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.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
Be joyful because it is humanly possible.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful much adulated, very famous and very unhappy
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you're on it.
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.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.
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.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.