Happiness ain't a thing in itself - it's only a contrast with something that ain't pleasant.
The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it put your whole soul into it-every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.
Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground.
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.
The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one - keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
The standard of success in life isn't the things. It isn't the money or the stuff. It is absolutely the amount of joy that you feel.
Happiness was born a twin.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness... all the good things.
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.
All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.
A man who suffers or stresses before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary
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.
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.
It's fear. Fear is like a giant fog. It sits on your brain and blocks everything. Real feeling, true happiness, real joy, they can't get through that fog. But you lift it and buddy you're in for the ride of your life.
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
You are on the eve of a complete victory. You can't go wrong. The world is behind you.
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 a habit—cultivate it.
The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.
There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
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