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Giraldus Cambrensis Quotes and Sayings

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Happy and fortunate indeed would this nation be,
nay, completely blessed, if it had good prelates and pastors,
and but one prince, and that prince a good one.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

No one of this nation ever begs, for the houses of all are common to all;
and they consider liberality and hospitality amongst the first virtues.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

It is remarkable that this people, though unarmed,
dares attack an armed foe; the infantry defy the cavalry,
and by their activity and courage generally prove victors.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

From these inconsiderable attempts, some idea may be
formed with what success,
should Fortune afford an opportunity,
I am likely to treat matters of greater importance.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

 

Wales was in ancient times divided into three parts nearly equal,
consideration having been paid, in this division,
more to the value than to the just quantity or proportion of territory.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

Since, therefore, no man is born without faults,
and he is esteemed the best whose errors are the least,
let the wise man consider everything human as connected with himself;
for in worldly affairs there is no perfect happiness under heaven.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

These people being of a sharp and acute intellect,
and gifted with a rich and powerful understanding,
excel in whatever studies they pursue,
and are more quick and cunning than the other inhabitants of a western clime.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

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The men and women cut their hair close round to the ears and eyes.
The women, after the manner of the Parthians,
cover their heads with a large white veil,
folded together in the form of a crown.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

Nor do I think that any other nation than this of Wales,
nor any other language, whatever may hereafter come to pass,
shall on the day of severe examination before the Supreme Judge,
answer for this corner of the earth.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

Not addicted to gluttony or drunkenness,
this people who incur no expense in food or dress,
and whose minds are always bent upon the defence of their country,
and on the means of plunder, are wholly employed in
the care of their horses and furniture.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

Evil borders upon good, and vices are confounded with virtues;
as the report of good qualities is delightful to a well-disposed mind,
so the relation of the contrary should not be offensive.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

Nature hath given not only to the highest,
but also to the inferior, classes of the people of this nation,
a boldness and confidence in speaking and answering,
even in the presence of their princes and chieftains.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

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

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

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

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh) PHOTO

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 PHOTO

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e. e. cummings

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

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

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

The supreme happiness of life
is the conviction of being loved for yourself,
or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
- Victor Hugo

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

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

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

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

A happy life consists not in the absence,
but in the mastery of hardships.
- Helen Keller

Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Angry and happy don't mix.
Flush out the angry,
and the happy has a place to put down roots.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It all comes to this:
the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
- Helen Keller

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

What are the proper grounds for joy?
Is it circumstance which will
determine the stature of my spirit?
Ah, no. It is choice. It is always a choice -
in the face of any event - for joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A Happy Day is a day I see all of life
with the eyes of compassion.
- Rory J. Corsiglia

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
- Anonymous

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

If you want to be happy,
put your effort into controlling the sail, not the wind.
- Anonymous

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy;
if you lose, you will be wise.
- Anonymous

Life is to be taken lightly
by those who wish to be happy
and by those who wish to age gracefully.
- 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.

Forgive those who have injured you -
not because they deserve your forgiveness,
but because you can never be happy
until you release your anger and grant forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

Without a humble but reasonable
confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

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

If anyone is unhappy, remember that
his unhappiness is his own fault...
Nothing else is the cause of anxiety or loss of tranquility
except our own opinion.
- Epictetus

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

We deem those happy, who from the experience of life
have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
- Carl Jung

Today is a Happy Day because I say it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,
instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen


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