Quotes April 13, 2020

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin Moment of Happiness

“My mind works in idleness. To do nothing is often my most profitable way.”
Virginia Woolf, The Diary of Virginia Woolf: 1925-1930
To a friend troubled by melancholy, Samuel Johnson suggested: “If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.”
Samuel Johnson in a letter to James Boswell, 1779
“…the true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life…”
William Morris, “The Aims of Art,” in The Collected Works of William Morris
“The hallmark of a decision in line with one’s inner development is a feeling of having laid down a burden and picked up a more natural responsibility.”
Anne Truitt, Daybook: The Journal of an Artist
“Endure, and keep yourselves for days of happiness.”
Virgil, The Aeneid
“Sweet are the uses of adversity,
Which like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make someone else happy. One of the best ways to make someone else happy is to be happy yourself.”
Gretchen Rubin