Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
I will not be afraid because I understand... And understanding is happiness.
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
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.
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.
Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
Be joyful because it is humanly possible.
If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
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.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
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.
Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful much adulated, very famous and very unhappy
Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.