Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Quoting fave books

"There are many facets to leading a happy life.
It begins by understanding the true and legitimate sources
of happiness. The Art of Happiness is based on a few basic premises:
1.The purpose of life is happiness.
2.Happiness is determined more by the state of one’s mind
than by one’s external conditions, circumstances, or events—
at least once one’s basic survival needs are met.
3.Happiness can be achieved through the systematic training
of our hearts and minds, through reshaping our
attitudes and outlook.
4.The key to happiness is in our own hands."
"So many people walk around with a meaningless life.
They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things
they think are important. This is because they're chasing
the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life
is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to
your community around you, and devote yourself to creating
something that gives you purpose and meaning."
-Morrie Schwartz, 'Tuesdays with Morrie'
"Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters
of the earth. We did not weave the web of lif .
We are merely a strand in it.
What we do with the web, we do to ourselves..."

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