Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
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.
I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
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 a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Be kind whenever possible.It is always possible.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
If you're not having fun, you're doing something wrong.
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.
If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.