Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.
The goal of a life free of dysphoria is a snare and a delusion. A better goal is of good commerce with the world. Authentic happiness, astonishingly, can occur even in the presence of authentic sadness.
I oscillate between life and death, happiness and sadness, good and evil.
I want to believe that happiness might at least be possible later on in life for people prone to sadness.
When you can be happy in your sadness as you are in your happiness. Then you know the key to life.
Happiness does not exclude sadness - if a person responds to life, he's sometimes happy and sometimes sad. What matters is he responds.
Happiness & Sadness are two contemporary stages in life. A wise man overcomes sadness with his wisdom, and a foolish man faces it with tears.
Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythm of your life. It's the expression in time and movement,in happiness, joy, sadness and envy.
The good life is best construed as a matrix that includes happiness, occasional sadness, a sense of purpose, playfulness, and psychological flexibility, as well autonomy, mastery, and belonging.
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what they have been through.
Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.