The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
You say that my way of thinking cannot be tolerated? What of it? The man who alters his way of thinking to suit others is a fool. My way of thinking is the result of my reflections. It is part of my inner being, the way I am made. I do not contradict them, and would not even if I wished to. For my system, which you disapprove of, is also my greatest comfort in life, the source of all my happiness, it means more to me than my life itself.
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.
The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
M. Scott Peck
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.