It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
Agnes Repplier quotes
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
Henri Matisse quotes
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 quotes
Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.
Jane Austen quotes
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality.
Samuel Johnson quotes
I certainly wasn't happy. Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it. What I was given was the thing you can't earn, and can't keep, and often don't even recognize at the time; I mean joy.
Ursula K. LeGuin quotes
Sorrow comes to all...Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You cannot now realize that you will ever feel better and yet you are sure to be happy again.
Abraham Lincoln quotes
It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very much about our own pleasures. We can only have the highest happiness such as goes along with being a great man, by having wide thoughts and much feeling for the rest of the world as well as ourselves.
George Eliot quotes
I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn't one I'll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it's worth it.
Elizabeth Wurtzel quotes