Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.
By : William Cowper
The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.
By : Nathaniel Hawthorne
The only joy I had was writing what was. That book was. It no longer amuses me to be all the things I was when I wrote that. But it is my story as I was then.
By : Mary MacLane
It really came down to deciding between baseball and soccer. Soccer won out because I enjoyed it more.
By : Brian McBride
If you clean it up, get analytical, all the subtle joy and emotion you felt in the first place goes flying out the window.
By : Andrew Wyeth
If I have to apply five turns to the screw each day for the happiness of Argentina, I will do it.
By : Evita Peron
I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about.
By : Taylor Swift
Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalised.
By : Gilbert K. Chesterton
Slavery is no more sinful, by the Christian code, than it is sinful to wear a whole coat, while another is in tatters, to eat a better meal than a neighbor, or otherwise to enjoy ease and plenty, while our fellow creatures are suffering and in want.
By : James F. Cooper
To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.
By : Jane Austen
I've always associated the moment of writing with a moment of lift, of joy, of unexpected reward.
By : Seamus Heaney