Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
If you believe in what you're doing, you'll be successful.
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
Remember that failure is an event, not a person.
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
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