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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quotes

A Hungarian psychology professor, who emigrated to the United States.
(1934 - )

A business is successful to the extent that it provides a product or service that contributes to happiness in all of its forms.

Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives . . . most of the things that are interesting, important, and human are the results of creativity . . . when we are involved in it, we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.

Pleasure is an important component of the quality of life, but by itself it does not bring happiness. Pleasure helps to maintain order, but by itself cannot create a new order in consciousness.

Strange as it may seem, life becomes serene and enjoyable precisely when selfish pleasures and personal success are no longer the guiding goals.