“It is an aspect of all happiness to suppose that we deserve it.” — Joseph Joubert
“A reasonable man needs only to practice moderation to find happiness.” — Johann von Goethe
“To forget oneself is to be happy.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
“Happiness is a resultant of the relative strengths of positive and negative feelings rather than an absolute amount of one or the other.” — Norman Bradburn
“The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditations on the past.” — Andre Maurois
“Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.” — Bertrand Russell
“Happy is the man who can do only one thing; in doing it, he fulfills his destiny.” — Joseph Joubert
“And may I live the remainder of my life … for myself; may there be plenty of books and many years’ store of the fruits of the earth!” — Horace
“Behold, we count them happy which endure.” — Jas. 5:11
“The will of man is his happiness.” — J.C.F. von Schiller
“Happiness to a dog is what lies on the other side of the door.” — Charlton Ogburn, Jr.
“The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.” — Victor Hugo
“The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence, but in the mastery, of his passions.” — Alfred, Lord Tennyson
“It is comparison that makes men happy or miserable.” — Anon.
“Let him that would be happy for a day, go to the barber; for a week, marry a wife; for a month, buy him a new horse; for a year, build him a new house; for all his lifetime, be an honest man.” — Anon.
“Who will present pleasure refrain, shall in time to come the more pleasure obtain.” — Anon.
“No man can be merry unless he is serious.” — G.K. Chesterton
“A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live.” — Bertrand Russell
“To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.” — Frederic Amiel
“Happiness has many roots, but none more important than security.” — E.R. Stettinius, Jr.
“It is in virtue that happiness consists, for virtue is the state of mind which tends to make the whole of life harmonious.” — Zeno
“Happy [is] the man who has learned the cause of things and has put under his feet all fear, inexorable fate, and the noisy strife of the hell of greed.” — Virgil
“The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish.” — Robert Henri
“Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe. No path is wholly rough.” — Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“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.” — Charles Kingsley
“What we call happiness is what we do not know.” — Anatole France
“For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance.” — Mignon McLaughlin
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” — The Dalai Lama
“It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness.” — Thomas Jefferson
“The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash. — Anon.
“Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.” — Dennis Wholey
“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” — John Gunther
“Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul, but his life.” — G.K. Chesterton
“To be happy means to be free, not from pain or fear, but from care or anxiety.” — W.H. Auden