Quotes About Happiness (5)

* Quotes About Happiness (K)

A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Soren Kierkegaard

In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.
Franz Kafka "Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge, broad deep knowledge, is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. To know the thoughts and deeds that have marked man's progress is to feel the great heart-throbs of humanity through the centuries; and if one does not feel in these pulsations a heavenward striving, one must indeed be deaf to the harmonies of life."
Helen Adams Keller

* Quotes About Happiness (L-M)

"The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment."
Doug Larson

"The purpose of our lives is to be happy."
Dalai Lama

"In vain do they talk of happiness who never subdued an impulse in obedience to a principle. He who never sacrificed a present to a future good, or a personal to a general one, can speak of happiness only as the blind speak of color."
Horace Mann

"I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy, then you are denying the happiness of the here and now."
Peter McWilliams

"Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull."
H. L. Mencken

"Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so."
John Stuart Mill

"I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them."
John Stuart Mill

"Where, then, does happiness lie? In forgetfulness, not indulgence, of the self. In escape from sensual appetites, not in their satisfaction. We live in a dark, self-enclosed prison, which is all we see or know if our glance is fixed ever downward. To lift it upward, becoming aware of the wide, luminous universe outside: this alone is happiness. At its highest level, such happiness is the ecstasy that mystics have inadequately described. At more humdrum levels, it is human love; the delights and beauties of our dear earth, its colors and shapes and sounds; the enchantment of understanding and laughing, and all other exercise of such faculties as we possess; the marvel of the meaning of everything, fitfully glimpsed, inadequately expounded, but ever present."
Malcolm Muggeridge

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.
John Milton

The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.
Karl Marx

To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.
James Madison

* Quotes About Happiness (N)

"There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, And that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all."
Ogden Nash

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"That creative principle, before it touches mind, is complete innocence, and so there is no vigilance. It is empty, and so there is the fullness of Love. It is freedom itself, life itself, and so there is no need to seek or to avoid. Absent the knowledge of virtue, it is virtue itself. It is possible to rediscover this essential principle and abandon all else."

Phil Beaumont