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.
It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
The will of man is his happiness.
I want as many people as possible to hear my music. I'm happy to entertain people by being a star.
One mustn't ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.
There is no greater sorrow than to recall a happy time in the midst of wretchedness.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Religion is just like an oasis; the desert is vast, and sometimes in tiny parts of the desert an oasis appears. And while it lasts, seek it, and while it is there, drink of it - and it is very very rare.
My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind - intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect.
When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.
Understand this law and you will then know, beyond room for the slightest doubt, that you are constantly punishing yourself for every wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act of constructive conduct in which you indulge.
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 discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.
Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.
The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.
I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment.