If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
But happiness is no respecter of persons.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
To be happy you must have taken the measure of your powers, tasted the fruits of your passion, and learned your place in the world.
True happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.
I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you're on it.
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
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.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.