"Some of you read with me 40 years ago a portion of Aristotle's Ethics, a selection of passages that describe his idea of happiness. You may not remember too well."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Charles Van Doren on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Charles Van Doren on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Charles Van Doren 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."Charles Van Doren on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Charles Van Doren on Mahatma Gandhi
"The last part, the part you're now approaching, was for Aristotle the most important for happiness."