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Aphorisms from Aa to Zz: Hh August 1, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness.


Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead. ~ Scottish Proverb

Happiness is only found along the way, not at the end of the road.

Happiness is never in things, it is in us. ~ Contemporary Lexicon

He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh. ~ the Koran

The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer everybody else up. ~ Mark Twain

We do not laugh because we are happy.  We are happy because we laugh. ~ William James

Happiness, like sunshine, travels at the speed of light.  Send out some happy rays today!

People are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Nobody really cares if you are miserable, so you might as well be happy. ~ Cynthia Nelms

Laughter causes happiness to travel at the speed of sound.

Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata

Ego concerns like fear, anger, and guilt get in the way of  our happiness.  We hang on to things for days that we should brush off in minutes.

Master your thoughts . . . master your life.


Hardship is inevitable. Misery is optional.

Want to feel younger, happier, and healthier???  Change Your Attitude.

How you relate to the issue is the issue. ~ Contemporary Lexicon

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves. ~ Sophocles

When life hands you lemons, remember to spit out the seeds! ♥ ♥ ♥

Just took a walk down Memory Lane ~ amazing how many potholes I had to avoid!

Our glory lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.  ~ Nelson Mandela

Raising teenagers is like trying to nail jello to a tree. ~ Erma Bombeck

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. – Moliere

Whether viewed as “good” or “bad” at the time it happened, with enough perspective, “It’s all good.”

Joy mingled with pain
One long bittersweet romance
From cradle to grave

Souls don’t break . . . they bounce!

The tragedy of life is not so much what we suffer, but rather what we miss.  ~ Thomas Carlyle


The world can always use a bit more honesty.

I’ve never liked the quote, “Good guys finish last,” because it implies that greed, and power, and arrogance will get you to the finish line first . . . but that’s not the finish line that I’m aiming for.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

If the whole world followed you, would you be pleased with where you took it? – Neale Donald Walsch

What will they find when they google you? Quantity or Quality? ♥ ♥ ♥

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. ~ H.L. Mencken

Don’t be afraid to let go of your “roles.”  You won’t evaporate.


Hope is rooted in trust.

The past is over, forget it.  The future holds out hope, reach for it. ~ Charles R. Swindoll

Although every cloud has a silver lining . . . by the time you find it, it may be tarnished.

I hope that the State of our Union is not as precarious as it sometimes seems.


In reality there is perhaps not one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride.  For even if I could conceive that I had completely overcome it, I should probably be proud of my humility.  ~ Benjamin Franklin

Why should anyone allow creativity to lie buried in order to foster humility?  Who would that serve?

He is a modest man who has a good deal to be modest about. ~ Winston Churchill


1. Loreen Lee - August 1, 2010

Hey I’m glad there was a quote from William James. A good one?

We do not laugh because we are happy. We are happy because we laugh. ~ William James!

nrhatch - August 1, 2010

Thank you for pointing that out.

I’ve loved that quote for ages. And I knew that the name William James sounded familiar when you mentioned his book yesterday.

But I hadn’t put 2+2 together.


2. cindy - August 2, 2010

I just Googled me and found a lot of near-naked pics of someone who is not me :O

nrhatch - August 2, 2010

Oh, wow! Quantity and Quality.
Revealing our Bare Naked Essence. ; )

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