"Alas! if the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur will as soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Laurence Sterne on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Laurence Sterne on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Laurence Sterne 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."Laurence Sterne on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Laurence Sterne on Mahatma Gandhi
"I once asked a hermit in Italy how he could venture to live alone, in a single cottage, on the top of a mountain, a mile from any habitation? He replied, that Providence was his next-door neighbor."
"Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas."
"So much of motion, is so much of life, and so much of joy, and to stand still, or get on but slowly, is death and the devil."
"People who overly take care of their health are like misers. They hoard up a treasure which they never enjoy."
"People who are always taking care of their health are like misers, who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy."