Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful much adulated, very famous and very unhappy
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.
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.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called 'All the Things That Could Go Wrong.
Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
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.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.