Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
To be happy you must have taken the measure of your powers, tasted the fruits of your passion, and learned your place in the world.
Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.
If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
Cheerfulness is that quality which enables one to make others happy. It takes its origin half in personal goodness, and half in the belief of the personal goodness of others.
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful much adulated, very famous and very unhappy
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both.
True happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
A man is never as big as when he is on his knees to help a child.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
Be joyful because it is humanly possible.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion