Origin of Happiness



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Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history. Charles Darwin

In etymology, the origin of desperate is despair. In life, the origin of despair is desperation. Alan Robert Neal

It is mere rubbish thinking, at present, of origin of life; one might as well think of origin of matter. Charles Darwin

His subject is the "Origin of Species," & not the origin of Organization; & it seems a needless mischief to have opened the latter speculation at all. Harriet Martineau

...universities were not meant entirely, or even chiefly, as stepping-stones to an examination, but that there is something else which universities can teach and ought to teach-nay, which I feel quite sure they were originally meant to teach-something that may not have a marketable value before a Board of Examiners, but which has a permanent value for the whole of our life, and that is a real interest in our work, and, more than that, a love of our work, and, more than that, a true joy and happiness in our work... Max Muller

True happiness is...to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. Seneca the Younger

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you'll never find it. C.P. Snow

Of all the statements that have been made with respect to theories on the origin of life, the statement that the Second Law of Thermodynamics poses no problem for an evolutionary origin of life is the most absurd... The operation of natural processes on which the Second Law of Thermodynamics is based is alone sufficient, therefore, to preclude the spontaneous evolutionary origin of the immense biological order required for the origin of life. Duane Gish

Seek not happiness too greedily and be not fearful of happiness. Laozi

An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. Maurice Maeterlinck

Poetry, in a general sense, may be defined to be 'the expression of the imagination': and poetry is connate with the origin of man. Percy Bysshe Shelley

Agassiz, when I saw him last, had read but a part of Origin of Species. He says it is POOR-VERY POOR!!. The fact is, he is very much annoyed by it. Asa Gray

Every philosophical thinker hails it [The Origin of Species] as a veritable Whitworth gun in the armoury of liberalism. Thomas Huxley

When the views entertained in this volume on the origin of species, or when analogous views are generally admitted, we can dimly forsee that there will be a considerable revolution in natural history. Charles Darwin

Endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved Charles Darwin

When students of other sciences ask us what is now currently believed about the origin of species, we have no clear answer to give. Faith has given way to agnosticism. Meanwhile, though our faith in evolution stands unshaken we have no acceptable account of the origin of species. William Bateson

Rights are not gifts from one man to another, nor from one class of men to another. It is impossible to discover any origin of rights otherwise than in the origin of man; it consequently follows that rights appertain to man in right of his existence, and must therefore be equal to every man. Thomas Paine

Why is it that skeptics are always being accused of arrogance? For the record, we're the guys who DON'T claim to have absolute knowledge about the origin of the universe, the origin of life, what happens when we die, what will happen in the future, etc. Guy P. Harrison

If you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness. Robertson Davies

Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life. Burton Hill

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