More From Joseph Butler
- "Happiness does not consist in self-love."
- "Love of our neighbour, then, has just the same respect to, is no more distant from, self-love, than hatred of our neighbour, or than love or hatred of anything else."
- "The sum of the whole is plainly this: The nature of man considered in his single capacity, and with respect only to the present world, is adapted and leads him to attain the greatest happiness he can for himself in the present world."
More In Happiness
- "It was as if all of the happiness, all of the magic of this blissful hour had flowed together into these stirring, bittersweet tones and flowed away, becoming temporal and transitory once more."― Herman Hesse
- "Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war."― William S. Burroughs
- "An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it."― Maurice Maeterlinck