Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
True happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
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.
I will not be afraid because I understand... And understanding is happiness.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
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.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
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.
Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.