"For Mythology is the handmaid of literature and literature is one of the best allies of virtue and promoters of happiness."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Thomas Bulfinch on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Thomas Bulfinch on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Thomas Bulfinch 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."Thomas Bulfinch on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Thomas Bulfinch on Mahatma Gandhi
"Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated."
"If no other knowledge deserves to be called useful but that which helps to enlarge our possessions or to raise our station in society, then Mythology has no claim to the appellation."
"Thus we hope to teach mythology not as a study, but as a relaxation from study to give our work the charm of a story-book, yet by means of it to impart a knowledge of an important branch of education."