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.
I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
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.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
To be happy you must have taken the measure of your powers, tasted the fruits of your passion, and learned your place in the world.
Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
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.
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
True happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Different men seek ... happiness in different ways and by different means.
If you're not having fun, you're doing something wrong.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
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.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.