I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.— Groucho Marx
Joyful Being Unhappy quotations
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.
If you do not worship God, you worship something, and nine times out of ten it will be yourself. You have a duty to worship God, not because He will be imperfect and unhappy if you do not, but because you will be imperfect and unhappy.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love, and he who cannot love is the most unhappy of all.
It is better to be unhappy and know the worst, than to be happy in a fool's paradise.
Unhappiness does not come from the way things are, but from the difference between how things are and how we think they should be
I Don't Think There's A Good Excuse For Being Unhappy.
I'm Not Particularly Unhappy, But I Know What Pain Is. I think That Life Is Characterized By Pain, Partly. Part Of The Way You Can Tell You're Alive Is By How Much Pain You're Experiencing, Or How Little.
All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.
I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry and unhappy like we do. I feel very deeply about vegetarianism and the animal kingdom. It was my dog Boycott who led me to question the right of humans to eat other sentient beings.
When you are happy, you feel the sunshine even inside the fog;
when you are unhappy, you feel the fog even in the sunshine.
Whatever happens, I will not let my cheerfulness be disturbed.
Being unhappy won't get me anywhere and will dissipate all my goodness. Why be unhappy about something if you can change it? And if you can't, how will being unhappy help?
Stress and unhappiness come not from situations, but how you respond to situations.
When you're happy you enjoy the music, but when you're sad you understand the lyrics.
Do not pollute your beautiful, radiant Being nor the Earth with negativity.
Do not give unhappiness in any form whatsoever a dwelling place inside you.
There's no point in being unhappy about growing older.
Just think of the millions who have been denied the privilege.
Some people think I'm unhappy, but I'm not. I just appreciate silence in a world that never stops talking.
You must want to be first-class ...meaning the best, the very best you are capable of becoming. If you deliberately plan to be less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be deeply unhappy for the rest of your life. You will be evading your own capacities, your own possibilities.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
Happy people build their inner world. Unhappy people blame their outer world.
There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.
Happiness is the result of inner maturity.
It depends on us alone, and requires patient work, carried out from day to day. Happiness must be built, and this requires time and effort. In the long term, happiness and unhappiness are therefore a way of being, or a life skill.
In the future no human being is to find peace in the enjoyment of happiness if others beside him are unhappy.
All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth.
From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.
What unhappy beings men are! They constantly waver between false hopes and silly fears, and instead of relying on reason they create monsters to frighten themselves with, and phantoms which lead them astray.
It is the law of life that if you are kind to someone you feel happy.
If you arecruel you are unhappy. And if you hurt someone, you will be hurt back.
I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.
Be happy for those who are happy, have compassion towards the unhappy, and maintain equanimity towards the wicked.
All happy people are grateful. Ungrateful people cannot be happy. We tend to think that being unhappy leads people to complain, but it’s truer to say that complaining leads to people becoming unhappy.
The only reason why you are unhappy is because you are trying to be happy.
Think that's what attracted me to painting so much. I could create any kind of world that I wanted. Nothing hurts here, no pain, nobody's unhappy, it's a pleasant place. Everything's nice here.
The inner speech, your thoughts, can cause you to be rich or poor, loved or unloved, happy or unhappy, attractive or unattractive, powerful or weak.
As a result of 50 years of emancipation, feminine qualities were dying out or being transferred to the males. Pansies of both sexes were everywhere, not yet completely homosexual, but confused not knowing what they were. The result was a herd of unhappy sexual misfits... the women wanting to dominate and the men to be nannied.
When I’m creating at the piano, I tend to feel happy;
but - the eternal dilemma - how can we be happy amid the unhappiness of others? I'd do everything I could to give everyone a moment of happiness. That's what's at the heart of my music.
There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness.
To claim that the souls of men will be happy or unhappy after the death of the body, is to pretend that man will be able to see without eyes, to hear without ears, to taste without a palate, to smell without a nose, and to feel without hands and without skin. Nations who believe themselves very rational, adopt, nevertheless, such ideas.
Dustfinger still clearly remembered the feeling of being in love for the first time. How vulnerable his heart had suddenly been! Such a trembling, quivering thing, happy and miserably unhappy at once.
I had one nanny who made me sit in front of a bowl of porridge for three or four days running when I refused to eat it. I remember being very unhappy about that.
When I was at Baylor, I wasn't fully happy because I couldn't be all the way out. It feels so good saying it: I am a strong, black lesbian woman.
The aim of psychoanalysis is to relieve people of their neurotic unhappiness so that they can be normally unhappy.
The worst thing that being an artist could do to you would be that it would make you slightly unhappy constantly.
Inner peace is the key: if you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility... Without this inner peace, no matter how comfortable your life is materially, you may still be worried, disturbed or unhappy because of circumstances.
Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently.