Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
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.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
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.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
God is a community of persons and He has created you in His image, not as an isolated individual, but as a person whom He has invited to a communal life with Himself and with the whole human family.
If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
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.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called 'All the Things That Could Go Wrong.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.