On Happiness

Oscar Wilde
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

Ben Franklin
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

Charles Schulz
Happiness is a warm puppy.

Mark Twain
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one—keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.

Sigmund Freud
What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.

Albert Camus
You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.

Aristotle
…happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it…

Zarathustra has said:

“Oh happiness, how little is sufficient for happiness!” Thus I once spoke and seemed clever to myself. But it was a blasphemy: that I have learned now. Clever fools speak better. Precisely the least, the softest, the lightest, a lizard’s rustling, a breath, a breeze, a moment’s glance—it is little that makes the best happiness.”

Perlocutionary
Happiness is a by-product of living in an authentic manner.

Scottish Proverb
Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead.

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