No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
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.
Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.
Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude
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.
Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called 'All the Things That Could Go Wrong.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.
Cheerfulness is that quality which enables one to make others happy. It takes its origin half in personal goodness, and half in the belief of the personal goodness of others.
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.
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion
It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.