Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
To be happy you must have taken the measure of your powers, tasted the fruits of your passion, and learned your place in the world.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called 'All the Things That Could Go Wrong.
It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
True happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
Leisure is being allowed to do nothing.