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Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God. (Quote by - Karl Barth)

To be nobody-but-myself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make me everybody else means, to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting. (Quote by - Ee Cummings)

I am inhabited by a cry. Nightly it flaps out Looking, with its hooks, for something to love. I am terrified by this dark thing That sleeps in me; All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity. (Quote by - Sylvia Plath)

Where the mind is past hope, the heart is past shame. (Quote by - John Lyly)

Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. (Quote by - Nathaniel Hawthorne)

Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow-- You are not wrong who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone? All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a dream. (Quote by - Edgar Allan Poe)

I quickly laugh at everything for fear of having to cry. (Quote by - Pierre De Beaumarchais)

If you're not using your smile, you're like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook. (Quote by - Les Giblin)

In private grief with careless scorn. In public seem to triumph and not to mourn. (Quote by - Grannville)

You grow up on the day you have your first real laugh at, yourself. (Quote by - Ethel Barrymore)

When we suffer anguish we return to early childhood because that is the period in which we first learnt to suffer the experience of total loss. It was more than that. It was the period in which we suffered more total losses than in all the rest of our life put together. (Quote by - John Berger)

When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this: When you die, will YOU be happy when everybody else is crying? (Quote by - Tony Campolo)

Pain hardens, and great pain hardens greatly, whatever the comforters say, and suffering does not ennoble, though it may occasionally lend a certain rigid dignity of manner to the suffering frame. (Quote by - Antonia S. Byatt)

From childhood's hour I have not been As others were; I have not seen As others saw; I could not bring My passions from a common spring. From the same source I have not taken My sorrow; I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone; And all I loved, I loved alone. (Quote by - Edgar Allan Poe)

Punishment is justice for the unjust. (Quote by - St. Augustine)

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be. (Quote by - Abraham Lincoln)

You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note. (Quote by - Doug Floyd)

Happiness is a positive cash flow. (Quote by - Fred Adler)

Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. (Quote by - Pierre Coneille)

The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. (Quote by - John Vance Cheney)

The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain. (Quote by - Karl Marx)

I have no regrets because I know I did my best -- all I could do. (Quote by - Midori Ito)

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love. (Quote by - George Eliot)

Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt. (Quote by - Susan Sontag)

Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy. (Quote by - Jacques Barzun)


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