Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.
The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.
America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.
The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done.
Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.
Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life.
If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved.
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.
It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.
I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and you laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.
The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.
The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.
Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.
Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.
Just stop for a minute and you'll realize you're happy just being. I think it's the pursuit that screws up happiness. If we drop the pursuit, it's right here.
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