Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
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.
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called 'All the Things That Could Go Wrong.
There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret.
Leisure is being allowed to do nothing.
He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
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.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.