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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

229/365 - Having Children (Michael Levine)

“Having children 
makes you no more a parent 
han having a piano
 makes you a pianist.”

  - Michael Levine

Monday, 29 April 2013

228/365 - Embrace who and what you are (Laurell K. Hamilton)

“There comes a point
 when you either embrace who 
and what you are,
 or condemn yourself to be miserable 
all your days.

 Other people will try to make you miserable; 
don't help them
by doing the job yourself.”
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Friday, 26 April 2013

225/365 - Learn from the Mistakes (Groucho Marx)

“Learn from the mistakes of others. 

You can never live long enough
 to make them all yourself.”

  - Groucho Marx

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

223/365 - The Simple Things (Paulo Coelho)

“The simple things
 are also the most extraordinary things,
 and only the wise
 can see them.”

- Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

222/365 - The Delusion of Beauty (Leo Tolstoy)

“It is amazing how complete
 is the delusion
 that beauty is goodness.”

  - Leo Tolstoy
The Kreutzer Sonata

Monday, 22 April 2013

221/365 - We may learn Wisdom (Confucius)

“By three methods
 we may learn wisdom: 
First, by reflection, 
which is noblest; 
Second, by imitation, 
which is easiest; 
and third by experience,
 which is the bitterest.”

  - Confucius

Sunday, 21 April 2013

220/365 - Let no man (Martin Luther King Jr.)

“Let no man pull you so low 
as to hate him.”

  - Martin Luther King Jr.
(A Knock at Midnight: 
Inspiration from the Great Sermons
 of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Friday, 19 April 2013

218/365 - It is its own purpose (Ayn Rand)

“My happiness is not the means to any end. 

It is the end.

 It is its own goal. 

It is its own purpose.”

  - Ayn Rand

Thursday, 18 April 2013

217/365 - If you don't know everything (Alexander McCall Smith)

“It is sometimes easier to be happy 
if you don't know everything.”

- Alexander McCall Smith
(Morality for Beautiful Girls)

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

216/365 - To have it done to them (Leo Tolstoy)

“A quiet secluded life in the country, 
with the possibility of being useful to people
 to whom it is easy to do good,
 and who are not accustomed 
to have it done to them; 
then work which one hopes may be of some use;
 then rest, nature, books, music,
 love for one's neighbor — 
such is my idea of happiness.”

  - Leo Tolstoy
(Family Happiness)

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Monday, 15 April 2013

214/365 - Ectasy and Agony (Paulo Coelho)

“After all, what is happiness?

 Love, they tell me. 

 But love doesn't bring
and never has brought happiness. 

On the contrary, 
it's a constant state of anxiety,
 a battlefield;
 it's sleepless nights, 
asking ourselves all the time 
if we're doing the right thing.

 Real love is composed of ecstasy and agony.”

  - Paulo Coelho
 (The Witch Of Portobello)

Sunday, 14 April 2013

213/365 - Whoever is happy (Anne Frank)

“Whoever is happy 
will make others happy.”

- Anne Frank
(The Diary of a Young Girl)

Saturday, 13 April 2013

212/365 - Children are Happy (Marianne Williamson)

“Children are happy 
because they don't have a file 
in their minds called: 
"All the Things That Could Go Wrong.”

  - Marianne Williamson

Friday, 12 April 2013

211/365 - Choosing Happiness (Elizabeth Gilbert)

“I'm choosing happiness over suffering, 
I know I am.
 I'm making space 
 for the unknown future
 to fill up my life 
with yet-to-come surprises.”

  - Elizabeth Gilbert
(Eat, Pray, Love)

Thursday, 11 April 2013

210/365 - Human Perfectibility (Edgar Allan Poe)

“I have no faith in human perfectibility. 

I think that human exertion
 will have no appreciable effect upon humanity.

 Man is now only more active - 
not more happy - 
nor more wise, 
than he was 6000 years ago.”

- Edgar Allan Poe

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

209/365 - I'd far rather be happy (Douglas Adams)

“I'd far rather be happy 
than right 
any day.”

  - Douglas Adams
(The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

208/365 - The same good things (Friedrich Nietzsche)

“The advantage of a bad memory 
is that one enjoys several times 
the same good things
 for the first time.”

  - Friedrich Nietzsche

Monday, 8 April 2013

207/365 - Purpose of Life (Aristotle)

“Happiness is the meaning 
and the purpose of life,
 the whole aim and end 
of human existence.”

  - Aristotle

Sunday, 7 April 2013

206/365 - Calculate his Happiness (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

“Man only likes to count his troubles; 
he doesn't calculate his happiness.”

  - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
(Notes from Underground)

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Friday, 5 April 2013

Thursday, 4 April 2013

203/365 - Value Yourself (Ayn Rand)


“Learn to value yourself, 
which means: 
fight for your happiness.”
- Ayn Rand

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

202/365 - One million times (Jonathan Safran Foer)

“I think and think and think, 
I‘ve thought myself out of happiness 
one million times, 
but never once into it.”

  - Jonathan Safran Foer

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Monday, 1 April 2013

200/365 - Always enjoy things (L.M. Montgomery)

“It's been my experience
 that you can nearly always enjoy things
 if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”

- L.M. Montgomery
(Anne of Green Gables)