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.
He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
Be joyful because it is humanly possible.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
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.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.
I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.