"When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Thornton Wilder on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Thornton Wilder on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Thornton Wilder 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."Thornton Wilder on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Thornton Wilder on Mahatma Gandhi
"The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose."
"But there comes a moment in everybody's life when he must decide whether he'll live among the human beings or not - a fool among fools or a fool alone."
"It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness."
"The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much."
"We do not choose the day of our birth nor may we choose the day of our death, yet choice is the sovereign faculty of the mind."