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One good book is all you need to change the way you think about life. Here are 10 exceptional books on happiness that will help you think on the bright side.

1. The Happiness Project

Gretchen Rubin

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“One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.”


2. The Gifts of Imperfection

Brene Brown

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“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.”


3. Man’s Search for Meaning

Victor E. Frankl

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“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”


4. The Last Lecture

Randy Pausch

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“The key question to keep asking is, Are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have. ”


5. The Giving Tree

Shel Silverstein

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“And the boy loved the tree…….very much. And the tree was happy.”


6. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Richard Carlson

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“Something wonderful begins to happen with the simple realization that life, like an automobile, is driven from the inside out, not the other way around. As you focus more on becoming more peaceful with where you are, rather than focusing on where you would rather be, you begin to find peace right now, in the present. Then, as you move around, try new things, and meet new people, you carry that sense of inner peace with you. It’s absolutely true that, “Wherever you go, there you are.”


7. The Magic of Thinking Big

David J. Schwartz

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“Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.”


8. The Art of Happiness

The Dalai Lama

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“Although you may not always be able to avoid difficult situations,you can modify the extent to which you can suffer by how you choose to respond to the situation.”


9. The Power of Now

Eckhart Tolle

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“Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.”


10. Tuesdays with Morrie

Mitch Albom

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“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”