And the Pursuit … Make That the Realization of Happiness

While further research may be required to validate these findings and also expand its scope, it appears that the theory of happiness set point is justified on several grounds. In this regard we are reminded of Epictetus who suggested centuries ago that in creating emotions external events were not as important as our internal reactions.

~Berke BreathedThe secret to happiness is to put the burden of proof on unhappiness.

A few rays of happiness do, indeed, sometimes illuminate our horizon, but the passing clouds seldom fail to convince us that their duration is not to be depended upon.

And the pursuit of happiness? Now that’s a great question.

~Salvador DaliThe secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.

4. Develop your own philosophy of life and happiness which can help you to find happiness without feeling guilty or conflicted.

Philosophy of happiness - Revolvy

There is a large and growing literature about mythology, but here all that is necessary are the points what will serve the purpose of distinguishing philosophical thought from the thought of people in earlier Middle Eastern civilizations (Egyptians, Babylonians, etc.) about the nature of things.

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~Miriam Muhammad, September 23rd 2009 winner of The Quote Garden create your own quote contest on

Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.

Philosophy of Happiness and Peace | Kripalu Amritam

A recent study done by Sonja Lyubormirsky, Kennon Sheldom and David Schakade (2005) in this regards shows that genetic factors may contribute up to 50% of our general level of happiness. According to another study done by them, extrinsic factors such as income, social status, gender, ethnicity etc., may contribute to a mere 10 to 20% only.

Happiness - Philosophical Definition

A similar problem occurs in India with the juxtaposition of the great sectarian Gods, , though there is an effective systematization on the philosophical side of Hinduism.

The heart of Ancient Philosophy

~Bernard de Fontenelle

She wielded her desires like a magic pen and scrawled the great wonderword Happiness across her life in letters of flame and gold and diamonds and roses!


(In this respect, philosophy is more like a science than the other humanities.) A lot of the work in philosophy is making sure that you've got your opponent's position right.You can assume that is stupid (see above).