Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.[Много несчастий произошло на свете от недоумений и от недосказанности.]
Everything that men do or think concerns the satisfaction of the needs they feel or the escape from pain.
You entertain people who are satisfied. Hungry people can’t be entertained – or people who are afraid. You can’t entertain a man who has no food.
There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.
Restlessness is discontent — and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man — and I will show you a failure.
No one who has seen a baby sinking back satiated from the breast and falling asleep with flushed cheeks and a blissful smile can escape the reflection that this picture persists as a prototype of the expression of sexual satisfaction in later life.
If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.