People who don't like happiness:
The "pursuit of happiness" is responsible for a good part of the ills and miseries of the modern world.
– Malcolm Muggeridge
Only the spirit of rebellion craves for happiness in this life. What right have we human beings to happiness?
Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.
– Marcel Proust
Extreme happiness begets tragedy.
– Chinese proverb
Happiness is a monstrosity! Punished are those who seek it.
Happiness is easy
If a man is unhappy, remember that his unhappiness is his own fault, for God made all men to be happy.
If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.
– Bertrand Russell
Most happiness is overlooked because it doesn't cost anything.
Being unconditionally happy is a practice: "Come what may, today I'm going to smile. Anyway, everything is going to die! Everything is going to vanish and disappear–so what! Who cares! Let me at least be happy, smile this moment, enjoy my very breath."
– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Happiness is impossible to capture
The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
–C. P. Snow
Perfect happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.
The search for happiness ... always ends in the ghastly sense of the bottomless nothingness into which you will inevitably fall if you strain any further.
Happiness lies outside
It is in the love of one's family only that heartfelt happiness is known.
A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.
It's not money that brings happiness, it's lots of money.
– Russian saying
All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.
My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind–intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect.
Happiness dwells within
Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.
You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.
– Ernie Banks
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise man grows it under his feet.
I am happy even before I have a reason.
This world is mortal. You have to attain the immortal happiness. If you don't attain the eternal joy in this mortal world, then your life is in vain.
Secrets of Spiritual Happiness
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Section One: Exploring Happiness
Section Two: Introducing Spiritual Happiness
Section Three: 39 Secrets of Spiritual Happiness
3. Know Thyself
14. Choose Happiness
28. Be a Blessing
38. Enjoy the Trip!
39. Be Optimistic
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