All men seek one goal : success or happiness. The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society. First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal-a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end. ~ Aristotle
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. ~ Aristotle
...happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it... ~ Aristotle
May not we then confidently pronouce that man happy who realizes complete goodness in action, and is adequately furnished with external goods? Or should we add, that he must also be destined to go on living not for any casual period but throughout a complete lifetime in the same manner, and to die accordingly, because the future is hidden from us, and we conceive happiness as an end, something utterly and absolutely final and complete? If this is so, we shall pronounce those of the living who possess and are destined to go on possessing the good things we have specified to be supremely blessed, though on the human scale of bliss. ~ Aristotle
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. ~ Dalai Lama
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
~ Dalai Lama
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
~ Abraham Lincoln
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. ~ Martha Washington
Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
~ Ayn Rand
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. ~ Thomas Jefferson
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
~ Benjamin Franklin
True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
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.
~ Marcus Aurelius
Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. ~ George Sand
A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.
~ John Locke
We must meditate on what brings happiness, since when it has, it has everything, and when he misses, we do everything to have it
Being happy is knowing how to be content with little ~ Epicurus
We cannot live pleasantly without living wisely and nobly and righteously ~ Epicurus
Human happiness seems to consist in three ingredients action, pleasure and indolence. And though these ingredients ought to be mixed in different proportions, according to the disposition of the person, yet no one ingredient can be entirely wanting without destroying in some measure the relish of the whole composition. composition.
~ David Hume
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
~ Adam Smith