Philosophy, (from Greek, by way of Latin, philosophia, “love of wisdom”) the rational, abstract, and methodical consideration of reality as a whole or of fundamental dimensions of human existence and experience. Even the best among us fall into a groove in life, we invest our emotional well-being in commonly-held assumptions. Our beliefs are shaped by our society’s norms and expectations.

These beliefs in turn shape the way we think and act, they underpin our values and how we account for ourselves. When things aren’t going right we’re left wondering why. These are some quotes about life , love and happiness.

“Happiness is the feeling that power increases — that resistance is being overcome.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” — Aristotle

“Rules for happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.” — Immanuel Kant

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.” — John Stuart Mill

“Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Why should we build our happiness on the opinions of others, when we can find it in our own hearts?” — John-Jacques Rousseau

“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” — the Dalai Lama

“The secret of happiness, you see is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” — Socrates

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” — William James

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

 “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” — Nicolas Chamfort

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” — Aristotle

 “The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.” — Seneca

“May you live every day of your life.” — Jonathan Swift

“Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.” — Soren Kierkegaard

“The past has no power over the present moment.” — Eckhart Tolle

“If you hate a person, then you’re defeated by them.“ — Confucius

“Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder” — Albert Einstein

“It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.” — Confucius

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
― Albert Einstein

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”
― Elie Wiesel

“Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.”
― Benjamin Franklin Wade

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”
― Nicolas Chamfort

“Have you ever noticed how ‘What the hell’ is always the right decision to make?”
― Terry Johnson

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
― Anne Frank

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
― Margaret Mead

“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”
― Kahlil Gibran

“May you live every day of your life.”
― Jonathan Swift

“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”
― Albert Camus

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”
― May Sarton

“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.”
― Stephen Hawking

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”
― Laurence J. Peter

“It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!”― Friedrich Nietzsche

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”― William Shakespear