Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.
True happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
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.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
But happiness is no respecter of persons.
Leisure is being allowed to do nothing.
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.
Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude
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.
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.
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 when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
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.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
I will not be afraid because I understand... And understanding is happiness.
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.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
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.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.