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Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature.
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.
There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.
Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity.
Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
If you want to be happy, be.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity.
If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved.
Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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