- Thornton Wilder
"Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
"Pleasure is the beginning and end of living happily."
"Happiness is the only good and the way to be happy is to make others so."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
"I celebrate myself, and sing myself."
- Walt Whitman
"Happiness is only real when shared."
- Jon Krakauer
"For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Happiness is in your ability to love others."
- Leo Tolstoy
"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
- Marcel Proust
"Remember this, that very little is needed to make a happy life."
- Marcus Aurelius
"True happiness is an acceptance of life as it is given to us, with its diminishment, mystery, uncontrollability, and all."
- Michael Gellert
"So have I loitered my life away, reading books, looking at pictures, going to plays, hearing, thinking, writing on what pleased me best. I have wanted only one thing to make me happy, but wanting that, have wanted everything."
- William Hazlitt