Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it
It is not how much we have in our life, but how much we enjoy in our life, that makes us happiness
Now and then its good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy
What happiness is there which is not purchased with more or less pain
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
An empty bag cannot stand upright.
Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them. The extraordinary will take care of itself.
Money can't buy happiness, but it can by ice cream, which is pretty much the same thing.
"I believe that happiness is not a condition to be discussed in the past tense-- the way you felt as a child, or how things were last summer or last week or even yesterday. or can happiness truly be spoken of in the future tense-- the way you'll feel when spring comes, or when you're finally on vacation, or when your status changes for the better. Happiness is a present condition, and can only fully exist if today is your best day so far. Just as surely as it is possible for you to be happy, so is it possible for every day to be your best day so far."