Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
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.
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.
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.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
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.
Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.
The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude
Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Different men seek ... happiness in different ways and by different means.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.