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William Cobbett Quotes and Sayings

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Happiness, or misery, is in the mind.
It is the mind that lives.
- William Cobbett

It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap
that so much misery is produced in the world.
- William Cobbett

I defy you to agitate any fellow with a full stomach.
- William Cobbett

Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent.
- William Cobbett

 

Never esteem men on account of their riches or their station.
Respect goodness, find it where you may.
- William Cobbett

From a very early age I had imbibed the opinion that
it was every man's duty to do all that lay in his power
to leave his country as good as he had found it.
- William Cobbett

To be poor and independent is very nearly an impossibility.
- William Cobbett

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The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor,
to take from those who do labor the produce of that labor,
and to give it to those who do not labor.
- William Cobbett

It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent,
so much as the smallness of his wants.
- William Cobbett

Please your eye and plague your heart.
- William Cobbett

Women are a sisterhood.
They make common cause in behalf of the sex;
and,
indeed, this is natural enough, when we consider the
vast power that the law gives us over them.
- William Cobbett

Men of integrity are generally pretty obstinate,
in adhering to an opinion once adopted.
- William Cobbett

You never know what you can do till you try.
- William Cobbett

Sit down to write what you have thought,
and not to think about what you shall write.
- William Cobbett

The power which money gives is that of brute force;
it is the power of the bludgeon and the bayonet.
- William Cobbett

The very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is
to buoy up the spirits of the people.
have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks,
that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty.
- William Cobbett

Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich;
or rather,
from the desire not to be thought poor,
is the destructive thing which has been honored by
the name of "speculation";
but which ought to be called Gambling.
- William Cobbett

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle 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

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

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell 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 is a choice.
- Anonymous PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 function of accepting what is.
- Werner Erhard

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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.

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

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

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

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

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

Gratitude is crucial to your happiness
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

Create happiness for others.
- Dale Carnegie

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

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

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

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

My happiness depends on me.
- A Course in Miracles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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