How unbearable at times are people who are happy, people for whom everything works out.
It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a boy's mind from effort.
Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Similarly, many a young man, hearing for the first time of the refraction of stellar light, has thought that doubt was cast on the whole of astronomy, whereas nothing is required but an easily effected and unimportant correction to put everything right again.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
The one thing I regret was that my work required an enormous amount of my time, and a lot of travel.
I've realized that being happy is a choice. You never want to rub anybody the wrong way or not be fun to be around, but you have to be happy. When I get logical and I don't trust my instincts - Thats when I get in trouble.
Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought.
I would roll up pennies to take the subway to work in Times Square. I was broke, but I was happy.
You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
The Director of the Laboratory, George Reynolds, was most supportive of my efforts to work independently. There followed for ten years a glorious time for research.
To be stupid and selfish and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless.
All great achievements require time.
Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, and spiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions that underlie our lifestyles.
Every true man is a cause, a country, and an age; requires infinite spaces and numbers and time fully to accomplish his design.
Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
Galileo was no idiot. Only an idiot could believe that science requires martyrdom - that may be necessary in religion, but in time a scientific result will establish itself.
Nevertheless, whether in occurrences lasting days, hours or mere minutes at a time, I have experienced happiness often, and have had brief encounters with it in my later years, even in old age.
When I was doing Arenas dying of Aids, I watched Philadelphia 13 or 14 times, because I thought Tom Hanks was making good choices.
Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
I felt for a long time that this is what I want to do so I'm happy at this point to just take my time and work on projects that I feel strongly about, and the rest of the time just live my life.
Work is the order of the day, just as it was at one time, with our first starts and our best efforts. Do you remember? Therein lies its delight. It brings back the forgotten; one's stores of energy, seemingly exhausted, come back to life.
There is no greater sorrow than to be mindful of the happy time in misery.
Making love in the morning got me through morning sickness. I found I could be happy and throw up at the same time.