The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
Unless you make a daily effort to see the world as God sees it, you will never get beyond mere appearances.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful much adulated, very famous and very unhappy
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.
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.
Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
We were together. I forget the rest.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
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.
To be happy you must have taken the measure of your powers, tasted the fruits of your passion, and learned your place in the world.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.