Searching For Happiness Quotes by Bertrand Russell, D. H. Lawrence, Quentin Crisp, FranГ§ois Lelord, Scott Adams, Paulo Coelho and many others.
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of 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.
The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.
Making comparisons can spoil your happiness.
A person with a flexible schedule and average resources will be happier than a rich person who has everything except a flexible schedule. Step one in your search for happiness is to continually work toward having control of your schedule.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. Those who continually search for happiness will never find it. Happiness is made, not found. To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
The search for happiness is more important than the need for pain.
Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.
Lesson no. 17: Happiness is caring about the happiness of those you love.
More young people are volunteering than ever before. More people are including service to others on their busy lives’ to do list. The promise of America is embedded deep in our DNA, calling us to a much less shallow search for happiness and meaning.
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
I don’t believe in happiness anyway… it’s too much of an American pastime, this search for happiness. Just forget happiness and enjoy your misery.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.
This search for happiness can knock us out of sync with God. As the life of Jesus makes clear, keeping in sync with God is about obedience. Any other pursuit will get in the way.
Why should the search for happiness be only or essentially material and mental? Aren’t there untold riches too in the moral, the sentimental and the spiritual realms?
The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.