Doing good to others is not a duty, it is a joy, for it increases our own health and happiness.
Happiness does not consist in amusement. In fact, it would be strange if our end were amusement, and if we were to labor and suffer hardships all our life long merely to amuse ourselves. The happy life is regarded as a life in conformity with virtue. It is a life which involves effort and is not spent in amusement.
It is their character indeed that makes people who they are. But it is by reason of their actions that they are happy or the reverse.
The happiness and unhappiness of the rational, social animal depends not on what he feels but on what he does; just as his virtue and vice consist not in feeling but in doing.
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.
The happy life is a life that is in harmony with its own nature.
“A man asked Gautama Buddha, “I want happiness.”
Buddha said, “First remove “I,” that’s Ego, then remove “want,” that’s Desire.
See now you are left with only “Happiness.”
Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others.
If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.