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Comment#  ·   Fair (3008 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Mahatma Gandhi, 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 (251 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Happiness and Misery

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 (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

Comment#  ·   Fair (230 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be happy. It is a way of being wise.

Colette, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (218 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.

Peter Ustinov, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (273 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Mark van Essen

So go for the jump, and chase all your dreams.

Mark van Essen, (from a lyric written for Bruce Springsteen), in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (260 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left.

Voltaire, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (239 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.

Joe Walsh, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (532 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In life, we are all in the gutter. Some of us just tend to look up at the stars.

Oscar Wilde, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (255 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves for we shall never cease to be amused.

Unknown, 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

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

Comment#  ·   Fair (243 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

Ingrid Bergman, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (424 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Mark Twain, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (1238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999  · 

Be good and you will be lonesome.

Mark Twain, Following the Equator, in Happiness and Misery and Vice and Virtue

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Comment#  ·   Fair (412 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow.

Mark Twain, in Happiness and Misery

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