No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called 'All the Things That Could Go Wrong.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.
All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.
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.
Happy is he who causes a scandal
If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.
Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
If you're not having fun, you're doing something wrong.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.