"Happiness is not necessarily a good thing but rather a numb state of contentment."
"Bliss is ignorance."
"Because happiness is not an ideal of reason but of imagination." -Kant
"That is happiness- to be dissolved into something complete and great." -Willa Cather
"All life is suffering." -Buddha
"Desire is the root of all suffering." -Buddha
"If this is the best of all possible worlds... what are others like?" -Voltaire
"Maybe this world is another world's hell." -Adolous Huxley
"The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible, horrible." -Bertrand Russel
"Optimism is a mania for saying things are well when one is in hell." -Voltaire
"Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness."
"There will always be happiness and misery in the life of any individual. The question is how much."
"To get to hell you have to go through heaven."
"No pain means the end of feeling: each of our joys is a bargain with the devil." -Bukowski
"The devil has put a penalty on all."
"I got only my labour for my pains. However in this case my pains were their own reward." -Thoureau
"The formula for my happiness: a yes, a no, a straight line, a goal." -Nietzche
"Happiness- an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another." -Ambrose Bierce
"Happiness is the perpetual possession of being well deceived." -Johnathan Swift