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.
But happiness is no respecter of persons.
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.
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 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.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.
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.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
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.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.