"Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Nathaniel Hawthorne on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Nathaniel Hawthorne 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."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Mahatma Gandhi
"Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers."
"Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature."
"We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream it may be so the moment after death."
"The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing second, the gratification of one's family and friends and lastly, the solid cash."
"Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them."