Happiness A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity. A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE »The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.Public employment contributes neither to advantage nor happiness. It is but honorable exile from one’s family and affairs.If there be one principle more deeply rooted than any other in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.The advertisements are the most truthful part of a newspaper.I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.