No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it. Do not look back on happiness or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it.
Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
Happiness. . . That’s nothing more than good health and a poor memory.
Happiness consists more in small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.
The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life.
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that thinks himself the happiest man really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
Avoid greatness; in a cottage there may be more real happiness than kings or their favorites enjoy.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; The wise grows it under his feet.
To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin.
A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.
If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier than other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops.
Be it jewel or toy,
Not the prize gives the joy,
But the striving to win the prize.
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
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.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.