Key Landmarks Show Us the Path to Bliss
Hector Durville (Ed.)
Ask virtue for the secret of happiness.
* The art of being happy is in enriching yourself every day with a selfless action; there is no greater happiness than good will. (Juliette Adam)
* The science of happiness consists in loving one’s own duty and seeking pleasure in it. (Countess Dash)
* Contentment belongs to him who makes people happy. (Delille)
* You will have a joyful life as long as you use your life in a correct way. (Renan)
* You can only make yourself happy by working for the good of others. (Bernardin de Saint-Pierre)
* Happiness is just a feeling of goodness. (Volney)
* Happiness is only the health of the soul. (Barthélemy)
* True contentment is necessarily the exclusive sharing of true virtue. (Cabanis)
* All happiness is made of courage and work. (Balzac)
* Happiness is feeling that your soul is good. (J. Joubert)
* Happiness is less dependent on circumstances than on character. (E. de Girardin)
* Rather than a gift of destiny, happiness is an effect of wisdom. (L. Veuillot)
* Happiness does not consist in acquiring and enjoying, but in not desiring, because it consists in being free. (Epictetus)
* Having happiness is seeing without envy the happiness of others, and with satisfaction the common happiness. (Bossuet)
* There is no safer route to happiness than that of virtue. (J.-J. Rousseau)
* Pleasure may be based on illusion, but happiness rests on truth. (Chamfort)
* I seek my happiness in the happiness of others. (Corneille)
* Ask virtue for the secret of happiness. (V. Hugo)
“A Knowledge of Plenitude” is available as an independent article at the associated websites since 4 November 2022. It was previously published at the November 2021 edition of “The Aquarian Theosophist”, pp. 1-2. The thoughts were selected and translated by CCA from a compilation included in the book “Magnétisme Personnel”, by Hector Durville, published by Hector & Henri Durville Imprimeurs-Éditeurs, Paris, 1918, 526 pp., see pp. 382-384.
* See other texts on Russia, Theosophy and Helena Blavatsky.
Helena Blavatsky (photo) wrote these revealing words: “Deserve, then desire”.