Happiness And Misery Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Happiness And Misery

#1. Either the day must come when joy prevails and all the makers of misery are no longer able to infect it, or else, for ever and ever, the makers of misery can destroy in others the happiness they reject for themselves. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#2. A successful search for truth means complete deliverance from the dual throng, such as of love and hate, happiness and misery. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#3. This can't last. This misery can't last. I must remember that and try to control myself. Nothing lasts really. Neither happiness nor despair. Not even life lasts very long - Author: Celia Johnson
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#4. This was the difference between a free kingdom and slavery, happiness and misery, life and death. - Author: Sara Raasch
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#5. Three marital bonds exist: Karmic, Dharmic and Cosmic. The first are of pain, misery, hunger, nakedness, disgrace. The second are of success, bliss, love, financial progress, etc. The third are only for the select, pure and holy souls and bring inexhaustible happiness. - Author: Samael Aun Weor
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#6. Maybe you've understood by now that for men like myself, that is, melancholy men for whom love, agony, happiness and misery are just excuses for maintaining eternal loneliness, life offers neither great joy nor great sadness. - Author: Orhan Pamuk
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#7. Who hath a prospect of the different state of perfect happiness or misery that attends all men after this life, depending on their behavior, the measures of good and evil that govern his choice are mightily changed. - Author: John Locke
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#8. Men in excess of happiness or misery are equally inclined to severity. Witness conquerors and monks! It is mediocrity alone, and a mixture of prosperous and adverse fortune that inspire us with lenity and pity. - Author: Baron De Montesquieu
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#9. Then answer me this ... how can you know the good without the understanding of evil? How can you know happiness without experiencing the misery, pleasure without the pain? These things are essential parts of life that need to be faced and endured. - Author: Stephanie Hudson
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#10. I used to say to myself that happiness and misery depend on ourselves. If you feel unhappy, rise above it and act so that your happiness may be independent of all outside events. - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#11. Without Jesus Christ man must be in vice and misery with Jesus Christ man is free from vice and misery in Him is all our virtue and all our happiness. Apart from Him there is but vice, misery, darkness, death, despair. - Author: Blaise Pascal
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#12. What causes misery is always trying to get away from the facts of life, always trying to avoid pain and seek happiness - this sense of ours that there could be lasting security and happiness available to us if we could only do the right thing. - Author: Pema Chodron
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#13. You may have misery," she continued, ignoring my plea, "you may lose hope in the sorrow of an unplanned life but as long as you have faith and trust in adoration, in affection, in love, that sorrow will turn to happiness. And that is a constant, dear. - Author: Fisher Amelie
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#14. By Christ's purchasing redemption, two things are intended: his satisfaction and his merit; the one pays our debt, and so satisfies; the other procures our title, and so merits. The satisfaction of Christ is to free us from misery; the merit of Christ is to purchase happiness for us. - Author: Jonathan Edwards
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#15. The logic of the rebel is to want to serve justice so
as not to add to the injustice of the human condition, to insist on plain language so as not to increase the
universal falsehood, and to wager, in spite of human misery, for happiness. - Author: Albert Camus
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#16. There can be no peace for us, only misery, and the greatest happiness - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#17. I glanced through another page in case I had missed something, and came to the description of Simon's face as he lay on the grass with his eyes closed. It gave me a stab in which happiness and misery were somehow a part of each other. - Author: Dodie Smith
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#18. But the universe in its immensity is nevertheless of a piece, and what applies at one end of it applies at the other. No doubt misery, like happiness and hope, is found throughout the stars. - Author: Dean Koontz
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#19. If you see the world and yourself through a lens smudged by negativity then you'll find much misery. If you look outwards and inwards through lens brightened by positivity you'll find much to be happy and appreciative about. - Author: Henrik Edberg
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#20. Success can also cause misery. The trick is not to be surprised when you discover it doesn't bring you all the happiness and answers you thought it would. - Author: Prince
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#21. The difference between misery and happiness depends on what we do with our attention. - Author: Sharon Salzberg
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#22. I had feelings of affection, and they were requited by detestation and scorn. Man! You may hate, but beware! Your hours will pass in dread and misery, and soon the bolt will fall which must ravish from you your happiness forever. - Author: Mary Shelley
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#23. Is that the summit of earthly happiness, the end of life - to love? I don't think it is. It may be the extreme of mortal misery, it may be sheer waste of time, and fruitless torture of feeling. - Author: Charlotte Bronte
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#24. That's what love is like: mother of the greatest bliss and stepmother of the most tragic misery. - Author: Stefanos Livos
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#25. I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness. - Author: Lord Byron
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#26. A person can be miserable in a mansion and happy in a shack."

"Money will not buy happiness. It's merly the lack of it that can cause much of our misery. - Author: Leon Forte
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#27. Friendship improves happiness, abates misery by doubling our joy and dividing our grief. - Author: John
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#28. Wealth is all misery and sickness to the brain, try not to put yourself deep in it, it shall erase your humanity feelings. - Author: Auliq Ice
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#29. If you are angry, and then happy, the next moment the anger passes away. Out of that anger you manufactured the next state. These states are always interchangeable. Eternal happiness and misery are a child's dream. - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#30. You have the power within you to choose a life of love and beauty or choose a life of misery and destruction. What you chose, that you will attract and that you will manifest. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#31. He did not care if she was heartless, vicious and vulgar, stupid and grasping, he loved her. He would rather have misery with one than happiness with the other. - Author: W. Somerset Maugham
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#32. If there's one thing I've discovered, it's that stifling yourself will only lead to more misery. [ ... ] I polluted all other happiness because I was afraid to let myself create and change. You have to have courage. Real courage to explore, to fail, and to pick yourself back up again. - Author: Siobhan Vivian
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#33. The animal man lives in the senses. If he does not get enough to eat, he is miserable; or if something happens to his body, he is miserable. In the senses both his misery and his happiness begin and end. - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#34. ."The Swiss are uptight and happy. The Thais are laid-back and happy. Icelanders find joy in their binge drinking, Moldovans only misery. Maybe an Indian mind can digest these contradictions, but mine can't. - Author: Eric Weiner
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#35. By anticipation we sugar misery and enjoy happiness before they are in being. We can set the sun and stars forward, or lose sight of them by wandering into those retired parts of eternity when the heavens and earth shall be no more. - Author: Joseph Addison
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#36. Marriage enlarges the Scene of our Happiness and Miseries. - Author: Joseph Addison
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#37. Delicacy of taste has the same effect as delicacy of passion; it enlarges the sphere both of our happiness and our misery. - Author: David Hume
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#38. Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it. - Author: Boethius
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#39. Happiness is one pole, sadness is another. Blissfulness is one pole, misery is another. Life consists of both, and life is richer because of both. A life only of blissfulness will have extension, but will not have depth. A life of only sadness will have depth, but will not have extension. - Author: Rajneesh
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#40. Morality must relate, at some level, to the well-being of conscious creatures. If there are more and less effective ways for us to seek happiness and to avoid misery in this world - and there clearly are - then there are right and wrong answers to questions of morality. - Author: Sam Harris
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#41. If you are a taker of happiness you get misery, if you are a giver of happiness you get joy and love. - Author: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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#42. When it was all over
the centuries started
to roll by

and history was written
by those
with no stories

misery turned into myth
and figures of speech
played catalyst
to happiness - Author: Banoo Zan
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#43. Sir, there is nothing too little for so little creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great knowledge of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible. 16, July 1763. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#44. A grateful mindset can set you free from the prison of disempowerment and the shackles of misery. - Author: Steve Maraboli
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#45. For real happiness, for real lasting stable happiness, one has to make a journey deep within oneself and see that one gets rid of all the unhappiness and misery stored in the deeper levels of the mind. - Author: S. N. Goenka
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#46. When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole. - Author: Thornton Wilder
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#47. Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#48. It would now be technically possible to unify the world, abolish war and poverty altogether, if men desired their own happiness more than the misery of their enemies. - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#49. Happiness is a garden walled with glass: there's no way in or out. In Paradise there are no stories, because there are no journeys. It's loss and regret and misery and yearning that drive the story forward, along its twisted road. - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#50. I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition and not on our circumstances. - Author: Martha Washington
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#51. Despite all the sadness, violence and misery, I still believe in universal peace, goodness, and beauty of humanity. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#52. Our notions with respect to the importance of life, and our attachment to it, depend on a principle which has very little to do with its happiness or its misery. The love of life is, in general, the effect not of our enjoyments, but of our passions. - Author: William Hazlitt
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#53. Men's happiness and misery depends altogether as much upon their own humor as it does upon fortune. - Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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#54. I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. a - Author: Martha Washington
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#55. Life is nothing if not a random motion of coincidences and quirks of chance; it never goes as planned or as foretold; frequently one gains happiness from being obliged to follow an unchosen path or misery from following a chosen one. - Author: Louis De Bernieres
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#56. All human happiness and misery take the form of action. - Author: Aristotle.
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#57. He who is alone is happy. Do good to all, like everyone, but do not love anyone. It is a bondage, and bondage brings only misery. Live alone in your mind - that is happiness. To have nobody to care for and never minding who cares for one is the way to be free. - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#58. A closed heart only creates misery and sadness. An open heart creates love and happiness. - Author: G.E.F. Neilson
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#59. as the most stupendous objects in nature are but vast collections of minute particles, so the slightest and least considered trifles make up the sum of human happiness or misery. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#60. Your dear baby has died innocent and blameless, and has been called away by an all wise and merciful Creator, most probably from a life to misery and misfortune, and most certainly to one of happiness and bliss. - Author: George Mason
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#61. Margarita was never short of money. She could buy whatever she liked. Her husband had plenty of interesting friends. Margarita never had to cook. Margarita knew nothing of the horrors of living in a shared flat. In short ... was she happy? Not for a moment. - Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
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#62. Today, in the face of abjection and solitude, his heart said: 'No'. And in the great distress that washed over him, Mersault realised that his rebellion was the only authentic thing in him, and that everything elsewhere was misery and submission". - Author: Albert Camus
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#63. Let miseries come in millions of rivers and happiness in hundreds! I am no slave to misery! I am no slave to happiness! - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#64. My life's misery and tragedy is my wealth and splendor. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#65. Happiness is often hidden in misery; light appears brighter in darkness. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#66. I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition. - Author: Martha Washington
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#67. The value of a moment is immeasurable. The power of just ONE moment can propel you to success and happiness or chain you to failure and misery. - Author: Steve Maraboli
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#68. Such is the constitution of man that labour may be styled its own reward; nor will any external incitements be requisite, if it be considered how much happiness is gained, and how much misery escaped, by frequent and violent agitation of the body. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#69. When my words are concealed
With lies and disguises, truth and beyond
Insecurities in the veil of trust
Betrayal in bounds of lies
It's just the charm of words darling
Giving the illusion of happiness inside misery - Author: Irum Zahra
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#70. I've been quite happy. Look, here are my proofs. Remember that I am indifferent to discomforts which would harass other folk. What do the circumstances of life matter if your dreams make you lord paramount of time and space? - Author: W. Somerset Maugham
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#71. Misery and fortune share a trust.
Happiness hides in misery. - Author: Lao-Tzu
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#72. No one can know sincere happiness, Sophie, without first having known sorrow. One can never appreciate the enormity and rareness of such a fiery bliss without seeing misery, however unfair that may be. - Author: Fisher Amelie
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#73. An intelligent person does not take part in the sources of misery which are due to contact with the material senses. O son of Kunti, such pleasures have a beginning and an end, and so the wise man does not delight in them. - Author: Anonymous
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#74. But if, through seeking happiness, my deeds are wrong, No matter where I turn my steps, The knives of misery will cut me down, The wage and retribution of a sinful life. - Author: Santideva
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#75. Psychologists have found that we are more likely, in looking back at our lives, to remember high points and dramatic shifts in far greater proportion than ongoing stretches of happiness or misery. - Author: Sissela Bok
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#76. Our work is the embodiment of our will. The spiritual manifestation of this work is its effect. When such work is properly done it brings happiness, and when carried out incorrectly it assuredly brings misery. Humanity! Your will is paramount! You can command Nature if you but obey her! - Author: Viktor Schauberger
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#77. Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality; it strikes at the root of all domestic happiness, and consigns more than half of the human race to misery. - Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
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#78. The mind is a matter over every kind of fortune; itself acts in both ways, being the cause of its own happiness and misery. - Author: Seneca The Younger
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#79. Let us talk about our love, joy and happiness. Let us forgive and forget talking about misery and sadness. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#80. One thing is certain: the time will come when the opinions of priests and doctors must give way to the science of life; for their opinions lead to death and misery, and the science of life is health and happiness. - Author: Phineas Quimby
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#81. That which renders morality an active principle and constitutes virtue our happiness, and vice our misery: it is probable, I say, that this final sentence depends on some internal sense or feeling, which nature has made universal in the whole species. - Author: David Hume
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#82. Your executives liking your show makes all the difference in the world. It's the difference between happiness and misery. - Author: Rob Thomas
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#83. Dialogue is about freeing human beings from the beliefs and attitudes that make human beings miserable. - Author: Oli Anderson
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#84. Oh thee! Lets fill my mind with joy of kindness to make joyful me.
Let me see the sufferings and agony.
Let me feel the sadness and misery.
Still be kind to thee. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#85. Nothing can make you happier than you are. All search for happiness is misery and leads to more misery. The only happiness worth the name is the natural happiness of conscious being. - Author: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
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#86. It is my observation that all human hearts are the same and that their ultimate desire is also the same. This soul wants happiness, perfect and pure happiness, because only then will all desires end. As long as desire exists misery exists, because with desire there can be no peace. - Author: Rajneesh
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#87. If Christ has risen the Bible is true from Genesis to Revelation. The kingdom of darkness has been overthrown. Satan has fallen like lightning from heaven; and the triumph of truth over error, of good over evil, of happiness over misery, is forever secured. - Author: Charles Hodge
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#88. If you're always grateful for what you have, then you will always be happy. The greatest reason for misery and unhappiness today is because of dissatisfaction, complaining, and being ungrateful for the things we have. - Author: Jeanette Coron
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#89. Supreme happiness will be the greatest cause of misery, and the perfection of wisdom the occassion of folly. - Author: Leonardo Da Vinci
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#90. There is an excess both in happiness and misery above our power of sensation. - Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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#91. There is something deeply attractive, at least to quite a lot of people, about squalor, misery, and vice. They are regarded as more authentic, and certainly more exciting, than cleanliness, happiness, and virtue. - Author: Theodore Dalrymple
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#92. Rather than converting people from one organised religion to another organised religion, we should try to convert people from misery to happiness, from bondage to liberation and from cruelty to compassion. - Author: S. N. Goenka
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#93. The long-distance run of an early morning makes me think that every run like this is a life- a little life, I know- but a life as full of misery and happiness and things happening as you can ever get really around yourself - Author: Alan Sillitoe
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#94. We are born in this world to lose as well as to gain, to have happiness as well as misery. Enrich your mind by understanding this and improve, gaining stability thereby. - Author: Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha
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#95. No misery to be saved from . . . So evil is necessary, in order to the highest happiness of the creature, and the completeness of that communication of God, for which he made the world; because the creature's - Author: Austin Fischer
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#96. Notice those gorgeous homes that represent happiness, glory and domination; they are naught but caverns of misery and distress. - Author: Kahlil Gibran
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#97. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#98. The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness and misery. Happiness is never better exhibited than by young animals, such as puppies, kittens, lambs, &c., when playing together, like our own children. - Author: Charles Darwin
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#99. There are a set of religious, or rather moral writers, who teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery, in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true. - Author: Henry Fielding
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#100. He values my understanding and talents more highly than my heart, but I am proud of the latter only. It is the sole source of everything of our strength, happiness, and misery. All the knowledge I possess every one else can acquire, but my heart is exclusively my own. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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