"Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Jane Porter on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Jane Porter on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Jane Porter 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."Jane Porter on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Jane Porter on Mahatma Gandhi
"Imparting knowledge is only lighting other men's candles at our lamp without depriving ourselves of any flame."
"Dr. Johnson has said that the chief glory of a country arises from its authors. But then that is only as they are oracles of wisdom unless they teach virtue, they are more worthy of a halter than of the laurel."