|No one can be happy in eternal solitude.
||The Tenant of Wildfell Hall|
|Cheerfulness and content are great beautifiers, and are famous preservers of youthful looks, depend upon it.
|It is a poor heart that never rejoices.
|"He has the power to render us happy or unhappy; to make our service light or burdensome; a pleasure or a toil. Say that his power lies in words and looks; in things so slight and insignificant that it is impossible to add and count 'em up: what then? The happiness he gives, is quite as great as if it cost a fortune."
||A Christmas Carol|
|To me it seems that those who are happy in this world are better and more lovable people than those who are not.
||The Way of All Flesh|
|"Action may not always be happiness," said the general; "but there is no happiness without action."
|No mockery in this world ever sounds to me so hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness. What does such advice mean? Happiness is not a potato.
|A well proportioned mind is one which shows no particular bias; one of which we may safely say that it will never cause its owner to be confined as a madman, tortured as a heretic, or crucified as a blasphemer. Also, on the other hand, that it will never cause him to be applauded as a prophet, revered as a priest, or exalted as a king. Its usual blessings are happiness and mediocrity.
||Return of the Native|
|And in being forced to class herself among the fortunate she did not cease to wonder at the persistence of the unforeseen, when the one to whom such unbroken tranquility had been accorded in the adult stage was she whose youth had seemed to teach that happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.
||The Mayor of Casterbridge|
|"Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby!"
||George Bernard Shaw