Six beautiful quotes by ancient philosophers on pursuit of happiness

We all keep looking for happiness all around us when all we need to look for it is inside us. No one has ever been able to found the eternal peace and happiness in worldly possessions. Many tried and failed, since money can buy only momentary happiness that fades away within the blink of an eye.Young happy businesswoman standing on office

Happiness resides not in possessions; happiness dwells in the soul.

-Democritus

“The richest person in the world would be the happiest fellow in the whole world,” is a misconception, One can never find happiness in the comfort. Happiness lies in the simple, yet meaningful things of life. It is in the time you spent with your family, laughing, crying and taking dinner together. Worldly possessions only make you feel empty and dependent.

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift, whose presence calls forth your best.

-Epictetus

The kind of company you keep influence you to be the same. If your friends are negative people who always keep cribbing over things, then you would start following the ideas and vice versa. So, keep friends who uplift your spirits and make your feel positive. Your friends and the people in your surroundings play a vital role in turning you into a bitter or a better person.

What you think of yourself is much more important than what people think of you

What you think of yourself is much more important than what people think of you.

-Seneca

You are worried about what people say and think of you. The reality is those people whom you are worried about also have the same fear. Therefore, this fact brings us all on the same platform. Instead of wasting your energy on thinking over what other people would say, you should rather focus on having a good self-image.

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life.

-Aristotle

The learnt ways to get happiness do not stand true for all. What if even after getting a first-rate job and making a lot of money does not make you happy. Then your life would be meaningless. Happiness comes so easy that even a bright shiny morning could make you happy and at the same time it is so hard that million dollars can’t but you a mere smile. See what works for you and find out the ways to keep yourselves happy with whatever life offers you.

Lonely sad woman near wall

Waste not fresh tears over griefs.

-Euripedes

Regrets of your past can make your life miserable and full of hopelessness. Looking ahead is easy and turning back takes an effort. The ides is very simple, move ahead in life and do not look back. What’s done is done, you would not make a difference crying over it. You would simply waste your “now” or present, thinking over the regrets of your past.

Everyman is the architect of his own future

Everyman is the architect of his own future.

-Sallust

Most people feel that those who do not let them grow in life, surround them. The only person who holds you back is you. The peak time of our life is spent in thinking over things that really do not matter in our life. Stop blaming others for all your failures and find out what works for you to grow in life. It’s your life, you have to make a choice.

All we ever do all our life is to get a few happy moments but if we keep looking for it in a wrong place, we will never get it for sure.

Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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