Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!
Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.
Where there is happiness, there is found pleasure in nonsense. The transformation of experience into its opposite, of the suitable into the unsuitable, the obligatory into the optional (but in such a manner that this process produces no injury and is only imagined in jest), is a pleasure;...
All of human unhappiness comes from one single thing: not knowing how to remain at rest in a room.
But there was happiness elsewhere which no description can reach.
Silence is the perfectest herald of joy I were but little happy, if I could say how much.
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.
All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Honesty, disinterestedness and good nature are indispensable to procure the esteem and confidence of those with whom we live, and on whose esteem our happiness depends.
To control your life, control your mind. To control your mind, control your breath.
We cannot endure being despised, or not being esteemed by any soul; and all the happiness of men consists in this esteem.
Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished.
The present time is seldom able to fill desire or imagination with immediate enjoyment, and we are forced to supply its deficiencies by recollection or anticipation.
Grateful souls focus on the happiness and abundance present in their lives and this in turn attracts more abundance and joy towards them.
The proper basis for marriage is mutual misunderstanding. The happiness of a married man depends on the people he has not married. One should always be in love - that's the reason one should never marry.
Truth is the beginning of every good thing, both in heaven and on earth; and he who would be blessed and happy should be from the first a partaker of truth, for then he can be trusted
He had learned that, as there is no situation in the world in which a man can be happy and perfectly free, so there is no situation in which he can be perfectly unhappy and unfree.
Each has his own happiness in his hands, as the artist handles the rude clay he seeks to reshape it into a figure; yet it is the same with this art as with all others: only the capacity for it is innate; the art itself must be learned and painstaking
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
I wish you all the joy you can wish.
There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves so well as at a capital tavern... No, Sir; there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.
Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
If you want to make dough, do a bun dance.
For who would dare to assert that eternal happiness can compensate for a single moment's human suffering
To be happy man would have to make himself immortal; but, not being able to do so, it has occurred to him to prevent himself from thinking of death.
Happiness, Success, Excellence: They are not something you get for knowing the path; they are something you experience by walking it.
Happy's the Wooing, that's not long a doing.
Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
A lifetime of happiness? No man could bear it: it would be hell on earth.
George Bernard Shaw
Don't wait for other people to be loving, giving, compassionate, grateful, forgiving, generous, or friendly... lead the way!
Were it not for imagination, a man would be as happy in the arms of a chambermaid as a dutchess.
Actual happiness looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't???Nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the pi
No passion is stronger in the breast of a man than the desire to make others believe as he believes. Nothing so cuts at the root of his happiness and fills him with rage as the sense that another rates low what he prizes high.
If you do what everyone else does, you will get what everyone else gets.
The secret of happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible, horrible.
There is no great discoveries and advances, as long as there is an unhappy child on earth.
Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.
When we are happy, we are always good, but when we are good, we are not always happy.