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.
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.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
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.
Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.
But happiness is no respecter of persons.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
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.
Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.
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.
True happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you're on it.
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.