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Two things control men's nature, instinct and experience.

    Topics: Habits, Men

There once was in man a true happiness of which now remain to him only the mark and empty trace, which he in vain tries to fill from all his surroundings, seeking from things absent the help he does not obtain in things present. But these are all inadequate, because the infinite abyss can only be filled by an infinite and immutable object, that is to say, only by God Himself.

    Topics: Happiness, God

Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us.

    Topics: Happiness

If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek diversion from it in order to make ourselves happy.

    Topics: Happiness

It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.

    Topics: Happiness, Freedom

All mankind's unhappiness derives from one thing: his inability to know how to remain in repose in one room.

    Topics: Happiness

Everyone, without exception, is searching for happiness.

    Topics: Happiness

All men have happiness as their object: there are no exceptions. However different the means they employ, they aim at the same end.

    Topics: Happiness, Men

Instinct teaches us to look for happiness outside ourselves.

    Topics: Happiness

As we are always preparing to be happy, it is inevitable that we should never be so.

    Topics: Happiness

If man is not made for God, why is he happy only in God?

    Topics: Happiness

There are two kinds of people one can call reasonable: those who serve God with all their heart because they know him, and those who seek him with all their heart because they do not know him.

    Topics: Holiness, The Heart

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