"Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Jean de la Bruyere on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Jean de la Bruyere on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Jean de la Bruyere 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."Jean de la Bruyere on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Jean de la Bruyere on Mahatma Gandhi
"They that have lived a single day have lived an age."
"All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone."
"All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone."
"We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together."
"At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone."