Quotes about happiness
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„It’s hard to perfect a happy song. Pharrell managed it. Stevie Wonder managed it. Bill Withers managed it. I haven’t managed it yet.“
— Chris Martin musician, co-founder of Coldplay 1977
„Smiles and tears are so alike with me, they are neither of them confined to any particular feelings: I often cry when I am happy, and smile when I am sad.“
Ch. XV : An Encounter and its Consequences; Gilbert Markham
Source: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848)
— Wilhelm Stekel Austrian physician and psychologist 1868 - 1940
Context: Truth is not always the best basis for happiness. There are certain lies which may constitute a far better and more secure foundation of happiness. There are people who perish when their eyes are opened.
„Should you seek might, power, false honor, excess — seek that we would work for you to provide your temporal advantages — we will bring you as close to the throne as you wish, and then turn you over to the consequences of your folly, but our inner sanctuary remains closed to such. But should you want to learn wisdom — want to learn to make mankind more clever, better, free and happy — then be thrice welcomed by us.“
— Adam Weishaupt German philosopher and founder of the Order of Illuminati 1748 - 1830
Die neuesten Arbeiten des Spartacus und Philo in dem Illuminaten-Orden (1794) pp. 9-10.
„There is so much to love and to admire in this life that it is an act of ingratitude not to be happy and content in this existence.“
— Lin Yutang, Pleasures of a Nonconformist
Source: Pleasures of a Nonconformist
„Conservatives are fond of telling us what a wonderful, happy, prosperous nation this is. The only thing that matches their love of country is the remarkable indifference they show toward the people who live in it.“
— Michael Parenti American academic 1933
1 POLITICS AND ISSUES, Hidden Holocaust,USA, p. 2
Dirty truths (1996), first edition
— F. H. Bradley British philosopher 1846 - 1924
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Mercator, Act IV, scene 7, line 40
Mercator (The Merchant)
Original: (la) Feliciter is sapit, qui alieno periculo sapit.
„If money is all that a man makes, then he will be poor — poor in happiness, poor in all that makes life worth living.“
— Herbert N. Casson Canadian journalist and writer 1869 - 1951
Herbert N. Casson cited in: Forbes magazine (1950) The Forbes scrapbook of Thoughts on the business of life. p. 302
1950s and later
„I have found a boat, small with two sails, that would make me happy. Unfortunately, I need one hundred francs.... and I haven't got it! If you want, I could give you two canvases which you could sell, just to make you some many and you could give me the hundred francs... Kahnweiler [Paris' art-dealer] is the only one who gives me money, and just what we need to live on.“
— André Derain French painter and engraver 1880 - 1954
Quote from Derain's letter, 23 August 1909 to Maurice de Vlaminck, in Lettres à Vlaminck, p. 205; as cited and translated in 'Report: André Derain's 'Trees by a Lake', by F. Whitlum-Cooper and Cleo Nisse http://courtauld.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Report-Derain-by-F-Whitlum-Cooper-and-Cleo-Nisse.compressed.pdf, p. 10 - note 8
„Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.“
— Ramana Maharshi Indian religious leader 1879 - 1950
„We don't make mistakes; we just have happy accidents. And that's when you really experience the joy of painting.“
— Bob Ross American painter, art instructor, and television host 1942 - 1995
Bob Ross: Beauty Is Everywhere. Collection 1: Ep. 8 "Wintertime Blues"; The Joy of Painting Season 20: Episode 3 Bob Ross: Winter in Pastel.
„You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.“
— Paul Walker American actor 1973 - 2013
Flaunt Magazine, July 2001.
„Let us all be happy and live within our means, even if we have to borrer [sic] money to do it with.“
— Artemus Ward American writer 1834 - 1867
Science and Natural History, Letter VII http://books.google.com/books?id=DYdEAAAAcAAJ&q=%22let+us+all+be%22+%22and+live+within+our+means,+even+if+we+have+to+borrer+money+to+do+it+with%22&pg=PA165#v=onepage to Punch, part of the Artemus Ward in London series (22 October 1866).