For my part, I desire to see the time when education and by its means, morality, sobriety, enterprise and industry shall become much more general than at present, and should be gratified to have it in my power to contribute something to the advancement of any measure which might have a tendency to accelerate the happy period.
It is with your aid, as the people, that I think we shall be able to preserve not the country, for the country will preserve itself, but the institutions of the country those institutions which have made us free, intelligent and happy the most free, the most intelligent, and the happiest people on the globe.
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
Only when a man's life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pronounce him happy.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.
It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.
I was born poor and without religion, under a happy sky, feeling harmony, not hostility, in nature. I began not by feeling torn, but in plenitude.
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.