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The pleasant life: a life that successfully pursues the positive emotions about the present, past, and future.


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Life inflicts the same setbacks and tragedies on the optimist as on the pessimist, but the optimist weathers them better.

Life inflicts the same setbacks and tragedies on the optimist as on the pessimist, but the optimist weathers them better.



The good life is using your signature strengths every day to produce authentic happiness and abundant gratification.

The good life is using your signature strengths every day to produce authentic happiness and abundant gratification.



The aim of Positive Psychology is to catalyze a change in psychology from a preoccupation only with repairing the worst things in life to also building the best qualities in life.

The aim of Positive Psychology is to catalyze a change in psychology from a preoccupation only with repairing the worst things in life to also building the best qualities in life.



Doing a kindness produces the single most reliable momentary increase in well-being of any exercise we have tested.

Doing a kindness produces the single most reliable momentary increase in well-being of any exercise we have tested.



Habits of thinking need not be forever. One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals choose the way they think.

Habits of thinking need not be forever. One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals choose the way they think.



Changing the destructive things you say to yourself when you experience the setbacks that life deals all of us is the central skill of optimism.

Changing the destructive things you say to yourself when you experience the setbacks that life deals all of us is the central skill of optimism.



Psychology should be just as concerned with building strength as with repairing damage

Psychology should be just as concerned with building strength as with repairing damage



When we take time to notice the things that go right - it means we're getting a lot of little rewards throughout the day.

When we take time to notice the things that go right - it means we're getting a lot of little rewards throughout the day.



When well-being comes from engaging our strengths and virtues, our lives are imbued with authenticity.

When well-being comes from engaging our strengths and virtues, our lives are imbued with authenticity.



Well-being cannot exist just in your own head. Well-being is a combination of feeling good as well as actually having meaning, good relationships and accomplishment.

Well-being cannot exist just in your own head. Well-being is a combination of feeling good as well as actually having meaning, good relationships and accomplishment.





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If your anger is the result of your sadness or if your sadness is result of your anger, you are undoubtedly suffering from disorientation.



Up in that room I decided that I would write one story about each thing that I knew about. I was trying to do this all the time I was writing, and it was good and severe discipline.

Up in that room I decided that I would write one story about each thing that I knew about. I was trying to do this all the time I was writing, and it was good and severe discipline.



War is murder writ large.

War is murder writ large.



I'm laid back, I take my time, get the job done. Lebron is high flying, dunking, passing the ball well. He's getting the job done, too. But we're different.

I'm laid back, I take my time, get the job done. Lebron is high flying, dunking, passing the ball well. He's getting the job done, too. But we're different.



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Music ministers to human welfare more than any other art.



So much of contemporary liberalism seems to be never having grown up.

So much of contemporary liberalism seems to be never having grown up.



I am quite competitive. In stupid things like card games.

I am quite competitive. In stupid things like card games.



You should help a man to take up a burden, but you should not help him put it back down.

You should help a man to take up a burden, but you should not help him put it back down.



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The best thing about time passing is the privilege of running out of it, of watching the wave of mortality break over me and everyone I know.

The best thing about time passing is the privilege of running out of it, of watching the wave of mortality break over me and everyone I know.




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