If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.— Abraham Maslow
Surprising Unhappy Life quotations
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
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.
Life laughs at you when you are unhappy;
Life smiles at you when you are happy; But life salutes you when you make other happy.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
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.
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.
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself?
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.
Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
The thing about happiness is that it doesn't help you to grow;
only unhappiness does that. So I'm grateful that my bed of roses was made up equally of blossoms and thorns. I've had a privileged, creative, exciting life, and I think that the parts that were less joyous were preparing me, testing me, strengthening me.
In 1968, I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry, and unhappy like we do.
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation.
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
Think excitement, talk excitement, act out excitement, and you are bound to become an excited person. Life will take on a new nest, deeper interest and greater meaning. You can think, talk and act yourself into dullness or into monotony or into unhappiness. By the same process you can build up inspiration, excitement and surging depth of joy.
The brief span of our poor unhappy life to its final hour Is hastening on;
and while we drink and call for gay wreaths, Perfumes, and young girls, old age creeps upon us, unperceived.
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
Many people are unhappy and are not experiencing life to its fullest because they’ve closed their hearts to compassion, they are motivated by only what they want and what they think they need. They rarely do anything for anybody else unless they have an ulterior goal in mind. They are self-involved and self-centered.
They who have no central purpose in their life fall an easy prey to petty worries, fears, troubles, and self-pitying, all of which are indications of weakness, which lead, just as surely as deliberately planned sins (though by a different route), to failure, unhappiness, and loss, for weakness cannot persist in a power evolving universe.
What you must understand about me is that I’m a deeply unhappy person.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
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.
That's the worst…or the best…of real life, Anne.
It won't let you be miserable. It keeps on trying to make you comfortable…and succeeding…even when you're determined to be unhappy and romantic.
A lot of us don't want to be quite that serious about world problems.
Our life is there to enjoy, not to be an eternal dissident, eternally unhappy with how things are and with the state of mankind.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
Why does anyone stay in an unhappy relationship? Because people do.
They do it all the time. And the truth is, when you're in it, when you're up to your neck in the everyday part of life with another human being, sometimes you don't exactly notice how bad things really are.
I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
All I have to say is, Love one another - that is the height of all philosophy.
It is beyond all religions. It is the secret of joy - the fountain of Perpetual Youth - the only rainbow on life's dark cloud.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
If you have done something meritorious, you experience pleasure and happiness;
if wrong things, suffering. A happy or unhappy life is your own creation. Nobody else is responsible. If you remember this, you won’t find fault with anybody. You are your own best friend as well as your worst enemy. (99)
If you want to be happy, learn to be alone without being lonely.
Learn that being alone does not mean being unhappy. The world is full of plenty of interesting and enjoyable things to do and people who can enrich your life.
What are you going to focus on, that's what affects everybody's life.
If you focus on what you can't control, you're a little crazy inside, angry and depressed. If you focus most of the time on what you don't have instead of what you do have, you're going to be extremely unhappy.
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.
As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love - even the most simple action.
If we live a self-directed, self-motivated, self-centered life, always needing to get our own way, then we're going to be miserable. In fact, many times we believe it's our problems that are making us unhappy when, in reality, it's because we're focused on ourselves!
My whole mentality is that I eat what I want within moderation, and I have a little bit of everything. If you deprive yourself, you get moody and unhappy, and you have to enjoy life.
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
Beyond happiness or unhappiness, though it is both things, love is intensity;
it does not give us eternity but life, that second in which the doors of time and space open just a crack: here is there and now is always.
It is not humiliating to be unhappy. Physical suffering is sometimes humiliating, but the suffering of being cannot be, it is life.
I try to work every day because you have no refuge but writing.
When you're going through a period of unhappiness, a broken love affair, the death of someone you love, or some other disorder in your life, then you have no refuge but writing.
My purpose, my whole life, had been to love him and be with him, to make him happy. I didn’t want to cause any unhappiness now—in that way, I decided it was probably better than he wasn’t here to see this, though I missed him so much at that moment the ache of it was as bad as the strange pains in my belly.
Being true to yourself means living in truth with each person in your life.
It means refusing to say or do something that you don't believe is right. Living in truth with other people means that you refuse to stay in any situation where you are unhappy with the behavior of another person. You refuse to tolerate it. You refuse to compromise.