Happiness is a Swedish sunset

A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness. - Bernard de Fontenelle Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are som...


A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness. – Bernard de Fontenelle

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. – Joseph Addison

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment.– Samuel Johnson

Man must search for what is right, and let happiness come on its own. – Johann Pestalozzi

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. – Carl Jung

Is it not clear, however, that bliss and envy are the numerator and denominator of the fraction called happiness? – Yevgeny Zamyatin

Happiness is a Swedish sunset; it is there for all, but most of us look the other way and lose it.– Mark Twain

Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.- Immanuel Kant

He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. – Henry Ward Beecher

Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness

from one quarter alone. – Sigmund Freud

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