Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.
What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.
There are men who are happy without knowing it.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved.
There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.
Having a goal is a state of happiness.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Happiness is the overcoming of not unknown obstacles toward a known goal.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.
Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.
The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
There is more to life than just existing and having a pleasant time.
Happiness is not the end of life; character is.
This is true joy of life-being used for a purpose that is recognized by yourself as a mighty one ... instead of being a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
True happiness ... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.