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Quotations about happiness, being happy, and finding happiness

Carl Jung – People become neurotic with inadequate or wrong answers

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Carl JungI have frequently seen people become neurotic when they content themselves with inadequate or wrong answers to the questions of life. They seek position, marriage, reputation, outward success of money, and remain unhappy and neurotic even when they have attained what they were seeking.  Such people are usually confined within too narrow a spiritual horizon. Their life has not sufficient content, sufficient meaning. If they are enabled to develop into more spacious personalities, the neurosis generally disappears.

Carl Jung   (1875-1961)

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Fyodor Dostoevsky – Creating the fabric of human destiny

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Fyodor DostoevskyImagine that you are creating a fabric of human destiny with the object of making men happy in the end, giving them peace and rest at last, but that It was essential and inevitable to torture to death only one tiny creature. . . and to found that edifice on its unavenged tears, would you consent to be the architect on those conditions?

Fyodor Dostoevsky   (1821-1881)

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Nathaniel Hawthorne – Pursuit of happiness

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Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.

Nathaniel Hawthorne   (1804-1864)

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David Hume – In this sullen apathy

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David HumeIn this sullen apathy neither true wisdom nor true happiness can be found.

David Hume   (1711-1776)

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Leo Tolstoy – A quiet secluded life in the country

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Leo TolstoyA quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.

Leo Tolstoy   (1828-1910)

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Aristotle – Let us be well persuaded that every

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AristotleLet us be well persuaded that everyone of us possesses happiness in proportion to his virtue and wisdom, and according as he acts in obedience to their suggestion.

Aristotle   (384 BC-322 BC)

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Happiness is minute fractions

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The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions — the little soon forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment, and the countless infinitesimals of pleasurable and genial feeling.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge   (1772-1834)

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