If we would keep filling our minds with the picture of happy things ahead, many worries and anxieties, and perhaps ill health, would naturally melt away.... Always expect the best. Then if you have to hurdle a few tough problems, you will have generated the strength and courage to do so.
Happy is the man who has acquired the love of walking for its own sake!
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Laziness is the one common deficiency in mankind that blocks the establishment of a perfect world in which everyone leads a happy life.
The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open
My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.
I love dogs. They live in the moment and don't care about anything except affection and food. They're loyal and happy. Humans are just too damn complicated.
A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.
Acting is happy agony.
It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we'd given customers what they said they wanted, we'd have built a computer they'd have been happy with a year after we spoke to them - not something they'd want now.
Vietnam was what we had instead of happy childhoods.
Delight in meditation and solitude. Compose yourself, be happy. You are a seeker.
The happy childhood is hardly worth your while.
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy
Sorrow comes to all...Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You cannot now realize that you will ever feel better and yet you are sure to be happy again.
Traveling makes a man wiser, but less happy.
A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood.
I settled at Cold Mountain long ago,
Already it seems like years and years.
Freely drifting, I prowl the woods and streams
And linger watching things themselves.
Men don't get this far into the mountains,
White clouds gather and billow.
Thin grass does for a mattress,
The blue sky makes a good quilt.
Happy with a stone under head,
Let heaven and earth go about their changes.
"Our dead never forget this beautiful world that gave them being. They still love its verdant valleys, its murmuring rivers, its magnificent mountains, sequestered vales and verdant lined lakes and bays, and ever yearn in tender fond affection over the lonely hearted living, and often return from the happy hunting ground to visit, guide, console, and comfort them."
To happy convents, bosomed deep in vines, Where slumber abbots, purple as their wines.
When men drink, then they are rich and successful and win lawsuits and are happy and help their friends. Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
We hear of the conversion of water into wine at the marriage in Cana as of a miracle. But this conversion is, through the goodness of God, made every day before our eyes. Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, and which incorporates itself with the grapes, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.
We are never so happy nor so unhappy as we imagine.