For me, however, that beloved, glowing little word happiness has become associated with everything I have felt since childhood upon hearing the sound of the word itself.
Artists like Bach and Beethoven erected churches and temples on the heights. I only wanted... to build dwellings for men in which they might feel happy and at home.
Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.
Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter.
Richard Wagner, a musician who wrote music which is better than it sounds.
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.
He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin.
Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
I'm happy for people who want to get married. It's not my thing.
And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin.
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.
Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.
I loved music, and in my ninth year at MIT, I decided to buy a hi-fi set. I figured that all I needed to do was look at the specifications. So I bought what looked like the best one, turned it on, and turned it off in five minutes, the sound was so poor.
Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
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.