Happiness is like a cat. If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you. It will never come. But if you pay no attention to it and go about your business, you’ll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap. So forget pursuing happiness. Pin your hopes on work, on family, on learning, on knowing, on loving. Forget pursuing happiness, pursue these other things, and with luck happiness will come. 

– William Bennett

If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t like to be thankful for what he’s going to get.

– Frank A. Clark

Grief can take care of itself, but to get full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with. 

– Mark Twain