1944) is an American pastor, Christian author, and radio host.  He has written over 50 books on the Bible and Christian living.

Jane Austen Quotes

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It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.

I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was an acclaimed English novelist.  Much of her writings dealt with women’s pursuit of a more favorable social standing as well as economic security.

Marcus Aurelius Quotes

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The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

Nothing that goes on in anyone else’s mind can harm you.

Marcus Aurelius was Roman emperor from 161 to 180.  His reign was near the end of the Pax Romana, an era of peace and stability.  

Coretta Scott King Quote

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I’m fulfilled in what I do.  I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes–the finer things of life–would make you happy.  My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense.

From Psalm 66:10-12:  “For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried.  You brought us into the net; you laid burdens on our backs; you let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a spacious place.”