Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.
Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin.
Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world.
My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.
Wisdom is the most important part of happiness.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
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.
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.
Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard's rustling, a breath, a flash, a moment - a little makes the way of the best happiness.
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one - keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.
Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life.
Join with those who sing songs, tell stories, enjoy life... because happiness is contagious. Join those who walk with their heads high even when they have tears in their eyes. Avoid those who... have never shed a tear.
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.