The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto 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.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful much adulated, very famous and very unhappy
Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.
Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.
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.
You see, antiquated ideas of kindness and generosity are simply bugs that must be programmed out of our world. And these cold, unfeeling machines will show us the way.
Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
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.
Happy is he who causes a scandal
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.