The head thinks, the hands labor, but it's the heart that laughs.
Joy comes not through possession or ownership but through a wise and loving heart.
A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.
The happiest people are those who do the most for others. The most miserable are those who do the least.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.
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.
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.
Why not seize the pleasure at once? -- How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!
Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
Happiness is an inside job.
Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.
I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.
I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
It's never been an issue for me - I don't want to go on a diet, I don't want to eat a Caesar salad with no dressing, why would I do that? I ain't got time for this, just be happy and don't be stupid. If I've got a boyfriend and he loves my body then I'm not worried.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods
Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.
I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.
If you want to find greater happiness and fulfillment in your life, you must begin to understand and live in harmony with the law of attraction.
Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared.
He who sings frightens away his ills.
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