Cheerfulness in Life

“How true it is that,if we are cheerful and contented,all nature smiles,the air seems more balmy, the sky clearer, the earth has a brighter green…the flowers are more fragrant…and the sun, moon, and stars all appear more beautiful, and seem to rejoice with us.”-Orison Swett Marden

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Happiness in Life

“A look filled with understanding, an accepting smile, a loving word, a meal shared in warmth and awareness are the things which create happiness in the present moment. By nourishing awareness in the present moment, you can avoid causing suffering to yourself and those around you. The way you look at others, your smile, and your small acts of caring can create happiness. True happiness does not depend on wealth or fame.”-Nhat Hanh

Knowledge in Life

“The most valuable thing a teacher can impart to children is not knowledge and understanding per se but a longing for knowledge and understanding, and an appreciation for intellectual values, whether they be artistic, scientific, or moral.It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.Most teachers waste their time by asking questions that are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning is to discover what the pupil does know or is capable of knowing.”-Albert Einstein