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Quotes about Mirth and Friendship
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Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Most of the appearance of mirth in the world is not mirth,
it is art.
The wounded spirit is not seen, but walks under a disguise.
- Bishop Robert South

Mirth, and even cheerfulness, when employed as remedies in low spirits,
are like hot water to a frozen limb.
- Benjamin Rush

I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed
to look upon one another next morning.
- Izaak Walton

 

Scotsmen are metaphisical and emotional,
they are sceptical and mystical, they are romantic and ironic,
they are cruel and tender, and full of mirth and despair.
- William Dunbar

Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth,
which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart,
and a sting in her tail.
- Francis Quarles

The thinkers of the world should by rights be guardians of the world's mirth.
- Agnes Repplier

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Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome.
Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth.
- William Blake

If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished
from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.
He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.
- Joseph Addison

Mirth is the sweet wine of human life.
It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It is not time for mirth and laughter,
the cold, gray dawn of the morning after.
- George Ade

The appreciative smile, the chuckle,
the soundless mirth,
so important to the success of comedy,
cannot be understood unless one sits among the audience
and feels the warmth created by the quality of laughter
that the audience takes home with it.
- James Thurber

Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds,
and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a
kind of daylight in the mind,
and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
- Joseph Addison

The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him.
We are content with less than absolute truth.
- Charles Lamb

It is my choice to care deeply about others.
No kindness is too small to be important -
the smile to the bank teller,
the sincere "thank you" for all kindnesses received,
the reassuring hand on the shoulder of a loved one or friend.
There is compassion in selfless generosity,
but there is also compassion in heartfelt empathy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell.
He has borrowed his authority from death.
- Walter Benjamin

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
- Edward Teller

A good writer is basically a story teller,
not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Madame, all stories, if continued far enough,
end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
- Ernest Hemingway

Trust the tale, not the teller.
- David Knopfler

Teller and I worked Renaissance Festivals and street performing -
actually more real,
no kidding around, Philadelphia street performing than
we did Renaissance Festivals.
- Penn Jillette

One of the things that Teller and I are obsessed with,
one of the reasons that we're in magic,
is the difference between fantasy and reality.
- Penn Jillette

A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes.
It is innocent, unless found guilty.
A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe.
It is guilty, until found effective.
- Edward Teller

Secrecy, once accepted, becomes an addiction.
- Edward Teller

Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution.
- Edward Teller

The main purpose of science is simplicity and as we understand more things,
everything is becoming simpler.
- Edward Teller

Physics is, hopefully, simple.
Physicists are not.
- Edward Teller

Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast,
and only catastrophe is clearly visible.
- Edward Teller

It is better, however, for his own reputation that
the story-teller should risk a few actions for libel
on account of these unfortunate coincidences than that
he should adopt the melancholy device of using blanks or asterisks.
- James Payn

My experience has been in a short 77 years that in
the end when you fight for a desperate cause and have good reasons to fight,
you usually win.
- Edward Teller

No endeavor that is worthwhile is simple in prospect;
if it is right,
it will be simple in retrospect.
- Edward Teller

I tried to contribute to the defeat of the Soviets.
If I contributed 1%, it is 1% of something enormous.
- Edward Teller

Had we not pursued the hydrogen bomb,
there is a very real threat that we would now all be speaking Russian.
I have no regrets.
- Edward Teller

It wasn't success, because Teller and I,
by the time Asparagus Valley got together -
within a year,
we had achieved all our goals.
I mean, our goal was to earn our living doing exactly what we wanted.
Which is many people's goal.
- Penn Jillette

Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a sum of all your choices.
- Albert Camus

The only reason you suffer is because you choose to suffer.
The only reason you are happy is because you choose to be happy.
Happiness is a choice, and so is suffering.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Life will not meet your expectations -
choose joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Other people do not have to change
for us to experience peace of mind.
- Gerald Jampolsky

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

Until you make the unconscious conscious,
it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
- Carl Jung

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is not something ready made.
It comes from your own actions.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I am what I am.
- Village People

Fate makes us family. choice makes us friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Free-Will is the key to the prison of the mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Assumptions are beliefs that don't know they are beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We disrespect ourselves and our free-will
whenever we say that we NEED to do something.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not what happened to me,
I am what I choose to become.
- Carl Jung

The most erroneous stories are those
we think we know best -
and therefore never scrutinize or question.
- Stephen Jay Gould

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest weapon against stress
is our ability to choose one thought over another.
- William James

No one is in control of your happiness but you;
therefore, you have the power to change anything
about yourself or your life that you want to change.
- Barbara De Angelis

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Attitude is everything.
- Charles Swindoll

My Chosen Family
You are my family, but we don't share blood.
You are my family by choice.
The most powerful bond is the one that we choose.
I choose you as my friend, and rejoice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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