The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.
All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
If you're not having fun, you're doing something wrong.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
But happiness is no respecter of persons.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
A man is never as big as when he is on his knees to help a child.
I will not be afraid because I understand... And understanding is happiness.
Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
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 more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.
Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.