The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness
My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.
A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.
The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
Never have I thought that I was the happy possessor of a "talent"; my sole concern has been to save myself by work and faith.
Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today's Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.
Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love for reading
Just like other illnesses, depression can be treated so that people can live happy, active lives.
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know; the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.
It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
A happy home is one in which each spouse grants the possibility that the other may be right, though neither believes it
I have been very happy with my homes, but homes really are no more than the people who live in them.
Morality is not really the doctrine of how to make ourselves happy but of how we are to be worthy of happiness
People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
One thing I know; the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
People with a scarcity mentality tend to see everything in terms of win-lose. There is only so much; and if someone else has it, that means there will be less for me. The more principle-centered we become, the more we develop an abundance mentality, the more we
are genuinely happy for the successes, well-being, achievements, recognition, and good fortune of other people. We believe their success adds to...rather than detracts from...our lives.î
If (the) empire of superstition and hypocrisy should be overthrown, happy indeed will it be for the world; but if all religion and morality should be overthrown with it, what advantages will be gained? The doctrine of human equality is founded entire
He who is born with a silver spoon in his mouth is generally considered a fortunate person, but his good fortune is small compared to that of the happy mortal who enters this world with a passion for flowers in his soul.
In light of knowledge attained, the happy achievement seems almost a matter of course, and any intelligent student can grasp it without too much trouble. But the years of anxious searching in the dark, with their intense longing, their alterations of confidence and exhaustion and the final emergence into the light -- only those who have experienced it can understand it
The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our ambitions to our capacities, we will then be a happy and a virtuous people