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Happiness is not an ideal of reason,
by Immanuel Kant

Happiness is not an ideal of reason,
but of imagination.
- Immanuel Kant

All our knowledge begins with the senses,
proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason.
There is nothing higher than reason.
- Immanuel Kant

From such crooked wood as that which man is made of,
nothing straight can be fashioned.
- Immanuel Kant

Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind,
forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that
it begets more evil than it kills.'
- Immanuel Kant

 

He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men.
We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
- Immanuel Kant

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without
experience is mere intellectual play.
- Immanuel Kant

I had therefore to remove knowledge,
in order to make room for belief.
- Immanuel Kant

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Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence
without the guidance of another.
- Immanuel Kant

Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
- Immanuel Kant

Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
- Immanuel Kant

Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy,
but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
- Immanuel Kant

Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse,
strewn with many a philosophic wreck.
- Immanuel Kant

All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical,
combine in the three following questions:
1.
What can I know? 2.
What ought I to do? 3.
What may I hope?
- Immanuel Kant

Seek not the favor of the multitude;
it is seldom got by honest and lawful means.
But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices,
but weigh them.
- Immanuel Kant

Nothing is divine but what is agreeable to reason.
- Immanuel Kant

May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions
were to become universal law.
- Immanuel Kant

A categorical imperative would be one which represented
an action as objectively necessary in itself,
without reference to any other purpose.
- Immanuel Kant

Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.
- Immanuel Kant

By a lie, a man...
annihilates his dignity as a man.
- Immanuel Kant

Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is
made nothing entirely straight can be carved.
- Immanuel Kant

Always recognize that human individuals are ends,
and do not use them as means to your end.
- Immanuel Kant

In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others.
In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
- Immanuel Kant

But although all our knowledge begins with experience,
it does not follow that it arises from experience.
- Immanuel Kant

Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
- Immanuel Kant

It is not God's will merely that we should be happy,
but that we should make ourselves happy.
- Immanuel Kant

Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.
- Immanuel Kant

What can I know? What ought I to do? What can I hope?
- Immanuel Kant

Science is organized knowledge.
Wisdom is organized life.
- Immanuel Kant

Act that your principle of action might safely be made
a law for the whole world.
- Immanuel Kant

It is not necessary that whilst I live I live happily;
but it is necessary that so long as I live I should live honourably.
- Immanuel Kant

It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.
- Immanuel Kant

If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on.
- Immanuel Kant

The only objects of practical reason are therefore those of good and evil.
For by the former is meant an object necessarily desired
according to a principle of reason;
by the latter one necessarily shunned,
also according to a principle of reason.
- Immanuel Kant

Intuition and concepts constitute...
the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither
concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them,
nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge.
- Immanuel Kant

All thought must, directly or indirectly,
by way of certain characters, relate ultimately to intuitions,
and therefore, with us, to sensibility,
because in no other way can an object be given to us.
- Immanuel Kant

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Happiness is a choice.
- Anonymous

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

My greatest service to others is living happily,
and radiating happiness and joy to those around me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

My happiness depends on me.
- A Course in Miracles

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Create happiness for others.
- Dale Carnegie

The path to happiness is forgiveness of everyone
and gratitude for everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some days are simply meant for playing.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
- A Course In Miracles

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

If you don't take full responsibility
for your own happiness,
who do you suppose will?
Your happiness is a one person job -
it begins and ends with you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is only one happiness in life: to love and to be loved.
- George Sand

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller


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