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Happiness and Misery

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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/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/ye6jolzv  ·   Fair (197 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is only happy as he finds a work worth doing, and does it well.

E. Merrill Root, in Happiness and Misery and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/izntlcnj  ·   Fair (186 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/nwd35ukj  ·   Fair (336 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.

Jean Paul Richter, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

tiny.ag/w2ghlemk  ·   Fair (920 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Pooh's Little Instruction Book (hardcover)

Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.

Joan Powers, Pooh's Little Instruction Book, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/oeren2sf  ·   Fair (443 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.

Blaise Pascal, in Happiness and Misery and Love and Hate

tiny.ag/o7yghtxb  ·   Fair (1375 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

1984 (paperback)

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows.

George Orwell, 1984, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/mfx0o8sc  ·   Fair (528 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Anaïs Nin, in Happiness and Misery and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/skqow6n0  ·   Fair (797 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you will cease to be so.

John Stuart Mill, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/rqul7ovr  ·   Fair (156 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/tq4jumf6  ·   Fair (409 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

Oscar Levant, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/tnv5wb46  ·   Fair (855 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Paul Jones

Do not scorn the person who is perpetually happy. He does know something you don't.

Paul Jones, in Happiness and Misery

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/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/dkwhzql3  ·   Fair (400 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Joy is not in things, it is in us.

Jess Lair, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/pgmtdaub  ·   Fair (296 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Life is ours to be spent, not saved.

D. H. Lawrence, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

tiny.ag/iilw7mtc  ·   Fair (2962 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower.

Mary Howitt, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/duyozlxf  ·   Fair (174 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.

Elbert Hubbard, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/gnwfh5op  ·   Fair (1525 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

It is by fighting and triumphing over the enemies of the Buddha that we ourselves become Buddhas.

Daisaku Ikeda, (World Tribune, Oct. 29, 1999, p. 5), in Happiness and Misery and Science and Religion