Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
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.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you're on it.
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
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.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called 'All the Things That Could Go Wrong.
A man is never as big as when he is on his knees to help a child.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.