"Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."James F. Cooper on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."James F. Cooper on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."James F. Cooper 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."James F. Cooper on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."James F. Cooper on Mahatma Gandhi
"All that a good government aims at... is to add no unnecessary and artificial aid to the force of its own unavoidable consequences, and to abstain from fortifying and accumulating social inequality as a means of increasing political inequalities."