Quotes About Happiness (6)
* Quotes About Happiness (N-P)
"If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness. For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation."
"Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness."
Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.
Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.
"All men have happiness as their object: there is no exception. However different the means they employ, they all aim at the same end."
Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.
Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?
* Quotes About Happiness (Q-S)
The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.
"We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves."
Francois, Du de La Rochefoucauld
I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I have now reigned about 50 years in victory or peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honors, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting to my felicity. In this situation, I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot. They amount to fourteen. (960 C.E.)
Abd Er-Rahman III of Spain
* Quotes About Happiness (S-T)
We can travel a long way and do many things, but our deepest happiness is not born from accumulating new experiences. it is born from letting go of what is unnecessary, and knowing ourselves to be always at home.
True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
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