No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
I don't think it's that hard [to lead a Christian life]. To me it's fun. We have joy and happiness.
Forget happiness. You were called to a throne. How will you prepare for it? That is the question of virtue, Christian style.
All sober inquirers after truth, ancient and modern, pagan and Christian, have declared that the happiness of man, as well as his dignity, consists in virtue.
The Christian man must aim at that complete obedience to God in which life finds its highest happiness, its greatest good, its perfect consummation, its peace.
Even the darkest moments of the liturgy are filled with joy, and Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the lenten fast, is a day of happiness, a Christian feast.
The true Christian is in all countries a pilgrim and a stranger.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.