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TipsForSuccess: Five Quotes from "The Way to Happiness"


Five Quotes from The Way to Happiness

More than 63 million copies of The Way to Happiness have been distributed around the world. The booklet, written in 1981 by L. Ron Hubbard, is a common sense guide to success and happiness. The booklet outlines 21 recommendations for successful living.

The following quotes are from The Way to Happiness. The page numbers are for the free download version of the booklet.

1. "One can feel at times like a spinning leaf blown along a dirty street, one can feel like a grain of sand stuck in one place. But nobody has said that life was a calm and orderly thing; it isn't. One isn't a tattered leaf nor a grain of sand: one can, to a greater or lesser degree, draw his road map and follow it." (Page 63)

2. "When one is lucky enough to get to meet and talk to the men and women who are at the top of their professions, one is struck by an observation often made that they are just about the nicest people you ever met. That is one of the reasons they are at the top: they try, most of them, to treat others well." (Page 58)

3. "The test of true competence is the end result." (Page 39)

4. "You are important to other people. You are listened to. You can influence others." (Page 3)

5. "One can feel that things are such now that it is much too late to do anything, that one's past road is so messed up that there is no chance of drawing a future road that will be any different: there is always a point on the road when one can map a new one. There is no person alive who cannot make a new beginning." (Page 63)

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