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Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.

Image by Tim Hill from Pixabay

—William Feather 

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We are living in a time when creeds and ideologies vary and clash. But the gospel of human sympathy is universal and eternal.

—Samuel Hopkins Adams (by Paul Thompson, 1922; Public Domain)

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To the European, it is a characteristic of the American culture that, again and again, one is commanded and ordered to ‘be happy.’ But happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to ‘be happy.’

—Victor Frankl (by Dr. Franz Vesely; Creative Commons)

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A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.

—William Hazlitt (Self-portrait, 1802; Public Domain)

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He that sympathizes in all the happiness of others, perhaps himself enjoys the safest happiness; and he that is warned by the folly of others has perhaps attained the soundest wisdom.

—Charles Caleb Colton (Fair Use)

Having a deep empathy for our fellow souls has the added benefit of allowing us to share in their happiness and learn from their mistakes. If we are only focused on ourselves, we miss out on that opportunity.

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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Empathy

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Public Domain)

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Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. 

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – FEBRUARY 17, 2014: St. Matthew the Evangelist by Josef Kastner from years 1906 – 1911 in Carmelites church in Dobling.

—Matthew 7:1-2 (Photo licensed)

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