Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.
Whoever is happy will make others happy.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom.
The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self.
True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Happiness is a warm puppy.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.
Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid.
Happiness is a state of activity.
Happiness is a function of accepting what is.
Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.
Happiness is the default state. It's what's there when you remove the sense that something is missing in life.
Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained.
Many things can make you miserable for weeks; few can bring you a whole day of happiness.
There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.
I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.
All happiness depends on courage and work.
Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.
Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.
People should find happiness in the little things, like family.
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation; it is understanding.
To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin.
Happiness is nothing but temporary moments here and there -- and I love those. But I would be bored out of my mind if I were happy all the time.
I relate to happiness as an ecstatic moment -- something you don't create, you encounter.
The intimate contest for self-command never ends, and lifetime happiness requires finding the right balance between present impulses and future well-being.
Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it.
As women, we're nurturers by nature. We want to make sure everyone is happy. That's a good thing, but we also have to put ourselves on that happiness list.
To be perfectly happy it does not suffice to possess happiness, it is necessary to have deserved it.
Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There's going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether you let it affect you or not.
The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number.
Until you can be happy, you can't facilitate happiness for anybody else.
What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.
Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning.
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.
Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness.
Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
The greatest happiness comes from being vitally interested in something that excites all your energies.
More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.
We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.
We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness. We are monkeys with money and guns.
The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage.
Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
There is no way to happiness -- happiness is the way.
Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
I hump the wild to take it all in, there is no bag limit on happiness.
Before the palefaces came among us, we enjoyed the happiness of unbounded freedom and were acquainted with neither riches, wants, nor oppression.
I do not equate productivity to happiness. For most people, happiness in life is a massive amount of achievement plus a massive amount of appreciation. And you need both of those things.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
It is the people who can do nothing who find nothing to do, and the secret to happiness in this world is not only to be useful, but to be forever elevating one's uses.
To be stupid and selfish and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness. Though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless.
Your happiness is at the intersection of your passions and learning from great people.
Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
The closest synonym of happiness is excitement, and you can generate it by doing something that you can't completely comprehend. This understanding makes the process rich and exciting.
I believe happiness is a choice. Some days it is a very difficult choice.
When you're happy you find pure joy in your life. There are no regrets in this state of happiness -- and that's a goal worth striving for in all areas of your life.
Independence is happiness.