Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
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.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
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.
If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
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.
But happiness is no respecter of persons.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called 'All the Things That Could Go Wrong.