We must dare to be happy, and dare to confess it, regarding ourselves always as the depositories, not as the authors of our own joy.
– Henri Frédéric Amiel
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 it.
– Fyodor Dostoevsky
The idea that happiness could have a share in beauty would be too much of a good thing.
– Walter Benjamin
“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.”
― Robertson Davies
All I want to do is put the spark in your eye, make you smile, make you go that extra mile.
“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
“If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world.”
– Joseph Addison
“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.”
– Marcel Pagnol
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
– Herman Cain
“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
– Robert A. Heinlein