But what is happiness except…

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.

Pearl S. Buck (1892 – 1973)

The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.

Carrie Jones

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832)

But what is happiness except the simply harmony between a man and the life he leads?

Albert Camus (1913 – 1960)

Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.

Robert G. Ingersoll (1833 – 1899)

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.

Richard Bach (b. 1936)

Love is trembling happiness.

Khalil Gibran (1883 – 1931)

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

Robert Frost (1874 – 1963)

26 thoughts on “But what is happiness except…”

  1. What is your definition of happiness? I can’t figure out what people mean by it. I have no idea myself what it is or if and when I am feeling whatever it is. Part of my struggle with figuring out emotions. Unhappy I know. I’m OK with understanding the negative ones. (K)

    1. That’s a good question – I think I have to ponder what my personal take on happiness is… certainly it would include an acceptance of reality… which is hard for me. I’ll think more on this and hopefully get back to you.

  2. The person born with a talent . . . .
    While the talented don’t need to try, talent is no guarantee of success.
    Almost everything that matters in this world is a skill.

    1. Rudi, please feel free to call me ‘David’, which is my first name. The word ‘ben’ simply means ‘son of’ in Hebrew.


  3. ” the secret of happiness is freedom” thanks for sharing💓

  4. “The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.”
    Absolutely true. Thanks for sharing mate,.

  5. ““We are never happy until we learn to laugh at ourselves.” –Dorothy Dix
    “We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.” –William James
    “If you find it hard to laugh at yourself, I would be happy to do it for you.” –Groucho Marx

  6. The one in there about making others happy is good, because I think one feeds the other. There is too much emphasis these days about how we make *ourselves* happy.

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