Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
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.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
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.
Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
True happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.