It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very much about our own pleasures. We can only have the highest happiness such as goes along with being a great man, by having wide thoughts and much feeling for the rest of the world as well as ourselves.
It may seem to your conceited to suppose that you can do anything important toward improving the lot of mankind. But this is a fallacy. You must believe that you can help bring about a better world. A good society is produced only by good individuals, just as truly as a majority in a presidential election is produced by the votes of single electors. Everybody can do something toward creating in his own environment kindly feelings rather than anger, reasonableness rather than hysteria, happiness rather than misery.
Laughter and happiness are priceless gifts. That is to say, we all can effortlessly give or offer both of them to ourselves. Or better still, we can individually decide whether to laugh or not, whether to be happy or not. Therefore, do laugh and remain happy everyday. I mean, be happy and laugh as long as you live. For, it pays to be happy rather than to be unhappy. It's equally better off to laugh than to frown. In case you don't know, denying yourself any of the above priceless gifts (happiness and laughter) is cheating your own self unknowingly. Oh! yes, that's just what you are doing to yourself, if you refuse to laugh and be happy always.
Life is all one piece. Men err when they think they can be inhuman exploiters in their business life, and loving husbands and fathers at home. For achievement without love is a cold and tight-lipped murderer of human happiness everywhere.
Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything.
Look to this day For it is life, the very life of life. For yesterday is but a dream And tomorrow is only a vision But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness And tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day Such is the salutation of the dawn.