Happiness

A Quote by Earon on compassion, power, meaning, life, happiness, questions, and human nature

Compassion is the answer to our question.  Power is not an answer, but the begging of the question.

Earon Davis

Source: Berrett-Koehler "Communique" Vol 3:11, May 28, 2009

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Earon on compassion, power, meaning, life, happiness, questions, and human nature

Compassion vs. Power.
In life, beginning in infancy, we seek compassion.  Yet, we see power all around us, so we are curious.  We are offered compassion, but suspect that power is better.  So, when power is offered or available for taking, we often forget that compassion is the answer to our question.  Power is not an answer, but an endless question.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon S. Davis

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Earon on wisdom, life, breath, compassion, hope, peace, joy, and happiness

Wisdom is like the breath.  We have to replenish it constantly.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon's writings

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Rob Brezsny on happiness

Break open the forbidden happiness.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 19

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Simone Weil on attention, unhappiness, people, love, and happiness

Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention. 

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Aeschylus on good life, success, happiness, death, and fortune

Hold him alone truly fortunate who has ended his life in happy well-being

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Agamemnon

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on happiness, innocence, youth, and byron

Oh, Mirth and Innocence! Oh, Milk and Water! Ye happy mixture of more happy days!

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Beppo (st. 80)

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A Quote by William Cowper on happiness, insight, grace, and recognition

He who finds thought that lets us penetrate even a little deeper into the eternal mystery of nature has been granted great grace. He who, in addition, experiences the recognition, sympathy, and help of the best minds of his times, had been given almost more happiness than one man can bear.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Task (bk. III, l. 41)

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on smile, practice, happiness, determination, and positive

If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. If we really know how to live, what better way to start the day than with a smile? Our smile affirms our awareness and determination to live in peace and joy. The source of a true smile is an awakened mind.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Peace Is Every Step : The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life (1992)

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A Quote by Kedar on nobility, selfishness, man, purity, action, happiness, god, vanity, uqv theory, and philosophy

Every noble action is selfish. Some selfish actions are nobler than others. But they are all selfish. And as such there can be no action purely noble anyway. Even the nobility in God's great philosophical intentions is bounded by his vanity.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

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