Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
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.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
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.
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.
From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.
If you're not having fun, you're doing something wrong.
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
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.
A man is never as big as when he is on his knees to help a child.
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.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.