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.
Only when a man's life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pronounce him happy.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.
Why does this magnificent applied science, which saves work and makes life easier, bring us little happiness? The simple answer runs: because we have not yet learned to make sensible use of it.
The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.
It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.
Success should be measured by the yardstick of happiness; by your ability to remain in peaceful harmony with cosmic laws.
Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.
We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life.
First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.
Of course, I grew up in Communist Romania, but I am happy to say that now our country is democratic, and prospering, since the revolution in 1989.
In the theater, you go from point A to point Z, building your performance as the evening progresses. You have to relinquish that control on a film.
To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.
Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
It seems that if one is working from the point of view of getting beauty in one's equations, and if one has really a sound insight, one is on a sure line of progress.
In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.
The Divine of the Lord in heaven is love, for the reason that love is receptive of all things of heaven, such as peace, intelligence, wisdom and happiness.
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.
A political victory, a rise of rents, the recovery of your sick or?return of your absent friend, or some other favorable event raises your spirits, and you think that good days are preparing for you.? Do not beleive it.? Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
A decision once taken brings peace to a man's mind and eases his soul.
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.