Oct 052007

“Happiness (Eudomainia) consists not in how one feels but how or what one is.” Aristotle

“To know what is truly so and to do what is truly good.” – Bernard Lonergan

“Mere knowledge is not enough. It should be followed by appropriate action.” Gandhi

“The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.” — Leo Tolstoy

“Happiness is the light on the water and the water is cold and dark and deep.” William Maxwell

There are no answers, only choices: Existentialism

“Always do what you are afraid to do” — Emerson

“They succeed because they think they can” — Virgil

“Erratus ergo sum” – Augustine

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” unknown

You sanctify what you are grateful for – Anthony de Mello

“I have discovered that all our unhappiness comes from one thing: that we cannot bear to sit in our room, alone and silent.” Pascal

“…silence is the essence of inwardness, of the inner life.” Kierkegaard

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers. – William Wordsworth

The ambitious run day and night in pursuit of honors, constantly in anguish about the success of their plans, dreading the miscalculation that may wreck everything. Thus they are alienated from themselves, exhausting their real life in service of the shadow created by their insatiable hope. – Thomas Merton

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