„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
„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.
„Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good.“
— Norman Schwarzkopf United States Army general 1934 - 2012
Quoted in "The Military Quotation Book" (2002) by James Charlton, p. 60
— Beverly Lewis American writer 1949
Source: The Judgment
„As you live out your desolation, you can be either unhappy or happy. Having that choice is what constitutes your freedom.“
Context: As you live out your desolation, you can be either unhappy or happy. Having that choice is what constitutes your freedom.<!-- (pg 146)
Source: The Strangest Secret
„Why are you unhappy?
Because 99.9 per cent
Of everything you think,
And of everything you do,
Is for yourself —
And there isn't one.“
— Wei Wu Wei writer 1895 - 1986
Part One : The Crossroads, p. 7
Ask the Awakened: the Negative Way (1963)
— Steve Maraboli 1975
Source: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 101
„The news isn't there to tell you what happened. It's there to tell you what it wants you to hear or what it thinks you want to hear.“
— Joss Whedon American director, writer, and producer for television and film 1964
Source: Astonishing X-Men, Volume 2: Dangerous
„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.“
Variant: As long as you know who you are, and see what makes you happy, it doesn't matte how others see you
Source: Every Soul a Star
— Carrie Vaughn American writer 1973
Source: Kitty's Big Trouble
Variant: Now is no time to think of what you do not have.
Think of what you can do with that there is
Source: The Old Man and the Sea (1952)
Source: The Princess Diarist
„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
Reported in Lucian McCarty, "Sen. Roy McDonald Comes to his decision on the same-sex marriage measure after careful consideration, remains firm in his support despite criticism", The Saratogian (June 2011).
This was on Senator McDonald's change of vote from a "no" in 2009 to a "yes" in 2011.
„To me, your individual passion is what makes you an individual, and that might sound cheesy but it's really true. You should absolutely go after what you're passionate about because without it you lose what makes you you, and I think that's applicable not just to kids but to everyone. I feel like that is so integral to, not necessarily happiness, but to being comfortable with who you are. So that's what I would say, be comfortable with who you are and find self-worth in that.“
— Aubrey Peeples American actress 1993
Aubrey Peeples Talks About Becoming Jem, Accepting Who You Are (a Slytherin), and the Literal Skeletons in Her Closet http://community.sparknotes.com/2015/10/12/exclusive-aubrey-peeples-interview-jem (October 12, 2015)