Monday, June 10, 2013

The Purpose of Life is Not to Be Happy

How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be
When there's no help in truth!  ~ Sophocles

You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest desire to help other people, will, in the quickest and delicatest ways, improve yourself.   ~ John Ruskin

The best advisers, helpers and friends, always are not those who tell us how to act in special cases, but who give us, out of themselves, the ardent spirit and desire to act right, and leave us then, even through many blunders, to find out what our own form of right action is.    ~ Phillips Brooks

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


No one has ever become poor by giving. ~ Anne Frank

Quotes about helping, life