When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things — not the great occasions — that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.
What ever our wandering our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach.
Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it.
I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.
Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
Science and technology are a propellant for building a thriving country, and the happiness of the people and the future of the country hinge on their development.
Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!
Happiness — quotes and aphorisms
We experience happiness as a series of pleasing moments. They come and go like clouds, unpredictable, fleeting, and without responsibility to our desires. Through honest self-work, reflection, and meditation, we begin to string more of these moments together, creating a web-like design of happiness that drapes around our lives.
A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others.
There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.
Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.