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Happiness and Misery

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Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (1375 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

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

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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 (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

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 (1079 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Comment#  ·   Fair (1045 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Comment#  ·   Fair (1190 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Comment#  ·   Fair (251 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, 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 (230 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be happy. It is a way of being wise.

Colette, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (962 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Everyone smiles in the same language.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (997 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

If we couldn't laugh, we'd all go insane.

Jimmy Buffett, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (589 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Comedy is tragedy plus time.

Carol Burnett, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (215 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Lord Byron, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   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

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