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Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (400 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Joy is not in things, it is in us.

Jess Lair, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (296 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Life is ours to be spent, not saved.

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

Comment#  ·   Fair (409 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Oscar Levant, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (267 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Harmony seldom makes a headline.

Silas Bent, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (243 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

Ingrid Bergman, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (153 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Samuel Hazo, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (1020 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

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

Steve Henthorn, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (2962 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

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

Mary Howitt, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (227 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anxiety is interest paid on trouble before it is due.

Dean Inge, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (673 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.

Aesop, in Happiness and Misery and Success and Failure

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