To be stupid and selfish and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
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 good health and a bad memory.
There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.
I have had lots of friends who've been affected by Aids and a very good friend of mine, Oscar Moore, died of Aids and I was with him in his last year quite a bit. And of course he was a man living in a very rich culture with a wealthy family who was able to afford health care.
Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance.
And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin.
If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.
I have met with some of them - very honest fellows, who, with all their stupidity, had a kind of intelligence and an upright good sense, which cannot be the characteristics of fools.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length.
Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.
Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.