He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
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.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful much adulated, very famous and very unhappy
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.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
Cheerfulness is that quality which enables one to make others happy. It takes its origin half in personal goodness, and half in the belief of the personal goodness of others.
If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called 'All the Things That Could Go Wrong.
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.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
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.
Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.