Daniel Gilbert Quotes

Who is Daniel Gilbert?

Daniel Todd Gilbert is an American social psychologist, professor at Harvard and writer known for 'Stumbling on Happiness'.

Born November 05, 1957

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Best 10 Quotes by Daniel Gilbert

“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished.”

“Research suggests that people are typically unaware of the reasons why they are doing what they are doing, but when asked for a reason, they readily supply one.”

Stumbling on Happiness Quotes

“If you are like most people, then like most people, you don't know you're like most people.”

Stumbling on Happiness

“Impact is rewarding. Mattering makes us happy.”

Stumbling on Happiness

“In short, we derive support for our preferred conclusions by listening to the words that we put in the mouths of people who have already been preselected for their willingness to say what we want to hear.”

Stumbling on Happiness

“Most of us appear to believe that we are more athletic, intelligent, organized, ethical, logical, interesting, open-minded, and healthy-not to mention more attractive-than the average person.”

Stumbling on Happiness

“My friends tell me that I have a tendency to point out problems without offering solutions, but they never tell me what I should do about it.”

Stumbling on Happiness

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“Our brain accepts what the eyes see and our eye looks for whatever our brain wants.”

Stumbling on Happiness

“People want to be happy, and all the other things they want are typically meant to be a means to that end.”

Stumbling on Happiness

“The fact that we often judge the pleasure of an experience by its ending can cause us to make some curious choices.”

Stumbling on Happiness

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“The key to happiness lies not in changing our genetic makeup (which is impossible) and not in changing our circumstances (i.e., seeking wealth or attractiveness or better colleagues, which is usually impractical), but in our daily intentional activities.”

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