"The cup is half full"



John Locke 1632-1704


A sound mind in a sound body, is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.

Some Thoughts Concerning Education [1693], sec. 1*




 All who joy would win must share it

Happiness was born a twin.


Lord Byron (1788-1824)

English poet+




 Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.


Bible, Psalms+





Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value from joy you must have somebody to divide it with.


Mark Twain (1835-1910)

American author+



St. Francis , of Assisi c. 1181-1226


Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.  O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.*




*Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is licensed from Little, Brown and Company, Inc. Copyright 1882, 1891 by John Bartlett. Copyright 1910, 1914, 1919, 1942, by Anna Sprague DeWolf and Louisa Bartlett Donaldson. Copyright 1937, 1948, 1955, 1965, 1968, 1980 by Little, Brown and Company, Inc. All rights reserved.

+The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations is licensed from Columbia University Press Copyright 1987, 1989, 1990 by Columbia University Press. Third printing with emendations 1990. All rights reserved.

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