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No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity; the greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted.

Nothing bad ever happens without equal or growth
It's not a slam at you when people are rude -- it's a slam at the people they've met before.
Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee; All things pass; God never changes. Patience attains All that it strives for; He who has God Finds he lacks nothing;
No one can make us angry. People can say and do things to us but it is still up to us as individuals to do what we want with our emotions in response to those things.
To fear death is to misunderstand life.
A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars. What are threescore years and ten hurriedly and coarsely lived to moments of divine leisure in which your life is coincident with the life of the universe?
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists. When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
I'm never less at leisure than when at leisure, or less alone than when alone.
He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing.
To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs to us but time, which even he has who has nothing else.
Jealousy is all the fun you think they had...
Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.
If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.
Married life requires shared mystery even when all the facts are known.
Marriage is socialism among two people.
I've sometimes thought of marrying, and then I've thought again.
There is a time for all things -- except marriage my dear.
I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all.
The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.
They talk of the dignity of work. The dignity is in leisure.
If you are losing your leisure, look out! You are losing your soul.
Life lived amidst tension and busyness needs leisure. Leisure that recreates and renews. Leisure should be a time to think new thoughts, not ponder old ills.
Outward judgment often fails, inward judgment never.
Wealth and want equally harden the human heart, like frost and fire both are alien to human flesh.
Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.
There is one way to handle the ignorant and malicious critic. Ignore him.
What makes us discontented with our condition is the absurdly exaggerated idea we have of the happiness of others.
Life is half spent before one knows what it is.
Life is an onion and one cries while peeling it.
Few people rise to our esteem upon closer scrutiny.
He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned.
One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.
People without imagination are beginning to tire of the importance attached to comfort, to culture, to leisure, to all that destroys imagination. This means that people are not really tired of comfort, culture and leisure, but of the use to which they are
He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul's estate.
Leisure time should be an occasion for deep purpose to throb and for ideas to ferment. Where a man allows leisure to slip without some creative use, he has forfeited a bit of happiness.
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.
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means you've become a comfortable, trusted element in another person's life.
We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.
When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life.
Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.
Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah. [The Savior's Manual]
Real love stories never have endings.
Can miles truly separate us from friends? If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
I was young and foolish then; now I am old and foolisher.
Forget and forgive. This is not difficult when properly understood. It means forget inconvenient duties, then forgive yourself for forgetting. By rigid practice and stern determination, it comes easy.
Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
One does not fall in love; one grows into love, and love grows in him.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love.
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.
What you get free costs too much.
The less routine the more life.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately, and it gives you a lift. The hangover comes the day after.
Incompatibility. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.
Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.
How many young hearts have revealed the fact that what they had been trained to imagine the highest earthly felicity was but the beginning of care, disappointment, and sorrow, and often led to the extremity of mental and physical suffering.
Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings.
Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.
However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks.
What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another.
Pain and death are a part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.
The place where optimism flourishes most is in the lunatic asylum.
Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.
Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one's self-respect. For jealous people, like dope-fiends, stoop to the lowest level and in the end inspire only disgust and loathing.
Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
Men, for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpt our existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It's in our hands.
Love seeks no cause beyond itself and no fruit; it is its own fruit, its own enjoyment. I love because I love; I love in order that I may love.

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