Happiness and Misery
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What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.
Man is only happy as he finds a work worth doing, and does it well.
I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.
A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.
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.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows.
The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.
Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.
Learn from the past. Look to the future. Live in the present.
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.
Expect everything, and anything seems nothing. Expect nothing, and anything seems everything.
If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.