Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
The gift of happiness belongs to those who unwrap it.
Every job has drudgery, whether it is in the home, in the professional school or in the office. The first secret of happiness is the recognition of this fundamental fact.
Those who have given themselves the most concern about the happiness of peoples have made their neighbors very miserable.
Your own happiness increases the more you give your happiness away.
Happiness is a man's greatest achievement; it is the response of his total personality to a productive orientation toward himself and the world outside.
Those who won our independence ... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.
If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once a week; for perhaps the parts of my brain now atrophied would have thus been kept active through use. The loss of these tastes is a loss of happiness, and may possibly be injurious to the intellect, and more probably to the moral character, by enfeebling the emotional part of our nature.
Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.