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George William Curtis Quotes and Sayings

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Happiness lies first of all in health.
- George William Curtis

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He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.
- George William Curtis

A man's country is not a certain area of land,
of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle
and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
- George William Curtis

Imagination is as good as many voyages -
and how much cheaper!
- George William Curtis

 

Nature makes woman to be won and men to win.
- George William Curtis

It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing
that assures the prosperous voyage.
- George William Curtis

The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.
- George William Curtis

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It is not observed in history that families improve with time.
- George William Curtis

Our common liberty is consecrated by a common sorrow.
- George William Curtis

Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge.
- George William Curtis

Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.
- George William Curtis

Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame,
which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble
thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind.
- George William Curtis

Romance like a ghost escapes touching;
it is always where you are not,
not where you are.
The interview or conversation was prose at the time,
but it is poetry in the memory.
- George William Curtis

The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.
- George William Curtis

Every great crisis of human history is a pass of Thermopylae,
and there is always a Leonidas and his three hundred to die in it,
if they can not conquer.
- George William Curtis

While we read history we make history.
- George William Curtis

The test of civilization is its estimate of women.
- George William Curtis

The big mistake that men make is that when they turn
thirteen or fourteen and all of a sudden they've reached puberty,
they believe that they like women.
Actually, you're just horny.
It doesn't mean you like women any more at twenty-one than you did at ten.
- George William Curtis

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle PHOTO

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

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

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

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

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell PHOTO

Happiness is a choice.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
- Helen Keller

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.

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

Your greatest gift to others is to be happy
and to radiate your happiness to the entire world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Happiness is a choice.
You grieve, you stomp your feet,
you pick yourself up and choose to be happy.
- Lucy Lawless

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

Create happiness for others.
- Dale Carnegie

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

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

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
- A Course In Miracles

Gratitude is crucial to your happiness
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

My happiness depends on me.
- A Course in Miracles

If you don't take full responsibility
for your own happiness,
who do you suppose will?
Your happiness is a one person job -
it begins and ends with you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The path to your own happiness is usually found in service.
- 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

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

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


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