Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
When ambition ends, happiness begins.
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
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.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one - keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.
To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something, while to secure it in this world we must do something.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.
The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us.
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
Henry Ward Beecher
There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.
Marquis de Sade
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
Never mind your happiness; do your duty.
True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.
Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.
Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
To be able to throw one's self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman's smile - that is happiness.
Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
If you want to be happy, be.
You can be happy where you are.
Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
Henry Van Dyke
A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.
Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
To forget oneself is to be happy.
Robert Louis Stevenson