This happiness consisted of nothing else but the harmony of the few things around me with my own existence, a feeling of contentment and well-being that needed no changes and no intensification.
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.
Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.
Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.
I'm very happy at home. I love to just hang out with my daughter, I love to work in my garden. I'm not a gaping hole of need.
Call no man happy until he is dead, but only lucky.
So much is man the slave of his heart that he will shut his eyes to what does not please him and believe all that he hopes.
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
Nor dread nor hope attend a dying animal; a man awaits his end dreading and hoping all.
To be happy in this world, first you need a cell phone and then you need an airplane. Then you're truly wireless.
There is no true love save in suffering, and in this world we have to choose either love, which is suffering, or happiness. Man is the more man - that is, the more divine - the greater his capacity for suffering, or rather, for anguish.
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.
But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
I'm not the type of guy who enjoys one-night stands. It leaves me feeling very empty and cynical. It's not even fun sexually. I need to feel something for the woman and entertain the vain hope that it may lead to a relationship.
I don't need a man to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we'll ever have is the one with ourselves.
That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
Let no man be called happy before his death. Till then, he is not happy, only lucky.
Vadim changed my mind about acting. Vadim was the only man who was certain I had something special to offer.
All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. However, a path without a heart is never enjoyable. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy - it does not make a warrior work at liking it; it makes for a joyful journey; as long as a man follows it, he is one with it.
Happy is the man whom the Muses love: sweet speech flows from his mouth.
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
No man is happy; he is at best fortunate.
A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.