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Comment#  ·   Fair (394 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The gods too are fond of a joke.

Aristotle, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (156 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is short. Live it up.

Nikita Khrushchev, (New York Times Magazine, August 3, 1958), in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (855 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Paul Jones

Do not scorn the person who is perpetually happy. He does know something you don't.

Paul Jones, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (312 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty.

John F. Kennedy, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (281 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (813 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Living well is the best revenge.

George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (959 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by S. Gilmary Beagle

Comment#  ·   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

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 (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 (230 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be happy. It is a way of being wise.

Colette, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (227 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anxiety is interest paid on trouble before it is due.

Dean Inge, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (286 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   Fair (2962 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

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

Mary Howitt, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

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