Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
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.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.
If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
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.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
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.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Be joyful because it is humanly possible.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.
Different men seek ... happiness in different ways and by different means.
There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.
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.