If happiness consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow.

– William Lyon Phelps

How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all time the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure. 

– William James

Kissing your hand may make you feel very, very good but a diamond and sapphire bracelet lasts forever. 

– Anta Loos