quotes tagged with 'happiness', page 21

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Author: Bertrand Russell, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in sacrifice happiness delayedgratification 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
Author: John Stuart Mills, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in happiness desires satisfaction 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
Author: Epictetus, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in control happiness circumstances 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Author: Benjamin Franklin, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in happiness circumstances attitude disposition mentality 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Men spend their lives in anticipations,--in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other--it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Author: Charles Caleb Colton, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in happiness opportunity present now anticipation 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
Author: Aldous Huxley, Source: Vedanta for the Western World, 1945Saved by cboyack in happiness 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self--all your wishes and precautions--to Christ. But it is far easier than what we are all trying to do instead. For what we are trying to do is to remain what we call "ourselves," to keep personal happiness as our great aim in life, and yet at the same time be "good." We are all trying to let our mind and heart go their own way--centered on money or pleasure or ambition--and hoping, in spite of this, to behave honestly and chastely and humbly. And that is exactly what Christ warned us you could not do.
Author: C. S. Lewis, Source: Mere Christianity, 168; book 4, chapter 8, paragraph 7Saved by cboyack in submission self happiness jesuschrist 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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