„Neither human wisdom nor divine inspiration can confer upon man any greater blessing than this [live a life of happiness and harmony here on earth].“
— Platón Classical Greek philosopher -427 - -347 a.C.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow American poet 1807 - 1882
Inferno, canto v, line 121.
— Dante Alighieri Italian poet 1265 - 1321
Canto V, lines 121–123 (tr. Longfellow).
„There is no greater vocation than to serve. But there is no greater purpose than to love. Live a life that does both, and you’ll be truly happy.“
— John McCain politician from the United States 1936
Letter of advice to British diplomat Tom Fletcher's son. https://twitter.com/TFletcher/status/1033597850729570304
„May the Lord array thee in the garment of salvation and surround thee with the cloak of happiness.“
— Pope Alexander VI pope of the Catholic Church 1492-1503 1431 - 1503
Inscribed words upon the mantle of gonfalonier given to his son Cesare Borgia (March 29, 1499), as quoted in The Life of Cesare Borgia (1912) by Rafael Sabatini, Chapter IV: Gonfalonier of the Church.
„The principle of TM is simple, being is bliss in its nature, infinite happiness, mind is always moving in the direction of greater happiness. It is the experience of everyone: wherever the mind goes, it goes in the direction of greater happiness.“
— Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Inventor of Transcendental Meditation, musician 1917 - 2008
Quoted from: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - Lake Louise, Canada (1968) - MaharishiUniversity http://www.bienfaits-meditation.com/en/maharishi/videos/mechanics-of-the-technique
„Happiness can not come to any man capable of enjoying true happiness unless it comes as the sequel to duty well and honestly done.“
— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
Context: If there ever was a pursuit which stultified itself by its very conditions, it is the pursuit of pleasure as the all-sufficing end of life. Happiness can not come to any man capable of enjoying true happiness unless it comes as the sequel to duty well and honestly done. To do that duty you need to have more than one trait.
— Pelé Brazilian association football player 1940
„We take greater pains to persuade others that we are happy than in endeavoring to think so ourselves“
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -550 - -478 a.C.
— Brian Tracy American motivational speaker and writer 1944