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Happiness and Misery

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tiny.ag/nwd35ukj  ·   Fair (336 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.

Jean Paul Richter, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

tiny.ag/izntlcnj  ·   Fair (186 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt, in Happiness and Misery

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/et1nrezw  ·   Fair (953 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Megan

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.

William Shakespeare, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/0xibm9hu  ·   Fair (336 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.

George Bernard Shaw, in Happiness and Misery

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/o7yghtxb  ·   Fair (1375 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

1984 (paperback)

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

tiny.ag/oeren2sf  ·   Fair (443 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.

Blaise Pascal, in Happiness and Misery and Love and Hate

tiny.ag/w2ghlemk  ·   Fair (920 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Pooh's Little Instruction Book (hardcover)

Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.

Joan Powers, Pooh's Little Instruction Book, 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/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/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/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/bjsd3gdi  ·   Fair (3008 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Happiness and Misery