The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
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.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
Unless you make a daily effort to see the world as God sees it, you will never get beyond mere appearances.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
But happiness is no respecter of persons.
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.
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.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
A man is never as big as when he is on his knees to help a child.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.
If you're not having fun, you're doing something wrong.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.