The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
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.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
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.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
Happy is he who causes a scandal
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.
Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.
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.
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful much adulated, very famous and very unhappy