We never understand a thing so well, and make it our own, as when we have discovered it for ourselves.
Never do anything which you would not wish to do during the last hour of your life.
—J. P. Vaswani (Indian Hindu Philosopher)
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: He that thinks himself the happiest man really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
—Charles Caleb Colton (English Angelic Priest)
Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.
—Benjamin Franklin (American Political leader)
The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get the old ones out.
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.
—Samuel Johnson (British Essayist)
Be of good hope in the face of death. Believe in this one truth for certain, that no evil can befall a good man either in life or death, and that his fate is not a matter of indifference to the gods.
—Socrates (Anceient Greek Philosopher)
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
—Helen Keller (American Author)
The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it.
—C. P. Snow
Between Yes and No, lies mediocracy.