unhappiness

A Quote by Frederic William Farrar on christ, mountains, prayer, unhappiness, and words

Concerning the prayer that mountains fall to crush and hide, Farrar , says: "These words of Christ met with a painfully literal illustration when hundreds of the unhappy Jews at the siege of Jerusalem hid themselves in the darkest and vilest subterranean recesses, and when, besides those who were hunted out, no less than two thousand were killed by being buried under the ruins of their hiding places."

Frederic William Farrar (1831 - 1903)

Source: Farrar in The Life of Christ, p.645 note, quoted by James E. Talmage, Jesus the Christ, Ch.35, p.667

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on happiness and unhappiness

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on belief, desires, happiness, and unhappiness

To believe that is we could but have this or that we would be happy is to suppress the realization that the cause of our unhappiness is in our inadequate and blemished selves. Excessive desire is thus a means of suppressing our sense of worthlessness.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Elaine Christensen on endings, hope, peace, sons, sorrow, time, and unhappiness

Sorrow Is A Box Of Flowers What it's all about is sorrow I've become convinced of that sorrow fences each field sorrow clings to stone walls sorrow hedges the road on both sides when her son died sorrow coated her spoon it curled in her bed it hung in her closet like a coat she put on and wore sometimes proudly sometimes bent over I watched her put up the fence the stone walls we've all done it the hedge on either side of the road cowering behind it wishing for a different ending: sorrow is a box of flowers being delivered over and over your name on the card each time the bell rings you go to the door take the box in your arms hoping this time praying this time there'll be a different name but it's always yours in unhappy endings there is finally peace I've become convinced of that sorrow is the schoolmaster the sober drink the great equalizer everyone has to swallow it there's no getting down from the table

Elaine Christensen (1948 -)

Source: I have learned five things, 1995 winner, Nat’l Fed’n StatePoetry Societies’ manuscript comp

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A Quote by Edward Young on unhappiness

None think the great unhappy but the great.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Love of Fame. Satire i. Line 238.

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on happiness and unhappiness

One is never so happy or so unhappy as one thinks.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on happiness and unhappiness

We are never so happy, nor so unhappy, as we suppose ourselves to be.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on concern, life, people, problems, solution, time, and unhappiness

This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it was not the small pieces of paper that were unhappy.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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A Quote by Don Herold on unhappiness

Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.

Don Herold (1889 - ?)

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A Quote by Denis Waitley on children, fantasy, friendship, happiness, inflation, journeys, laws, life, people, problems, struggle, and unhappiness

There is an island fantasy A "Someday I'll," we'll never see When recession stops, inflation ceases Our mortgage is paid, our pay increases That Someday I'll where problems end Where every piece of mail is from a friend Where the children are sweet and already grown . . . . Most unhappy people . . . put happiness on "law away" And struggle through a blue today . . . . Life's most important revelation Is that the journey means more than the destination . . .

Denis Waitley

Source: Denis Waitley in Seeds of Greatness,

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