Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.
We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.
Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue.
Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world.
I like to do projects in which you can see statistical results. I am very happy for all these small children, who have been the biggest group of victims of iodine deficiency.
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
Many have said of Alchemy, that it is for the making of gold and silver. For me such is not the aim, but to consider only what virtue and power may lie in medicines.
If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.
The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
All the children in the school should learn the steps of everything, before they learn the thing, then they know which step they're doing better, because your voice is in certain steps and has to do most of the things that have been composed in those steps.
Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
When you are getting ready to become a mom, being in love with someone just isn't enough. You need to think about whether he would be a good parent and raise your children with similar beliefs.
Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.
Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.
Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.
For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
Happiness is the longing for repetition.