Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
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.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
We were together. I forget the rest.
Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.
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.
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.
Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful much adulated, very famous and very unhappy
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
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.