Quotations About / On: HAPPINESS

  • 11.
    Women want to serve, and this is where their happiness lies: but the free spirit does not want to be served, and this is where his happiness lies.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 282, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 432, "The Dissonance of Two Concords," (1878).)
  • 12.
    Money is human happiness in the abstract: he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes his heart entirely to money.
    (Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. Parerga and Paralipomena, vol. 2, ch. 26, sct. 320 (1851).)
  • 13.
    Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning.
    (William Burroughs (b. 1914), U.S. author. "The Creative Observer," Painting and Guns (1992).)
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  • 14.
    She sought her happiness exclusively in the happiness of others. Death gave her her own.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1866).)
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  • 15.
    The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness.
    (F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 33 (1930).)
  • 16.
    I take it that the good of mankind means the attainment, by every man, of all the happiness which he can enjoy without diminishing the happiness of his fellow men.
    (Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #37, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).)
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  • 17.
    I am too easily contented with a slight and almost animal happiness. My happiness is a good deal like that of the woodchucks.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, May 2, 1848, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 168, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
  • 18.
    Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
    (George Santayana (1863-1952), U.S. philosopher, poet. The Life of Reason, "Reason in Common Sense," ch. 10 (1905-1906).)
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  • 19.
    Happiness is the only condition for a long healthy life. But true happiness itself is not conditional, because it is inherited essence of life. It is within, not without. One cannot earn happiness but can learn the art of happiness.
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  • 20.
    So far as laws and institutions avail, men should have equality of opportunity for happiness; that is, of education, wealth, power. These make happiness secure. An equal diffusion of happiness so far as laws and institutions avail.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. IV, p. 607, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (October 19, 1890).)
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