Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called 'All the Things That Could Go Wrong.
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
But happiness is no respecter of persons.
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.
If you're not having fun, you're doing something wrong.
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.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion
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.
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.