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Happiness and Misery

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tiny.ag/r8nedjty  ·   Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/yqwcpnfd  ·   Fair (402 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To live a perfect life, you must ask nothing, give nothing, and expect nothing.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

tiny.ag/zuqxlkhf  ·   Fair (288 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nostalgia is the realization that things weren't as unbearable as they seemed at the time.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/lkbki8ft  ·   Fair (305 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

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/cxjvq280  ·   Fair (858 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Even the the most tempting rose has thorns.

Tristan Eggener, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/sbgdcf8o  ·   Fair (962 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Everyone smiles in the same language.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/yifsur6a  ·   Fair (335 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Here's to your love, health, and wealth -- and time to enjoy each.

Unknown, (Spanish proverb), in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/f8mrmb30  ·   Fair (286 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you wish you be like someone else, you waste the person you are.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/acorhvan  ·   Fair (281 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/jcmdoh1n  ·   Fair (296 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Anja Klein

Live each day as if it were the last day of your life, because so far, it is.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/otklgivp  ·   Fair (813 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Living well is the best revenge.

George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/jhu7bauz  ·   Fair (959 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by S. Gilmary Beagle

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/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/k92gvbst  ·   Fair (260 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left.

Voltaire, 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/h7togzxv  ·   Fair (239 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.

Joe Walsh, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/c0gunnxj  ·   Fair (456 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Poverty doesn't bring unhappiness; it brings degradation.

George Bernard Shaw, in Happiness and Misery and Wealth and Poverty

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