“Love is essential; gregariousness is optional. Cherish your nearest and dearest. Work with colleagues you like and respect. And don’t worry about socializing with everyone else. Relationships make everyone happier, introverts included, but think quality over quantity.” – Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

“The basic mistake people make is to think that happiness is the goal.” – Francois Lelord, Hector and the Search for Happiness

“True understanding is deeper in meaning than in mere words and is important for its result, not pretty rhetoric. Those who can verbalize their happiness have little happiness to speak of. My true love has grown so much that I can’t tell even half of it in words.” – Juliet in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

“Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within.” – Helen Keller

“Learn about yourself and what makes you happy while the sailing is smooth. When the waves swell up and get rough, you have the memories of the times you were happy. You’ve been there and done that, so you know it’s possible to do it again.” – Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project

“The business of the wise man is to be happy….in whatever condition life happens to offer.” – Samuel Johnson

“Just because something is fun for someone else doesn’t make it fun for you.” – Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project