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The greater part of our happiness or misery
by Martha Washington

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Related topics: Positive Attitude Happiness

Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

I've learned from experience that the greater part
of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

 

I live a very dull life here...
indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
- Martha Washington

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

You can have no dominion greater or
less than that over yourself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I do myself a greater injury in lying
than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
- Michel de Montaigne

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it.
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
- Epictetus

The opportunity for greater courage
comes in the most ordinary of moments.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
- Moliere

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

The greater our knowledge increases
the more our ignorance unfolds.
- John F. Kennedy

There is a power for good in the universe
greater than you are and you can use it.
- Ernest Holmes

There is no neutrality.
There is only greater or lesser
awareness of one's bias.
- Phyllis Rose

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
- George MacDonald

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is greater than you have ever known it.
- Ernest Holmes

The mind of man is continuously unfolding
into a greater recognition of its real plan
in the creative order of the Universe.
- Ernest Holmes

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

Seeing my glass of life as mostly full
triggers an amazing cycle of transformation
Appreciation for the abundance of life incites gratitude -
which brings on that warm comfortable
feeling of joy and satisfaction with life.
Gratitude for abundance also creates increasing abundance.
Being truly grateful for the abundance that
is now in my life causes an ever greater abundance
to flow in my direction.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Real love is never a selfish emotion.
If you want something from someone -
especially if that something is sex -
what you are feeling is not true love.
True love is about wanting happiness for the person you love -
and not about seeking happiness for yourself.
Fortunately, in most cases our own loving presence
is the greatest gift we can give to a person we love.
Nonetheless, the litmus test of love is knowing
we would choose never to see that person again
if we believed that distance would bring them greater happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,
I think that is a much greater hunger,
a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
- Mother Teresa

There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence
than to be surprised at nothing.
- Josh Billings

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
- Edmund Burke

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
- Epicurus

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
- Aristotle

A conversation is greater than
the sum of its participants,
and can take on a life of its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery,
and you lose for certain; and the greater the number
of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
- Adam Smith

The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism,
and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
- Leo Tolstoy

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
- Michael Korda

As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

The plainer the dress, the greater luster does beauty appear.
- Edward F. Halifax

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess,
we act and think in vain,
and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
- Joseph Addison

It is like the seed put in the soil -
the more one sows,
the greater the harvest.
- Orison Swett Marden

Time extracts various values from a painter's work.
When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten,
and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
- Henri Matisse

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview
with a doctor than from any human experience.
- Alice James

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
- Barbara Kingsolver

There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes
the greater part of his life getting his living.
- Henry David Thoreau

The self-assured believer is a greater sinner
in the eyes of God than the troubled disbeliever
- Soren Kierkegaard

Baldwin thought Europe was a bore, and Chamberlain
thought it was only a greater Birmingham.
- Winston Churchill

They say great themes make great novels.
but what these young writers don't understand is that
there is no greater theme than men and women.
- John O'Hara

I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important,
and a lot greater, than popularity.
- Julius Erving

So one begins to wonder what is going to happen to the human race.
Technology keeps on advancing with greater and greater power,
either for good or for destruction.
- David Bohm

To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment
for having disturbed the reader's peace.
The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.
- Anatole Broyard

Lenience will operate with greater force,
in some instances than rigor.
It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.
- George Washington

While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things.
- Saint Francis de Sales

We must develop a deeper interest and greater understanding
of the people we meet here or abroad.
Like us, they are passengers on board that mysterious ship called life.
- Ella Maillart

You use simple brushstrokes in a screenplay for things
over which you would take much greater pains in a novel.
- Richard Russo

The life of man is of no greater importance to the
universe than that of an oyster.
- David Hume

Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted
war effort as war itself is worse than peace.
- Herodotus

To me, there is no greater act of courage than being
the one who kisses first.
- Janeane Garofalo

As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation
can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom.
- Anthony Kennedy

There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you;
no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation.
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Learn to say no in situations where saying no can be difficult,
where it could mean getting fired.
Say no anyway, because it could lead you to greater opportunities.
- Sam Dash

The failure of Christianity in the areas west from Sicily was even greater,
and was increased by the spread of Arab outlooks and influence to that area,
and especially to Spain.
- Carroll Quigley

I am looking forward to even greater healings and miracles in my ministry.
- Benny Hinn

There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator.
The triumph of life is expressed by creation.
- Henri Bergson

There is no sexuality that is greater or lesser than another.
- Jasmine Guy


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