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.
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.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.
Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.
I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you're on it.
Be joyful because it is humanly possible.
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
Unless you make a daily effort to see the world as God sees it, you will never get beyond mere appearances.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.