The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government
Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments
Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks -- no form of government can render us secure. To suppose liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea. If there be sufficient virtue and intelligence in the community, it will be exercised in the selection of these men. So that we do not depend on their virtue, or put confidence in our rulers, but in the people who are to choose them.
All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.
All human history attests That happiness for man,--the hungry sinner!-- Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved
Drama is theater, life, an escape from life, happiness, and sadness all rolled into one.
There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow.
If your heart is warm with happiness, you will need a glass - if sorrow chills your heart, have two.
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love
“The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .”
There is only one happiness in life -- to love and to be loved.
Happiness is a state of defiance.
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
If we take the opinion of experts of that field and follow his advises there are every chances of accomplishing that work easily and without much problem. Therefore we should follow such a path that leads to happiness and where there is no fear of going astray.
Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance.
Happiness is not a reward / it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment / it is a result.
If you want happiness for a lifetime - help the next generation.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.
A mothers happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
People exaggerate both happiness and unhappiness; we are never so fortunate nor so unfortunate as people say we are.
Some material things make my life more enjoyable; many, however, would not. I like having an expensive private plane, but owning a half-dozen homes would be a burden. Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends.
My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. Both my children and I won what I call the ovarian lottery. (For starters, the odds against my 1930 birth taking place in the U.S. were at least 30 to 1. My being male and white also removed huge obstacles that a majority of Americans then faced.) My luck was accentuated by my living in a market system that sometimes produces distorted results, though overall it serves our country well. Ive worked in an economy that rewards someone who saves the lives of others on a battlefield with a medal, rewards a great teacher with thank-you notes from parents, but rewards those who can detect the mispricing of securities with sums reaching into the billions. In short, fates distribution of long straws is wildly capricious.
The reaction of my family and me to our extraordinary good fortune is not guilt, but rather gratitude. Were we to use more than 1% of my claim checks on ourselves, neither our happiness nor our well-being would be enhanced. In contrast, that remaining 99% can have a huge effect on the health and welfare of others. That reality sets an obvious course for me and my family: Keep all we can conceivably need and distribute the rest to society, for its needs. My pledge starts us down that course.