International Day of Happiness: 20 Famous Happiness Quotes

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  • Russell Simmons
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Keke Palmer
  • Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Jill Scott
  • Don't Worry, Be Happy
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Alice Walker
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Maya Angelou
  • Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Dionne Warwick
  • Denzel Washington
  • Tyler Perry
  • Queen Latifah
  • Jourdan Dunn
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Josephine Baker
  • Lupita Nygon'o
  • Wilma Rudolph

Jill Scott

"At my aunt's funeral, I promised myself that I wouldn't be bound by the belief that I'm supposed to stay in anything — whether it's a relationship, a job, a house, or a circumstance — if it makes me miserable. She gave me the courage to find my own happiness."

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