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.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called 'All the Things That Could Go Wrong.
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.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
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.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
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.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
You see, antiquated ideas of kindness and generosity are simply bugs that must be programmed out of our world. And these cold, unfeeling machines will show us the way.
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!
Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.
Happy is he who causes a scandal
There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.
It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.