There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to 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, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.
Those born to wealth, and who have the means of gratifying every wish, know not what is the real happiness of life, just as those who have been tossed on the stormy waters of the ocean on a few frail planks can alone realize the blessings of fair weather.
We are always in a hurry to be happy, M. Danglars; for when we have suffered a long time, we have great difficulty in believing in good fortune.
He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.
I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.
Happiness is like those palaces in fairytales whose gates are guarded by dragons: We must fight in order to conquer it.
Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.