Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.— Burton Hill
Powerful Art Of Happiness quotations
The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
The art and culture that is New York, communications, finance, all these things help make up New York. The rest of the country should be happy that we are what we are.
Reconciliation is a deep practice that we can do with our listening and our mindful speech. To reconcile means to bring peace and happiness to nations, people, and members of our family.... In order to reconcile, you have to possess the art of deep listening.
Our job is to get out of the way of ourselves and let the art flow through us.
We need to stop trying, stop doing, start allowing. We have no clue what we can be when you stop forcing and start being.
Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.
That which takes us by surprise-moments of happiness-that is inspiration.
It's not about facts, it's about feelings.
It's about remembering feelings and happiness. A definition of art is that it makes concrete our most subtle emotions. I think the highest form of art is music. It's the most abstract of all art expression.
The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.
Personally, I experience the greatest degree of pleasure in having contact with works of art. They furnish me with happy feelings of an intensity that I cannot derive from other sources.
Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.
I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged.
I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowled
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
My idea of happiness is effortless happiness.
The things that ground you. For me it's art and cooking, for example, and when I can be with my friends and the people I love and do simple things. That's when I'm the happiest.
I've learned .... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
People are surprised at how down-to-earth I am.
I like to stay home on Friday nights and listen to 'The Art of Happiness' by the Dalai Lama.
All the masterpieces of art contain both light and shadow.
A happy life is not one filled with only sunshine, but one which uses both light and shadow to produce beauty.
I had no special training at all; I am completely self-taught. I don’t fit the mold of a visual arts designer or a graphic designer. I just had a strong concept about what a game designer is – someone who designs projects to make people happy. That’s his purpose.
All happiness is a work of art: the smallest error falsifies it, the slightest hesitation alters it, the least heaviness spoils it, the slightest stupidity brutalizes it.
Human happiness, true prosperity and joyful living can only emerge from a life of elegant simplicity, embedded in the arts and crafts.
The purpose of our life needs to be positive.
We weren't born with the purpose of causing trouble, harming others. For our life to be of value, I think we must develop basic good human qualities - warmth, kindness, compassion. Then our life becomes meaningful and more peaceful - happier.
He who wants to do good knocks at the gate: he who loves finds the door open.
Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.
A science or an art may be said to be "useful" if its development increases, even indirectly, the material well-being and comfort of men, it promotes happiness, using that word in a crude and commonplace way.
For ages happiness has been represented as a huge precious stone, impossible to find, which people seek for hopelessly. It is not so; happiness is a mosaic, composed of a thousand little stones, which separately and of themselves have little value, but which united with art form a graceful design.
A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.
Perhaps it's good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he's happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?
I can't imagine a life without thinking, doing art.
I don't feel any need to be a world traveler or an adventurer. I'm very happy doing what I'm doing. I think somehow I know that I should have a larger vision of art, but I can't think of what that would be.
There are three words that convey the secret of the art of living, the secret of all success and happiness. One With Life.
Although you may not always be able to avoid difficult situations,you can modify the extent to which you can suffer by how you choose to respond to the situation.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
The best advice on the art of being happy is about as easy to follow as advice to be well when one is sick.
The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts, and the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible.
Through your love for each other, through learning the art of making one person happy, you learn to express your love for the whole of humanity and all beings. Please help us develop the curriculum for the Institute for the Happiness of One Person. Don't wait until we open the school. You can begin practicing right away.
He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.