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One Can Only Be Happy Simplifying (1)

One can only be happy simplifying, simplifying always, ripping of, diminishing, crushing, reducing; and intelligence creates around us an immense sea of waves, of foams, of wreckage, among which we a...

Those who Attract People by their Happiness (2)

When you have two people who love each other, are happy and gay and really good work is being done by one or both of them, people are drawn to them as surely as migrating birds are drawn at night to ...
A Moveable Feast

To Make Happiness the Goal (3)

But it is not emancipation that the great majority seeks. When pressed, most men will admit that it takes but little to be happy. (Not that they practice this wisdom!) Man craves happiness here on ea...
Stand Still Like the Hummingbird

Every Minute is Something Precious (4)

Sometimes when I meet old friends, it reminds me how quickly time passes. And it makes me wonder if we've utilized our time properly or not. Proper utilization of time is so important. While we have ...
The Art of Happiness

Sadness and Happiness (5)

Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the ...
Everyday Osho: 365 Daily Meditations for the Here and Now

The Greater Happiness (6)

I can�t think of any greater happiness than to be with you all the time, without interruption, endlessly, even though I feel that here in this world there�s no undisturbed place for our love, neither...
The Castle

The Spiritual Happiness (7)

Times of terror and the deepest misery may arrive, but if there is to be any happiness in this misery it can only be a spiritual happiness, related to the past in the rescue of the culture of early a...
The Glass Bead Game

Living in a Dream or in an Artifice (8)

Is anyone anywhere happy? No, not unless they are living in a dream or in an artifice that they or someone else has made. For a time I was lulled in the arms of a blind organism with breasts full of ...
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Happiness Appears Suddenly (9)

Sometimes we ask ourselves why happiness took so long to arrive, why it didn't come sooner, but appears suddenly, as now, when we've given up hope of it ever arriving, it's likely then that we won't ...
The Double

Activity and Happiness (10)

Our passion for some sort of activity reaches a point of feverish and uncontrollable impatience; we all long for some serious occupation, many of us are full of an ardent desire to do good, to be of ...
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."