With happiness as with health: to enjoy it, one should be deprived of it occasionally.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.
I have discovered the secret of happiness. It is work.
To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made.
The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.
Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
Money can't buy happiness.
Money can't buy happiness, but it certainly is a stress reliever.
It's part of life to have obstacles. It's about overcoming obstacles; that's the key to happiness.
Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.
Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
I think the happiness we find, we make.
Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.
Happiness, contentment, the health and growth of the soul, depend, as men have proved over and over again, upon some simple issue, some single turning of the soul.
One major challenge within happiness is loneliness. The more I've learned about happiness, the more I've come to believe that loneliness is a terrible, common, and important obstacle to consider.
No human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another's happiness.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
Happiness lies first of all in health.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing 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.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits. These dark days will be worth all they cost us if they teach us that our true destiny is not to be ministered unto but to minister to ourselves and to our fellow men.
Happiness is an inside job.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.
The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.
The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.
Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.
The right to happiness is fundamental.
The joy that isn't shared dies young.
You find happiness where you find it.
The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.