Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.
The more I travel around the world, the more I see people want the same thing -- to be happy. We wouldn't be in a monetary system if we didn't have to work, so if my music can contribute to happiness, then that's my main responsibility.
Just stop for a minute and you'll realize you're happy just being. I think it's the pursuit that screws up happiness. If we drop the pursuit, it's right here.
Happiness isn't happiness unless there's a violin-playing goat.
A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug.
It is for others one must learn to do everything; for there lies the secret of happiness.
Bookstore operators tell us that the books which head the bestseller list are books on peace and happiness.
Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity.
America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.
I have discovered the secret of happiness -- it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy.
The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.
I think happiness is a combination of pleasure, engagement and meaningfulness.
Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
At the end of the day, you are in control of your own happiness. Life is going to happen whether you overthink it, overstress it or not. Just experience life and be happy along the way. You can't control everything in your life, but you can control your happiness.
The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives.
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
There is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving.
True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.
If you are happy, you can give happiness. If you don't love yourself and if you are unhappy with yourself, you can't give anything else but that.
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.