Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.
The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.
A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
Sometimes life knocks you on your ass... get up, get up, get up! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.
Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.
Happiness is a choice and a skill and you can dedicate yourself to learning that skill and making that choice.
If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us.
True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self.
True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.
Happiness is a warm puppy.
Happiness is a state of activity.
Happiness is a function of accepting what is.
Real happiness is not of temporary enjoyment, but is so interwoven with the future that it blesses forever.
There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.
There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort. There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.
People should find happiness in the little things, like family.
The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation; it is understanding.
To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin.
Happiness is nothing but temporary moments here and there -- and I love those. But I would be bored out of my mind if I were happy all the time.
The intimate contest for self-command never ends, and lifetime happiness requires finding the right balance between present impulses and future well-being.
As women, we're nurturers by nature. We want to make sure everyone is happy. That's a good thing, but we also have to put ourselves on that happiness list.
The following terms all mean one and the same thing: God, goodness, mental health, truth, decency, happiness, freedom, reality, peace, love, sensibleness.
What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.
Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning.
Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.
The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage.
The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect.
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
It is possible to live happily in the here and the now. So many conditions of happiness are available -- more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don't have to run into the future in order to get more.
I hump the wild to take it all in, there is no bag limit on happiness.
You do the right thing even if it makes you feel bad. The purpose of life is not to be happy but to be worthy of happiness.
I do not equate productivity to happiness. For most people, happiness in life is a massive amount of achievement plus a massive amount of appreciation. And you need both of those things.
If my heart can become pure and simple, like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this.
You will never be happier than you expect. To change your happiness, change your expectation.
To live long and achieve happiness, cultivate the art of radiating happiness.
Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.
An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness.
Learn to be happy in any and all circumstances, whether you're experiencing pleasure or pain, whether there's loss or gain, whether the world loves you or hates you. Learn to be happy.
Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.
Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness.
The secret to happiness is to put the burden of proof on unhappiness.
Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.
Happiness is a place between too much and too little.
If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.
Happiness just doesn't happen. You have to force yourself.
Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
When you're happy you find pure joy in your life. There are no regrets in this state of happiness -- and that's a goal worth striving for in all areas of your life.
Independence is happiness.
Happiness is a direction, not a place.
To me, flowers are happiness.
It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It's also a very clear path to happiness.
My happiness is not dictated on this business. Once I realized that, everything kind of changed.
Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.
Working 14 hours a day until you're 55 and missing your kids growing up is not what I would consider a recipe for happiness.
Happiness has a bad rap. People say it shouldn't be your goal in life. Oh, yes it should.
Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity.
Whoever labors for the happiness of those he loves elevates himself, no matter whether he works in the dreary shop or the perfumed field.
Happiness is not a reward -- it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment -- it is a result.
The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.
The drive for happiness is vital; it's what keeps us in motion.
Happiness is no laughing matter.
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.
Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
Americans are good at pursuing happiness. And the Americans who pursue happiness most diligently show that we're also good at running it down and killing it.
Happiness is a simple everyday miracle, like water, and we are not aware of it.
My happiness doesn't come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.
Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.
That's what Buddhism has been trying to unravel -- the mechanism of happiness and suffering. It is a science of the mind.
For me, the only sources of moral values are the pursuit of understanding and the pursuit of happiness.
Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful.
I really love being alive. I love my family and my work. I love the opportunity I have to do things. That's what happiness is.
Happiness comes from the full understanding of your own being.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
The greatest happiness is to transform one's feelings into action.
The ancient Greek view of happiness was really defined by leading a productive life: It's not about how much you have, it's about what you do with it.
Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.
The groundwork of all happiness is health.
Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.
If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness.
Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Happiness consists in activity. It is a running stream, not a stagnant pool.
There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness.
Life everlasting in a state of happiness is the greatest desire of all men.
I think perfect happiness would be a world where everyone is constantly striving to understand everyone else.
Happiness is the absence of suffering. I think it's an interesting way of looking at it. I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in.
Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.
I think my capacity to change has given me tremendous happiness, because who I am today I am completely content to be.
Desire is individual. Happiness is common.
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.
Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.
Happiness is just a positive perception from our brain. Some days, you will be unhappy. Our brain is a tool we use. It's not who we are.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
I have discovered the secret of happiness. It is work.
To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.
Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.
Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.
It's part of life to have obstacles. It's about overcoming obstacles; that's the key to happiness.
Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
Happiness, contentment, the health and growth of the soul, depend, as men have proved over and over again, upon some simple issue, some single turning of the soul.
One major challenge within happiness is loneliness. The more I've learned about happiness, the more I've come to believe that loneliness is a terrible, common, and important obstacle to consider.
No human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another's happiness.
Happiness lies first of all in health.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits. These dark days will be worth all they cost us if they teach us that our true destiny is not to be ministered unto but to minister to ourselves and to our fellow men.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Happiness is only real when shared.
There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
I have only two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy.
Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.
Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.
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Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
There is great happiness in not wanting, in not being something, in not going somewhere.
Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.
Happiness is the default state. It's what's there when you remove the sense that something is missing in life.
All happiness depends on courage and work.
Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
I relate to happiness as an ecstatic moment -- something you don't create, you encounter.
Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it.
To be perfectly happy it does not suffice to possess happiness, it is necessary to have deserved it.
Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There's going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether you let it affect you or not.
The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number.
Until you can be happy, you can't facilitate happiness for anybody else.
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.
One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness.
Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
The greatest happiness comes from being vitally interested in something that excites all your energies.
More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.
Working hard is a great way to impact the world, to learn, to grow, to feel accomplished, and sometimes even to find happiness, but it becomes a problem when you do so at the expense of the people closest to you.
There is no way to happiness -- happiness is the way.
Before the palefaces came among us, we enjoyed the happiness of unbounded freedom and were acquainted with neither riches, wants, nor oppression.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
The goal of all goals is happiness, and our emotions are like road signs on that journey toward the goal of happiness.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
Nothing real stands between you and your happiness, only illusion and confusion.
It is the people who can do nothing who find nothing to do, and the secret to happiness in this world is not only to be useful, but to be forever elevating one's uses.
I think if we want to find happiness by finding a life partner, then it's a little selfish. You should be complete within yourself, so that when you're in a relationship, you can give out happiness rather than expect it.
Your happiness is at the intersection of your passions and learning from great people.
The closest synonym of happiness is excitement, and you can generate it by doing something that you can't completely comprehend. This understanding makes the process rich and exciting.
I believe happiness is a choice. Some days it is a very difficult choice.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware. Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for the desert that surrounds it.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.
Our principles are the springs of our actions. Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery. Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles.
Happiness exists only if you have a lot of people to share it with.
You've got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world's most powerful -- and neglected -- secret to success and happiness.
There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.
Happiness seems made to be shared.
Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
I think the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of reality because illusion never leaves us ultimately happy.
When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.
Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything.
I think the difference between finding happiness, or moments of happiness, is how you choose to interpret things. That's a rather shocking responsibility. That we're responsible for our own happiness. It's not those around us.
I don't want to get hung up on what 'people,' that nebulous mass, think about me. That's the way to unhappiness, I think.
Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little.
I've always found that the poorer the places that I go, the more smiles I see, and the more happiness I see.
It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.
Life continues to be difficult. It always will be because that's just life. But I am so glad I have put some happiness into the world.
Happiness is not something that just comes to you. It's an active process.
Whenever you choose power over love, you will never find true happiness.
An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.
Where fear is, happiness is not.
It feels good to know you contributed positively to another's life, to their happiness, to their survival. It gives us a sense of purpose.
The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy.
Happiness does not consist in self-love.
Every age has its happiness and troubles.
Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?
Happiness to me is simply not being unhappy.
You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness.
With happiness as with health: to enjoy it, one should be deprived of it occasionally.
True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.
The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.
Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
Pleasure does not equal happiness; it's part of happiness.
The principles we live by, in business and in social life, are the most important part of happiness.
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
I think the happiness we find, we make.
The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.
Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.
Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
Happiness is the resultant of the relative strengths of positive and negative feelings rather than an absolute amount of one or the other.
Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained.
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.
Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.
The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.
To be stupid and selfish and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness. Though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless.
I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Happiness is an inside job.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.
Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.
To be happy, you must fancy that everything you have is a gift, and you the chosen, though you worked your tail off for every bit of it.
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.
We can't control the world. We can only (barely) control our own reactions to it. Happiness is largely a choice, not a right or entitlement.
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made.
The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
Happiness is no respecter of persons.
Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom.
If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
We don't even ask happiness, just a little less pain.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
Be happy. It really annoys negative people.
Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.
The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
Happiness is a decision.
Find joy in the ordinary.
Money can't buy happiness.
Laughter is poison to fear.
Love is trembling happiness.
You are the key to happiness.
It's the little things in life.
Happiness is the soul in peace.
Laughter is an instant vacation.
Inner bliss is ultimate happiness.
Happiness is wanting what you have.
The constant happiness is curiosity.
Happiness is a habit -- cultivate it.
You find happiness where you find it.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
The joy that isn't shared dies young.
The right to happiness is fundamental.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Beauty comes from the happiness within.
Your success and happiness lies in you.
I've got nothing to do today but smile.
Live with the objective of being happy.
Look for happiness under your own roof.
The real happiness is self-contentment.
Happiness is not out there, it's in you.
Whoever is happy will make others happy.
Happiness doesn't care how you get there.
Happiness is a choice. Choose to be happy.
To be happy you must be your own sunshine.
The pursuit of joy is the purpose of life.
Happiness and love are just a choice away.
Cheerfulness is the very flower of health.
No joy can equal the joy of serving others.
Life isn't about money, it's about moments.
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.
There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.
Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
A simple line painted with the brush can lead to freedom and happiness.
A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.
There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.
Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve.
As people spin faster and faster in the pursuit of merely personal happiness, they become exhausted in the futile effort of chasing themselves.
The roots of addiction can be seen in our search for happiness in something outside of our self, be it drugs, relationships, material possessions.
The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.
Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.
No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.
Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.
The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.
Many things can make you miserable for weeks; few can bring you a whole day of happiness.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
Happiness is always the serendipitous result of looking for something else.
A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.
The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Everywhere you go, take a smile with you.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.
There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.
Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.
Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
Happiness: a way station between too little and too much.
You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair.
Joy is more divine than sorrow; for joy is bread, and sorrow is medicine.
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.
Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.
Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of everyday.
He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.
Fear is stupid. So are regrets.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.
Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
One's happiness depends less on what he knows than on what he feels.
Life is about making your own happiness -- and living by your own rules.
I always had a larger view. I'm interested in real life -- my family, my friends. I have tried never to define myself by my success, whatever that is. My happiness is way beyond roles and awards.
Happiness can be thought, taught and caught... but not bought.
Happiness is not a goal -- it's a by-product of a life well lived.
Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product. For what keeps our interest in life and makes us look forward to tomorrow is giving pleasure to other people.