„The only really happy people are those who have learned how to serve.“

Quelle: The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

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Rick Warren
US-amerikanischer baptistischer Geistlicher; Autor religiös… 1954

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„Those only are happy (I thought) who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness.“

—  John Stuart Mill, buch Autobiography

Quelle: The enjoyments of life (such was now my theory) are sufficient to make it a pleasant thing, when they are taken en passant, without being made a principal object. Once make them so, and they are immediately felt to be insufficient. They will not bear a scrutinizing examination. Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so. The only chance is to treat, not happiness, but some end external to it, as the purpose of life. Let your self-consciousness, your scrutiny, your self-interrogation, exhaust themselves on that; and if otherwise fortunately circumstanced you will inhale happiness with the air you breathe, without dwelling on it or thinking about it, without either forestalling it in imagination, or putting it to flight by fatal questioning. This theory now became the basis of my philosophy of life. And I still hold to it as the best theory for all those who have but a moderate degree of sensibility and of capacity for enjoyment; that is, for the great majority of mankind."

Autobiography, Ch 5, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/10378/10378-h/10378-h.htm#link2H_NOTE https://www.laits.utexas.edu/poltheory/mill/auto/auto.c05.html source: Autobiography (1873), Ch. 5: A Crisis in My Mental History (p. 100)

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„Only people who die very young learn all they really need to know in kindergarten.“

—  Wendy Kaminer American lawyer 1949

Comment about the title of Robert Fulghum's famous book, in I'm Dysfunctional, You're Dysfunctional : The Recovery Movement and Other Self-Help Fashions (1992), Introduction, p. 7

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„Knowledge comes only to those who despise happiness.“

—  Georg Trakl, buch Gedichte

Nur dem, der Glück verachtet, wird Erkenntnis.
Nachlass und Biographie: Gedichte, Briefe, Bilder, Essays‎ (Author: Georg Trakl; editor: Wolfgang Schneditz; publisher: O. Müller, 1949, p. 8)

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„There are people who just don't believe in the existence of a god. I don't know why because clearly, there is strong evidence that there's a god. But I believe that you serve all the people, not just those who profess to have faith but those with little or no faith. That's how you convert them.“

—  Donna Brazile American author, educator, and political activist and strategist 1959

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„Saint Francis, Buddha, Muhammad, Maimonides — all spoke the truth when they said the only way to serve yourself is to serve others; and that Aristotle was right, before them, when he said the only way to assure yourself happiness is to learn to give happiness.“

—  Mario Cuomo American politician, Governor of New York 1932 - 2015

Address at Iona College (1984)
Kontext: Tell me, ladies and gentlemen, are we the ones to tell them what their instructors have tried to teach them for years? That the philosophers were right.
That Saint Francis, Buddha, Muhammad, Maimonides — all spoke the truth when they said the only way to serve yourself is to serve others; and that Aristotle was right, before them, when he said the only way to assure yourself happiness is to learn to give happiness. <!-- p. 934

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„Those who have given themselves the most concern about the happiness of peoples have made their neighbors very miserable.“

—  Anatole France, buch The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard

Les hommes qui se sont occupés du bonheur des peuples ont rendu leurs proches bien malheureux.
Pt. II, ch. 4
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„I really believe there are some people who hate to contemplate the happiness of others.“

—  Eleanor Hibbert English novelist 1906 - 1993

Quelle: Victoria Victorious: The Story of Queen Victoria

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„Victory will belong only to those who have faith in the people, those who are immersed in the life-giving spring of popular creativity.“

—  Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924

"Meeting Of The All-Russia Central Executive Committee" (4 November 1917) http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/nov/04a.htm; Collected Works, Vol. 26, pp. 285-293.
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