"It is not true that suffering ennobles the character happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."W. Somerset Maugham on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."W. Somerset Maugham on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."W. Somerset Maugham 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."W. Somerset Maugham on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."W. Somerset Maugham on Mahatma Gandhi
"Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth."
"What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories."
"Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long."
"The world in general doesn't know what to make of originality it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger."
"We are not the same persons this year as last nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person."