Gretchen Rubin

What started me thinking

"Whoever is happy will make others happy, too." Mark Twain

“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.” Robert Louis Stevenson

"Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her." Luke 10:41-42

“Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.” Simone Weil

“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” Colette

“It is easy to be heavy: hard to be light.” G. K. Chesterton

“A man’s first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.” Joseph Addison

“For the love of God and my Sisters (so charitable toward me) I take care to appear happy and especially to be so.” St. Therese

“Best is good. Better is best.” Lisa Grunwald

“All severity that does not tend to increase good, or prevent evil, is idle.” Samuel Johnson

“I must do the work that I am best suited for…” Edward Weston daybook

“Order is Heaven’s first law.” Alexander Pope

“How slight and insignificant is the thing which casts down or restores a mind greedy for praise.” Horace

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