In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.
The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human, as man who created a child and then, by his absence, left the child fatherless and then Godless.
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.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.
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.
Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.
Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
I would roll up pennies to take the subway to work in Times Square. I was broke, but I was happy.
Happy is he who has gained the wealth of divine thoughts, wretched is he whose beliefs about the gods are dark.
There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves - that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness.
I am the baby in the family, and I always will be. I am actually very happy to have that position. But I still get teased. I don't mind that.
We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy.
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.
A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
It was as if all of the happiness, all of the magic of this blissful hour had flowed together into these stirring, bittersweet tones and flowed away, becoming temporal and transitory once more.
Give me something interesting to play and I'm happy.
I know that. I'm having a ball. I'm not slap happy. I'm just filled up with joy and with peace and with all kinds of things that have eluded me for quite a few years. And they're back and they're thriving.
Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.
Wisdom is the most important part of happiness.