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|... a great person greater and a small person less. Jean de la Bruyere A vain man |
finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself.
Jean de la Bruyere All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
|I only want to close my eyes and feel my husband inside of me knowing he's the |
only one who will ever be inside of me for the rest of my life. Is that so wrong? ...
He said that unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.And he's right!
|I leave a box of spaghetti on the kitchen counter, and when I get back I find the |
box has been gnawed open and all the ... I think of Pascal's saying that all our
unhappiness comes from our inability to stay in our room alone, and feel smug.
|Totus mundus exercet histrioniam— All the world acts the player. tov âptoyefatP |
tvfKCL— In order to excel. M. Touched by a ... Tout notre mal vient de ne pouvoir
être seul- Ail our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone. La Bruyère.
|If I repent of anything I wish it to be of kind behavior What good deeds come from |
righteous motives? We credit very few men with good sense except those who
are of our opinion A person well satisfied with self is rarely satisfied with others
and others ... a steady eye Be sure to touch all the bases when you hit the ball All
of our unhappiness's stem from our inability to be alone The pleasure we feel
|All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone. - La Bruyere, Jean |
De If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I
warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life. - Maslow, Abraham H. It
|I assert, however, that much of our incredulity (as La Bruy'ere4 says of all our |
unhappiness) “vient de ne pouvoir étre ... de La Bruyere (1645—96), French
essayist and moralist, the passage translates as “comes from our inability tO be
|... solitude, one that is the prerequisite for disengagement from the world on any |
level (not from the community of creation) and that is what Pascal hints at when
he remarks that all our unhappiness arises from our inability to be alone in a
|True happiness must be sought, and comes from above. On the other hand, all |
misery springs from and has its being in sin. For consider, what could harm as
were it not for the prevalence of sin, or else for our inability to realize God as our
Father in ... nor in poverty, nor in calumny, nor in persecution, nor in desertion, to
make us really unhappy, if all the time our hearts were ... It is not the burden
which weighs us down ; it is when we have to bear it alone, and so long as we
bear it alone.
|Yet, our concern with our own materiality makes us profoundly unhappy. For to |
be alone in the world is to be profoundly unhappy. As it says in Genesis: "It is not
good for the man to be alone" (2:18). ... Since we cannot disentangle our self from
our ego by merely satisfying our material needs — since we always come back ...
Moral pain is produced by our inability to overcome our solitude. ... In our
encounter with death, presaged by suffering, we lose all mastery; we are entirely