America took me into her bosom when there was no longer a country worthy of the name, but in my heart I am German - German in my soul.
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
No matter what you are doing, keep the undercurrent of happiness. Learn to be secretly happy within your heart in spite of all circumstances.
You're damned if you're too thin and you're damned if you're too heavy. According to the press I've been both. Its impossible to satisfy everyone and I suggest we stop trying.
It is hard to contend against one's heart's desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.
Grief and sadness knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger than common joys.
People are never satisfied. If they have a little, they want more. If they have a lot, they want still more. Once they have more, they wish they could be happy with little, but are incapable of making the slightest effort in that direction.
People think I'm trying to make a fashion statement because I never wear a bra. It's really that I'm a tomboy at heart.
For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness.
I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.
Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart.
Before we set our hearts too much on anything, let us examine how happy are those who already possess it.
And it is very moving because one has to see the site not as just another site of development but it is a very special site. It is a site that souls and hearts of all Americans.
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
Happiness and contentment in life reside less in the transient mansions, spa's and international playgrounds of the rich, but more in the permanent residence of the heart and mind.
Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one's self to do without it.
There is something about killing people at close range that is excruciating. It's bound to try a man's soul.
Words, yes, formulating things, creating something from your heart, it is something very necessary, yes.
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.
Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.
Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.