Quotations About / On:
Everyone knows that (1) happiness is the goal of life, and (2) happiness is a chimera.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
Happiness is a hard masterparticularly other people's happiness.
(Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British novelist. Mustapha Mond, in Brave New World, ch. 16 (1932).
Mustapha Mond makes this comment in reference to his chosen assignment as a World Controller in Huxley's imagined nightmare utopia. He is responsible for maintaining social stability by rendering everyone happy.)
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).)
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).)
The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control.
(Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. The Anatomy of Happiness, I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1938).)
Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
(George Santayana (1863-1952), U.S. philosopher, poet. "Reason in Common Sense," ch. 9, The Life of Reason (1905-1906).)
lies within everybody's hands
but is sometimes
too heavy to carry
'The real happiness hides with in your work! '
(#KINDNESS #LIFE #DREAM #WORLD #LAUGH)
Beauty is the dome of happiness.
Beauty is only the promise of happiness.
(Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French author. De l'Amour, ch. 17, footnote (1822).)