I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.
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.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
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.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
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.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
A man is never as big as when he is on his knees to help a child.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.