Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.
When you think about it, giving up yourrealpersonality is a small price to pay for the richness ofliving happily ever afterwith an actual man!
Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.
Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
Those who won our independence ... believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
The persons on whom I have bestowed my dearest love, lie deep in their graves; but, although the happiness and delight of my life lie buried there too, I have not made a coffin of my heart, and sealed it up, for ever, on my best affections. Deep affliction has but strengthened and refined them.
Action may not always bring happiness ... but there is no happiness without action.
The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.
He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support, and opens the way to wealth, honor, and happiness.
To run this business ... you need ... optimism, humanism, enthusiasm, intuition, curiosity, love, humour, magic and fun, and that secret ingredient - euphoria.
Happiness ... lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits.
I count myself in nothing else so happy
As in a soul remembering my good friends.
Oh! how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
The happy man is not he who seems thus to others, but who seems thus to himself.
Bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.