The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions.
The Spiral Gallery may happen, too. It is not dependent on government funding.
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
All happiness depends on courage and work.
I'm very, very concerned about the Bush presidency. I'm worried about the kinds of cuts in domestic programs that mean something to a lot of people, including members of my family, who depend on certain things from the government.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.
Do I consider myself sexy? It all depends on the way I'm feeling. When I'm happy inside, that's when I feel most sexy.
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
We must consider the distinctive characters and the general nature of plants from the point of view of their morphology , their behavior under external conditions, their mode of generation, and the whole course of their life.
The gardener plants trees, not one berry of which he will ever see: and shall not a public man plant laws, institutions, government, in short, under the same conditions?
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
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.
But the US is a democracy, and when a government is voted out, these humanist notions of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness continue.
Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law.
The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
Heart and head are the constituent parts of character; temperament has almost nothing to do with it, and, therefore, character is dependent upon education, and is susceptible of being corrected and improved.