Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
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.
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful much adulated, very famous and very unhappy
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
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.
To be happy you must have taken the measure of your powers, tasted the fruits of your passion, and learned your place in the world.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Leisure is being allowed to do nothing.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.