Contributed by Amy Sue Arnold:
"I always knew I'd laugh about the times I've cried, but I never knew I'd cry about the times I've laughed."
"A U of M study showed that 60% of our fears are unwarranted, and 20% have already become past events and are completely out of our control. Another 10% are so petty that they don't make any difference. Of the remaining 10% of our fears, only 4 to 5% are real & justifiable. And we can't do anything about half of them! That means only about 2% of our fears are really worth thinking about. These can be solved by simply stop stewing & start doing!"
"My friend, your anxiety turned to fear, and your fear turned to sorrow. But sorrow is better than fear. For fear impoverishes always, while sorrow may enrich...Sorrow is better than fear....Fear is a terrible journey, but sorrow is at least an arriving."
--Cry, the Beloved Country
"Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be."Back to the main page.
"We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it."
--George Bernard Shaw
"The fountain of content must spring up in the mind; and he who has so little knowledge of human nature as to see his happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts, and multiply the griefs which he proposes to remove."
"Itís all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation."
--Dr. Rob Gilbert
"She had that indefinable beauty that comes from happiness, enthusiasm, success--a beauty that is nothing more or less than a harmony of temperament and circumstances."
"Anybody can become angry--that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way--that is not within everybodyís power and is not easy."
"I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate."