Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.
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.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.
The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
We were together. I forget the rest.
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.
I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you're on it.
Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.
Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion
Unless you make a daily effort to see the world as God sees it, you will never get beyond mere appearances.
You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.
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.