Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.
The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.
A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.
A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe.
And if I can take part in it by transforming my own consciousness, then someone else's, I'm happy to do it.
I think it comes from really liking literary forms. Poetry is very beautiful, but the space on the page can be as affecting as where the text is. Like when Miles Davis doesn't play, it has a poignancy to it.
Let the path be open to talent.
The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.
Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty.
Happy people are ignoramuses and glory is nothing else but success, and to achieve it one only has to be cunning.
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.
All happiness depends on courage and work.
You don't worry about being liked. You have to be yourself.
Do you know what a blessing it is to make movies that make people happy?
Let no man be called happy before his death. Till then, he is not happy, only lucky.
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one - keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, "Thus far and no farther."
Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
We've been in that situation where you're just so happy to be doing what you love to do that you get taken advantage of.
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.