“Happiness is a direction, not a place.”


This quote is by Sydney J. Harris, an American journalist who was born on 14 September 1917.

Here are two more quotes:

“The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, “I was wrong.”

“Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.”


“La felicità è una direzione, non un luogo.”

“I tre compiti più difficili del mondo non sono né imprese fisiche né conquiste intellettuali, ma atti morali: dare amore in cambio di odio, includere gli esclusi e dire “Ho sbagliato”.

“Nessuno può essere così spassosamente arrogante quanto un giovane che ha appena scoperto una vecchia idea e pensa che sia la sua.”

43 thoughts on ““Happiness is a direction, not a place.”

  1. Bellissime citazioni, soprattutto le prime due. Riguardo alla terza, mi piace pensare che quella spassosa arroganza sia il vivo e contagioso entusiasmo che i nostri amati giovani mettono nel proporre in modo rinnovato e fresco qualcosa che c’era già. Un caro saluto
    🤗 🌺

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  2. I love your choice of quotes. It reveals your precious, beautiful soul, Luisa! 💕💕💕💕💕

    I love your perspective on life …. so inspirational! 💕💕💕💕💕

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  3. I agree. It is all about the journey and less about the destination The Quest for Happiness is what every single one of us is looking for. I spent some time looking into this and decided to write a book about it ‘ This is Your Quest – Your Mission: To experience Happiness along the way ” – http://www.authorjoannereed.net. Feel free to check it out!


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