Perfect happiness existed, but perhaps only in small increments.
—Elin Hilderbrand in The Island
Getting what you want doesn't make you happy. Having doesn't make you happy: appreciating does. Happiness is more about appreciation than acquisition.
—Katherine Center in Happiness for Beginners
The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy - I mean that if you are happy you will be good.