It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.
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.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.
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.
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.
Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Be kind whenever possible.It is always possible.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
But happiness is no respecter of persons.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
Leisure is being allowed to do nothing.
It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.
Unless you make a daily effort to see the world as God sees it, you will never get beyond mere appearances.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.