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Morality or duty never yet made a man happy in himself or dear to others.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: English Literature in the 16th Century

The surest way of spoiling a pleasure is to start examining your satisfaction.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: Surprised by Joy

All that we call human history--money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery--[is] the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.

    Author: C.S. Lewis

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

    Author: C.S. Lewis

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

    Author: C.S. Lewis

I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.

    Author: C.S. Lewis

The happiness which God designs for His higher creatures is the happiness of being freely, voluntarily united to Him and to each other in an ecstasy of love and delight compared with which the most rapturous love between a man and a woman on this earth is mere milk and water.

    Author: C.S. Lewis

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.

    Author: Blaise Pascal

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

    Author: Blaise Pascal

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

    Author: Blaise Pascal

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

    Author: Blaise Pascal

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

    Author: Blaise Pascal

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