If frugality were established in the state, if our expenses were laid out rather in the necessaries than the superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants, and even fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness.
Happiness isn't something you experience, it's something you remember.
Always being truthful is a source of happiness. Being honest with our neighbors is a source of happiness.
Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.
Spiritual power is a force which history clearly teaches has been the greatest force in the development of men. Ye. we have been merely playing with it and never have really studied it as we have the physical forces. Some day people will learn that material things do not bring happiness, and are of little use in making people creative and powerful. Then the scientists of the world will turn their laboratories over to the study of spiritual forces which have hardly been scratched.
Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.
I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy, then you are denying the happiness of the here and now.
It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness.
Happiness is a way station between too much and too little.
Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.