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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Theodor Reik (1888–1969)
QUOTATION: There are only two roads that lead to something like human happiness. They are marked by the words: love and achievement…. In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy…. The secret of human happiness is not in self-seeking but in self-forgetting.
ATTRIBUTION: THEODOR REIK, A Psychologist Looks at Love, chapter 3, final page, in Of Love and Lust, p. 194 (1957).
SUBJECTS: Happiness