Felicity Quotes

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Mahatma Gandhi
“Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.”
Mahatma Ghandi

Libba Bray
“Did God ever cry over his lost angel, I wonder?”
Libba Bray, Rebel Angels

Alessandro D'Avenia
“L'amore non esiste per renderci felici, ma per dimostrarci quando sia forte la nostra capacità di sopportare il dolore.”
Alessandro d'Avenia, Bianca come il latte, rossa come il sangue

Alessandro D'Avenia
“Ecco il segreto della felicità: essere se stessi e basta. Fare quello che si è chiamati a essere.”
Alessandro d'Avenia, Bianca come il latte, rossa come il sangue

George Sand
“I love everything that makes up a milieu, the rolling of the carriages and the noise of the workmen in Paris, the cries of a thousand birds in the country, the movement of the ships on the waters. I love also absolute, profound silence, and, in short, I love everything that is around me, no matter where I am.”
George Sand

Libba Bray
“Out of the corner of my eye, I can see Felicity and Ann hunched over their ornaments as if they were fascinating relics from an archaeological dig. I note that their shoulders are trembling, and I realize that they are fighting laughter over my terrible plight. There's friendship for you.”
Libba Bray, Rebel Angels

Sarah MacLean
“When you are ignored by the stars, you wonder if you might ever burn bright.”
Sarah MacLean, Wicked and the Wallflower

Herman Melville
“I have perceived that in all cases man must eventually lower, or at least shift, his conceit of attainable felicity; not placing it anywhere in the intellect or the fancy; but in the wife, the heart, the bed, the table, the saddle, the fire-side, the country.”
Herman Melville, Moby Dick

Emma Winters
“- 'I've never had a thing for homicidal charmers before.'
- 'But now you do?'
- 'Apparently.' -I muttered, knowing he could feel my raicing heartbeat under his chest.
- 'Well, if it helps, I've never had a thing for beautiful, deceptively brave, innocent charmers before.'
- 'And now you do?'
His grin widened, taking on a wolfish look.
- 'Definitely”
Emma Winters, Equal Parts

Thomas Hobbes
“Felicity is a continual progress of the desire, from one object to another; the attaining of the former being still but the way to the latter.”
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan

Marguerite Yourcenar
“Rien ne m'explique : mes vices et mes vertus n'y suffisent absolument pas ; mon bonheur le fait davantage.”
Marguerite Yourcenar, Memoirs of Hadrian

Thomas Aquinas
“So if the ultimate felicity of man does not consist in external things which are called the goods of fortune, nor in the goods of the body, nor in the goods of the soul according to its sensitive part, nor as regards the intellective part according to the activity of the moral virtues, nor according to the intellectual virtues that are concerned with action, that is art and prudence – we are left with the conclusion that the ultimate felicity of man lies the contemplation of truth.”
Thomas Aquinas

Anurag Shourie
“But that’s the way life is; felicity and expiation play together in the narrow lanes of life like bosom friends, inseparable. You find one, and the other is always around the corner.”
Anurag Shourie, Half A Shadow

Lauren D. Fulter
“You smiled! Yay! You did something that wasn't being a depressed, dense potato.”
Lauren D. Fulter, The Unanswered Questions

Thomas Traherne
“Therefore of necessity they must at first believe that Felicity is a glorious though an unknown thing. And certainly it was the infinite wisdom of God that did implant by instinct so strong a desire of Felicity in the Soul, that we might be excited to labour after it, though we know it not, the very force wherewith we covet it supplying the place of understanding. That there is a Felicity, we all know by the desires after, that there is a most glorious Felicity we know by the strength and vehemence of those desires.”
Thomas Traherne, Centuries of Meditations

Sarah MacLean
“We heard you were thrown out," Felicity said.

He gave a little growl. "It was mutual."

"Mutual," Felicity repeated. "Carriage tossing.”
Sarah MacLean, Brazen and the Beast

“It is not attachment that is the cause of all suffering in the world; it is ignorance that is the cause of suffering in the world. It is the ignorance of knowing that the world is self and that self appears differentiated to itself so not to be by itself and this for the singular purpose of self-companionship, self-friendship, self-love. Knowing this is salvation. Knowing this is bliss. For indeed; the purpose of self - the meaning of life - is nothing else but love; sweet indelible love.”
Wald Wassermann

“Be like the birdlistener who has no need to interpret what the birds have to say
but who is simply content that the birds have their say.”
Wald Wassermann