The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
But happiness is no respecter of persons.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
Happy is he who causes a scandal
A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
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.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
Be joyful because it is humanly possible.
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.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.