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Democritus Quotes and Sayings

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Happiness resides not in possessions,
and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
- Democritus

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Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.
- Democritus

If thou suffer injustice, console thyself;
the true unhappiness is in doing it.
- Democritus

Good means not merely not to do wrong,
but rather not to desire to do wrong.
- Democritus

 

I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia.
- Democritus

Nothing exists except atoms and empty space;
everything else is opinion.
- Democritus

Raising children is an uncertain thing;
success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.
- Democritus

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Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures
bring the greatest pains.
- Democritus

It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
- Democritus

Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.
- Democritus

The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
- Democritus

Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth;
the former course is silly,
the latter a mark of prudence.
- Democritus

Men should strive to think much and know little.
- Democritus

It is godlike ever to think on something beautiful and on something new.
- Democritus

Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
- Democritus

By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
- Democritus

It is better to destroy one's own errors than those of others.
- Democritus

Now as of old the gods give men all good things,
excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless.
These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods:
men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.
- Democritus

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle PHOTO

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

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous PHOTO

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama PHOTO

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell PHOTO

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is a choice.
- Anonymous

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light
is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Where fear is, happiness is not.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Happiness isn't at the end of the rainbow.
Happiness is at the beginning of the rainbow.
Following the rainbow is happiness,
not getting to the end of it.
- Werner Erhard

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -
broad, deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false,
and lofty things from low.
- Helen Keller

Know that happiness is created by the act
of expressing gratitude for all of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to happiness is not to have what you want
but to want what you have.
- Anonymous

Many persons 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

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
- Anonymous

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

My happiness depends on me.
- A Course in Miracles

Happiness is a function of accepting what is.
- Werner Erhard

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are
something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is a choice - independent of circumstances.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some days are simply meant for playing.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

Create happiness for others.
- Dale Carnegie

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

Consistent happiness is found through
living in a state of constant gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is not the absence of problems,
but the willingness to deal with them joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

Happiness... consists in giving, and in serving others.
- Henry Drummond

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My greatest service to others is living happily,
and radiating happiness and joy to those around me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

Gratitude is crucial to your happiness
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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