Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Leisure is being allowed to do nothing.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Be joyful because it is humanly possible.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think
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.
As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both.
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.
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Unless you make a daily effort to see the world as God sees it, you will never get beyond mere appearances.
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.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called 'All the Things That Could Go Wrong.