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The capacity to give one’s attention to a sufferer is a very rare and difficult thing.
It is almost a miracle.
It is a miracle.
Nearly all those who think they have this capacity do not possess it.
Warmth of heart, impulsiveness, pity are not enough.
( Simone Weil )
A happy woman has no cares at all.
A cheerful woman has cares but has learnt how to deal with them.
A man of gladness seldom falls into madness.
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances.
We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.
( Martha Washington )
Happiness is squeezing one more brushful out of the toothpaste tube.
The joy of the heart makes the face fair.
Happiness is not in our circumstance but in ourselves.
It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire.
Happiness is something we are.
( John B. Sheerin )
It is misery enough to have once been happy.
Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
Joy does not simply happen to us.
We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.
( Henri Nouwen )
Would you live happy?
Live without a master.
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life.
For it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live.
Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
( Nathaniel Hawthorne )
Happiness is the fifteenth day of a 14 day diet.
Happiness is a back-seat driver with a sore throat.
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
( Albert Einstein )
Happiness is being able to sleep late and still have a reason to get up in the morning.
When I was young, I used to think that wealth would bring me happiness.
I was right.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
( Thich Nhat Hanh )
We are never so happy or so unhappy as we think.
There is no greater sorrow than to recall a time of happiness in misery.
Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.
( Norm Papernick )
All our visitors bring happiness.
Some by coming and some by going.
There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness.
But there is the discovery of joy.
The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase.
If you pursue happiness you’ll never find it.
( C.P. Snow )
Happiness does away with ugliness, and even makes the beauty of beauty.
Action may not always be happiness.
But there is no happiness without action.
One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts.
Once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness.
Simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience.
Happiness is no vague dream.
Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve.
( Robert S. Lynd )
The great essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.
The happiest people seem to be those who are producing something.
The bored people are those who are consuming much and producing nothing.
Many people are extremely happy, but are absolutely worthless to society.
( Charles Gow )
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes.
But in liking what one has to do.
If you want to understand the meaning of happiness.
You must see it as a reward and not as a goal.
If only we’d stop trying to be happy.
We could have a pretty good time.
( Edith Wharton )
Pay serious attention to your reserves, financial and emotional.
And don’t risk any of them.
Culture is roughly anything we do and the monkey’s don’t.
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
I suffer more from the humiliations inflicted by my country than from those inflicted on her.
( Simone Weil )
Manners have nothing to do with what you do.
Only how you do it.
From whom I trust may God defend me.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
Unexpected, difficult or tragic circumstances seek out our weaknesses.
They do not create them.
Never let anyone manipulate you into hating people you don’t even know.
Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history.
The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.
( Simone Weil )
Think for yourself.
Trust your own intuition.
Another’s mind isn’t walking your journey, you are.
Mistakes are the stepping stones to learning.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
The trouble with today’s youth is that one is no longer part of it.
Some people treat life like a slot machine.
They try to put in as little as possible and hope to hit the jackpot.
It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a chance of coming to his assistance.
( Simone Weil )
Death, taxes and childbirth.
There’s never any convenient time for any of them.
We cannot tear out a single page from our life.
But we can throw the whole book on the fire.
The reading of history proves that freedom always dies when criticism ends.
( John Diefenbaker )
Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
You’re really past it when you start acting your age.
The afflicted are not listened to.
They are like someone whose tongue has been cut out and who occasionally forgets the fact.
When they move their lips no ear perceives any sound.
And they themselves soon sink into impotence in the use of language, because of the certainty of not being heard.
( Simone Weil )
Sometimes the best way to appreciate something is to be without it for a while.
No matter how badly others treat you.
Never drop down to their level.
Just know you’re much better and walk away.
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
( Samuel Johnson )
Sometimes it’s best to remain silent and just smile.
It’s hard to wait around for something you know might never happen.
But it’s harder to give up when you know it’s everything you want.
Throughout history good always conquers evil.
Many die on the way, both animals and humans, but goodness always prevails.
Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check.
But that is not what I have found.
I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay.
Small acts of kindness and love.
( Gandalf )
Many we have loved have passed away too soon.
We remember them often in many different ways.
In the morning.
God bless all those who have left too soon.
I love when people are drunk and cannot be anything but honest in that moment.
I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh.
But I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry.
Some people deliberately distort historical facts to benefit their own agenda.
The rich and the powerful want us to do good, but never better than them.
I Forgot To Live ..
And then I was dying to finish college and start working.
And then I was dying to marry and have children.
And then I was dying for my children to grow old enough for school so I could return to work.
And then I was dying to retire.
And now, I am dying.
And suddenly I realise I forgot to live.