This is a country that more or less invented the basic ground rules for the pursuit of happiness.
The pursuit of happiness is a double-edged sword; self-reliance often bleeds into selfishness.
The first half of the book is concerned about the science of happiness and the morality of capitalism.
Cultural expectations of wealth and happiness are also rising.
Now Elizabeth Bennet, or Bridget Jones, or me, or you, have to forge our own happiness from scratch once again.
The worthy man was overjoyed to be able to increase his daughter's happiness.
Who thus define it, say they more or less Than this, that happiness is happiness?
One day of this happiness was worth more than years of suffering.
Your modesty always stands in the way of your happiness for a while: but you are no losers by it.
What did they contain of pleasure, of happiness, or of grief?