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I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.
Pride and Prejudice
Nobody minds having what is too good for them.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
I would always rather be happy than dignified.
There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.
The negation of severe suffering was the nearest approach to happiness I expected to know. Besides, I seemed to hold two lives - the life of thought, and that of reality.
The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
Miguel de Cervantes,