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One of the worst forms of mental suffering is boredom.
Not knowing what to do with oneself and one’s life.
The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.
( Criss Jami )
Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
A smile costs nothing but creates much.
It enriches those who receive without impoverishing those who give.
It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts for ever.
None are so rich they can get along without it and none so poor but both are richer for its benefits.
It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged and sunshine to the sad.
Nobody needs a smile so much as those who have none left to give.
If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it.
( Andy Rooney )
I do not judge men by anything they can do.
Their greatest deed is the impression they make on me.
The simple-minded follow the loudest voice, the loudest crowd, the loudest group, and believe much of the lies and propaganda spewed in the media by those same groups, crowds and people.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.
Love and compassion are the mother and father of a smile.
We need to create more smiles in our world today.
Smiles, after all, pave the way to a happy world.
( Steve Maraboli )
No life is complete without hopes and ambitions.
Regard setbacks as milestones and barriers as hurdles.
Some people cling to pains, real and imagined.
To excuse what they have become.
Making peace is much harder than making war.
The more he smiled, the more I wanted to hate him, and yet it was the very thing that made hating him impossible.
( Jamie McGuire )
When you see an admirable person, try to emulate him.
When you see one who is not, turn and examine yourself.
Virtue is to love all people.
Wisdom is to understand them.
Don’t fear anyone.
You only lie when you’re afraid.
I enjoy it when the world smiles.
The more smiles, the warmer I am.
( Dejan Stojanovic )
Those who think they are always right soon find themselves left.
Learn to accept in silence the minor aggravations.
Cultivate the gift of patience.
So that those about you may not be annoyed with your complaints.
The saddest thing about betrayal is that it often comes from your friends and rarely from your enemies.
Isn’t it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?
( Sean Covey )
The complete character is that which sees, hears and feels the most.
Which has for all its fellows the sympathy of understanding.
Good listeners are as rare as sensitive speakers.
People become angry when the truth you speak goes against the life they live.
The face of a truly happy man seldom lacks smiles.
( Ogwo David Emenike )
Our deeds, whether good or evil, follow us as shadows.
Can you hear the birds?
Can you smell the flowers?
Can you see the sky?
Can you talk?
Can you walk?
Do you have a roof over your head?
Do you get enough to eat?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to these questions then you are well ahead of the game and should spend a little more time wondering how you can help people and animals less fortunate than yourself.
You don’t always have to tell your side of the story.
Time, and the truth, will tell it.
Nothing brings on jealousy like laughter.
( Francoise Sagan )
If you have all the fools on your side you will have the biggest majority.
Since few of us are totally without jealousy, we must come to terms with the emotion.
Jealousy can become an all-consuming monster, capable of destroying us and the people we love, or a challenge to us to grow in self-respect and personal knowledge.
Only when we have conquered its extremes will we emerge as better and stronger persons.
The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.
( Bette Midler )
One is never as unhappy as one thinks nor as happy as one hopes.
I’m not happy, but I’m not unhappy about it.
May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
Gossip is just a tool to distract people who have nothing better to do from feeling jealous of those few of us still remaining with noble hearts.
( Anna Godbersen )
There are times in our life when we have to do what’s best for us.
Not what’s best for everyone else.
Happiness is not absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.
Society has become so fake.
So many have become delusional.
So many believe the propaganda.
So many don’t want to know the truth.
The truth actually bothers some people.
( Rose Winfold )
Don’t be afraid to weep.
If you let the sorrow escape you will make room for happiness to return.
Happiness lies not in having what you want but in wanting what you have.
Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
( Havelock Ellis )
Why do people settle for so much less than their dreams?
Apparent cowardice is sometimes a virtue and a sign of strength.
And apparent bravery may be nothing more than stupidity.
Running or walking away is often the best way to deal with a problem.
You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.
( Margaret Atwood )
Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn’t permanent.
If Jesus hadn’t been born, what would the date be?
Someone’s jealousy can make you feel good.
But it’s not even about you.
It’s about a hand that is already gripping.
It’s about their need, circling around your throat.
( Deb Caletti )
A person’s true wealth is the good he does in this world.
When you are old your regrets will tell you more about yourself than your accomplishments.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.
You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
( Albert Camus )
We must make the choices that enable us to fulfil the deepest capacities of our real selves.
What is done for those whom one cares about becomes a matter of one’s personal pleasure.
Success is getting what you want.
Happiness is wanting what you get.
( W.P. Kinsella )
Each of us is a being in himself and a being in society.
Each of us needs to understand himself and understand others.
Taking care of others and be taken care of himself.
I have lived in this world long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am most certain of the first time.
You are jealous because you are unaware that everything you need is inside you.
( Peter Deunov )
One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears.
By listening to them.
This day is remembered and quietly kept.
No words are needed, we will never forget.
I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.
( Paul Simon )
Never say you know a person until you have divided an inheritance with them
You can become part of the crowd and do nothing different.
Or you can do something on your own and create crowds to follow you.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
( Jules Renard )
It’s impossible to fail completely and it’s impossible to succeed perfectly.
There is only one difference between a mad person and me.
The mad person believes they are sane.
I know I am mad.
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy.
They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
( Marcel Proust )
The whole world is like a very narrow bridge and the main thing is not to be afraid.
The right to bear arms is slightly less ludicrous than the right to arm bears.
Misplaced fear can cripple the mind but we all need some fear to protect us.
It is fear which helps keep us all alive.
Only the very stupid or the entirely unimaginative know no fear.
I’m never shocked when I am let down.
It’s just sad that so many people are selfish and greedy and care only about money and themselves.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )