Between Yes and No, lies mediocracy.
Happiness consists more in the small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.
—Benjamin Franklin (American Political leader)
Never do anything which you would not wish to do during the last hour of your life.
—J. P. Vaswani (Indian Hindu Philosopher)
Change always comes bearing gifts.
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.
—Samuel Johnson (British Essayist)
The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it.
—C. P. Snow
Believe in what you can do and be not deterred by what others say.
—Jacob Gelt Dekker
We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.
—Charles Baudelaire (French Poet)
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
—Helen Keller (American Author)
We never understand a thing so well, and make it our own, as when we have discovered it for ourselves.
—Rene Descartes (French Philosopher, Mathematician)
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that thinks himself the happiest man really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
—Charles Caleb Colton (English Angelic Priest)
Be of good hope in the face of death. Believe in this one truth for certain, that no evil can befall a good man either in life or death, and that his fate is not a matter of indifference to the gods.
—Socrates (Anceient Greek Philosopher)