No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
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.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
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.
Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude
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.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
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.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called 'All the Things That Could Go Wrong.
Be joyful because it is humanly possible.
God is a community of persons and He has created you in His image, not as an isolated individual, but as a person whom He has invited to a communal life with Himself and with the whole human family.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.
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.
I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
Happy is he who causes a scandal
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.