He had learned that, as there is no situation in the world in which a man can be happy and perfectly free, so there is no situation in which he can be perfectly unhappy and unfree.
Her maternal instinct told her Natasha had too much of something, and because of this she would not be happy
Her motherly instinct told her that there was too much of something in Natasha, and that it would prevent her from being happy.
One might murder and steal and yet be happy
Pierre was right when he said that one must believe in the possibility of happiness in order to be happy, and I now believe in it. Let the dead bury the dead, but while I'm alive, I must live and be happy.
The whole world is divided for me into two parts: one is she, and there is all happiness, hope, light; the other is where she is not, and there is dejection and darkness...
We imagine that when we are thrown out of our usual ruts all is lost, but it is only then that what is new and good begins. While there is life there is happiness. There is much, much before us.
He soon felt that the fulfillment of his desires gave him only one grain of the mountain of happiness he had expected. This fulfillment showed him the eternal error men make in imagining that their happiness depends on the realization of their desires.
He soon felt that the realization of his desire had given him only a grain of the mountain of happiness he had expected. It showed him the eternal error people make in imagining that happiness is the realization of desires.
In Varenka, she realized that one has but to forget oneself and love others, and one will be calm, happy, and noble.
Speak to her now? But that's just why I'm afraid to speak-because I'm happy now, happy in hope, anyway… . And then?… . But I must! I must! I must! Away with weakness!
Then he thought himself unhappy, but happiness was all in the future; now he felt that the best happiness was already in the past.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.
If you want to be happy, be.
Don't seek God in temples. He is close to you. He is within you. Only you should surrender to Him and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.
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