The truth is that relative income is not directly related to happiness. Nonpartisan social-survey data clearly show that the big driver of happiness is earned success: a person's belief that he has created value in his life or the life of others.
By : Arthur C. Brooks
Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.
By : J. Donald Walters
Think of all the really successful men and women you know. Do you know a single one who didn't learn very young the trick of calling attention to himself in the right quarters?
By : Storm Jameson
Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts.
By : Walker Evans
There are about a dozen of these gardens, more or less extensive, according to the business or wealth of the proprietor
By : Robert Fortune
The local communities, through their leaders, were able to build a communications network that allowed my work here to reflect the needs and interests of the people within the 9th Congressional District. It's been an honor to do that and we did so successfully.
By : Nick Lampson
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!
By : William Hazlitt
I just went into this business for laughs. I guess I don't mind being an actor so much now.
By : Chevy Chase
Senator Helms might very well do that. I would point out to him that we in the art world are not necessarily in the business of making controversial art.
By : Jane Alexander