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The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Dalai Lama

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I don't know, I just want to be happy. I could be in a hole somewhere. Or I could completely lose it and be some hippy living in the woods with my dad.
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Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
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I can be forced to live without happiness, but I will never consent to live without honor.
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The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
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The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
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We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery.
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I don't believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It's a mean thing, life.
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I can't comment on any outside perception. I'm happy to come out and talk about movies that I've worked on in a setting like this. Otherwise, I have my own life that I live which is very different and private.
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The task which we have set ourselves is simply to show why and for what purpose we hold that standpoint during most of our lives, and why and for what purpose we are provisionally obliged to abandon it.
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Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
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My ambition is to be happy.
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