Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
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.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.
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.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.
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.
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.