Ask not what tomorrow may bring, but count as blessing every day that Fate allows you.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never.
No place is more delightful than one\'s own fireside.
A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.
At the judgement day a man will be called to account for all the good things he might have enjoyed and did not enjoy.
Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.
Joy exists only in self-acceptance. Seek perfect acceptance, not a perfect life.
Joy is not in things; it is in us.
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.
Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow.
Always direct your thoughts to those truths that will give you confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving, and turn away your mind from those that inspire you with fear, sadness, depression.
He who does not enjoy solitude will not love freedom.
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state. We must be doing something to be happy.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
One ought every day at least to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.
Our lives are fed by kind words and gracious behavior. We are nourished by expressions like 'excuse me,' and other such simple courtesies... Rudeness, the absence of the sacrament of consideration, is but another mark that our time-is-money society is lacking in spirituality, if not also in the enjoyment of life.
Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.
Curiosity is a gift, a capacity of pleasure in knowing, which if you destroy, you make yourself cold and dull.
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