To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity.
— Samuel Johnson

A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.
Thomas Jefferson felicity quote

Many children, many cares; no children, no felicity.
— Christian Nevell Bovee

Since every man who lives is born to die, and none can boast sincere felicity, with equal mind, what happens, let us bear, nor joy nor grieve too much for things beyond our care.
— John Dryden

It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
— felicity quotation by Miguel de Cervantes