„In dependence, there is no happiness, even in a dream.“

—  Tulsidas

Quoted in "A Garden of Deeds: Ramacharitmanas, a Message of Human Ethics" which principle Mahatma Gandhi adopted to give a national leadership motto, in P.7

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Hindu poet-saint 1532 - 1623

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„Happiness depends upon ourselves.“

—  Rhonda Byrne Australian writer and producer 1951

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„Happiness depends upon ourselves“

—  Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -321 BC

An interpretative gloss of Aristotle's position in Nicomachean Ethics book 1 section 9, tacitly inserted by J. A. K. Thomson in his English translation The Ethics of Aristotle (1955). The original Greek at Book I 1099b.29 http://perseus.uchicago.edu/perseus-cgi/citequery3.pl?dbname=GreekFeb2011&getid=0&query=Arist.%20Eth.%20Nic.%201099b.25, reads ὁμολογούμενα δὲ ταῦτ’ ἂν εἴη καὶ τοῖς ἐν ἀρχῇ, which W. D. Ross translates fairly literally as [a]nd this will be found to agree with what we said at the outset. Thomson's much freer translation renders the same passage thus: [t]he conclusion that happiness depends upon ourselves is in harmony with what I said in the first of these lectures; the words "that happiness depends upon ourselves" were added by Thomson to clarify what "the conclusion" is, but they do not appear in the original Greek of Aristotle. Rackham's earlier English translation added a similar gloss, but averted confusion by confining it to a footnote.
Variant: Happiness depends upon ourselves
Source: See http://www.mikrosapoplous.gr/aristotle/nicom1b.htm#I9 for the original Greek and Ross's translation; Thomson's translation can be viewed on Google Books https://books.google.com/books?id=9SFrNWmO654C&dq=%22happiness+depends+upon+ourselves%22+aristotle&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22happiness+depends+upon+ourselves%22+.
Source: Rackham's translation of this passage is available here http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0054%3Abook%3D1%3Achapter%3D9%3Asection%3D8

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„The security and happiness of all minority groups in South Africa depend on the Afrikaner. Whether they are English- or German- or Portuguese- or Italian-speaking, or even Jewish-speaking, makes no difference.“

—  P. W. Botha South African prime minister 1916 - 2006

Speaking to the House of Assembly on February 20, 1981, as cited by Andrew Donaldson, Sunday Times, 5 November 2006

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„He who depends on chances and situations to be happy, is a Sansari.“

—  Chinmayananda Saraswati Indian spiritual teacher 1916 - 1993

Quotations from Gurudev’s teachings, Chinmya Mission Chicago

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„It depends on me, whether I'm happy within myself.“

—  Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004

Source: Death Kit (1967), p.189

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„Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.“

—  Dale Carnegie American writer and lecturer 1888 - 1955

As quoted in Plenty of Time to Sleep When You're Dead : A Compilation of Life-changing Quotes (2006) by Richard Caridi
As quoted in Sprituality in a Materialistic World (2008) by Leslie Klein
Variant: Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think.

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„If you want a happy ending, it just depends on where you close the book!“

—  Orson Welles American actor, director, writer and producer 1915 - 1985

From the published screenplay for "The Big Brass Ring" (Santa Barbara, Calif.: Santa Teresa Press, 1987)
Variant: If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.

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„Your success and happiness depend on your willingness to help others solve their problems.“

—  T. B. Joshua Nigerian Christian leader 1963

On the secret of success - "TB Joshua Sends Pastor Chris Member To School" https://archive.is/20130628101340/www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/3995918-tb-joshua-sends-pastor-chris-member-to-school All Voices (August 25 2009)

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„Sometimes I'm happy
sometimes I'm blue
my disposition
depends on you.“

—  Irving Caesar American composer and lyricist 1895 - 1996

"Sometimes I'm Happy".

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„Happiness depends on what you can give, Not on what you can get.“

—  Chinmayananda Saraswati Indian spiritual teacher 1916 - 1993

Quotations from Gurudev’s teachings, Chinmya Mission Chicago

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