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Only when man's life comes to its end in prosperity can one call that man happy.


We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.


Tolerance is the eager and glad acceptance of the way along which others seek the truth.

Sir Walter Besant

Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then; life is dull without it.

Pearl S. Buck

The prohibition law, written for weaklings and derelicts, has divided the nation, like Gaul, into three parts -- wets, drys, and hypocrites.

Florence Sabin

When it comes to freedom, we are but prisoners of our own desires.

Eric Schaub

I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end.

Albert Schweitzer

A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.

George Bernard Shaw

He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh.

The Koran

This is the sum of all true righteousness: deal with others as thou wouldst thyself be dealt by. Do nothing to thy neighbor which thou wouldst not have him do to thee hereafter.

The Mahabharata

If you see a man approaching you with the obvious intent of doing you good, you should run for your life..

Henry David Thoreau

Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.


Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.


That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.

Henry David Thoreau

Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.


Personal liberty is the paramount essential to human dignity and human happiness.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Benjamin Franklin

The public good is in nothing more essentially interested, than in the protection of every individual’s private rights.

Sir William Blackstone

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.

Pearl S. Buck

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.


It will take America fifteen years of steady taking care of our own business and letting everybody else's alone, to get us back to where everybody speaks to us again.

Will Rogers

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.


People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.


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Moderation in all things -- including moderation.

Benjamin Franklin

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.


Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.

J. H. Payne

Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.

St. Peter

I have a dream that one day ... the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open.

Rose Lane

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.

Harriet Nelson

No person can be a great leader unless he takes genuine joy in the successes of those under him.

W. A. Nance

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The freedom of any society varies proportionately with the volume of its laughter.

Zero Mostel

Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so.

John Stuart Mill

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press 3.

Alice Kahn

The most beautiful things in the universe are the starry heavens above us and the feeling of duty within us.

Indian Proverb

You can never get enough of what you don't really need.

Eric Hoffer
How can you come to know yourself? Never by thinking; always by doing. Try to do your duty, and you'll know right away what you amount to.
Many of the greatest things man has achieved are not the result of consciously directed thought, and still less the product of a deliberately coordinated effort of many individuals, but of a process in which the individual plays a part which he can never fully understand.
I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post, which any human power can give.
All men are created equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; among which are the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing the obtaining of happiness and safety.
Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest.
When a government controls both the economic power of individuals and the coercive power of the state ... this violates a fundamental rule of happy living: Never let the people with all the money and the people with all the guns be the same people.

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