"For my part, I do not feel that the scheme of future happiness, which ought by rights to be in preparation for me, will be at all interfered with by my not meeting again the man I have in my. mind."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."James Payn on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."James Payn on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."James Payn 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 Payn on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."James Payn on Mahatma Gandhi
"In England, literary pretence is more universal than elsewhere from our method of education."
"How large and varied is the educational bill of fare set before every young gentleman in Great Britain and to judge by the mental stamina it affords him in most cases, what a waste of good food it is!"
"And what holds good of verse holds infinitely better in respect to prose."