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.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
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.
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.
If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.
Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.
Unless you make a daily effort to see the world as God sees it, you will never get beyond mere appearances.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
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.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.