Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
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.
Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class.
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
Silence. All human unhappiness comes from not knowing how to stay quietly in a room.
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.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy.
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.
Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.
The right to happiness is fundamental.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.