True happiness

 “This is true happiness:
To have no ambition and to work like a horse as if you had every ambition.
To live far from men, not to need them and yet to love them.
To have the stars above, the land to your left and the sea to your right and to realize of a sudden that in your heart, life has accomplished its final miracle: it has become a fairy tale.”

― Nikos Kazantzakis, Philosopher and writer, “Zorba the Greek”


Quoted: Happiness and Misery


‘ “There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of living.

“Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget that until the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in these two words, — `Wait and hope.’” ‘
-Alexandre Dumas