Happiness and Misery
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If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness. For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation.
Man is only happy as he finds a work worth doing, and does it well.
I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.
Learn from the past. Look to the future. Live in the present.
It is not the bad times on which we should dwell, it is only poison to the mind and soul. We shall rise up after we fall, and continue to go on -- dwelling on the good, high-spirited times of our lives.
If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.
Expect everything, and anything seems nothing. Expect nothing, and anything seems everything.
Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.
Learn not only to find what you like, learn to like what you find.
If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.
So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.