Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.
It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you're on it.
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful much adulated, very famous and very unhappy
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.