Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
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.
Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.
Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret.
If you're not having fun, you're doing something wrong.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.