Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.
The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.
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.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
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.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
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.
Unless you make a daily effort to see the world as God sees it, you will never get beyond mere appearances.