"Learn to be calm and you will always be happy"
"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances"
"If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time"
"Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy"
"I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be "happy." I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter and to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all"
Leo C. Rosten
"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion"
"Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible"
"Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead"