Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
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.
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.
Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.
Leisure is being allowed to do nothing.
Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.
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.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
Happy is he who causes a scandal
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
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.
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.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.