Quotes about happiness

Eros never hesitates to say, ‘Better this than parting. Better to be miserable with her than happy without her. Let our hearts break provided they break together.’ If the voice within us does not say this, it is not the voice of Eros.

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Know that it is not the knowing, nor the talking, not the reading man—but the doing man, that at last will be found the happiest man

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Kindness is a sincere desire for the happiness of others; goodness is the activity calculated to advance that happiness.

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For it is the very mark of Eros that when he is in us we had rather share unhappiness with the Beloved than be unhappy on any other terms.

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The gospel, brought home to your heart by the Spirit, can make you happy enough to be humble, giving you an internal fullness that frees you to be generous with the other even when you are not getting the satisfaction you want out of the relationship

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True happiness is too big and too glorious a thing to be found in anything below that glorious God—who is a Christian’s summum bonum—his chief good. True happiness lies only in our enjoyment of a suitable good, a pure good, a total good and an eternal good! God alone is such a good—and such a good can only satisfy the soul of ma... read more


You only discover your own happiness after each of you has put the happiness of your spouse ahead of your own, in a sustained way, in response to what Jesus has done for you.

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She seemed to him, as he now thought of her, to have in herself deep wells and knee-deep meadows of happiness, rivers of freshness, enchanted gardens of leisure, which he could not enter but could have spoiled. She was one of those other people who could enjoy things for their own sake.

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