A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Your success and happiness lies in you.
Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.
Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations.
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
If you want to be happy, be.
Life is about making your own happiness -- and living by your own rules.
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Happiness is a habit -- cultivate it.
Happiness doesn't care how you get there.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
We are all happy if we but knew it.
Happiness and love are just a choice away.
Happiness is a choice. Choose to be happy.
Happiness is a decision.
You are the key to happiness.
Inner bliss is ultimate happiness.
Find joy in the ordinary.
Happiness is wanting what you have.
Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth... Happiness comes from giving, not getting.
If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also.
To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.
Sometimes you have to let everything go -- purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything -- whatever is bringing you down -- get rid of it. Because you will find that when you are free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
You will never be happier than you expect. To change your happiness, change your expectation.
Be happy, and a reason will come along.
Nothing real stands between you and your happiness, only illusion and confusion.
Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.
Learn to be happy in any and all circumstances, whether you're experiencing pleasure or pain, whether there's loss or gain, whether the world loves you or hates you. Learn to be happy.
You are in charge of your own happiness; you don't need to wait for other people's permission to be happy.
Stop giving other people the power to control your happiness, your mind, and your life. If you don't take control of yourself and your own life, someone else is bound to try.
Sometimes life knocks you on your ass... get up, get up, get up! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.
If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.
Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.
Happiness is a choice and a skill and you can dedicate yourself to learning that skill and making that choice.
If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us.
The constant happiness is curiosity.
In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom.
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.
Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.
Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.
Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
Happiness is a function of accepting what is.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
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.
Happiness is a form of courage.
We can't control the world. We can only (barely) control our own reactions to it. Happiness is largely a choice, not a right or entitlement.
Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.
People should find happiness in the little things, like family.
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
As women, we're nurturers by nature. We want to make sure everyone is happy. That's a good thing, but we also have to put ourselves on that happiness list.
One thing I didn't understand in life was that I had $100,000,000 in the bank and I couldn't buy happiness. I had everything: mansions, yachts, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, but I was depressed. I didn't know where I fitted in. But then I found family and friends and I learned the value of life.
I don't have the recipe for happiness, but I think the engine is simply having the desire.
Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There's going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether you let it affect you or not.
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.
Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness.
It is possible to live happily in the here and the now. So many conditions of happiness are available -- more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don't have to run into the future in order to get more.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Happiness just doesn't happen. You have to force yourself.
I believe happiness is a choice. Some days it is a very difficult choice.
Happiness is a direction, not a place.
Working 14 hours a day until you're 55 and missing your kids growing up is not what I would consider a recipe for happiness.
The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.
When 'happiness' eludes us -- as, eventually, it always will -- we have the invitation to examine our programmed responses and to exercise our power to choose again.
Our principles are the springs of our actions. Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery. Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles.
Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.
Happiness is a mysterious concept. It seems to work best as futurity: at that point I will be happy, et cetera. I feel like I experience small pieces of joy day to day.
You've got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world's most powerful -- and neglected -- secret to success and happiness.
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depend upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.
Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything.
I don't want to get hung up on what 'people,' that nebulous mass, think about me. That's the way to unhappiness, I think.
Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful.
Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.
Happiness comes from the full understanding of your own being.
Whenever you choose power over love, you will never find true happiness.
An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.
I discovered that joy is not the negation of pain, but rather acknowledging the presence of pain and feeling happiness in spite of it.
What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.
Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.
You know, as I get older, personal happiness is all about love. It's all about love. You know, how I'm loved and how I love my family and my husband. That to me is happiness, when I feel like I am loved and I have a place to love deeply. That to me is happiness.
You can be happy where you are.
Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you're doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.
Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.
It's part of life to have obstacles. It's about overcoming obstacles; that's the key to happiness.
Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
I think the happiness we find, we make.
Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
Happiness, contentment, the health and growth of the soul, depend, as men have proved over and over again, upon some simple issue, some single turning of the soul.
Happiness lies first of all in health.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
You find happiness where you find it.