Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.
You see, antiquated ideas of kindness and generosity are simply bugs that must be programmed out of our world. And these cold, unfeeling machines will show us the way.
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.
A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think
Be joyful because it is humanly possible.
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful much adulated, very famous and very unhappy
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.