(The following excerpt from Living Well, According To Some Of The Wisest People Who Ever Lived by Carolyn Gregoire originally appeared on huffingtonpost.com. on August 28, 2013. To view it in its entirety please click on the link below.)
Since ancient times, philosophers have been preoccupied with the big questions: What does it mean to live a good life? What is happiness? Does human life have a purpose or end goal? And each great thinker, from Cicero to Heidegger to Emerson, have tried to bring us closer to the answers.
Jean-Paul Sartre once said, “Everything has been figured out, except how to live.” These great historical thinkers may not have come to a consensus on the nature of happiness or the human experience, but their wisdom can help all of us come to our own definition of success and happiness.
The following link contains 11 timeless pieces of wisdom on what it means to live well.