No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
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.
You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.
If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
We were together. I forget the rest.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
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.
Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.
Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.