Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both.
A man is never as big as when he is on his knees to help a child.
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.
Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.
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.
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Leisure is being allowed to do nothing.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
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.
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 is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
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.
Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.
True happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.