Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are.
I believe the recipe for happiness to be just enough money to pay the monthly bills you acquire, a little surplus to give you confidence, a little too much work each day, enthusiasm for your work, a substantial share of good health, a couple of real friends and a wife and children to share life’s beauty with you.
For me it is sufficient to have a corner by my hearth, a book and a friend, and a nap undisturbed by creditors or grief.
You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
Happiness in life is not measured by the things we achieve, the places we go, or the route that we take to get there. Happiness in life is measured by the people that we share all of our experiences with.
We all get report cards in many different ways, but the real excitement of what you’re doing is in the doing of it. It’s not what you’re gonna get in the end – it’s not the final curtain – it’s really in the doing it, and loving what you’re doing.
I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.