Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
Unless you make a daily effort to see the world as God sees it, you will never get beyond mere appearances.
You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
True happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
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.
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
Be joyful because it is humanly possible.
If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
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.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.