Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
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.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.
Unless you make a daily effort to see the world as God sees it, you will never get beyond mere appearances.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
But happiness is no respecter of persons.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
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 the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
True happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.