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Happiness and Misery

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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/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/fkz5efpm  ·   Fair (167 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.

Carl Sandburg, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/pw5jxnsv  ·   Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.

Arthur Schopenhauer, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/wmcjiaqo  ·   Fair (1020 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Learn from the past. Look to the future. Live in the present.

Steve Henthorn, in Happiness and Misery

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/d1etleqn  ·   Fair (843 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

It is not the bad times on which we should dwell, it is only poison to the mind and soul. We shall rise up after we fall, and continue to go on -- dwelling on the good, high-spirited times of our lives.

Austin Holmes, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/aejz1cav  ·   Fair (1079 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The College Blue Book (data CD)

If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.

Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/8awizecn  ·   Fair (153 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Expect everything, and anything seems nothing. Expect nothing, and anything seems everything.

Samuel Hazo, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/tizoguw5  ·   Fair (1190 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.

Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/mnlokyg7  ·   Fair (1045 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Learn not only to find what you like, learn to like what you find.

Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/bjsd3gdi  ·   Fair (3008 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/leqwvn5o  ·   Fair (2762 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.

Samuel Goldwyn, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

tiny.ag/qhqk8egu  ·   Fair (251 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/cgjakfr4  ·   Fair (384 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/sayxpjvp  ·   Fair (301 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/vg1rxate  ·   Fair (230 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be happy. It is a way of being wise.

Colette, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/ma20i7eo  ·   Fair (251 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.

Jerry Chin, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/mzhz0ofe  ·   Fair (215 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.

Lord Byron, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/dlefcimh  ·   Fair (589 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Comedy is tragedy plus time.

Carol Burnett, in Happiness and Misery