The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
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.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
They told me I didn't understand the assignment, I told them they didn't understand life.
Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.
Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy with what you have.
Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life.
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Live with the objective of being happy.
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.
If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.
Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular.
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