This search for happiness is a search for God; a search that is more or less wise, more or less enlightened, but still a search for God
"Each one of us has a particular conception of happiness that reflects our temperament. One person is happy in reflection, and another is happy in being carefree and entertained. One needs family life, and another prefers solitude and celibacy. One is inclined to help his neighbour, to support and care for him, while another wants to dominate or destroy him.
In fact, this search for happiness is a search for God; a search that is more or less wise, more or less enlightened, but still a search for God, because behind this idea that human beings have of happiness God is hiding... It is He who has given us this aspiration to happiness, so that we may finally find it, in Him. And even if, while waiting, human beings seek it in all the dark places, in the sewers, the swamps, and the cemeteries, one day they will understand that they must search for it in the higher regions, in the form of purity and light. There, yes, they will find it, and they will be truly happy."