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Happiness And Community Quotes About The Importance Of Social Connections

Happiness is only real when shared.
Jon Krakauer

The happiest people I know are those who are busy working toward specific objectives. The most bored and miserable people I know are those who are drifting along with no worthwhile objectives in mind.
Zig Ziglar

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.
William Saroyan

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Mark Twain

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.
Morrie Schwartz

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
Hubert H. Humphrey

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.
Rachel Naomi Remen

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Thomas Jefferson

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.
Dalai Lama XIV

Happiness And Community Quotes About The Benefits Of Giving Back

The greatest gift you can give someone is your time because when you give your time, you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back.

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
Albert Schweitzer

The more you give, the more you get.

The happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

We rise by lifting others.
Robert Ingersoll

No one has ever become poor by giving.
Anne Frank

Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give.
Ben Carson

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
Pablo Picasso

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill

Happiness And Community Quotes About The Joy Of Shared Experiences

The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
Christopher McCandless

Happiness is not a goal...it's a by-product of a life well-lived.
Eleanor Roosevelt

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
Marcus Aurelius

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Jim Rohn

The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.
Audrey Hepburn

Happiness is not a destination, it's a journey. Happiness is not tomorrow, it is now. Happiness is not a dependency, it is a decision. Happiness is what you are, not what you have.
Zig Ziglar

Happiness And Community Quotes About The Value Of Diversity

Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness.
Ola Joseph

Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.
Mahatma Gandhi

Diversity is the collective strength of any successful society.
Lailah Gifty Akita

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.
Author Unknown

Diversity is not only about ethnicity, it's about embracing people with different thoughts, experiences, and perspectives.
Author Unknown

Diversity is the magic. It's the first manifestation, the first beginning of the differentiation of a thing and of simple identity. The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection.
Thomas Berry

Diversity is not a burden to be tolerated, but a gift to be celebrated.
Author Unknown

Diversity is the key to success in any community, and embracing our differences is what makes us human.
Janelle Monae

Diversity is not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and valued by all.
Ava DuVernay

Diversity is the mix. Inclusion is making the mix work.
Andrés Tapia

Happiness And Community Quotes About The Importance Of Communication In Fostering Happiness

Happiness is not a destination, it's a journey.
Zig Ziglar

Happiness is not something you experience, it's something you remember.
Oscar Levant

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret Lee Runbeck

Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.
Daphne du Maurier

Happiness is not something that happens. It is not the result of good fortune or random chance. It is not something that money can buy or power command. It does not depend on outside events, but, rather, on how we interpret them.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Happiness And Community Quotes About The Role Of Humor In Building Community

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
Victor Borge

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing after all. The minute it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations, and resentments flit away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.
Mark Twain

Humor is the glue that holds a community together.
Rebecca O'Donnell

Shared laughter creates a bond of friendships. When people laugh together, they cease to be young and old, teacher and pupils, worker and boss. They become a single group of human beings.
W. Lee Grant

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
Leo Rosten

Humor is the universal solvent against the abrasive elements of life.
William Arthur Ward

Humor is the oil of alliance.
George Gobel

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
Max Eastman

Humor is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them.
Simon Wiesenthal

Humor is the most powerful weapon for breaking down barriers and building relationships.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Happiness And Community Quotes About The Power Of Forgiveness In Strengthening Relationships

Forgiveness is the oil of all relationships.

Forgiveness is the key to unlocking the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.
Corrie ten Boom

Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Mark Twain

Forgiveness is the final form of love.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
George MacDonald

Forgiveness is the only way to heal a broken heart and to make room for love to grow.

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
Hannah Arendt

Forgiveness is the highest and most difficult of all moral lessons.
Josiah Royce

Happiness And Community Quotes About The Power Of Kindness

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

The greatest gift you can give someone is your kindness and understanding.
Debasish Mridha

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
Robert Green Ingersoll

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
Amelia Earhart

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Mark Twain

The greatest wisdom is kindness.

Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Mahatma Gandhi

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Dalai Lama

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

Happiness And Community Quotes About The Role Of Gratitude In Building Community

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Melody Beattie

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.
Zig Ziglar

Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.
Amy Collette

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
Henry Ward Beecher

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
Henry Van Dyke

Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.
Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
Jean Baptiste Massieu

Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker's life - in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.
Sri Chinmoy

Happiness And Community Quotes About The Impact Of Positive Relationships On Well-Being

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
Steve Jobs

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness And Community Quotes About The Connection Between Community And Mental Health

The happiest people I've ever met, regardless of their profession, their social standing, or their economic status, are people that are fully engaged in the world around them. The most fulfilled people are the ones who get up every morning and stand for something larger than themselves. They are the people who care about others, who will extend a helping hand to someone in need or who will speak up about an injustice when they see it.
Wilma Mankiller

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
Thomas Merton

The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.
William Lyon Phelps

The happiest people are those who have invested their time in others. The unhappiest people are those who wonder how the world is going to make them happy.
John Mason

Happiness And Community Quotes About The Role Of Empathy In Building Strong Communities

Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It's the impetus for creating change.
Max Carver

Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.
Mohsin Hamid

Empathy is the glue that holds human relationships together.
J.D. Schramm

Empathy is the key to building bridges between individuals and communities.
Melinda Gates

Empathy is the most radical of human emotions.
Gloria Steinem

Empathy is the pathway to peace.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Empathy is the ultimate human currency.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Empathy is what makes us human, and stronger together.
Barack Obama

Empathy is your pain in my heart.

The greatest gift you can give someone is your empathy; it's the glue that holds relationships together.

Happiness And Community Quotes About The Benefits Of Collaboration And Teamwork

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Helen Keller

Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.
Henry Ford

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
Phil Jackson

Collaboration allows teachers to capture each other's fund of collective intelligence.
Mike Schmoker

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
Henry Ford

The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.
James Cash Penney

Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.
Steve Jobs

Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.
Mattie Stepanek

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Vince Lombardi

The whole is other than the sum of the parts.
Kurt Koffka

Happiness And Community Quotes About The Role Of Shared Values In Building Strong Communities

Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret Lee Runbeck

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