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Reads tagged with “happiness”

Emerson on Small Mercies, the True Measure of Wisdom, and How to Live with Maximum Aliveness
Emerson on Small Mercies, the True Measure of Wisdom, and How to Live with Maximum Aliveness

“To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.”

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Lewis Carroll on Happiness and How to Alleviate Our Discomfort with Change
Lewis Carroll on Happiness and How to Alleviate Our Discomfort with Change

“There’s no use in comparing one’s feelings between one day and the next; you must allow a reasonable interval, for the direction of change to show itself.”

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Self-Scrutiny Applied with Kindness: Epictetus’s Enduring Wisdom on Happiness and How Philosophy Helps Us Answer the Soul’s Cry
Self-Scrutiny Applied with Kindness: Epictetus’s Enduring Wisdom on Happiness and How Philosophy Helps Us Answer the Soul’s Cry

“Spirited curiosity is an emblem of the flourishing life.”

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The Poetics of Reverie: Philosopher Gaston Bachelard on Dreams, Love, Solitude, and Happiness
The Poetics of Reverie: Philosopher Gaston Bachelard on Dreams, Love, Solitude, and Happiness

“There are still souls for whom love is the contact of two poetries, the fusion of two reveries.”

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Albert Camus on Happiness and Love, Illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton
Albert Camus on Happiness and Love, Illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton

“If those whom we begin to love could know us as we were before meeting them … they could perceive what they have made of us.”

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A Seizure of Happiness: Mary Oliver on Finding Magic in Life’s Unremarkable Moments
A Seizure of Happiness: Mary Oliver on Finding Magic in Life’s Unremarkable Moments

How to revel in the “sudden awareness of the citizenry of all things within one world.”

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The Difference Between Routine and Ritual: How to Master the Balancing Act of Controlling Chaos and Finding Magic in the Mundane
The Difference Between Routine and Ritual: How to Master the Balancing Act of Controlling Chaos and Finding Magic in the Mundane

“The wonder of life is often most easily recognizable through habits and routines.”

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Joan Didion Answers the Proust Questionnaire
Joan Didion Answers the Proust Questionnaire

“Misery is feeling estranged from people I love. Misery is also not working. The two seem to go together.”

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The Psychology of Your Future Self and How Your Present Illusions Hinder Your Future Happiness
The Psychology of Your Future Self and How Your Present Illusions Hinder Your Future Happiness

“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.”

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What It Takes to Design a Good Life
What It Takes to Design a Good Life

“Busy is a decision… You don’t find the time to do things — you make the time to do things.”

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