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.
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
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.
They told me I didn't understand the assignment, I told them they didn't understand life.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success.
Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open.
We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
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.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
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