Inspirationaal Quotes on Happiness |Do we tell ourselves that we are fine not having something we desire most? 

Inspirational quotes on happiness and life 

Here’s the question: How to embrace the best me? 

1. There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. -George Sand

▲George Sand by Charles Louis Gratia (c. 1835)George Sand is a romantic idealist writer. George Sand was popular among the artists of her time. As a child, she was left in the care of her grandmother and mother when her father died. Seeking to escape conflict with her grandmother and mother, she entered a convent at 14 and later joined her grandmother in Nohant. She inherited her grandmother’s estate. She married Casimir-François Dudevant in 1822 and separated in 1831. Then, she moved to Paris, leaving the children with their father. She became the lover of Jules Sandeau, with whom she wrote some articles under the name “J. Sand.” She published her first novel Indiana in 1832, which pinpointed women’s limited choices in love and marriage. She adopted the pseudonym George Sand for her own writing. Afterwards, she separated from Sandeau and legally separated from Dudevant in 1835 and won custody of Solange. In 1848, she moved to back to Nohant, and continued her writing until her death in 1876. Besides, George Sand was criticized for dressing in men’s clothing in public. Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin (French: [amɑ̃tin lysil oʁɔʁ dypɛ̃]), best known by her nom de plume George Sand (French: [ʒɔʁʒ sɑ̃d]), was a French controversial writer, novelist and memoirist. Known as Armandine Aurore Lucille Dupin (birth name), Armandine Aurore Lucille Dupin Dudevant (married name); pseudonyms George Sand, G. Sand, and Julius Sand or J. Sand when she wrote together with Jules Sandeau. In 1876, she was buried in the private graveyard behind the chapel at Nohant-Vic at the age of 71. 

“God abandons only those who abandon themselves, and whoever has the courage to shut up his sorrow within his own heart is stronger to fight against it than he who complains.” ― George Sand, La Petite Fadette

I was born to love – but none of you wanted to believe it, and that misunderstanding was crucial in forming my character. It’s true that nature was strangely inconsistent in giving me a warm heart, but also a face that was like a stone mask and a tongue that was heavy and slow [….]People judged my inner character by my outer covering [….] I withered under the rough husk I couldn’t slough off.”― George Sand, Indiana

 “It is warm, I am alive, I am calm and sad, I hardly know why. In this existence so even, so tranquil, and so gentle as I have here, I am in an element that weakens me morally while strengthening me physically; and I fall into melancholies of honey and roses which are none the less melancholy. It seems to me that all those I love forget me, and that it is justice, because I live a selfish life having nothing to do for any one of them.”― George Sand

“Life is full of happiness and tears; be strong and have faith." -Kareena Kapoor Khan

Perhaps the greatest faculty our minds possess is the ability to cope with pain […] Sleep offers us a retreat from the world and all its pain. Sleep marks passing time, giving us distance from the things that have hurt us. When a person is wounded they will often fall unconscious. Similarly, someone who hears traumatic news will often swoon or faint. This is the mind’s way of protecting itself from pain [….] Second is the door of forgetting. Some wounds are too deep to heal, or too deep to heal quickly. In addition, many memories are simply painful, and there is no healing to be done. The saying ‘time heals all wounds’ is false. Time heals most wounds. The rest are hidden behind this door […] There are times when reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind.” ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.” ― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 “According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else.”― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

.“Don’t you think it was a little selfish to travel around the world looking for yourself?” She always answered, “You know what? I actually think it would have been a little selfish to spend the rest of my life in narcissistic, depressive, anxious misery. That person adds nothing to society, adds nothing to any room that she enters, adds nothing to the people whom she touches. The best community service I can possibly offer the world is to stay healthy and sane.” -Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out by Marci Shimoff

“Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self-respect”  ― George Sand, Indiana

“Whoever has loved knows all that life contains of sorrow and joy.” ― George Sand

.“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine. ” -Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out by Marci Shimoff

 

“The old woman I shall become will be quite different from the woman I am now. Another I is beginning.”
― George Sand

“Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.” ― George Sand
“One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience.” ― George Sand, Correspondance, 1812-1876, Volume 5

“Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views.” ― George Sand, Letters Of George Sand

 

How to stop screwing yourself over | Mel Robbins | TEDxSF

Do we tell ourselves that we are fine not having something we desire most? 

What’s the point? We desire something and we are dread of changes and terrified of the unknown, especially when something is essentially unpredictable. So we tell ourselves that we are good not having it. As we stop trying, we give up indeed without any consciousness. That’s the root of unhappiness. Because we give up a lot without self-consciousness. And we confine ourselves in a place where is safe but lack of novelty and passion. We give up tons of possibilities.  What does it mean? We lose a lot indeed.  Some Possibilities could be once-in-a-lifetime chances. And you will never have it if you give up now. 

We can never pursue happiness. Happiness is the bonus after we do our best effort for ourselves and grateful for what we owned. 

 

 

 

 

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