Inequality makes everyone unhappy, the poor most of all, and that is well within the remit of the state. More money gives less extra happiness the richer we get, yet we are addicted to earning and spending more every year.
I look on that man as happy, who, when there is question of success, looks into his work for a reply.
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
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.
Blessed are the happiness-makers! Blessed are they that take away attritions, that remove friction, that make the courses of life smooth, and the intercourse of men gentle!
It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.
Your genius will shine through, and happiness will fill your life, the instant you discover your higher purpose and direct all your energies towards it.
When you're drowning, you don't say 'I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,' you just scream.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth.
In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy?
The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.
Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little.
Happiness is often somewhere near us, not in the far places!
please believe that things are good with me, and even when they're not, they will be soon enough. And i will always believe the same about you.
Go, forget me! why should sorrow
O'er that brow a shadow fling?
Go, forget me, and to-morrow
Brightly smile and sweetly sing!
Smile,—though I shall not be near thee;
Sing,—though I shall never hear thee!
Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.
We live in an ascending scale when we live happily, one thing leading to another in an endless series.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
True happiness is...to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
Happiness comes from within
Learn to ne happy with what you have.
If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.
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