Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful much adulated, very famous and very unhappy
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
True happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
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.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
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 of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
But happiness is no respecter of persons.
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.