— Mark Manson, libro Everything Is Fucked
— Brian K. Vaughan American screenwriter, comic book creator 1976
Fuente: Ex Machina, Vol. 10: Term Limits
— Jack White American musician and record producer 1975
A message he left on his website to his fans, dated September 18th, 2003
— RJ Intindola (Gandolfo)
„Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.“
— Aldous Huxley English writer 1894 - 1963
Essay "Distractions I" in Vedanta for the Western World (1945) edited by Christopher Isherwood
„Life, liberty, and the pursuit of property were just what Aristotle did not talk about. They are the conditions of happiness; but the essence of happiness, according to Aristotle, is virtue. So the moderns decided to deal with the conditions and to let happiness take care of itself.“
— Allan Bloom American philosopher, classicist, and academician 1930 - 1992
“Commerce and Culture,” p. 284.
Giants and Dwarfs (1990)
„There is something ridiculous and even quite indecent in an individual claiming to be happy. Still more a people or a nation making such a claim. The pursuit of happiness… is without any question the most fatuous which could possibly be undertaken. This lamentable phrase ‘’the pursuit of happiness'’ is responsible for a good part of the ills and miseries of the modern world.“
— Malcolm Muggeridge English journalist, author, media personality, and satirist 1903 - 1990
On BBC's Woman's Hour (5th October 1965)
„America's political system used to be about the pursuit of happiness. Now More and more of us want to stop chasing it and have it delivered.“
— Jonah Goldberg American political writer and pundit 1969
Fuente: Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning
„It's good to be just plain happy, it's a little better to know that you're happy; but to understand that you're happy and to know why and how and still be happy, be happy in the being and the knowing, well that is beyond happiness, that is bliss.“
— Henry Miller American novelist 1891 - 1980
„For it is not enough just to give men rights. They must be able to use those rights in their personal pursuit of happiness.“
— Lyndon B. Johnson American politician, 36th president of the United States (in office from 1963 to 1969) 1908 - 1973
1960s, Voting Rights Act signing speech (1965)
„Justice is the only worship.
Love is the only priest.
Ignorance is the only slavery.
Happiness is the only good.
The time to be happy is now,
The place to be happy is here,
The way to be happy is to make others so.
Wisdom is the science of happiness.“
— Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
„For Socrates, virtue was nothing but its own pursuit. And only the promise of happiness is happiness itself.“
— Alexander Nehamas Professor of philosophy 1946
Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art (2010), p. 138.
„The pursuit of individual happiness within those limits prescribed by social conditions, is the first requisite to the attainment of the greatest general happiness.“
— Herbert Spencer English philosopher, biologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist 1820 - 1903
Ethics (New York:1915), § 70, pp. 190-191
The Principles of Ethics (1897), Part I: The Data of Ethics
„The "pursuit of happiness" in the Declaration of Independence didn't mean radical individualism. It meant the pursuit of virtue.“
— Harry V. Jaffa American historian and collegiate professor 1918 - 2015
2000s, Interview with Peter Robinson (2009)
„As with the pursuit of happiness, the pursuit of truth is itself gratifying whereas the consummation often turns out to be elusive.“
— Richard Hofstadter American historian 1916 - 1970
Fuente: Anti-Intellectualism in American Life (1974), p. 30
„The great object of government is to restrict, control and punish man ‘in the pursuit of happiness.“
— George Fitzhugh American activist 1806 - 1881
Fuente: Sociology For The South: Or The Failure Of A Free Society (1854), p. 180