"If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Bertrand Russell on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Bertrand Russell on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Bertrand Russell 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."Bertrand Russell on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Bertrand Russell on Mahatma Gandhi
"To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it."
"It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion."
"Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age."
"Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself."
"Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change."