Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
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 is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.
The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
Leisure is being allowed to do nothing.
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful much adulated, very famous and very unhappy
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
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.
Different men seek ... happiness in different ways and by different means.