The happiness of one's own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must try to include, as necessary to one's own happiness, the happiness of others.
Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.
One mustn't ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.
You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves.
Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one: keep from telling their happinesses to the unhappy.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.
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.
There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
Off with you! You're a happy fellow, for you'll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that!
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
And if I can take part in it by transforming my own consciousness, then someone else's, I'm happy to do it.
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
I do not understand what the man who is happy wants in order to be happier.
Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one's self to do without it.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.