The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married and the married wish to be dead.
Many exceedingly rich men are unhappy, but many middling circumstances are fortunate.
Happiness and contentment in life reside less in the transient mansions, spa's and international playgrounds of the rich, but more in the permanent residence of the heart and mind.
Guido clung to this thought like a drowning man clutching at a straw. He was rich and famous now, he told himself, and wasn't that what he'd always dreamed of?
Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.
I will never forget my beautiful days with you in Shanklin, they are certainly the most pleasant ones of my life. Look, I have tears in my eyes just to think about it. I am furious to be here, it is the end of happiness for a whole year.
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.
I am beautiful, famous and gorgeous.
Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
You cannot be happy with your family while being personally unhappy with your work. It's a Catch-22 kind of thing.
I don't see myself as beautiful, because I can see a lot of flaws. People have really odd opinions. They tell me I'm skinny, as if that's supposed to make me happy.
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one - keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business, the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness.
They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one: keep from telling their happinesses to the unhappy.
All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
Whatever is beautiful is beautiful by necessity.
What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.