Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.
Happiness is a state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.
Getting what you go after is success; but liking it while you are getting it is happiness.
A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
Happiness is the ability to recognize it.
Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.
How little has situation to do with happiness!
Happiness lies in the consciousness we have of it.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes real happiness. It is not obtained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
The way to achieve happiness is to have a high standard for yourself and a medium one for everyone else.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Happiness is a tide: it carries you only a little way at a time; but you have covered a vast space before you know that you are moving at all.
The only people who are truly happy are the people we do not know very well.
What is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.