Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?
Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.
The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Happiness ... can exist only in acceptance.
My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate.
Every job has drudgery. ... The first secret of happiness is the recognition of this fundamental fact.
Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
Happiness is experienced when your life gives you what you are willing to accept.
Practice easing your way along. Don't get het up or in a dither. Do your best; take it as it comes. You can handle anything if you think you can. Just keep your cool and your sense of humor.
Happy people plan actions, they don't plan results.
If thou workest at that which is before thee ... expecting nothing, fearing nothing, but satisfied with thy present activity according to Nature, and with heroic truth in every word and sound which thou utterest, thou wilt live happy. And there is no man who is able to prevent this.
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Life begins on the other side of despair.