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Happiness and Misery

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tiny.ag/myqpc8fj  ·   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

tiny.ag/mvs5tcpe  ·   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

tiny.ag/edsop9bf  ·   Fair (282 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.

Mark Twain, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/mu8iz5pd  ·   Fair (218 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.

Peter Ustinov, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/k6fomrdi  ·   Fair (273 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Mark van Essen

So go for the jump, and chase all your dreams.

Mark van Essen, (from a lyric written for Bruce Springsteen), in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/u4yrbtrm  ·   Fair (532 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In life, we are all in the gutter. Some of us just tend to look up at the stars.

Oscar Wilde, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/ozic8c3g  ·   Fair (156 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is short. Live it up.

Nikita Khrushchev, (New York Times Magazine, August 3, 1958), in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

tiny.ag/z2rhcpai  ·   Fair (312 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty.

John F. Kennedy, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/sotcjfde  ·   Fair (253 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Jonathan Swift, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/ftbq0ees  ·   Fair (412 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow.

Mark Twain, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/krxruwjx  ·   Fair (1238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Following the Equator (paperback)

Be good and you will be lonesome.

Mark Twain, Following the Equator, in Happiness and Misery and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/62i8fdwb  ·   Fair (333 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sloppy, raggedy-assed old life. I love it. I never want to die.

Dennis Trudell, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

tiny.ag/un7qhxcv  ·   Fair (344 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.

Henry David Thoreau, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/jhbofhcv  ·   Fair (424 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Mark Twain, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/6whof5gx  ·   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

tiny.ag/u9pdixbi  ·   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

tiny.ag/et1nrezw  ·   Fair (953 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Megan

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.

William Shakespeare, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/0xibm9hu  ·   Fair (336 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.

George Bernard Shaw, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/yic1pkxi  ·   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

tiny.ag/sjrepy9y  ·   Fair (254 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Trouble is part of your life -- if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.

Dinah Shore, in Happiness and Misery