Happiness is not in our circumstances but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are.
The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: If you pursue happiness you’ll never find it.
Giving of yourself, learning to be tolerant, giving recognition and approval to others, remaining flexible enough to mature and learn – yields happiness, harmony, contentment and productivity. These are the qualities of a rich life, the bounteous harvest of getting along with people.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.
If you have nothing else to do, look about you and see if there isn’t something close at hand that you can improve! It may make you wealthy, thought it is more likely that it will make you happy.
Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
May we never let the things we can’t have, or don’t have, or shouldn’t have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we value our happiness let us not forget it, for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have.
Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more.
Those who have easy, cheerful attitudes tend to be happier than those with less pleasant temperaments, regardless of money, ‘making it’, or success.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.