Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
I never admired another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.
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.
Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.
Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.
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.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think
Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.
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.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
We were together. I forget the rest.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called 'All the Things That Could Go Wrong.
You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.