Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”

We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something besides ourselves.

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives where we focus our attention.

“Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.”

Self-satisfaction is the state of mind of those who have the happy conviction that they are not as other men.

“We are at the end of all our troubles, and at the beginning of happiness”

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.

The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.