A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
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 nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
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.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
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.
God is a community of persons and He has created you in His image, not as an isolated individual, but as a person whom He has invited to a communal life with Himself and with the whole human family.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
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.
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.