Quotes by Gretchen Rubin

"The belief that unhappiness is selfless and happiness is selfish is misguided. It's more selfless to act happy. It takes energy, generosity, and discipline to be unfailingly lighthearted, yet everyone takes the happy person for granted. No one is careful of his feelings or tries to keep his spirits high. He seems self-sufficient; he becomes a cushion for others. And because happiness seems unforced, that person usually gets no credit."
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"The days are long, but the years are short."
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"Never start a sentence with the words 'No offense."
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"Laughter is more than just a pleasurable activity...When people laugh together, they tend to talk and touch more and to make eye contact more frequently."
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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."
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Books by Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin
  • Gretchen Rubin

  • Born: Kansas City, Missouri, The United States.

  • Description: I am the author of New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, and Better Than Before, and The Four Tendencies. My newest book, Outer Order, Inner Calm , is on sale now.Curious about The Four Tendencies? Find out if you're an Upholder, Obliger, Questioner, or Rebel (and how to harness your strengths. Take the free Four Tendencies quiz.I have a popular, award-winning podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin (search in your favorite podcast app) and a blog (GretchenRubin.com), where I write about my daily adventures in happiness and habit-formation.My previous books include a bestselling biography of Winston Churchill, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill, and one of John Kennedy, Forty Ways to Look at JFK. My first book, Power Money Fame S..: A User's Guide, is social criticism in the guise of a user's manual. Profane Waste was a collaboration with artist Dana Hoey. I've also written three dreadful novels that are safely locked away in a drawer.

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