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The very purpose of our life is happiness.
Whether we believe in a previous life or not, whether we believe in a next life or not, the very existence of this life is meant for happiness.
If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard.
Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.
( L. Frank Baum )
The prime purpose of a house is to provide you with shelter, space and somewhere to eat, sleep and rest.
The purpose is not to impress people.
You should have a house that serves you, rather than a house that you end up serving.
Home wasn’t a set house, or a single town on a map.
It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together.
Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.
( Sarah Dessen )
You learn something new every day if you pay attention.
There is nothing more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
( Homer )
Never leave a place where you’re having a good time to go somewhere else where you only think you’ll have a better time.
Home is people.. Not a place.
If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more.
( Robin Hobb )
No one can go back and make a brand new start, but anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Be sincere in your thoughts.
Be pure in your feelings.
You will not have to run after happiness.
Happiness will run after you.
( Sri Chinmoy )
Believe in the best that is in you,
Your highest ideal to fulfil.
Believe you can climb that high mountain,
With faith and with courage, you will.
I believe that one can never leave home.
I believe that one carries the shadows, the dreams, the fears and the dragons of home under one’s skin, at the extreme corners of one’s eyes and possibly in the gristle of the earlobe.
( Maya Angelou )
Everyone wants happiness, no one wants pain.
But you can’t make a rainbow without a little rain.
The successful person and the unsuccessful person are looking at the same world.
The difference between them is what they see.
( Steve Maraboli )
Kindness is a gift that we all can afford to give.
Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.
( Marquis de Condorcet )
Beware of toxic people.
They lack compassion, they are self-obsessed, they play the victim, always criticising, talk more than they listen, lose their temper, must always be right, and ignorant, of course.
Stay clear and don’t get involved.
If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man.
( Paulo Coelho )
Compassion and empathy is all this sad world needs.
The key to happiness is being happy by yourself and for yourself.
( Rose Winfold )
People aren’t always born strong.
They become strong after the storms they walk through.
The world is crammed with delightful things.
I think young people make such a mistake about that.
Not letting themselves be happy.
I sometimes think that happiness is the only thing that counts.
( Virginia Woolf )
Truth doesn’t mind being questioned.
The untruth doesn’t like being challenged.
I’m happy because I have a friend even though others have dozens or hundreds, one person who will be there for me is all I need.
I’m happy because of the air filling my lungs even though it may not be the cleanest, it means I’m alive.
I’m happy because while the sun rises and air fills my lungs, my dreams have a chance of one day coming to pass, and one person by my side to see that day with, makes everything else irrelevant.
( Omar Kiam )
It is in the death of others that our deepest grief and greatest loss comes.
Happiness is just how you feel when you don’t feel miserable.
( John Lennon )
If you woke up this morning still breathing, congratulations, you have another chance.
You have the power to take away someone’s happiness by refusing to forgive.
That someone is you.
( Alan Cohen )
Even in this age of science and technology trees provide us shelter, the chairs we sit in, the beds we lie on, and the books we read.
In the trees lie the roots of all life on Earth.
Flourishing trees clean the wind, they help us breathe the sustaining air of life.
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.
( Thomas Paine )
Peace isn’t when everyone agrees.
It’s when everyone respects each others opinions and disagreements and still live in the same street together.
I’m happy because the sunrise in the morning is a beautiful site to behold.
Even if it’s hidden by clouds and rain and snow, I know it’s still there.
( Omar Kiam )
Life is like an onion.
You peel off one layer at a time and sometimes weep.
I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going.
And I have trained myself to love it.
Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight.
And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to.
But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings.
You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.
( C. JoyBell C. )
Those of us who are satisfied with lives of security and contentment seek ‘the golden mean’.
We are willing to live out our days without taking great risks, without indulging in excesses.
Who loves the golden mean is safe from the poverty of a hovel and free from the envy of a palace.
Never be afraid to die because you are born to die.
( Walter Breuning, 1896-2011 )
No one is the master of life.
No one has the right to manipulate, crush down, or take away life, neither that of others or one’s own.
Home is where somebody notices when you are no longer there.
( Aleksandar Hemon )
When real people fall down in life, they get right back up again and keep walking.
Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.
( Rainer Maria Rilke )
Growing old is not upsetting.
Being perceived as old is.
The ache for home lives in all of us.
The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
( Maya Angelou )
We don’t get to choose how we’re going to die, or when.
We can only decide how we’re going to live.
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
( George Augustus Moore )
Treasure every golden hour as through the year you go,
Use the many gifts that time in passing will bestow.
You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going.
What you need is to recognise the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.
( Thomas Merton )
Empathy is ..
Seeing with the eyes of another.
Listening with the ears of another.
And feeling with the heart of another.
Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant.
Then it tries to silence good.
( Charles J. Chaput )
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
You will receive everything you need when you stop asking for what you do not need.
( Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj )
To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.
We can have in life but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.
( Oscar Wilde )
There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.
If you have nothing in life but a good friend. You’re rich.
( Michelle Kwan )
Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
Home is the nicest word there is.
( Laura Ingalls Wilder )
Pessimism is the province of the lazy.
Hope creates the possibility of change, and change creates the proof that it is unwise to rely on a narrow vision of what life has to offer.
When nothing is sure.
Everything is possible.
( Margaret Drabble )
Standing alone is better than standing with those who care only about themselves.
To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
( Brian Tracy )
May your future be filled with happiness as the days ahead unfold.
For Christ’s sake, we can all just be kind, can’t we?
( Rose Winfold )
Some people cause happiness wherever they go.
Others whenever they go.
I made up my mind not to care so much about the destination, and simply enjoy the journey.
( David Archuleta )
Happiness is the result of being too busy to be miserable.
I am not a number.
I am a free man.
( Patrick McGoohan )
Happiness does not come from what you have but what you are.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
( B.R. Ambedkar )
Forget it enough to get over it.
Remember it enough so it doesn’t happen again.
That is the way to learn the most.
When you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes.
( Albert Einstein )