Happiness

A Quote by Arthur James, Lord Balfour on effort, happiness, idleness, life, pleasure, superstition, support, trouble, and work

The superstition that all our hours of work are a minus quantity in the happiness of life, and all the hours of idleness are plus ones, is a most ludicrous and pernicious doctrine, and its greatest support comes from our not taking sufficient trouble, not making a real effort, to make work as near pleasure as it can be.

Arthur James Balfour (1848 - 1930)

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A Quote by Artemus Ward on borrowing, happiness, and money

Let us all be happy and live within our means, even if we have to borrow money to do it.

Artemus Ward

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A Quote by Art Berg on christ, death, desires, devil, fatherhood, god, happiness, jesus, life, love, mortality, promises, and purpose

It is my solemn witness that God lives, and that Jesus is the Christ. He lives and loves us and desires our happiness always. He died for us, not because he had to, but because he wanted to. He would die again, if it would help us. Through Christ and the Father, a plan was laid out which gave purpose and promise to mortal life, even though Satan would declare it meaningless and futile.

Art Berg

Source: Art Berg in Some miracles take time

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A Quote by Aristotle on happiness and activity

Happiness is a state of activity.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics

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A Quote by Aristotle on happiness

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on glory, happiness, leisure, life, politicians, politics, and power

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself - Power and glory, or happiness.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on good, happiness, practice, and virtue

. . . happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it. . . .

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics

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A Quote by Aristotle on excellence and happiness

If happiness is activity in accordance with excellence, it is reasonable that it should be in accordance with the highest excellence.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)

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A Quote by Ardis Whitman on beauty, belief, books, bravery, cinema, courage, future, good, happiness, hope, justice, promises, sleep, strength, and present

Hope for the moment. There are times when it is hard to believe in the future, when we are temporarily just not brave enough. When this happens, concentrate on the present. Cultivate le petit bonheur (the little happiness) until courage returns. Look forward to the beauty of the next moment, the next hour, the promise of a good meal, sleep, a book, a movie, the likelihood that tonight the stars will shine and tomorrow the sun will shine. Sink roots into the present until the strength grows to think about tomorrow.

Ardis Whitman

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A Quote by Archibald Rutledge on beginning, belief, certainty, confidence, dawn, day, death, eternity, forgiveness, future, god, happiness, heart, immortality, joy, life, love, meditation, mortality, past, power, preparation, promises, spirituality, and

One dearer to me than all else in life had, for days, lain helpless, speechless. Consciousness was gone. We knew that the mortal mists were fast gathering; that the irremediable river must soon be crossed. The last morning of our watching was misty; the day emerged so wanly that we hardly knew that it had come. Suddenly the one we loved so dearly sat up in bed, a strange light on her face of a happiness past all our mortal joy. She stretched abroad her arms, crying in the radiant abandon of spiritual certainty, "The dawn! The beautiful Dawn!" Those were her dying words-glad, triumphant. And for me they hold the eternal promise of a sunrise. They glow with immortality. In every sense, our mortal dawn that day was anything but beautiful; but she saw the beginning of an immortal day. Believing in a God of infinite love and of infinite power, I find it natural to believe that death is not a disastrous sundown but rather a spiritual sunrise, ushering in the unconjectured splendors of immortality. . . . Sunrise suggests to me not only the power of God grandly to continue what He has begun but it also conveys the reassurance of the Creator's love returning to us daily, bringing joy and forgiveness; and to any reflective heart it intimates that no night is final; for, since with God all things are possible, His almighty love has, I confidently believe, prepared for us a radiant future beyond the sundown of death. And if I meditate but momentarily upon what He has done and upon what He does do, confidence in immortality is natural, reasonable, and, to my way of believing, to be counted upon as infallible as the sunrise.

Archibald Rutledge

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