Monday, August 25, 2008

Quotes: Prescriptions for Happiness

"Nine requisites for contented living: Health enough to make work a pleasure. Wealth enough to support your needs. Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them. Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them. Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor. Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others. Faith enough to make real the things of God. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future."
-Johann von Goethe

"Do not worry; eat three square meals a day; say your prayers; be courteous to your creditors; keep you digestion good; exercise; go slow and easy. Maybe there are other things your special case requires to make you happy; but, my friend, these, I reckon, will give you a good lift."
-Abraham Lincoln

"Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."
-Mark Twain

"Do you prefer that you be right, or that you be happy?"
-A Course in Miracles

1 comment:

dfg said...

"Do you prefer that you be right, or that you be happy?"
-A Course in Miracles


I can't have both?