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If thou wilt make a man happy,
by Epicurus

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Related topics: Values Life Human-Nature Psychology Wisdom Inspirational Positive Simple Simplicity Simple-Living Simple-Life

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus PHOTO

Skillful pilots gain their reputation
from storms and tempest.
- Epicurus

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

 

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us,
as the confidence of their help.
- Epicurus

Not what we have,
but what we enjoy,
constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus

What we enjoy constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus


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If God listened to the prayers of men,
all men would quickly have perished:
for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
- Epicurus

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time,
for that is the stuff that life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time;
for that's the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

Know thyself, and thou shalt know the Universe and God.
- Pythagoras

Choose a friend as thou dost a wife,
till death separate you.
- William Penn

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

Love Your Enemies
Ye have heard that it hath been said,
Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
- Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 5:43-44)

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new- hatch'd, unfledg'd comrade.
- William Shakespeare

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

From what we get, we can make a living:
what we give, however makes a life.
- Arthur Ashe

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Believe you can - and then make it happen.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Practice does not make perfect,
perfect practice makes perfect.
- Vince Lombardi

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

Make Today count. Today - each Today -
is the most important day of your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Personal importance, or taking things personally,
is the maximum expression of selfishness
because we make the assumption that everything is about me.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

When life gives you lemons, Make Lemonade.
- Anonymous saying

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

It's your life - live your own goals,
your own values, your own life.
Be of service to others,
but make your own decisions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many hands make light work.
- Proverb

We will either find a way or make one.
- Hannibal

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

You need to make a commitment,
and once you make it,
then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Life is what you make it.
- Anonymous

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
- Albert Einstein

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Make your important choices in life
based on your values and your long-term objectives
rather than on a need for approval.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A bend in the road is not the end of the road
unless you fail to make the turn.
- Anonymous

Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
- Abraham Lincoln


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