People universally tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will maybe descend upon you like fine weather if you are fortunate enough. But that’s not how happiness works. Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
—William Makepeace Thackeray. (via quotedojo)
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Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
—Plato (via gofuckingnuts)