Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Happiness is an endowment and not an acquisition. It depends more upon temperament and disposition than environment.
I feel it is through prayer, meditation, and dedicated service that world peace can take place. Each individual has to try to make others happy, for it is only through happiness that we can have peace.
Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.
You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.
Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.
It is impossible for a man to be made happy by putting him in a happy place, unless he be first in a happy state.
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times
Happiness doesn't depend on the actual number of blessings we manage to scratch from life, only our attitude towards them.
To me it seems that those who are happy in this world are better and more lovable people than those who are not.
Happiest is he who expects no happiness from others. Love delights and glorifies in giving, not receiving. So learn to love and give, and not to expect anything from others.
If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.
Kindness makes the difference between passion and caring. Kindness is tenderness, kindness is love, perhaps greater than love. kindness is goodwill, kindness says "I want you to be happy." Kindness comes very close to the benevolence of God.
Happiness is an inside job
The happiness of too many days is often destroyed by trying to accomplish too much in one day. We would do well to follow a common rule for our daily lives - DO LESS, AND DO IT BETTER.
People exaggerate both happiness and unhappiness; we are never so fortunate nor so unfortunate as people say we are.
Happiness is not a life without pain, but rather a life in which the pain is traded for a worthy price.
Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!
My own feeling is that human happiness is a very random thing, and bestows itself willy-nilly, and theres not much deserving about the matter.
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
I have sometimes suspected that the only thing that holds no mystery is happiness, because it is its own justification.
But does not happiness come from the soul within?
The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.
I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness?
We know the presence of each passing moment by its activity, but the power and eternity of the moment can only be realized through our choosing to be consciously passive to that presence.
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state. We must be doing something to be happy.
Contentment is accepting the world as an imperfect place.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation
He who depends on himself will attain the greatest happiness.
Happiness is not easily won; it is hard to find it in ourselves, and impossible to find it elsewhere.
All explorers are seeking something they have lost. It is seldom that they find it, and more seldom still that the attainment brings them greater happiness than the quest.
Happiness is a rare plant that seldom takes root on earth-few ever enjoyed it, except for a brief period; the search after it is rarely rewarded by the discovery, but there is an admirable substitute for it. a contented spirit.
Happiness is not so much in having or sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
I hear an almost inaudible but pervasive discontent with the price we pay for our current materialism. And I hear a fluttering of hope that there might be more to life than bread and circuses.
Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.
Happiness or unhappiness is often a matter of choice.
The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible
The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually