Archive for the ‘Spiritual’ Category

Love is an adventure and a conquest. It survives and develops, like the universe itself, only by perpetual discovery.

—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (Fair Use)

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The consideration that human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected will always continue to prompt me to promote the former by inculcating the practice of the latter.

—George Washington (by Gilbert Stuart; Public Domain)

The roots of personal happiness grow within us; they thrive or wither based on our daily thoughts and—especially—actions. When we remain on the right moral path and continually do the work required to move forward, happiness finds us. When we deviate or stagnate, it eludes us.


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The happy man is not he who seems thus to others, but who seems thus to himself.

—Publilius Syrus (Public Domain)

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Your own soul is nourished when you are kind; it is destroyed when you are cruel.

—King Solomon (The Judgment of Solomon, by Rubens; Public Domain)

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“One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.”

—Euripides (Public Domain)

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Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, which it overflows upon the outward world.

—Nathaniel Hawthorne (by Mathew Brady; Public Domain)

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Addison on Happiness

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

—Joseph Addison (by Godfrey Kneller; Public Domain)

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