You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.
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.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
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.
Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
If you're not having fun, you're doing something wrong.
Be joyful because it is humanly possible.
I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you're on it.
Different men seek ... happiness in different ways and by different means.