The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.
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.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
A man is never as big as when he is on his knees to help a child.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
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.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful much adulated, very famous and very unhappy
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
Happy is he who causes a scandal
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret.