Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.
Happiness... consists in giving, and in serving others.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness.
The real happiness of life is in doing 'karma'.
Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable and others extremely difficult.
The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.
When ambition ends, happiness begins.
Happiness is the overcoming of not unknown obstacles toward a known goal.
Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness.
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.”
There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Our society's values are being corrupted by advertising's insistence on the equation: Youth equals popularity, popularity equals success, success equals happiness.
You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
To find a career to which you are adapted by nature, and then to work hard at it, is about as near to a formula for success and happiness as the world provides. One of the fortunate aspects of this formula is that, granted the right career has been found, the hard work takes care of itself. Then hard work is not hard work at all.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
Maturity: among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates.
Take the selfishness out of this world and there would be more happiness than we should know what to do with.
Selfishness at the expense of others' happiness is demonism.
I have observed that religious practice is not a precondition either of ethical conduct or of happiness itself. I have also suggested that, whether a person practices religion or not, the spiritual qualities of love and compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, humility and so on are indispensable