Archive for the ‘Emotional States’ Category

There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.

Carlyle, Thomas pc Eliott & Fry Ph

—Thomas Carlyle (By Eliott & Fry Photography)

…The importance of learning to control our states of mind, developing that wonderful ability to move from one state to another at will, cannot be overemphasized. Think of it! Being able to move from sadness to joy, or from loathing to gratitude, discounting external forces, can quite literally change the level of happiness within our lives!



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Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt… doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness.

Despair, 1894 by Edvard Munch

—Comte de Lautreamont

(Photo: Despair, Edvard Munch, 1894)

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It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.


—Epictetus, Greek Philosopher, 55 AD – 135 AD

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I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself.  For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.








–Martha Washington

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