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.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
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 more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
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.
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.
Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
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.
Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, 'Make me feel important.' Never forget this message when working with people.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
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.
Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.