This very moment is a seed from which the flowers of tomorrow’s happiness grow.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
He who sings frightens away his ills.
Miguel de Cervantes
Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back.
We find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.
I am more and more convinced that our happiness depends more on how we meet the events in our lives, than on those events themselves.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved.
The greatest happiness is to transform one’s feelings into actions.
Madame de Stael
No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth.
No medicine cures what happiness cannot.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Action may not always bring happiness; but there’s no happiness without action.
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Happy people plan actions, they don't plan results.
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
Happiness, whether in despotism or democracy, whether in slavery or liberty, can never be found without virtue.
The main thing needed to make men happy is intelligence.
If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.
John F. Kennedy
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
The briefest and simplest definition of happiness is to live for the happiness of others and to see others happy.
Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.