The Conquest of Happiness

Bertrand Russell

"The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile."


"To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilisation."


“What I do maintain is that success can only be one ingredient in happiness, and is too dearly purchased if all the other ingredients have been sacrificed to obtain it.”

Further Reading  

Bertrand Russell - In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays

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