Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
True happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
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.
Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
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.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.
We were together. I forget the rest.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
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.