Happiness is excitement that has
found a settling down place. But there is always a little
corner that keeps flapping around.
Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you
might as well be happy.
Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably
a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be
glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from
life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying
about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own
brand of unhappiness.
Those who can laugh without cause have either
found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark
Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does
not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he
would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for
What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd
realized it sooner.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you
didn't know you left open.
"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then
he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was
a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you
began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he
didn't know what it was called.
People take different roads seeking fulfillment
and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't
mean they've gotten lost.
H. Jackson Browne
It's pretty hard to tell what does bring
happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed.
McKinney "Kin" Hubbard
Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other.
When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the
Often people attempt to live their lives
backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in
order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier.
The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be
who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to
have what you want.
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so
lives as to make happiness impossible.
There are two things to aim at in life: first, to
get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the
wisest of mankind achieve the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
This is my "depressed stance." When you're
depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The
worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head
high because then you'll start to feel better. If you're
going to get any joy out of being depressed, you've got to
stand like this.
Pleasure is spread through the earth
In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.