"The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Thomas Carlyle on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Thomas Carlyle on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Thomas Carlyle 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 Carlyle on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Thomas Carlyle on Mahatma Gandhi
"Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us."
"It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five."
"None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone."
"Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone."
"Work alone is noble."