„Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.“

—  Abraham Lincoln, Often misquoted as: "I have found that most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." or "People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be." As quoted in How to Get What You Want (1917) by Orison Marden (Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1917), 74
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„Nobody makes up my mind for me.“

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