The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.
— Woody Allen
Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
— Lily Tomlin
Those who can command themselves command others.
— William Hazlitt
Time deals gently only with those who take it gently.
— Anatole France
Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more loved ones there are to assist in bearing it.
— Jean Paul
The mother as a social servant instead of a home servant will not lack in true mother duty. From her work, loved and honored though it is, she will return to her home life, the child life, with an eager, ceaseless pleasure, cleansed of all the fret and fraction and weariness that so mar it now.
— Charlotte Perkins Gilman
My crown is called content; a crown it is that seldom kings enjoy.
— William Shakespeare
Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.
— William Arthur Ward
The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Honesty is better than any policy.
— Immanuel Kant
To avoid an occasion for our virtues is a worse degree of failure than to push forward pluckily and make a fall.
— Robert Louis Stevenson
Everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds.
So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
— Bertrand A. Russell