Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Happy is he who causes a scandal
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
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.
Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.
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.
It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called 'All the Things That Could Go Wrong.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.