I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.
The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government.
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.
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family
Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
Agreeable society is the first essential in constituting the happiness and of course the value of our existence
Of all the cankers of human happiness none corrodes with so silent, yet so baneful an influence, as indolence
Perfect happiness I believe was never intended by the deity to be the lot of any one of his creatures in this world; but that he has very much put in our power the nearness of our approaches to it, is what I as steadfastly believe
The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.
Blest is that nation whose silent course of happiness furnishes nothing for history to say.
The doctrines of Jesus are simple, and tend all to the happiness of man.