Human happiness seems to consist in three ingredients: action, pleasure and indolence.
– David Hume (1711-1776) Scottish philosopher, economist and historian.
A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.
– Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.
If frugality were established in the state, and if our expenses were laid out to meet needs rather than superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants, and even fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness.
– Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) Irish writer, poet, and physician.
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a person and life they lead.
– Albert Camus (1913-1960) French novelist