The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
You only get one life so you might as well make it a happy one, and that’s why I tend to just jump into things. I’m sort of a fearless idiot that way.
Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It’s not that we seize them, but that they seize us.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.