Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.
It is sometimes easier to be happy if you don't know everything.
By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.
Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
No burden is so heavy for a man to bear as a succession of happy days.
I am very happy Because I have conquered myself And not the world. I am very happy Because I have loved the world And not myself.
It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness, the high superiority which he holds over the other animals who inhabit the earth with him, and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him, no error without evil.
I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.
The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.
You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.
Happiness is right in front of you.
There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life-happiness, freedom and peace of mind-are always attained by giving them to someone else.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.
Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.
To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.
Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.
The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.
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.
Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.
Luckier than one's neighbor, but still not happy.
What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
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