Happiness ain’t a thing in itself -it’s only a contrast with something that ain’t pleasant. And so, as soon as the novelty is over and the force of the contrast dulled, it ain’t happiness any longer, and you have to get something fresh.
More quotes by Mark Twain
Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
We had the sky up there, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss whether they was made or just happened.
The older we grow the greater becomes our wonder at how much ignorance one can contain without bursting one’s clothes.
Monarchies, aristocracies, and religions are all based upon that large defect in your race – the individual’s distrust of his neighbor, and his desire, for safety’s or comfort’s sake, to stand well in his neighbor’s eye. These institutions will always remain, and always flourish, and always oppress you, affront you, and degrade you, because you will always be and remain slaves of minorities. There was never a country where the majority of the people were in their secret hearts loyal to any of these institutions.
More quotes about Happiness
Happiness and unhappiness are in the heart and spirit of each one of us: If you feel unhappy, then place yourself above that and act so that your happiness does not get to be dependent on anything.
One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.
Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.