Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
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.
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.
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
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.
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.
Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.
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.
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.
I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
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.