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.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!
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.
Leisure is being allowed to do nothing.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
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.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
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.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
But happiness is no respecter of persons.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.