A Quote by William George Jordan on day, happiness, hunger, individuality, life, and unhappiness

Unhappiness is the hunger to get; happiness is the hunger to give. . . . If the individual should set out for a single day to give happiness, to make life happier, brighter and sweeter, not for himself but for others, he would find a wondrous revelation of what happiness really is.

William Jordan

Source: The Majesty of Calmness, p. 62

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A Quote by W. H. Hudson on animals, art, children, darkness, inventions, joy, life, mind, nature, and unhappiness

Bear in mind that the children of life are the children of joy; that the lower animals are only unhappy when made so by man; that man alone of all the creatures, has "found out many inventions", the chief of which appears to be the art of making himself miserable, and of seeing all Nature stained with that dark and hateful colour.

W. H. Hudson (1841 - 1922)

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A Quote by W. Beran Wolfe on fiction, future, habits, life, men, men and women, opportunity, present, unhappiness, and women

One important source of unhappiness is the habit of putting off living to some fictional future date. Men and women are constantly making themselves unhappy because in deferring their lives to the future they lose sight of the the present and its golden opportunities for rich living.

W. Beran Wolfe

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on age, spirit, and unhappiness

Who has not the spirit of his age, Of his age has all the unhappiness.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Letter to Madame du Châtelet

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A Quote by unknown on anger, arrogance, confusion, darkness, depression, doubt, fear, impatience, jealousy, pessimism, selfishness, unhappiness, and words

Words That Encourage Darkness and The Adversary: Angry, Antagonistic, Appetites, Arrogant, Confused, Contention, Covetous, Critical, Depressed, Domineering, Doubt, Easily Offended, Evasive, Fear, Frustrated, Harshness, Impatience, Ineffective, Irritable, Jealousy, Negative, Pessimistic, Possessive, Resentful, Secretive, Self-C entered, Selfish, Troubled, Uncontrolled, Unhappy, Vindictive,


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A Quote by unknown on happiness, money, niceness, and unhappiness

Money will not buy happiness, but it will let you be unhappy in nice places.


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A Quote by unknown on failure and unhappiness

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.


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A Quote by Thomas Fuller on friendship, happiness, and unhappiness

No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend until he is unhappy.

Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

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A Quote by Thomas Dreier on desires, disease, good, life, trouble, unhappiness, and work

When you talk about your troubles, your ailments, your diseases, your hurts, you give longer life to what makes you unhappy. Talking about your grievances merely adds to those grievances. Give recognition only to what you desire. Think and talk only about the good things that add to your enjoyment of your work and life. If you don't talk about your grievances, you'll be delighted to find them disappearing quickly.

Thomas Dreier

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A Quote by Stanislaw Ulam on chess, drugs, happiness, kindness, mathematics, practice, reality, reason, unhappiness, and world

In many cases, mathematics is an escape from reality. The mathematician finds his own monastic niche and happiness in pursuits that are disconnected from external affairs. Some practice it as if using a drug. Chess sometimes plays a similar role. In their unhappiness over the events of this world, some immerse themselves in a kind of self-sufficiency in mathematics. (Some have engaged in it for this reason alone.)

Stanislaw Ulam

Source: Adventures of a Mathematician, Scribner's, New York, 1976.

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