Happiness and Misery
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Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.
What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.
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 life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
To live a perfect life, you must ask nothing, give nothing, and expect nothing.
Nostalgia is the realization that things weren't as unbearable as they seemed at the time.
Live each day as if it were the last day of your life, because so far, it is.
Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.
Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you will cease to be so.
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.