Quotations About / On: HAPPINESS

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    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).)
  • 22.
    Desire is happiness: satisfaction as happiness is merely the ultimate moment of desire. To be wish and wish alone is happiness, and a new wish over and over again.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 211, selection 5[1], number 209, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883.)
  • 23.
    Some of us love to draw balance-sheet on own life; some do it fairly regularly; some, once a while. The appraisal is done mostly by the Index of Happiness. Some find a huge surplus of Happiness in the form of grand mansions they built; some find great deficit in Happiness due to edifices having collapsed. Most of us are not grand builders. We have to have a different yardstick to measure Happiness. It can be measured only in the yardstick of Courage and Truth. If you are strong in these two, you dwell in happiness even without having built grand mansions.
    (Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is a former civil servant of India. He lives in Bhubaneswar)
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  • 24.
    It's just superficial happiness if only what you can see makes you happy.
    (My reaction against materialism.)
    More quotations from: Yehoshua Shim'onai
  • 25.
    'The real happiness hides with in your work! '
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  • 26.
    Beauty is the dome of happiness.
    (Zubair Ali)
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  • 27.
    The secret of happiness is not hidden behind the distances of perfection.
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  • 28.
    The only thing you must never speak of is your happiness.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Malone, in Malone Dies, p. 100, Grove Press (1970).)
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  • 29.
    In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 441 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 30.
    Wisdom is founded on memory; happiness on forgetfulness.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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