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.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.
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.
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.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.
Be joyful because it is humanly possible.
Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.
There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
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.
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.
You see, antiquated ideas of kindness and generosity are simply bugs that must be programmed out of our world. And these cold, unfeeling machines will show us the way.
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
We were together. I forget the rest.