Spiral obstacles and circles that change shape that dancing machines which squeak then disintegrate into a thousand chinese poems; they tell us to stop but we just keep going. - Dirty Beatniks

Decay is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence. - Buddha's last words

Our life is frittered away by detail...Simplify, Simplify. - Thoreau

It's only after you've lost everything that you are free to do anything. - Tyler Durden

Many seek happiness higher than man; others beneath him. But happiness is the same height as man - Confucious

Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, don't lose the lesson. Respect for self, respect for others, and responsibility for all your actions. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values. Spend some time alone every day. Approach love with reckless abandon. Share your knowledge, it's a way to achieve immortality. Be gentle with the earth. Dance like nobody's watching - Dalai Lama

Improved technologies only increases expectations. If we wanted more leisure we'd invent machines that do thing's less efficiently - Calvin's Dad.

The only Zen you'll find on tops of mountains is the Zen you take up there.
- Robert M Pirsig

Clay is moulded to make a vessel, but the utility of the vessel lies in the space where there is nothing. ... Thus, taking advantage of what is, we recognize the utility of what is not. - Lao Tzu

To attain knowledge add things everyday. To attain wisdom remove things every day. - Lao-Tzu

To set up what you like against what you do not like, this is disease of the mind

Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved. - Soren Kierkegaard

Everything changes, nothing remains without change. - Buddha

Understand as in to stand under as in see yourself as part of something much bigger

Life is a thousand follies, the Buddha said, And the sage is he who plays with the thousand follies.

Grudgingly they take their thimbles to the fountain of life, then grumble they weren't given enough.

There are two things to aim at in life. First to get what you want, secondly to enjoy it. Only a few achieve the second.

There is no the answer.

It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: "And this, too, shall pass away." - Abraham Lincoln

There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it hardly behooves any of us, to talk about the rest of us.
- Edward Wallis Hoch

Understand as in to stand under as in see yourself as part of something much bigger, Wonderful as in full of wonder, open and receptive.

"There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness. One pursues momentary enjoyments, not happiness because happiness is right within you."

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. - Frederick Koenig

Live simply that others may simply live. - Gandhi

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. - Dalai Lama

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. - Albert Camus

"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it." - Mahatma Gandhi

If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that. - Goethe

"They all eat one another!" they cried, and called it evil. This I examined, changed the verb, said, "They all feed one another," and called it good. - Buddah

Responsibility does not only lie with the leaders of our countries or with those who have been appointed or elected to do a particular job. It lies with each of us individually. Peace, for example, starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities, and so on. When we feel love and kindness towards others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace. – The Dalai Lama

"Every day we are given stones, but what do we build? Is it a bridge or a wall?"

To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them. - Hugh Prather

Better keep yourself clean and bright, for you are the window through which you see the world. - George Bernard Shaw

The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Many people have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. - Helen Keller

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. - Mohandas K. Gandhi

There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -happiness, freedom, and peace of mind - are always attained by giving them to someone else. - Peyton Conway March

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven. - John Milton

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. - Thich Nhat Hanh

There is no duty we so underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. - Robert Heinlein

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. - George Sand

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. - Carl Jung

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. - The Dalai Lama

You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy. - Eric Hoffer

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. - Frederick Koenig

Three grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. - Joseph Addison

I have now reigned about 50 years in victory or peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honors, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting to my felicity. In this situation, I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot. They amount to fourteen. - Abd Er-Rahman III of Spain

Happiness is not in our circumstance but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are. - John B. Sheerin

Everything exists in limited quantity - especially happiness. - Picasso

Happiness is not a circus clown rolling around in a big tractor tire so that his arms and legs form 'spokes.' Happiness is when he stops. - Jack Handey

For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampeled. - Hunter S. Thompson

The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid. - J.D. Salinger

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Live by the foma [harmless untruths] that make you brave, and kind, and healthy, and happy. - Kurt Vonnegut

Happiness is a warm puppy. - Charles Schulz



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