"Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Benjamin Spock on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Benjamin Spock on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Benjamin Spock on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Benjamin Spock on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Benjamin Spock on Mahatma Gandhi
"There are only two things a child will share willingly communicable diseases and its mother's age."
"Every child senses, with all the horse sense that's in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be."
"What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all."
"All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent. After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly a parent reliving childhood."
"I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse."