If you are motivated by loving kindness and compassion, there are many ways to bring happiness to others right now, starting with kind speech.
Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony
Happiness isn't happiness unless there's a violin-playing goat.
One who plants a garden, plants happiness
Why love if losing hurts so muchÖ I have no answers anymoreÖ only the life I have livedÖ The pain now is part of the happiness then.
Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be
Men possessing minds which are morose, solemn, and inflexible enjoy generally a greater share of dignity than of happiness.
High ethics and religious principles form the basis for success and happiness in every area of life
Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.
Human happiness and human satisfaction must ultimately come from within oneself. It is wrong to expect some final satisfaction to come from money or from a computer.
The safety and happiness of society are the objects at which all political institutions aim, and to which all such institutions must be sacrificed
Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy
Since sorrow never comes too late And happiness too swiftly flies.
One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
It takes a highly intellectual individual to enjoy leisure. . . . Most of us had better count on working. What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement. . . . Few people overwork; plenty overeat, overworry, overdrink. . . . Few realize real joy and happiness of conquest. The basis of mental health for the average adult is more work, provided the work is not mere drudgery
Repeal that [welfare] law, and you will soon see a change in their manners. ... Six days shalt thou labor, though one of the old commandments long treated as out of date, will again be looked upon as a respectable precept; industry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more will be done for their happiness by inuring them to provide for themselves, than could be done by dividing all your estates among them.
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
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it
I... thanked the Author of my being for the gift of that wild forest, those green mansions where I had found so great a happiness!
For there are some people who can live without wild things about them and the earth beneath their feet, and some who cannot. To those of us who, in a city, are always aware of the abused and abased earth below the pavement, walking on the grass, watching the flight of birds, or finding the first spring dandelion are the rights as old and unalienable as the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We belong to no cult. We are not Nature Lovers. We don't love nature any more than we love breathing. Nature is simply something indispensable, like air and light and water, that we accept as necessary to living, and the nearer we can get to it the happier we are.
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
Before I start painting I have a slightly ambiguous feeling: happiness is a special excitement because unhappiness is always possible a moment later. That’s like life: it is so precious because death is always beckoning.
We can give thanks for our health and happiness, the support we receive from our families and friends, some wonderful memories and the excitement that each new day brings.