It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.
Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
I'm like a starving man who has been given food. Maybe he's cold, and his clothes are torn, and he's ashamed, but he's not unhappy.
In our time mass or collective production has entered our economics, our politics, even our religion, so that some nations have substituted the idea collective for the idea God. This in my time is the danger. There is great tension in the world, tension toward a breaking point, and men are unhappy and confused. At such a time it seems natural and good to me to ask myself these questions. What do I believe in? What must I fight for and what must I fight against?
Girls are always saying things like, “I’m so unhappy that I’m going to overdose on aspirin,” but they’d be awfully surprised if they succeeded. They have no intention of dying. At the first sight of blood, they panic.
We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain.
The pretty ones are usually unhappy. They expect everyone to be enamored of their beauty. How can a person be content when their happiness lies in someone else's hands, ready to be crushed at any moment? Ordinary-looking people are far superior, because they are forced to actually work hard to achieve their goals, instead of expecting people to fall all over themselves to help them.
To be happy, you have to risk being unhappy.
Most sane human beings’ chances of being alive in a thousand years’ time are a hundred times higher than their chances of being sincerely happy for at least ten consecutive days.
Most sane people feel happy way less often than they act happy.
No one is freer than someone who couldn’t care less about how he or she feels.
Only fake happiness comes with the compulsion to flaunt it.
As an attempt to escape their unhappiness, some people ran to something they used to look down on, or make fun of, when they were happy.
We automatically allow what someone will say about us to make us unhappy when we allow what they have said about us to make us happy.
You get as much money as you are happy, and you prevent money from coming your way as much as you are unhappy.
Pursuing happiness comes with being pursued by unhappiness.
For our happiness or unhappiness, we have only what we think about something or someone to thank or blame.
We are so addicted to and desperate for happiness that we are often happy for other people.
Unhappiness is best and often concealed with a smile; jealousy, with a compliment.