The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
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.
I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
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.
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.
Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.
Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful much adulated, very famous and very unhappy
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion
Happy is he who causes a scandal
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
If you're not having fun, you're doing something wrong.
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
Different men seek ... happiness in different ways and by different means.