„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 it.“

Variant: 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.
Source: How to Win Friends and Influence People

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American writer and lecturer 1888 - 1955

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—  Dale Carnegie American writer and lecturer 1888 - 1955

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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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„Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good.“

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„As you live out your desolation, you can be either unhappy or happy. Having that choice is what constitutes your freedom.“

—  Milan Kundera, book Identity

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„What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.“

—  Scott Westerfeld, book Uglies

Variant: Yes. What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.
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„The trick is that as long as you know who you are and what makes you happy, it doesn't matter how others see you.“

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„Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.“

—  Ernest Hemingway, book The Old Man and the Sea

Variant: Now is no time to think of what you do not have.
Think of what you can do with that there is
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„You get to the point in your life where everything isn't black and white and good and bad, and you try to do the right thing. Now, you might not like that. You might think me very cynical about that. Well f--- it; I don’t care what you think.“

—  Roy McDonald (politician) American politician 1947

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