The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys.
In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy?
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
If you believe in what you're doing, you'll be successful.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
I am still determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may be.
A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.
Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
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.
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so.
The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness.
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.
Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.
Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.
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