No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called 'All the Things That Could Go Wrong.
You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
We were together. I forget the rest.
Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.
Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.
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.
Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.
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.
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
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.
All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Leisure is being allowed to do nothing.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.