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.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
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.
Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.
There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
But happiness is no respecter of persons.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Leisure is being allowed to do nothing.
It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.
Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.
Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.