Saturday, 27 August 2011


There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself. - Henry David Thoreau

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. - Saint Augustine

The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self. - Hugo LaFayette Black

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? - Albert Camus

The person who seeks all his applause from outside has his happiness in another’s keeping. - Dale Carnegie 

The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular reason for being happy except that they are so. - William Inge

It is not the place, not the condition, but the mind alone that can make anyone happy or miserable. - Sir Roger L'Estrange

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. - Norman Vincent Peale

Few things are needed to make a wise man happy; nothing can make a fool content. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it. - C. P. Snow

So often we want happiness, but the very way we pursue it is so clumsy and unskilful that it brings only more sorrow. - Sogyal Rinpoche

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. - Francis Herbert Bradley

No comments: