"Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed."
"Happiness is a state of activity."
"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking."
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action."
"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”
“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence”
“We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”
“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”
“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.”