Happy Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson


Picture of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Picture of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Here's a great happiness quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

"Can anything be as elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?"

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wants are the source of unhappiness. When wants increase, you have to strive for the means. When attempts fail, man gets disgruntled and tries to use selfish methods to acquire wealth. Finally, when he does not succeed in his attempts, he gets depressed.

So this happiness quote says to keep our wants minimum, so that disillusion in life does not happen and we are always happy. When I was in distress, due to engagements in worldly pleasure and too many wants, things went wrong.

When wants multiply, needs multiply. When needs multiply, distress multiplies. One should have limited wants to escape from the worldly sadness. Happiness eludes many people because of too many wants.

Wants are necessary, but only to our requirements. The author very neatly explains the danger of too much wants and gives a solution by making it minimum.

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