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QuotesHAPPINESS - Quotes from the papers of Tom "Grandpa" Glennon

“Happiness consists more in small conveniences or 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-1768

“Our grand business undoubtedly is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.”  --Essays-Signs of the Times, Thomas Carlyle

“What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and suffer the loss of his own soul.”

“The misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.”  --Lowell

“The thirst of desire is never filled, nor fully satisfied.”  --Cicero

“All who would wing joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.”  --Byron

“The heart is happiest that beats for others.”

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”

“We are never living but only hoping to live, and looking forward always to being happy, it is inevitable that we never are so.”  Paschal  “Be happy now not tomorrow.”
Happiness--“A state of mind in which our thinking is pleasant a good share of the time.”

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.” 

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.  What is essential is invisible to the eye.”  --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“The best things are nearest:  light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at you hand, the path of God just before you.----“Then why grasp at the stars?  Instead, do life’s plain, common work, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.” 
--Ann of Quebec

“--Husband died-Wife overcome with grief---On tombstone (MY GRIEF IS MORE THAN I COULD BEAR) 6 months latter-get married--Change the tombstone---cost a lot of money--don’t want to erase it--just add the word--ALONE”

“Science tells us why - Bible tells us how.”

“Why are you sad?  Do you have two arms, two legs, eyes, ears; roof over your head; clothes on your back; food for your table; mother and father, brother and sister, friends?  And if you were missing some or all of these - Do you have a God that loves you and a Virgin that prays for you? - Then why are you sad?”

“In a few years these trying times will be the good old days.”

“Why can’t life’s problems hit us when we are 18 and know everything.”
-    To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
-    To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every one.
-    To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
-    To think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
-    To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
-    To forget about the mistakes of the past and to press on to greater achievements of the future.
-    To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every person you meet a smile.
-    To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
-    To be too big to worry and too noble for anger.
-    To be too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
-- Rt. Rev. Charles McCarthy

“Art thou in misery, brother?  Then I pray be comforted.  Thy grief shall pass away.  Art thou elated?  Ah be not too gay; temper thy joy:  this, too, shall pass away.  Art thou in danger?  Still let reason away, and cling to hope:  this too, shall pass away.  Tempted art thou?  In all thine anguigh lay one truth to heart:  this, too, shall pass away.  Do rays of loftier glory round they play?  Kinglike art thou?  This, too, shall pass away!  Whate’er thou art, where’er thy footsteps stray, heed these wise words:  This, too, shall pass away.”
--Paul Hamilton Hayne

“Beware of desperate steps; the darkest day, lived till tomorrow, will have passed away.”
--William Cowper

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”

“To whom can any man say … Here I am behold me in my nakedness, my wounds, my secret grief, my despair, my betrayal, my pain.  My tongue which cannot express my sorrow, my terror my abandonment.  Listen to me for a day…an hour…a moment!  Lest I expire in my terrible wilderness, my lonely silence, ….  Oh’ God, is there no one to listen…..”  --Seneca from 3 B.C. to 65 A.D.

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