Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
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.
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.
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 is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.
Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.
Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.
Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.