Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
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.
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.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
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.
To be happy you must have taken the measure of your powers, tasted the fruits of your passion, and learned your place in the world.
Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.
Happy is he who causes a scandal
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.
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.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you're on it.
It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
Leisure is being allowed to do nothing.
If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.