Happiness and Misery
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When the world has once begun to use us ill, it afterwards continues the same treatment with less scruple or ceremony, as men do to a whore.
Man is only happy as he finds a work worth doing, and does it well.
What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.
Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.
The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows.
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.
Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you will cease to be so.
A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it.
Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.
Do not scorn the person who is perpetually happy. He does know something you don't.
I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty.
Life is short. Live it up.
If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.