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Good is not good, when better is expected.

You can't expect to prevent negative feelings altogether. And you can't expect to experience positive feelings all the time. The Law of Emotional Choice directs us to acknowledge our feelings but also to refuse to get stuck in the negative ones.
One ought to examine himself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.
When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same.
Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
What makes life dreary is the want of a motive.
And Silence, like a poultice, comes to heal the blows of sound.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
Ninety-nine percent of all problems in communications start with misunderstandings which develop as a result of differing viewpoints and conditioning.
Music can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
The one who loves least controls the relationship.
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.
Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.
We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never so forlornly unhappy as when we have lost our love object or its love.
Love is not in our choice but in our fate.
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving
People who wait for changes to occur on the outside before they commit to making changes on the inside will never make any changes at all.
It is comforting when one has a sorrow to lie in the warmth of one's bed and there, abandoning all effort and all resistance, to bury even one's head under the cover, giving one's self up to it completely, moaning like branches in the autumn wind. But there is still a better bed, full of divine odors. It is our sweet, our profound, our impenetrable friendship.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
Neither in this world nor elsewhere is there any happiness in store for him who always doubts.
If one desires a change, one must be that change before that change can take place.
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
A stiff apology is a second insult. The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting.
Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.
Your failures won't hurt you until you start blaming them on others.
The man who has never made a fool of himself in love will never be wise in love.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather loved in spite of ourselves.
Security is when everything is settled. When nothing can happen to you. Security is the denial of life.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
That laughter costs too much which is purchased by the sacrifice of decency.
Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life.
To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.
Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys.
Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.
Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.
If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us so live as to deserve happiness.
Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom.
Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.
A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.
Those that are a friend to themselves are sure to be a friend to all.
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us -- never cease to instruct -- never cloy.
Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.
Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.
It isn't until you begin to fight in your own cause that you (a) become really committed to winning, and (b) become a genuine ally of other people struggling for their freedom.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay in kind somewhere else in life.
For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.
What comes from the heart, goes to the heart.
Appreciative words are the most powerful force for good on earth!
Your friend is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
Your friend is your needs answered.
The only journey is the one within.
That is happiness: to be dissolved into something complete and great.
If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.
When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.

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