Most successes are unhappy. That's why they are successes - they have to reassure themselves about themselves by achieving something that the world will notice.
Envy consists in seeing things never in themselves, but only in their relations. If you desire glory, you may envy Napoleon, but Napoleon envied Caesar, Caesar envied Alexander, and Alexander, I daresay, envied Hercules, who never existed.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want in the moment
Given the amount of unjust suffering and unhappiness in the world, I am deeply grateful for, sometimes even perplexed by, how much misery I have been spared.
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love
There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.
Life isn't all haha hehe.
Man can only endure a certain degree of unhappiness; what is beyond that either annihilates him or passes by him and leaves him apathetic
Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.
Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.
When you are unhappy, is there anything more maddening than to be told that you should be contented with your lot?
Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful much adulated, very famous and very unhappy
I think writing about unhappiness is probably the source of my popularity, if I have any-after all, most people are unhappy, don't you think?
Unhappiness does make people look stupid