Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.— Benjamin Franklin
Superior Happy Disposition quotations
He who is of a calm and happy nature, will hardly feel the pressure of age
I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.
I am still determined to be cheerful and to be happy in whatever situation I may be, for I have also learnt from experianence that the greater part of our happiness or misary depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances; we carry the seeds of the one, or the other about with us, in our minds, wherever we go.
Most true happiness comes from one's inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. Admittedly, a good inner life is difficult to achieve, especially in these trying times. It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline.
The measure of mental health is the disposition to find good everywhere.
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.
I am still determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may be.
You cannot be healthy; you cannot be happy; you cannot be prosperous; if you have a bad disposition.
Human happiness seems to consist in three ingredients;
action, pleasure and indolence. And though these ingredients ought to be mixed in different proportions, according to the disposition of the person, yet no one ingredient can be entirely wanting without destroying in some measure the relish of the whole composition. composition.
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.
A good disposition is a virtue in itself, and it is lasting;
the burden of the years cannot depress it, and love that is founded on it endures to the end.
Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.
There are seeds of happiness in every soul.
Our mental attitude and dispositions constitute the environment in which these seeds germinate. There is as much need for sunshine in our heart as for sunshine in the world. Today, as perhaps never before, mankind needs encouragement and cheer.
There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors... But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity.
There are seeds of happiness planted in every human soul.
Our mental attitude and disposition constitute the environment in which these seeds may germinate.
A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune.
There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors. But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity.
Most true happiness comes from one's inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul.
If a civil word or two will render a man happy, he must be a wretch indeed who will not give them to him. Such a disposition is like lighting another man's candle by one's own, which loses none of its brilliancy by what the other gains.
The Constitution of America only guarantees pursuit of happiness-you have to catch up with it yourself. Fortunately, happiness is something that depends not on position but on disposition, and life is what you make it.
Happiness is less regulated by external circumstances than inward enjoyment.
Whoever is happy in the satisfaction of himself feels imperturbable felicity; but he, who trusts entirely to the world for the disposition of his peace, must inevitably participate [in] many privations and disappointments.
Two famous happy warriors - Reagan and his political soulmate, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher - knew they were fighting their own ideological and external wars. But they did so with the sunny dispositions and positive outlooks of those who knew they were on the right side of history.
I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
However benevolent may be the intentions of Providence, they do not always advance the happiness of the individual. Providence has always higher ends in view, and works in a pre-eminent degree on the inner feelings and disposition.
Happiness is an endowment and not an acquisition.
It depends more upon temperament and disposition than environment.
There's nothing particularly dark in my past.
.. I live in the light. My disposition is basically happy. I have a good life.
People of superior refinement and of active disposition identify happiness with honour; for this is roughly speaking, the end of political life.
A happy disposition is largely a disposition to make others happy.
One life permeates all things, and there is no corner of the cosmos too remote to feel its heart throb.
You owe others a happy disposition
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.
If you were to give me forty such men, I never could be so happy as you.
Till I have your disposition, your goodness, I never can have your happiness. No, no, let me shift for myself; and, perhaps, if I have very good luck, I may meet with another Mr. Collins in time.
Chocolate causes certain endocrine glands to secrete hormones that affect your feelings and behavior by making you happy. Therefore, it counteracts depression, in turn reducing the stress of depression. Your stress-free life helps you maintain a youthful disposition, both physically and mentally. So, eat lots of chocolate!
Men of the noblest dispositions think themselves happiest when others share their happiness with them.