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A primordial Greek proverb maintained that nobody could ever be called happy until they were dead. It was a favourite saying of Solon, an Athenian leader and one of the ‘Seven Wise Men’ of the Greeks. He once visited the fabulously wealthy king of Lydia,...

Aside from the connection it posits between making money and being good, the modern ideal of a successful life imputes a further connection: between making money and being happy.   This idea in turn rests on three assumptions. First, that to identify what will make us happy...

This chapter is aimed at further exciting you about yourself and, through your example, at exciting those around you, especially your family members, about being a human being and being alive. I want to interest you in learning more about how your various parts work, and...

Jack Parr says a wonderful thing. He says, "My life seems like one long obstacle course, with me as the chief obstacle." Isn't that great? Buscaglia, in one of his speeches, includes the following piece, "Locked In": All of my life I lived in a coconut. Isn't that...

The sun is burning on your back, and the air shimmers like glass above the sand. Your gums feel like sandpaper. You drank your last drop of water two days ago and you’ve been on all fours ever since, crawling toward an oasis on the...

I’d like to introduce you to two people you know very well, although not by name: your experiencing self and your remembering self. Your experiencing self is the part of your conscious mind that experiences the present moment. In your case, it’s reading these words right...

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  • There is only one way to avoid criticism : DO NOTHING , SAY NOTHING , AND BE NOTHING .

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DO NOTHING ,
SAY NOTHING ,
AND BE NOTHING ."
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  • All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time .

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as though I were seeing them for the first time ."
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  • The world is divided into two classes , those who believe the incredible and those who do the improbable .

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those who believe the incredible and
those who do the improbable ."
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  • Live to the point of tears .

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  • The only one you need in your life is that person who shows you he needs you in his .

    lecturesbureau: "The only one you need in your life
is that person who shows you
he needs you in his ."
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  • I love those who can smile in trouble .

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  • The way you start your day determines how well you live your day !

    lecturesbureau: "The way you start your day
determines how well you live your day !"
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  • In Art as in Love , instinct is enough .

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  • Nobody can bring you peace but yourself .

    lecturesbureau: "Nobody can bring you peace but yourself ."
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  • Everything you can imagine is REAL .

    lecturesbureau: "Everything you can imagine
is REAL ."
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