I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter and to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.
Leo Rosten (via theyoungradical)
I think true happiness is achieved when you achieve those things
“The [“why”] question is meaningless. (…) Not only has “why” become “how” but “why” no longer has any useful meaning, given that it presumes purpose for which there is no evidence.” Lawrence Krauss, Canadian-American theoretical physicist who is a professor of physics, Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University, ☞ Philosophy vs science: which can answer the big questions of life?, The Observer, 9 Sept 2012. (via amiquote)
Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good. Thomas A. Kempis (via moreofamore)