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Happiness and Misery

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tiny.ag/usitewde  ·   Fair (227 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anxiety is interest paid on trouble before it is due.

Dean Inge, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/gnwfh5op  ·   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

tiny.ag/vg1rxate  ·   Fair (230 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be happy. It is a way of being wise.

Colette, 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/duyozlxf  ·   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

tiny.ag/iilw7mtc  ·   Fair (2962 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Mary Howitt, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/ma20i7eo  ·   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

tiny.ag/r8nedjty  ·   Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/yqwcpnfd  ·   Fair (402 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To live a perfect life, you must ask nothing, give nothing, and expect nothing.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

tiny.ag/zuqxlkhf  ·   Fair (288 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nostalgia is the realization that things weren't as unbearable as they seemed at the time.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/acorhvan  ·   Fair (281 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/f8mrmb30  ·   Fair (286 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you wish you be like someone else, you waste the person you are.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/otklgivp  ·   Fair (813 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Living well is the best revenge.

George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum, in Happiness and Misery

tiny.ag/jhu7bauz  ·   Fair (959 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by S. Gilmary Beagle

tiny.ag/jcmdoh1n  ·   Fair (296 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Anja Klein

Live each day as if it were the last day of your life, because so far, it is.

Unknown, 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/yifsur6a  ·   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

tiny.ag/myqpc8fj  ·   Fair (897 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Mindy Romero

Don't do whatever you like -- like whatever you do.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/cxjvq280  ·   Fair (858 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Even the the most tempting rose has thorns.

Tristan Eggener, in Happiness and Misery