Gérard Lauzier (30 November 1932 – 6 December 2008) was a French comics author best of the leading authors in the more adult French comics scene of the 1970s and 1980s.
It is not what happens to you, but how you respond to what happens to you. Count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.Happiness comes more easily when you feel good about yourself without feeling the need for anyone else’s approval.Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.Be nice to people on your way up because you might meet them again on your way back down.When other people treat you poorly, walk away, smile and keep being YOU. Don’t ever let someone else’s bitterness change the person you are.
One of the most freeing things we learn in life is that we don’t have to like everyone, everyone doesn’t have to like us, and that’s OK.Happiness and success is all about spending your life in your own way. Be yourself. No one can ever tell you you’re doing it wrong.It’s always better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than the top of the one you don’t.You can’t always wait for the perfect moment. Sometimes you must dare to do it because life is too short to regret and wonder what could have been.No medicine cures what happiness cannot.Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.Great challenges make life interesting; overcoming them makes life meaningful. It’s how you deal with failure that determines your happiness and success.The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others…By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.No amount of money will make you happy if you aren’t happy with yourself.Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.Happiness comes more easily when you feel good about yourself without feeling the need for anyone else’s approval.Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.When someone says, “You’ve changed,” it’s not always a bad thing. Sometimes it just means you stopped living your life their way.Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.Remember, social comparison is the thief of happiness. You could spend a lifetime worrying about what others have, but it wouldn’t get you anything.The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.It is sometimes easier to be happy if you don’t know everything.Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.Work to create a life that feels right to YOU, not one that looks right to everyone else.What is coming is better than what is gone. Don’t give up hope. Good things often happen when you least expect it.Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.
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