"I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances."
- Martha Washington
"People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
- Abraham Lincoln
"Happiness is inward and not outward; and so it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are."
- Henry van Dyke
"Life need not be easy to be joyful. Joy is not the absence of trouble but the presence of Christ."
- Elton Trueblood
"Be cheerful always. There is no path but will be easier traveled, no load but will be lighter, no shadow on the heart and brain but will lift sooner for a person of determined cheerfulness."
- A.A. Willitts
"It is not how much we have but how much we enjoy that makes happiness."
- Charles Spurgeon
"There is much satisfaction in work well done; praise is sweet; but there can be no happiness equal to the joy of finding a heart that understands."
- Victor Robinsoll
All the good achieved in any life remains permanently with the soul. A soul can never undo the good it has done. The law of grace states that karma is the lack of living up to that which you know you should do. As you would be forgiven, so forgive in others.
- from Edgar Cayce
"The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised."
- Norman Vincent Peale
"Live one day without any unhealthy thoughts. It may be very difficult, but try another day until it becomes habitual, and life will move in the direction of becoming healthy, vital and alive."
- Ruth Stafford Peale
"To be without some of the things you want is an indispensible part of happiness."
- Bertrand Russell
"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts."
- Marcus Aurelius