To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
There is a courage of happiness as well as a courage of sorrow.
All happiness depends on courage and work.
We are never so happy or so unhappy as we think.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.
How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things of life.
The mere sense of living is joy enough.
Happiness lies, first of all, in health.
The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.
We always have enough to be happy if we are enjoying what we do have- and not worrying about what we don't have.
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.