If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Life is not a continuum of pleasant choices, but of inevitable problems that call for strength, determination, and hard work
Joy is one of nature's greatest medicines. Joy is always healthy. A pleasant state of mind tends to bring abnormal conditions back to normal.
Learn to be satisfied. It is just as easy as being dissatisfiedˇand much more pleasant.
The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's time.
A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.
The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.
A kiss is just a pleasant reminder that two heads are better than one.
If you are not passionately devoted to an idea, you can make very pleasant pictures but they won't make you cry.
I know it is more agreeable to walk upon carpets than to lie upon dungeon floors, I know it is pleasant to have all the comforts and luxuries of
civilization; but he who cares only for these things is worth no more than a butterfly, contented and thoughtless, upon a morning flower; and who
ever thought of rearing a tombstone to a last summer's butterfly?
A pleasant illusion is better than a harsh reality
A pleasant illusion is better than a harsh reality.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought Except for love's
sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile . . . her look . . . her way
Of speaking gently . . . for a trick of thought That falls in well with
mine, and, certes, brought A sense of pleasant ease on such a day-
For these things in themselves, Beloved, may be changed, or change
for thee- and love so wrought, May be unwrought so.
Mingle a little folly with your wisdom; a little nonsense now and then is pleasant.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones
In all likelihood, Backstabbers are quite pleasant and supportive on the surface. But that's a mask.
Do not feed children on a maudlin sentimentalism or dogmatic religion; give them nature. Let their souls drink in all that is pure and sweet. Rear them, if possible, amid pleasant surroundings ... Let nature teach them the lessons of good and proper living, combined with an abundance of well-balanced nourishment. Those children will grow to be the best men and women. Put the best in them by contact with the best outside. They will absorb it as a plant absorbs the sunshine and the dew.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
We all try to escape pain and death, while we seek what is pleasant.
what is work? Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relatively to other such matter; second, telling other people to do so. The first one is unpleasant and ill paid; the second is pleasant and highly paid.
A positive attitude may not solve every problem but it makes solving any problem a more pleasant experience.
No other people have a government more worthy of their respect and love or a land so magnificent in extent, so pleasant to look upon, and so full of generous suggestion to enterprise and labor.
Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
Marriage enlarges the scene of our happiness and of our miseries. A marriage of love is pleasant, of interest, easy, and where both meet, happy. A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason, and,