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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (394 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The gods too are fond of a joke.

Aristotle, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1186 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.

Francis Bacon, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (673 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.

Aesop, in Happiness and Misery and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (281 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (296 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Anja Klein

Live each day as if it were the last day of your life, because so far, it is.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (813 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Living well is the best revenge.

George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (959 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by S. Gilmary Beagle

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (288 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nostalgia is the realization that things weren't as unbearable as they seemed at the time.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (402 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To live a perfect life, you must ask nothing, give nothing, and expect nothing.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (255 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves for we shall never cease to be amused.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (897 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Mindy Romero

Don't do whatever you like -- like whatever you do.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (858 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Even the the most tempting rose has thorns.

Tristan Eggener, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (962 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Everyone smiles in the same language.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (305 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (335 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Here's to your love, health, and wealth -- and time to enjoy each.

Unknown, (Spanish proverb), in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (286 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you wish you be like someone else, you waste the person you are.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (240 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.

Arthur Somers Roche, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (877 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

The surest way of severely upsetting yourself for hours is by continuing to consider what concerns you most for a single moment too long.

Christopher Spranger, The Effort to Fall, in Happiness and Misery

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.

Bessie Stanley, in Happiness and Misery and Success and Failure

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