Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
Unless you make a daily effort to see the world as God sees it, you will never get beyond mere appearances.
Be joyful because it is humanly possible.
All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called 'All the Things That Could Go Wrong.
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.
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.