In Europe we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also a great giver of happiness and well being and delight. Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary.
Nothing is more fatal to happiness than the remembrance of happiness.
Recalling days of sadness, memories haunt me. Recalling days of happiness, I haunt my memories.
Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.
Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
Marriage enlarges the scene of our happiness and of our miseries. A marriage of love is pleasant, of interest, easy, and where both meet, happy. A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason, and,
More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.
Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
I feel nothing but the accursed happiness I have dreaded all my life long: the happiness that comes as life goes, the happiness of yielding and dreaming instead of resisting and doing, the sweetness of the fruit that is going rotten.
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health.
A reasonable man needs only to practice moderation to find happiness.
If you can attain repose and calm, believe that you have seized happiness.
The Ordinary Life: the misery seems planned, the happiness accidental.
Happiness is your own treasure because it lies within you.
Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!
Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy.
Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning.
Happiness is a direction, not a place.
A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.
Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.
It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.
The happiness that is genuinely satisfying is accompanied by the fullest exercise of our faculties and the fullest realization of the world in which we live.
Success, happiness, peace of mind and fulfillment the most priceless of human treasures are available to all among us, without exception, who make things happen who make good things happen in the world around them.