My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
True happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
But happiness is no respecter of persons.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.
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.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
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.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
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.
It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Be joyful because it is humanly possible.
Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
Unless you make a daily effort to see the world as God sees it, you will never get beyond mere appearances.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.