Favorite Selections from ToInspire.com

I must accept life unconditionally. Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don't set any condition. - Margaret Lee Runbeck

Happiness is not in our circumstances but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are. - John B. Sheerin

Most true happiness comes from one's inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. Admittedly, a good inner life is difficult to achieve, especially in these trying times. It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline. - William L Shirer

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: If you pursue happiness you'll never find it. - C.P. Snow

Happiness is more a state of health than of wealth. - Frank Tyger

Doubly rich is the man still boyish enough to play, laugh and sing as he carries and emanates sunshine along a friendly road. - Charles R. Wiers

Giving of yourself, learning to be tolerant, giving recognition and approval to others, remaining flexible enough to mature and learn - yields happiness, harmony, contentment and productivity. These are the qualities of a rich life, the bounteous harvest of getting along with people. - Jack C Yewell

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for. - Joseph Addison

There is work that is work and there is play that is play; there is play that is work and work that is play. And in only one of these lies happiness. - Gelett Burgess

An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves. - Lydia M. Child

There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: He that thinks himself the happiest man really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool. - Charles Caleb Colton

Making an issue of little things is one of the surest ways to spoil happiness. One's personal pride is felt to be vitally injured by surrender, but there is no quality of human nature so nearly royal as the ability to yield gracefully. It shows small confidence in one's own nature to fear that compromise lessens self-control. To consider constantly the comfort and happiness of another is not a sign of weakness but of strength. - Charles Conrad

Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it; seek for duty, and happiness will follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine. - Tyron Edwards

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

May we never let the things we can't have, or don't have, or shouldn't have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we value our happiness let us not forget it, for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have - Richard L. Evans

Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so. - Robert G. Ingersoll

Happiness is not something you experience, it's something you remember. - Oscar Levant

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. - Thomas Jefferson

All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin. - Lord Byron

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. - Buddha

Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life. - Burton Hills

When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy. - Samuel Goldwyn

Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by. - Carl Sandburg

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. - Mahatma Gandhi

If you have nothing else to do, look about you and see if there isn't something close at hand that you can improve! It may make you wealthy, though it is more likely that it will make you happy. - George Matthew Adams

Be happy. It's one way of being wise. - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The secret to life is finding joy in ordinary things. I'm interested in happiness. - Ruth Reichl

The only way to be truly happy is to make others happy. - William Carlos Williams