Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
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.
It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.
But happiness is no respecter of persons.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you're on it.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
You see, antiquated ideas of kindness and generosity are simply bugs that must be programmed out of our world. And these cold, unfeeling machines will show us the way.
Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.