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.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.
Leisure is being allowed to do nothing.
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.
Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
Different men seek ... happiness in different ways and by different means.
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.
Unless you make a daily effort to see the world as God sees it, you will never get beyond mere appearances.
Be kind whenever possible.It is always possible.
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.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
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 is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.