Happiness and Misery
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Expect everything, and anything seems nothing. Expect nothing, and anything seems everything.
Learn from the past. Look to the future. Live in the present.
It is not the bad times on which we should dwell, it is only poison to the mind and soul. We shall rise up after we fall, and continue to go on -- dwelling on the good, high-spirited times of our lives.
If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.
I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left.
So go for the jump, and chase all your dreams.
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
The surest way of severely upsetting yourself for hours is by continuing to consider what concerns you most for a single moment too long.
Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.
Every heart that has beat strong and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow.
Be good and you will be lonesome.
Sloppy, raggedy-assed old life. I love it. I never want to die.