Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.
It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
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.
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
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.
Leisure is being allowed to do nothing.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
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.
The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.
There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.