Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
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.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
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.
God is a community of persons and He has created you in His image, not as an isolated individual, but as a person whom He has invited to a communal life with Himself and with the whole human family.
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.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret.
Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.